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Newcastle fighting fit for challenges ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

The win at the Exercise KAKADU sports day, beating teams from 19 nations, was no accident for HMAS Newcastle.

Success team plays cricket against royalty

Published on by WO Justin Moore (author), ABML-SC Courtney Smith (photographer)

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India. (photo: ABML-SC Courtney Smith)

Members of HMAS Success ships' company participate in a friendly cricket match with the Prince of Arcot XI team in Chennai, India.

A team comprised of crew from HMAS Success has played cricket against Indian royalty at the Amir Mahal Palace Cricket Ground in India during their recent port visit to Chennai. 

Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field

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Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.

Kakadu nations speak the same sporting language

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima.

On the hot and humid sports fields of Defence Establishment Berrimah, Northern Territory, 300 military personnel from eight countries battled for the honours at the Exercise KAKADU 2016 All Ranks Sports Day.

Kuttabul focuses on fitness

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HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel.

HMAS Kuttabul is driving a team sport and physical fitness focus with the introduction of dragon boating, gladiator games, sea kayaking and lunch-time fitness classes at the Sydney Navy base.

Adelaide crew takes on ‘Heartbreak Hill’

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HMAS Adelaide conducts a City2Surf fun run on the flight deck as the ship sails to Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a City2Surf fun run on the flight deck as the ship sails to Hobart, Tasmania.

The crew of HMAS Adelaide did not let the fact they were at sea stop them from taking part in Sydney’s City2Surf, setting up their own version of the famous fun run onboard. 

We'll see you in court

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (left), Base Support Manager Fleet Base East, Daryle McKone, and Estate Maintenance and Operating Services Manager Fleet Base East, Aaron Brown (right) open the newly refurbished tennis courts at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (left), Base Support Manager Fleet Base East, Daryle McKone, and Estate Maintenance and Operating Services Manager Fleet Base East, Aaron Brown (right) open the newly refurbished tennis courts at Garden Island, Sydney.


Navy tennis enthusiasts will be able to have a hit on one of the country’s oldest tennis courts, with the Garden Island, Sydney, courts now officially reopened.


Inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference builds trust

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, has hosted 14 of his counterparts or their representatives in Darwin for the inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference to discuss maritime security and interoperability in the Asia-Pacific.

Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

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Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

While alongside in Fiji, recently, HMAS Canberra hosted a 'talanoa', or workshop, on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security.

Logistics innovation a boon for units

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Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device. (photo: Unknown)

Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device.

Anzac frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga are the first two ships in the Fleet to take delivery of mobile devices set to modernise and streamline stores processes.