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Navy singers strike a chord in Defence choir

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra.

As the Chief Legal Officer to the Chief of Navy and a mother-of-three children, you wouldn’t think Commander Rachel Jones would have much time for hobbies, but her posting to Navy Headquarters has unexpectedly given her an opportunity to reconnect with one of her first loves: singing.

Messes fund new chair for Matt

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.

Aus-Japan Navy to Navy talks bolster long-standing relations between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force in a week-long visit to Australia that built on the strong bilateral relationship shared by the two defence forces for more than a decade.

Broughhill wins in more ways than one in Tampa

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida.

Adaptive sports have helped an Adelaide-based sailor overcome mental and physical adversity when she recently competed at the Warrior Games in the United States.

Navy coach instrumental in getting ADF rowing team to Henley

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLGOFF Jessica Winnall (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), Lauren Larking (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force King’s Cup crew compete during the final of the Reading Town sprint regatta at the Henley Royal Regatta. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

The Australian Defence Force King’s Cup crew compete during the final of the Reading Town sprint regatta at the Henley Royal Regatta.

A team of Australian Defence Force rowers will take to the River Thames in England from 5-7 July to contest a rowing event that started a century ago, shortly after the conclusion of the First World War.

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.

Show of force

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), ABAVN Susan Mossop (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy M Black (photographer)

An impressive show of force as the TALISMAN SABRE 2019 fleet moves into position off the North Queensland coast. (photo: )

An impressive show of force as the TALISMAN SABRE 2019 fleet moves into position off the North Queensland coast.

In a demonstration of combat power, 17 warships from four nations united at first light to conduct a close-in formation at the opening stages of TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

The fleet sails for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide departs Brisbane to commence Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

HMAS Adelaide departs Brisbane to commence Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Australian, United States, Japanese and New Zealand naval vessels have sailed for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 following an opening ceremony in Brisbane this week.

Sea Series delivers a series of firsts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019.

In 2005, the then Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Shalders, described amphibious warfare as “the most complex proposition for the future of Australian Defence Force combat power development to 2025.”