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Melbourne mountain biker races in Brunei

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LEUT Josh Fearnley (photographer)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei. (photo: LEUT Josh Fearnley)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei.

For one member of the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne, a recent visit to Brunei Darussalam was more than just an overseas port visit.

Cool runnings for Cairns

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales. (photo: Unknown)

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

A team of HMAS Cairns sailors, more accustomed to crocodiles than cardigans have surprised many with their performance at this year’s Navy Alpine Snowsport Championships held in the Perisher Valley, New South Wales.

Toowoomba rugby takes on the Orcas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Stuart Watters (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: CMDR Stuart Watters)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia.

In a sultry twilight rugby match held on Lumut Naval Base in Malaysia, HMAS Toowoomba’s rugby team took on the might of the Royal Malaysian Navy team, the ‘Orcas’.

Soccer rivalry strong in Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), Unknown (photographer)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius in a game against HMAS Melbourne in Singapore as part of IPE17. (photo: Unknown)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius in a game against HMAS Melbourne in Singapore as part of IPE17.

The conditions could not have been better for a hotly contested game of soccer between HMA Ship’s Melbourne and Sirius, during a recent port visit in Singapore.

Western Australian soccer is on the ball

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Louisa Stodulka (author)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy on the field during a soccer game at the HMAS Stirling as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy on the field during a soccer game at the HMAS Stirling as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

The sport of soccer is currently undergoing a resurgence at Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, after a busy 18 month period that has seen the team based at HMAS Stirling creating a strong impression in the local competition as well as against visiting ship’s teams.

Cricketers test defence life

Published on by CAPT Anna-Lise Brink (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

Alex Blackwell (left), Flight Lieutenant Nisha Balasingam, Ashleigh Gardener, Able Seaman Chelsea Veney and Lauren Cheatle (right) pose for a photograph during the Australian Women Cricket Teams over water obstacle course training.  (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

Alex Blackwell (left), Flight Lieutenant Nisha Balasingam, Ashleigh Gardener, Able Seaman Chelsea Veney and Lauren Cheatle (right) pose for a photograph during the Australian Women Cricket Teams over water obstacle course training.

Members of the Australian women’s cricket team were taken out of their comfort zone during a military training session with players from the Australian Defence Force women’s cricket team at Gallipoli Barracks on 14 September.

Navy bowled over in national championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy particpants in the 2017 lawn bowls championships.   (photo: CPOIS Phillip 'Rex' Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy particpants in the 2017 lawn bowls championships.

A first-game loss against Army dashed Navy’s lawn bowlers the chance to contest the champion service trophy at the Australian Defence Force bowls championships, held in Sydney, in September.

Damage control a joint responsibility

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNET Brandon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: SMNET Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Emergencies can and will happen at sea with no warning so that is why it is important for onboard damage control training to be efficient as possible – a task every Australian Navy warship practices daily.

Indonesia in focus as LHD visits Jakarta

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: Unknown)

Indonesian military personnel watch as HMAS Adelaide comes alongside Tanjung Priok in Jakarta during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide has left Jakarta after a two-day visit, building on relationships, as part of a multi-ship Australian Defence Force deployment across the region.

Innovation empowers safety culture

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross.

In November, HMAS Albatross will play host to the final of a series of forums designed to harness the creativity of Navy aviation personnel.