Exercise KAKADU 2014 logo. (photo: N/A)
Exercise KAKADU 2014 logo.

Navies arrive in Darwin for major maritime warfare exercise

More than 1,200 people, eight warships and 26 aircraft from 15 coalition nations are arriving in Darwin today for the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise, KAKADU 2014, to be held from 25 August to 12 September, 2014.

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  • Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Julianne Cropley is pictured on the port bridge wing of HMAS Success capturing images of the bow of the ship as it drives through a heavy swell. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

    Bringing the search for MH370 to the world

    With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists (IS) and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.

Community

  • Current and ex-serving Royal Australian Navy honour and award recipients are being called on to tell their stories in a new book that will set the individuals’ stories in the historical context of the development, activities and operations of the Royal Australian Navy over the past 114 years. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

    The Bravo Zulu Project

    Led by a retired Navy Captain, a small group of volunteer researchers is seeking out the background stories behind every imperial, national, civil and foreign honour and award made to Australian naval people from 1900 to Australia Day 2014.

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Current and ex-serving Royal Australian Navy honour and award recipients are being called on to tell their stories in a new book that will set the individuals’ stories in the historical context of the development, activities and operations of the Royal Australian Navy over the past 114 years. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Bravo Zulu Project

Led by a retired Navy Captain, a small group of volunteer researchers is seeking out the background stories behind every imperial, national, civil and foreign honour and award made to Australian naval people from 1900 to Australia Day 2014.

Personnel from HMAS Albatross get ready to camp out overnight under the stars in support of 'Sleep Out Shoalhaven'. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Navy people brave the cold to help give homelessness the heave-ho This article has photo gallery

HMAS Albatross personnel joined the Nowra community in sending out an SOS on behalf of the homeless when they participated in the inaugural Sleep Out Shoalhaven.

Events

Australian Defence Force Cadets commit wreaths to the waters of Cockatoo Island in Sydney where the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF) departed for Rabaul, 100 years ago. HMAS Huon (rear) represents the WW1 ship HMAS Berrima.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

PM, CN and ADF Cadets commemorate first campaign of WWI This article has photo gallery

Under a grey Sydney sky yesterday, 90 Australian Defence Force Cadets retraced the steps of the servicemen who deployed from Australia’s shores to fight in the nation's first campaign of World War I, in Rabaul, German New Guinea.

Crowds gather at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony on 9 August 2014 to hear the story of Supply Assistant H.R. Keats who died when HMAS Canberra (I) sank in 1942 during the battle of Savo Island. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Last Post for HMAS Canberra (I) sailor

Recently during the Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony, Lieutenant Commander Greg McTernan had the special duty of remembering one particular sailor killed in action when HMAS Canberra (I) was sunk on the same day, during the battle of Savo Island in 1942.

Sport

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, records official timings of Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJAAC) personnel, as they cross the finish line as part of their health and fitness challenge. The challenge aims to promote healthier lifestyles in a supportive, fun and safe environment. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Navy unit defies the winter blues

Even the keenest athlete can feel their enthusiasm wane when faced with the winter chill and wind factor, which is why the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre has implemented their own Health and Fitness Challenge to overcome 'the traditional winter lethargy.'

Lieutenant Rowan Walker was the first Australian runner across the line in the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon and claimed the 2014 Australian Marathon Championship. Image courtesy of http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Walker becomes Australian National Marathon Champion

When Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Rowan Walker crossed the finish line in eleventh place in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in early July he became the Australian Marathon National Champion for 2014.