HMAS Arunta, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Ashland, and HMAS Choules sail in formation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)
HMAS Arunta, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Ashland, and HMAS Choules sail in formation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Close operations in Arunta

HMAS Arunta brought together the operations of the United Sates Navy and the Royal Australian Navy recently in a demonstration of just how closely the two nations can work together.

Fleet

Fleet

  • A Royal Australian Navy MRH90 helicopter winches personnel off the flight deck of HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

    MRH90 proving indispensable

    Personnel from HMAS Albatross' 808 Squadron have ably supported Navy's role in the recent Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, embarked in HMAS Choules.

Fleet

  • HMAS Anzac makes an early morning arrival into Cape Town, South Africa. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

    Anzac’s successful visit to Cape Town

    It is not often that an Australian warship visits South Africa, so the recent visit by HMAS Anzac provided a great opportunity for her crew to celebrate the growing relationship between the two countries with a series of engagements with the South African Navy and the Cape Town community. 

Events

  • Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, AFP, Flag Officer in-Command Philippine Navy, shakes hands with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, after signing the official documentation for the Australian government to gift two decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy to the Government of the Philippines. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

    Landing craft sail to new home

    HMAS Cairns hosted a unique ceremony on 23 July during which two ships were commissioned into the Philippines Navy before they departed Australia for their new home.

Fleet

  • Australian Defence Force personnel gather onboard USNS Mercy to start the humanitarian civic assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific region.  (photo: Tech. Sgt. Araceli Alarcon)

    Combined training effort confirms teamwork

    Australian and United States personnel involved in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015 onboard hospital ship USNS Mercy have exercised their cooperative response to a notional disaster as part of their training for the real thing.

Highlights

Dynamic Map

More news

Community

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML-C) Rajan Arora (far left), Able Seaman ML-C Peta Nelson (second from left) and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Paul Graham (far right) with chefs from the Rockpool Bar and Grill enjoyed a tour of HMAS Dechaineux to experience the working conditions for chefs posted to submarines. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Chefs dive in This article has photo gallery

Chefs employed at Perth restaurant, Rockpool Bar and Grill, have been held in a small space underwater for an extended period, all in the name of an ongoing skills-sharing program.

Australian Navy, Air Force members and United States Navy personnel help restore  Baros of Siroui's memorial on the coast of Bougainville during Pacific Partnership 2015.

Baros of Sirouii supported the Australian effort in World War II and was subsequently beheaded by Japanese forces. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Pacific Partnership volunteers restore memorial This article has photo gallery

Australian and United States military volunteers, along with two Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program members, have restored a memorial to a Bougainville chief who supported allied efforts in the Second World War.

Events

Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, AFP, Flag Officer in-Command Philippine Navy, shakes hands with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, after signing the official documentation for the Australian government to gift two decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy to the Government of the Philippines. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Landing craft sail to new home This article has photo gallery

HMAS Cairns hosted a unique ceremony on 23 July during which two ships were commissioned into the Philippines Navy before they departed Australia for their new home.

The Navy AFL team's Able Seaman Clearance Diver Lachlan Whitfield looks for hand ball options during their training session at Fleet Base West sports oval in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Navy prepares for AFL curtain raiser This article has photo gallery

Personnel from HMAS Stirling have been training hard recently - not for a deployment, but an Aussie Rules Football game.

Sport

Members of HMAS Anzac hand out Navy souvenirs to children from the local community that are engaged in the Footy Wild program, in Cape Town, South Africa. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

WILD footy in South Africa This article has photo gallery

During HMAS Anzac’s recent visit to South Africa, members of ship’s company participated in a clinic with junior AFL players in the township of Khayelitsha, just outside of Cape Town.

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Sailor, Able Seaman Saluluelanei

A bright future for services rugby

Nine stand out players from the Australian Services Rugby Union women’s team are currently being considered for Wallaroo selection after a strong showing at the recent Women’s Nationals held in Sydney.