HMAS Parramatta recently conducted a maintenance period alongside the Malaysian port of Sepanggar in Kota Kinabalu, as part of her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment.
Making her way north to commence duties as part of Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, further strengthening relationships recently made on exercise off Fremantle.
Canberra base, HMAS Harman celebrated 4th July – Independence Day, with some of the team of American servicemen and women deployed as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.
Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.
Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.
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.
A Navy dominated Western Australian side romped to victory for the first time in memory at the Australian Defence Force Volleyball Combined Services Tournament at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, in early December.