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Politics on hold during Naval visit

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Members of the ADF Parliamentary Program 2013 meet with the Command Team of HMAS Creswell, from left: Executive Officer HMAS Creswell CMDR Letitia van Stralen; Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell CAPT Brett Chandler; Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, the Hon Michael McCormack MP; Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP; the Hon Alan Griffin MP; and Training Commander HMAS Creswell, CMDR Patrick O’Brien. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Members of the ADF Parliamentary Program 2013 meet with the Command Team of HMAS Creswell, from left: Executive Officer HMAS Creswell CMDR Letitia van Stralen; Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell CAPT Brett Chandler; Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, the Hon Michael McCormack MP; Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP; the Hon Alan Griffin MP; and Training Commander HMAS Creswell, CMDR Patrick O’Brien.

Three federal politicians were given a hands-on experience of life in the Royal Australian Navy recently, when they visited HMAS Creswell as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program 2013.

STS Young Endeavour returns to Australia

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Young Endeavour youth crew aloft the foremast. (photo: Young Endeavour)

Young Endeavour youth crew aloft the foremast.

STS Young Endeavour has returned to Australia following the Sydney Auckland Tall Ship Regatta and the ship's New Zealand Voyage Program.

Tobruk returns from humanitarian mission

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Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Ben Walters is greeted by his children Millie and Owen on the wharf at Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Ben Walters is greeted by his children Millie and Owen on the wharf at Garden Island.

The crew of HMAS Tobruk has returned home just in time for Christmas after helping the people of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Central Coast man keeping the troops connected this Christmas

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Able Seaman Kane Ryan is part of the Force Communications Unit located at Al Minhad Air Base in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Able Seaman Kane Ryan is part of the Force Communications Unit located at Al Minhad Air Base in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Memories of growing up on the beaches around Bensville, near Gosford, must now seem very distant for 23 year old Able Seaman Kane Ryan.

HMAS Melbourne intercepts drug dhows in the Middle East Area of Operations

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A suspicious dhow being boarded by members of a boarding party from HMAS Melbourne in the North Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

A suspicious dhow being boarded by members of a boarding party from HMAS Melbourne in the North Arabian Sea.

Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Melbourne have seized and destroyed amphetamines in the Middle East, valued at approximately $11.3 million.

Sunshine Coast sailor Shaun Black can’t wait to get back

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the Ardent THREE crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the Ardent THREE crew.

Leading Seaman Shaun Black is spending this Christmas patrolling Australia's northern waters onboard one of the Royal Australian Navy's Armidale Class Patrol Boats.

Tobruk brings sailors, soldiers and equipment home

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A backhoe from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment is loaded for return to Australia on HMAS Tobruk after completing recovery tasks in the Philippines. (photo: MAJ Chris Linden)

A backhoe from 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment is loaded for return to Australia on HMAS Tobruk after completing recovery tasks in the Philippines.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Tobruk has returned to Townsville to disembark 35 Army personnel and unload equipment following Australian Defence Force Humanitarian Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in the Philippines.

Defence begins drawdown of Philippines recovery operations

Published on by MAJ Chris Linden (author and photographer)

An Army landing craft from 10th Force Support Battalion cross-loads engineer equipment onto HMAS Tobruk near San Antonio beach, Ormoc City, Philippines.


 (photo: MAJ Chris Linden)

An Army landing craft from 10th Force Support Battalion cross-loads engineer equipment onto HMAS Tobruk near San Antonio beach, Ormoc City, Philippines.

HMAS Tobruk has completed its mission in the Philippines and is returning to Australia with a load of Army engineer machinery, vehicles and 35 Army personnel.

HMAS Tobruk delivers aid to remote Philippines islands

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A working party from HMAS Tobruk, unloads disaster relief stores from an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft onto the Santa Fe wharf, Bantayan Islands during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A working party from HMAS Tobruk, unloads disaster relief stores from an Australian Army LCM8 landing craft onto the Santa Fe wharf, Bantayan Islands during Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

HMAS Tobruk has delivered aid to remote islands in the Philippines as part of her involvement in Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. 

North Camp to South Camp - Operation MAZURKA

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Deployed Navy, Army and Air Force personnel from Operation MAZURKA stand with their treadmills after their fundraising walk in the Sinai, Egypt. (photo: Unknown)

Deployed Navy, Army and Air Force personnel from Operation MAZURKA stand with their treadmills after their fundraising walk in the Sinai, Egypt.

Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Operation MAZURKA in Egypt have walked 457km in a single day to support Defence veterans.