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Traditional dancing on display in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sonia Clark (author), LCDR Kingsley Scarce (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Shepherd performs a traditional Aboriginal dance at the cocktail party and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta while berthed alongside Surabaya during the shore phase of Ex New Horizon. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Shepherd performs a traditional Aboriginal dance at the cocktail party and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta while berthed alongside Surabaya during the shore phase of Ex New Horizon.

Hosts and guests alike were treated to a feast of the senses at a showcase of traditional dance during the recent Exercise NEW HORIZON 2015 in Surabaya, Indonesia.

One step closer to mission capability

Published on by LEUT Shane Neil (author), PO Sean Armstrong (photographer)

Since returning to Fleet Base East in September 2015 it has been a busy few months for the members of HMAS Warramunga. The new Anti Ship Missile Defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced the Unit Readiness period. (photo: PO Sean Armstrong)

Since returning to Fleet Base East in September 2015 it has been a busy few months for the members of HMAS Warramunga. The new Anti Ship Missile Defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced the Unit Readiness period.

Since returning to Fleet Base East in September, it has been a busy few months for the crew of HMAS Warramunga: new anti-ship missile defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation, and Sea Acceptance Trials for the new Electronic Surveillance System as part of project SEA 1448 Phase 4A have been conducted.

Task group re-forms in South China Sea

Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

Following a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to reform Task Group 627.3 for the latter part of their Asian deployments.

Using the force

Published on by PO Ann-Maree Anderson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson views the Technet website on Forcenet. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson views the Technet website on Forcenet.

The Navy engineering community is connecting across the fleet through a secure online portal to encourage innovation and discussion.

New horizons beckon for Indonesian speaking officer

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Sub Lieutenant Stephanie Baulch can’t quite believe her luck. Less than a year after completing a language course in Indonesia she is back again, and ready to put her language skills to the ultimate test.

Reciprocal hospitality during NEW HORIZON

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta. (photo: SBLT Karl Hoopmann)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta.

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia has been highlighted this week by a visit to the port city of Surabaya, Indonesia, by the Anzac frigate HMAS Arunta and replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. The ships are participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON - the most important maritime activity of its kind between the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), or Indonesian Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy.

The ultimate evacuation

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), Unknown (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.

Herculean emergency exercise in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO David McClelland (author)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES. (photo: Unknown)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES.

HMAS Creswell was flooded with emergency services personnel for all the right reasons recently. The base on the New South Wales south coast hosted Operation HERCULES, a bi-annual multi-agency training exercise.

HMAS Sydney’s career highlights

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Evan Murphy (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Sydney passes the Sydney Opera House on her way into Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney passes the Sydney Opera House on her way into Sydney Harbour.

Following a setback caused by a $4 million fire during fit out in Seattle on January 25, 1982, HMAS Sydney (IV) went on to experience a long, interesting and varied career.

Defence relations strengthened in Da Nang

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer), ABMT Christopher Vellnagel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Martin Tideswell reaches out to intercept a volleyball during a match between HMAS Sirius and a Vietnamese Navy team. (photo: LEUT Filiberto Hernandez)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Martin Tideswell reaches out to intercept a volleyball during a match between HMAS Sirius and a Vietnamese Navy team.

HMAS Sirius recently conducted a port visit to Da Nang, Vietnam, to further strengthen Australian Defence relations with the Vietnam People's Navy. Australia’s close Defence cooperation with Vietnam dates back to 1998 and forms an important part of the broader bilateral relationship.