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Old 'n' bold rugby builds resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Graham Swan (author), Michael Thompson Photography (photographer)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra. (photo: Michael Thompson)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra.

Navy Old Salts turned out against the ACT Vets on 8 April, for a not so torrid 'Golden Oldies' rugby game as a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Fixture in Canberra.

Wave of success for Navy surfers and paddlers

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy during the long board heats at the 2017 Australian Defence Force Surfing Championships. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy during the long board heats at the 2017 Australian Defence Force Surfing Championships.

Although conditions were far from ideal for the Interservice Surfing Championships held at Ulladulla at the end of March, Navy surfers performed exceptionally well.

Taking the long way for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia.

Kalamunda, high in the Perth hills, was the muster-point for fresh legs participating in a ‘relay of resilience’ on the Bibbulmun Track - the long distance walk trail in Western Australia.

Team Anzac, united in union

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matt Featherstone (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup.

Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.

Diver sets sizzling pace in biathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan Mcdonald (author), ABCSO(A) Matthew Riley (photographer), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer), LSET Pia Bartl (photographer)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach. (photo: LSET Pia Bartl)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach.

Conditions were perfect at Balmoral Beach in Sydney for the course record to be broken at the HMAS Penguin annual mini-biathlon.

Fitness focuses on foundation

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Christopher Moran from HMAS Waterhen (Mine Warfare Faculty) contemplates a winning putt during the Sir David Martin Foundation Charity Golf Day at Pitt Town in NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Christopher Moran from HMAS Waterhen (Mine Warfare Faculty) contemplates a winning putt during the Sir David Martin Foundation Charity Golf Day at Pitt Town in NSW.

A group of keen Navy golfers have taken advantage of the Navy's focus on fitness to raise money for a worthy cause.

Mum's visit a smashing success

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead. (photo: Unknown)

Darwin Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Parker, Commissioning Lady Joan Johnston, Ship’s Warrant Officer Jack Parnell and Navigating Officer Lieutenant Scott Benstead.

 One commissioning lady has taken more than a passing interest in her ship over three decades since she smashed a bottle of champagne against the hull of a newly commissioned warship.

Model training for watch-keepers

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Officers from HMAS Sirius improve their mariner skills at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre, two hours north of Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

Officers from HMAS Sirius improve their mariner skills at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre, two hours north of Sydney.

Nine officers from HMAS Sirius have attended a three-day course at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre recently to improve their mariner skills.

Navy on the Record Response to Andrew Greene reporting

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

HMAS Choules sits at anchor off the coast of Darwin during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules sits at anchor off the coast of Darwin during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Recent reporting by the ABC that “Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles” is misleading.

Technical training takes a bow

Published on by LEUT Daniel Vale (author)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course. (photo: Unknown)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.

A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.