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Pacific neighbours impressed by show of force

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Senior officers from Australia’s Pacific neighbours were among representatives from 15 nations who had a closer look at HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Every step you take

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres.

As Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 drew to a close, some of the crew and embarked forces on HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra tallied up the kilometres they travelled over the course of the exercise without ever leaving the ships.

Maritime Task Group building relationships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABAVN Susan Mossop (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commander Air Terrence Garside monitors close quarter ship movements from the Flight Control of HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABAVN Susan Mossop)

Commander Air Terrence Garside monitors close quarter ship movements from the Flight Control of HMAS Canberra.

One of the successful outcomes from Plan Pelorus has been the Royal Australian Navy routinely raising and deploying Maritime Task Groups.

Royal Marine Commandos vital to TS19 success

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

A landing craft moves away from the ship’s well dock to perform a beach landing at Bowen Island off the Queensland coast during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

A landing craft moves away from the ship’s well dock to perform a beach landing at Bowen Island off the Queensland coast during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

British Royal Marine Commandos played a key role in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE’s amphibious assault alongside soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR).

Delivering high-end healthcare through cooperation

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

International observers from the United States Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force conduct a tour of HMAS Adelaide's medical centre during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.  (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

International observers from the United States Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force conduct a tour of HMAS Adelaide's medical centre during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Seven international medical observers onboard HMAS Adelaide have shared skills and ideas during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to deliver high-end healthcare capability.

Canberra's new Captain sinks teeth into the role

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, participates in a controlled demonstration of an apprehension serial with Military Police Dog Macca and his handler Corporal Scott Parsons (right) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, participates in a controlled demonstration of an apprehension serial with Military Police Dog Macca and his handler Corporal Scott Parsons (right) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Joining a warship for the first time in the middle of a busy exercise period can be a daunting task for many. So imagine the challenges presented to HMAS Canberra’s new Commanding Officer, Captain Terry Morrison when he joined the ship recently.

On the offensive in Queensland

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), Lance Cpl Kaleb Martin (US Marine Corps) (photographer), Sgt 1st Class Whitney C Houston (US Army) (photographer)

An amphibious landing for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 at Langham Beach in Stanage Bay, Qld. (photo: )

An amphibious landing for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 at Langham Beach in Stanage Bay, Qld.

The largest Australian-led amphibious landing and offensive assault since World War II has taken place at Langham Beach, near Stanage Bay, Queensland, as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Navy ready to respond during TALISMAN SABRE

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABAVN Susan Mossop (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's flight deck team conduct crash on deck training during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to ensure readiness for all occasions. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Canberra's flight deck team conduct crash on deck training during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to ensure readiness for all occasions.

HMAS Canberra’s aviation support team showed its specialised skills with a simulated crash on deck exercise during TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Fleet Commander visits HMAS Adelaide during TALISMAN SABRE

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN addresses HMAS Adelaide's Ship's Company during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN addresses HMAS Adelaide's Ship's Company during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

As they sailed into Australia’s largest amphibious exercise, TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the crew of HMAS Adelaide were reminded of the scale and importance of the task at hand.

HMAS Canberra shows three-nation helicopter capabilities

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

United States Marines and Royal Marine Commandos conduct practice loading drills at night onto a MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter while on HMAS Canberra ahead of upcoming amphibious exercise as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 in North Queensland. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

United States Marines and Royal Marine Commandos conduct practice loading drills at night onto a MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter while on HMAS Canberra ahead of upcoming amphibious exercise as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 in North Queensland.

Training and preparation for battle have been the focus aboard HMAS Canberra during the early days of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.