The cover of the book which Hayley Boswell and her partner CPO Bradley Lynch hold with their daughter, Evie-May, far left. (photo: Unknown)
The cover of the book which Hayley Boswell and her partner CPO Bradley Lynch hold with their daughter, Evie-May, far left.

Deployment an open book for kids

A Navy family member has written a book to help children understand what their parents do in the Navy, and to help them cope when they are deployed.

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  • Royal Australian Navy members participate in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during MTUAS operations. (photo: Unknown)

    Simulation key to team dynamics

    Royal Australian Navy personnel have taken part in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during Aerial System operations.

Sport

  • Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon. (photo: Unknown)

    Navy triathletes tackle Cairns

    Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.

Fleet

  • Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment disembark a Landing Craft from HMAS Canberra during a major amphibious beach landing operation during Exercise Talisman Saber. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

    Amphibious milestones mount

    Australia’s amphibious capability was put to the test recently as the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters took charge of the largest amphibious assault conducted by an Australian force for 70 years as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER.

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Fleet

  • HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

    Patrol boats essential to exercise

    HMA Ships Bathurst and Broome have been mixing it up with the big kids; proving they can punch above their weight in complex maritime warfare exercises.

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Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Navy experiences assist career choices This article has photo gallery

When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Crew cuts for cancer This article has photo gallery

It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.

Events

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Penguin celebrates in style

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement ceremonial sunset and dinner.

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Freedom of Entry for HMAS Cairns This article has photo gallery

With swords drawn and colours flying, more than 150 officers and ship’s company from HMAS Cairns exercised their Freedom of Entry marching through the streets of Cairns.

Sport

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon. (photo: Unknown)

Navy triathletes tackle Cairns This article has photo gallery

Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Mental resilience key to boxing success This article has photo gallery

One submariner is taking Navy’s mission to fight and win literally by spending his off-watch time training for his other passion, Muay Thai boxing.