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Success gets the ball rolling on sports diplomacy

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Lieutenant Natasha Stewart returns the volleyball. (photo: )

Lieutenant Natasha Stewart returns the volleyball.

HMAS Success took to the field of sports diplomacy recently, playing a keenly fought game of soccer and two games of volleyball against members of the Royal Malaysian Navy during a visit to Langkawi, Malaysia.

Team of underdogs slam dunks Oberon Shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), ABML-C Benjamin Marshall (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Harman, Winners of the 2016 Oberon Shield Basketball competition held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Harman, Winners of the 2016 Oberon Shield Basketball competition held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.

A hastily put-together team of underdogs has won the 2016 Oberon Shield basketball competition, held at All Sorts Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in Alexandria, Sydney, recently.

MRH-90 carries her share of the load

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Amphibious assault ship USS America provides an impressive backdrop as HMAS Canberra's embarked MRH-90 helicopter prepares to lift a load off the deck of underway replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock.

The first Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by an Australian MRH-90 helicopter to a United States Navy warship has been carried out off the coast of Hawaii.

Australian EOD teams train in terrestrial environment

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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.

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.

Proud day for new recruits

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Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, HMAS Cairns, Qld.

Twenty two indigenous recruits from across Australia graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program – Navy (DIDP-N) at HMAS Cairns earlier this month.
 

Failure not an option

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Two Navy lieutenants are playing key roles in ensuring the Australian Defence Forces’s helicopters are safe.
 

Federal member enjoys ADF experience

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(R-L) Australian Parliamentarian Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, chats with Commanding Officer of The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bassingthwaighte, DSM, and Commanding Officer 3rd Marine Regiment Colonel Carl Cooper, Jr. before leaving the Pohakuloa Training Area during her visit to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 as part of the ADF Parliamentarian Program.  (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

(R-L) Australian Parliamentarian Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, chats with Commanding Officer of The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bassingthwaighte, DSM, and Commanding Officer 3rd Marine Regiment Colonel Carl Cooper, Jr. before leaving the Pohakuloa Training Area during her visit to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 as part of the ADF Parliamentarian Program.

Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, Federal Member for Newcastle, has visited ADF members in Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

US Navy LCAC docks successfully with HMAS Canberra

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A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has successfully received a United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) within its internal well dock, marking a world-first for the class of ship.


Air Warfare Destroyer Project gets insights on board HMAS Adelaide

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HMAS Adelaide arrives in Sydney Harbour with members of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance that joined the crew for the transit from Adelaide to Sydney. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide arrives in Sydney Harbour with members of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance that joined the crew for the transit from Adelaide to Sydney.

Thirty four members of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project were given the opportunity to go to sea on HMAS Adelaide last month. The group, made up of 26 personnel from Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and three industry participants, sailed from Adelaide to Sydney in conjunction with Adelaide's family cruise. 

New mine warfare team established

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Commanding Officer Australian Mine Warfare Team 16 (AUSMWT16), Lieutenant Commander Ryan Carmichael RAN leads personnel during the Official Naming Ceremony of AUSMWT16 held at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer Australian Mine Warfare Team 16 (AUSMWT16), Lieutenant Commander Ryan Carmichael RAN leads personnel during the Official Naming Ceremony of AUSMWT16 held at HMAS Waterhen.

Enhanced mine warfare capabilities will soon be a reality for the Royal Australian Navy, with Australia Mine Warfare Team 16 being officially named at a ceremony at HMAS Waterhen.