Multinational Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) force protection training during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)
Multinational Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) force protection training during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii.

Australian EOD teams train in terrestrial environment

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers specialising in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) have trained alongside their participating nation counterparts at a specialised facility in Hawaii as part of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

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  • Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, prepares to speak with HMAS Darwin ships company during a medal ceremony onboard in the Port of Sultaan Qaboos, Oman.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

    Outstanding efforts recognised onboard HMAS Darwin

    Last month, on completion of her fifth and final patrol on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Darwin took a moment to recognise the extraordinary efforts of the crew who ensured the success of her deployment. 

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  • A United States Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle from USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

    Amphibious Assault Vehicle trials go swimmingly

    HMAS Canberra has successfully embarked four United States Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) off the coast of Hawaii marking another milestone in the ship's interoperability with United States counterparts. 

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High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth reveals its charitable side This article has photo gallery

Volunteers from HMAS Perth spent their time ashore during a recent port visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to assist a local charity organisation which cares for children, the elderly and those that are unable to be supported by their families.

Able Seaman Musician Claire Ham, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kyle Wade-Cooper, Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Tracey Fry, Commander Lewis Gaha, Able Seaman Musician Haydn Murtagh and Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham at the Foodbank warehouse in Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Tasmania personnel help with flood relief at Foodbank Tasmania This article has photo gallery

Royal Australian Navy personnel at Navy Headquarters-Tasmania have again turned out in support of their local community in the aftermath of the recent Tasmanian floods when they returned to volunteer at Foodbank Tasmania assisting with a stocktake of the charity's Hobart warehouse. 

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Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Bradshaw with his partner Kylie and son Wyatt are reunited on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney at HMAS Darwin's welcome home ceremony. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin welcomed home from Middle East deployment This article has photo gallery

Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Garden Island in Sydney to cheer home HMAS Darwin from a seven month deployment to the Middle East.

The Australian Defence Force contingent is preparing to march in the French National Day parade in Paris on 14 July 2016.  (photo: SGT Janine Fabre)

Australia and New Zealand march as guests of honour in French National Day Parade This article has photo gallery

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) joined the New Zealand Defence Force to march with the French Armed Forces and other military contingents in the French National Day Parade, proudly leading in the ‘Position of Honour’ down the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
 

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Ultra Trail Australia 2016 (photo: Josh Brightman)

Commander takes on Death Valley This article has photo gallery

Commander David Graham will compete in the most demanding and extreme footrace in the world this month, held in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Old boys, new tricks in footy competition This article has photo gallery

HMAS Albatross took top spot at the recent Navy East Coast touch football championships for the second year running.