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Navy rugby surging ahead in 2014

Published on by LCDR Dixie Lee (author), LEUT Amanda Folks (author), WO Doug Edwards (author), LS Danielle Worthey (photographer), AB Leigh Gough (photographer)

The ACT Veterans and Navy Old Salts rugby sides face off in their annual match at Canberra Stadium. Tough defence and attacking rugby with a spirit of mateship characterised the match with both sides resurrecting their former talents. (photo: Unknown)

The ACT Veterans and Navy Old Salts rugby sides face off in their annual match at Canberra Stadium. Tough defence and attacking rugby with a spirit of mateship characterised the match with both sides resurrecting their former talents.

Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) has ‘kicked-off’ its 2014 rugby campaign with a number of pre-season trials and development opportunities across prospective senior men's and women’s squads.

NUSQN 725 Competes in USA National 15km Championships

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author and photographer)

Members of NUSQN 725 before taking on the 15 kilometre Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LEUT Mark Flowerdew)

Members of NUSQN 725 before taking on the 15 kilometre Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida.

Recently members of NUSQN 725 took time out of their busy schedules to participate in the USA National 15km Running Championships in Jacksonville, Florida.

Three services hone amphibious capabilities in major joint exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jason Hextell shows Craftsman, Private Tristan Creasy (right) and Craftsman, Private Dylan Rowe (centre) the procedure for securing the rotor blades of the MRH-90 helicopter embarked on HMAS Choules.

The first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, Exercise SEA DAWN, is now underway in North Queensland.

HMAS Stuart sailors tour historic HMAS Castlemaine

Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author), CPOML-S Stephen Slack (photographer)

HMAS Stuart's Ship’s Company stand in front of the World War Two Minesweeper, HMAS Castlemaine in Williamstown, Victoria. (photo: CPOML-S Stephen Slack)

HMAS Stuart's Ship’s Company stand in front of the World War Two Minesweeper, HMAS Castlemaine in Williamstown, Victoria.

A group of Officers and Sailors from HMAS Stuart recently toured the World War Two Minesweeper, HMAS Castlemaine in Williamstown, Victoria.

Ballarat and Success engage in Exercise BLUE RAPTOR on way to upgrade

Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author), ABCSO Love (photographer)

HMA Ships Ballarat (155) and Success patrol Australia's North West Shelf region as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR. (photo: ABCSO Love)

HMA Ships Ballarat (155) and Success patrol Australia's North West Shelf region as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR.

After completing an Operation RESOLUTE deployment in Darwin, HMAS Ballarat commenced a fast transit down the West Coast towards Fleet Base West. Ballarat was in company with HMAS Success as they passed through one of the most important areas on Australia’s long coastline.

Navy continues strong presence on the North West Shelf

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Toowoomba conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success.

A trio of warships recently conducted a patrol of the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields as part of the Australian Government's Border Protection Operations.

Governor’s Cup awarded to HMAS Coonawarra

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN awards the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, RAN during his visit to Darwin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN awards the Governor's Cup to Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin, RAN during his visit to Darwin.

The Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, recently presented the 2013 Governor’s Cup to its proud recipients, the Ship’s Company of HMAS Coonawarra. The Governor’s Cup is awarded to the Shore Establishment that has excelled in all aspects of operations, safety, training and support to the Fleet.

Exercise closes in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), CPO Nam (ROKN) (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne conducts manoeuvres with Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San during the Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 in New Zealand.

 (photo: CPO Nam (ROKN))

HMAS Gascoyne conducts manoeuvres with Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San during the Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 in New Zealand.

After an intense three weeks of operations, the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Dive Exercise 2014 closed with a traditional ceremonial Beat to Quarters at the Navy Museum in Auckland, New Zealand.

Canberra arrives in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (photographer)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.
 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.

An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.

Training success in Exercise TAMEX

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Chris Sawosz mans a 12.7mm machine gun as ABBM Matthew Magill keeps a look out and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Garard Hyde (centre) takes up his duty as the Local Gun Direction Officer and maintains communications with the Operations Room from the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Chris Sawosz mans a 12.7mm machine gun as ABBM Matthew Magill keeps a look out and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Garard Hyde (centre) takes up his duty as the Local Gun Direction Officer and maintains communications with the Operations Room from the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Toowoomba.

A successful two weeks of intense anti-submarine warfare training between Navy and Air Force in the Western Australian Exercise Area concluded last Friday.