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Anzac ties strengthened on sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Royal New Zealand Navy sailor, Able Seaman Combat Specialist Kyle Butcher, playing for HMAS Choules, makes a break for the try line during a game of touch rugby against HMAS Darwin, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

While day-to-day Anzac friendships remain strong between the nations of Australia and New Zealand, on the sporting field it is war.

Kakadu nations speak the same sporting language

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima.

On the hot and humid sports fields of Defence Establishment Berrimah, Northern Territory, 300 military personnel from eight countries battled for the honours at the Exercise KAKADU 2016 All Ranks Sports Day.

Kuttabul focuses on fitness

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HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and
resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul teams give their all during the dragon boat tug-of- war challenge at Garden Island Boat Pound - just one of the many new activities designed to improve fitness and resilience among Royal Australian Navy personnel.

HMAS Kuttabul is driving a team sport and physical fitness focus with the introduction of dragon boating, gladiator games, sea kayaking and lunch-time fitness classes at the Sydney Navy base.

Adelaide crew takes on ‘Heartbreak Hill’

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HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'City to Surf' fun run on the flight deck as the ship sails to Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'City to Surf' fun run on the flight deck as the ship sails to Hobart, Tasmania.

The crew of HMAS Adelaide did not let the fact they were at sea stop them from taking part in Sydney’s City to Surf, setting up their own version of the famous fun run onboard. 

We'll see you in court

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (left), Base Support Manager Fleet Base East, Daryle McKone, and Estate Maintenance and Operating Services Manager Fleet Base East, Aaron Brown (right) open the newly refurbished tennis courts at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (left), Base Support Manager Fleet Base East, Daryle McKone, and Estate Maintenance and Operating Services Manager Fleet Base East, Aaron Brown (right) open the newly refurbished tennis courts at Garden Island, Sydney.


Navy tennis enthusiasts will be able to have a hit on one of the country’s oldest tennis courts, with the Garden Island, Sydney, courts now officially reopened.


Inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference builds trust

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, has hosted 14 of his counterparts or their representatives in Darwin for the inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference to discuss maritime security and interoperability in the Asia-Pacific.

Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

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Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

While alongside in Fiji, recently, HMAS Canberra hosted a 'talanoa', or workshop, on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security.

Logistics innovation a boon for units

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Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device. (photo: Unknown)

Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device.

Anzac frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga are the first two ships in the Fleet to take delivery of mobile devices set to modernise and streamline stores processes.
 

Paradise reinforces commitment to maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Doggett (author and photographer)

HMPNGS Seeadler (front) operating with HMPNGS Moresby (middle) and HMAS Wollongong (rear) in Port Moresby Harbour during Exercise Paradise 2016. (photo: LEUT Mark Doggett)

HMPNGS Seeadler (front) operating with HMPNGS Moresby (middle) and HMAS Wollongong (rear) in Port Moresby Harbour during Exercise Paradise 2016.

The ability of the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies to work together in maritime security is stronger than ever following the conclusion of Exercise PARADISE this month.

Busy time for Newcastle testing UAV capability

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Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined HMAS Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials - flight operations to assess the operability of the ScanEagle system from a guided missile frigate. (photo: Unknown)

Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined HMAS Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials - flight operations to assess the operability of the ScanEagle system from a guided missile frigate.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle found their recent Sea Qualification Trials demanding, testing weapons and engineering systems after a lengthy maintenance period.