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Navy Aussie Rules team visits Carlton for inspiration

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne. (photo: Unknown)

This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne.

This week the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules National Carnival and National Wheelchair AFL Competition returns to Melbourne. 

Canberra paddlers race for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Defence personnel from the Canberra region spend time dragon boating on Lake Burley Griffin to help build resilience through exercise. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Defence personnel from the Canberra region spend time dragon boating on Lake Burley Griffin to help build resilience through exercise.

Sailors and officers in Canberra have put Navy’s Resilience Plan into practice, by teaming up for dragon boat racing on Lake Burley Griffin. 

Biathletes set sights high in elite company

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Sven Howorth (close) during the Exercise Rucksack 2017 Military Patrol Race at Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding, Germany. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Sven Howorth (close) during the Exercise Rucksack 2017 Military Patrol Race at Chiemgau Arena, Ruhpolding, Germany.

Seven Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members spent Australia Day in the heart of the Bavarian Alps for a British military nordic skiing and biathlon competition.

Rivalry builds relationships

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

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Canberran Cricket hits off a successful match

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Winning team of the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer's cricket team after receiving the trophy on completion of the annual cricket match. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Winning team of the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer's cricket team after receiving the trophy on completion of the annual cricket match.

Every year in Canberra, Navy officers and sailors from the region test their mettle competing for victory in the HMAS Harman Commanding Officer’s versus Executive Officer’s cricket match.

Canberra sees the eye of the Tiger

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Gabriella Hayllar directs a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter onto the deck of HMAS Canberra to conduct First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Gabriella Hayllar directs a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter onto the deck of HMAS Canberra to conduct First of Class Flight Trials.

HMAS Canberra has achieved another aviation milestone embarking two Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters for the first time.

Fastest gun in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), POEW Mark Feggans (author)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: POEW Mark Feggans)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin.

Experiences such as the multi-platform exercise underway off the Western Australian coast help Navy members train as they fight, preparing ships and people for varied scenarios.

Navies training to fight off the Western Australian coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy.

Serving to the limit in Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

Captain Jonathan Earley is excited by the challenge of what is shaping to be one of the busiest and most significant years in the Royal Australian Navy’s recent history.

Training the aviation trainers

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson. (photo: Unknown)

Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock, Major Anton Leshinskas, Captain Anthony Erwin, Major David Oddy, Captain Adrian Ludman and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson.

The Royal Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is a step closer to lift off with the first group of instructors beginning their training at the multi-million-dollar facility.