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Building international relations just reward for dux

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton is presented with The Governor-General's Cup - recognising his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers' Course 45 - by the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN, in 2011. (photo: )

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton is presented with The Governor-General's Cup - recognising his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers' Course 45 - by the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN, in 2011.

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton was recently selected for a 117 day embed with the Chilean Navy, set to sail over 15,000 nautical miles from September in Training Ship Esmeralda.

Maritime Component Commander reinforces interoperability values

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Commodore Mal Wise has spent a month coordinating nine task forces involving personnel from 26 nations for Exercise RIMPAC 2016 and said it ranks among the most rewarding challenges of his Royal Australian Navy career.


Making a splash on her very first deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Camden's Erin Riley is living her childhood dream on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC 2016, the world’s largest maritime exercise.


RAAF Flight Lieutenant plays important role at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge called in two of the world’s biggest and fastest rotary wing aircraft when the Navy conducted a world-first trial recently.

Eyes and Ears of Navy in Hawaii, Mathew Knox at Exercise RIMPAC

Published on by LS Lee-Anne Mack (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Knox aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Knox aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Engadine’s Matthew Knox is hard at work on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Warramunga scanning the air and sea in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime exercise.

From the Straits - Straight Into Action

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency.

A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.

From Batlow Pharmacy to Hawaii, Zoe Burgess travels the world

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Medic Zoe Burgess demonstrates patient care in the sick bay in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Seaman Medic Zoe Burgess demonstrates patient care in the sick bay in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Batlow’s Zoe Burgess is having the time of her life on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, the world’s largest maritime exercise.

Finland export tastes Navy life on RIMPAC

Published on by LCDR Dave Knight (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Taija Vaisanen aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Taija Vaisanen aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Seven months ago Finnish expatriate Taija Vaisanen chased a life’s dream and joined the Royal Australian Navy; and more recently she found herself off the coast of Hawaii on board the Anzac Class frigate, HMAS Warramunga.

Wiggles and Navy unite to launch Legacy Week

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

The Wiggles; Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy and Captain Feathersword joined with Sunrise weather  presenter Sam Mac, Legacy families and the ships company of HMAS Choules this morning for the launch of Legacy Week. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

The Wiggles; Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy and Captain Feathersword joined with Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac, Legacy families and the ships company of HMAS Choules this morning for the launch of Legacy Week.

The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, and a small but enthusiastic group of young fans took over the flight deck of HMAS Choules to launch Legacy Week this morning.

Navy blood-letting a life saver

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016.

The gloves are off and sleeves are rolled up within Defence with the launch of the annual Defence Blood Challenge in support of the Red Cross Blood Service.