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Sun sets on first major amphibious exercise for the year

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

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise SEA DAWN 2014. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise SEA DAWN 2014.

As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.

Huge learning curve for Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.

Canberra’s Duty Watch teams go extra miles getting to know new ship

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Duty Watch Officer of the Day, Lieutenant Jazz Kastaniotis, discusses the Command and Control aspects of a duty watch exercise with the Engineering Officer of the Day, Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Copeland.

NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.

*** Includes time-lapse video footage of NUSHIP Canberra docking and un-docking!

Soldiers families enjoy tour of Choules during Ex SEA DAWN

Published on by MIDN Samuel Fiez (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Midshipman Samuel Fiez guides families of the Embarked Forces from 2RAR around the bridge of HMAS Choules for an Amphibious Ready Element family day while the ship was alongside in Townsville.

Last weekend while alongside the port of Townsville, the crew of HMAS Choules was honoured to open their ship to the families of the men and women of the Army's Second Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, known as 2RAR.

Australian crew strengthens regional partnerships during Indonesian exercise

Published on by Ardent One (author), LSCIS Ellise Holl (photographer), ABCIS Kristi Burgess (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.  (photo: LSCIS Ellise Holl, ABCIS Kristi Burgess)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Taylor Burgess of Ardent One with Filipino Officers at the closing ceremony of Exercise KOMODO 2014 in Indonesia.

Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.

Farewell the King

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra en route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

One of the six Sea King fuselages on low loader trailers pass the Fleet Air Arm Museum UH-1B Iroquois Navy Helicopter in Nowra en route to Port Kembla for export to the United Kingdom.

Shoalhaven residents had a last glimpse of 817 Squadron’s fleet of Sea King helicopters as the aircraft made their final journey from HMAS Albatross, on what was a suitably sombre, grey and rainy day.

Chinese Navy Liaison Officer farewelled after successful visit

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success CAPT Allison Norris farewells Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) following a successful 12-day placement on board Success as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Commander Lin Wan of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) has been farewelled from HMAS Success following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Australian Naval Task Force gives generously in support of new Navy charity 'Keeping Watch'

Published on by LCDR Kenneth Browning (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.' (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'

Twenty-four Royal Australian Navy personnel have stepped up to help Royal Australian Navy members in need with a generous donation to the Keeping Watch charity.

Easter on task for Op SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal. (photo: )

Keeping it fresh: ABML-C Stephen Finnigan brings up a box of fresh vegetables for a midday meal.

More than a thousand miles away from the nearest coast, men and women on ships deployed to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN spent the traditional long-weekend ‘break’ scouring the ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Chief of Navy decision relating to professional conduct in the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters

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After finalising a review focused on the circumstances surrounding the inadvertent incursion into Indonesian territorial waters by Customs and Navy vessels, the Department of Defence has issued this media release.