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Volleyball pride on the line in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by POET Olivia Usback (author), ABEW Matthew Hagglund (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle plays against INS Betwa in a friendly game of volleyball at the Indian Naval Base in Mumbai, India. (photo: ABEW Matthew Hagglund)

HMAS Newcastle plays against INS Betwa in a friendly game of volleyball at the Indian Naval Base in Mumbai, India.

With a blast of a whistle inside the humid Kohli Stadium, Navy Nagar – Mumbai, on 26 April a heated game of volleyball began between the navies of Australia and India.  It was an ideal opportunity to continue to develop international relations between Australia and India as HMAS Newcastle conducted a port visit to Mumbai, India on her way to the Middle East for an Operation MANITOU rotation.

Navy completes largest synthetic training exercise

Published on by LEUT Jai Coppen (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint 15-72 built on the success of Triton Simulation in 2014 (pictured here). (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint 15-72 built on the success of Triton Simulation in 2014 (pictured here).

The largest tactical synthetic exercise in Royal Australian Navy history has been conducted with the United States Navy recently.

HMAS Newcastle’s Indian cultural encounter

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle navigates the narrow channel of the lock system while the ship and crew depart the port of Mumbai, India. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle navigates the narrow channel of the lock system while the ship and crew depart the port of Mumbai, India.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle recently had a port visit to Mumbai, the 'Gateway to India' on thier way to the Middle East for Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success completes Middle East deployment

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

The HMAS Success Boarding Party Team cut through the waters of the Middle East Region after conducting a boarding as the HMAS Success Seahawk Helicopter

The HMAS Success Boarding Party Team cut through the waters of the Middle East Region after conducting a boarding as the HMAS Success Seahawk Helicopter "Odin" launches to conduct surface search operations while on patrol under NATO Operation Ocean Shield.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Success has completed her five-month deployment to Operation MANITOU and is heading home to Fleet Base East, Sydney.

HMAS Newcastle commences Middle East patrols

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle prior to arriving at Fleet Base West to take on stores, provisions and fuel, before leaving her last Australian port during her transit to the Middle East region to participate in Operation MANITOU. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle prior to arriving at Fleet Base West to take on stores, provisions and fuel, before leaving her last Australian port during her transit to the Middle East region to participate in Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Newcastle has arrived in the Middle East and has commenced her first patrol as part of Operation MANITOU after officially joining the operation on 1 May.

Operational Mother’s Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Rachelle Henderson with photos of her two children, Meadow, 8 and Jack, 7, during her six-month deployed on HMAS Success for Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Rachelle Henderson with photos of her two children, Meadow, 8 and Jack, 7, during her six-month deployed on HMAS Success for Operation MANITOU.

For most mothers with young children, Mother’s Day is spent with breakfast in bed and home-made gifts or cards or flowers picked from the garden.

NATO operation supported by 'Odin'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Navy Seahawk

Navy Seahawk "Odin" onboard HMAS Success prepares to conduct night flying operations while in the Middle East Region working under NATO Operation Ocean Shield.

Scouring the high seas from the air for signs of pirate activity would seem like a dream to most adventurers.

Standing united 11 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock.

During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS Firebolt for a tour. 

Navy Nurse in Kabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer, Lieutenant Megan Hoare assists US Army anaesthetist Major Mike Patzkowiski during the treatment of a role-playing casualty at Nato’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul Airport.      (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer, Lieutenant Megan Hoare assists US Army anaesthetist Major Mike Patzkowiski during the treatment of a role-playing casualty at Nato’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul Airport.

Lieutenant Hoare, an emergency trauma nurse, was part of the first Australian Defence Force medical team to work in NATO’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul International Airport.

Buffer pays off after 40 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

Left to right: Robyn Baker (sister), Lindsay McDonald (father), CPO Phil McDonald, Daniel McDonald (son) and Sarah Emerson (daughter), all former Navy members at different times. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Left to right: Robyn Baker (sister), Lindsay McDonald (father), CPO Phil McDonald, Daniel McDonald (son) and Sarah Emerson (daughter), all former Navy members at different times.

A sailor who followed his father into the Navy has called it a day after just over 40 years of service.