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HMAS Arunta re-joins fleet with traditional smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), SBLT Samantha Brandstater (photographer)

Connie Craig, with fellow Arrernte tribal group members, Kumalie and Nari, addresses members of ship's company and guests during a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony held onboard HMAS Arunta at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Connie Craig, with fellow Arrernte tribal group members, Kumalie and Nari, addresses members of ship's company and guests during a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony held onboard HMAS Arunta at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A cold, wet day didn’t spoil the feeling of optimism that surrounded the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony that marked the recent return of HMAS Arunta to Fleet Base West after a 20-month Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

HMAS Newcastle visits namesake city for final time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), SGT Guy Young (photographer), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city. (photo: SGT Guy Young)

HMAS Newcastle enters the Port of Newcastle, NSW, prior to the ship's final visit to her namesake city.

HMAS Newcastle has sailed into her namesake city for the final time after 25 years of faithful service, steaming more than 900,000 miles and gaining battle honours in East Timor, the Solomon Islands and the Persian Gulf.

Fighting fit for important mission

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn takes a group physical training session on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn takes a group physical training session on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Burpees, push-ups and sit-ups strengthen more than just muscle; physical fitness improves resilience and sharpens mental capacity to deliver a force that is ‘fit to fight’. 

Diver hopefuls return historic dive helmet and pump to former glory

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Members of the ADF Diving School’s Initial Employment Trainee intake 005 with the Siebe Gorman diving pump and brass helmet they refurbished. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Members of the ADF Diving School’s Initial Employment Trainee intake 005 with the Siebe Gorman diving pump and brass helmet they refurbished.

Initial Employment Trainee (IET) intake 005 posted to HMAS Penguin in January 2019 in preparation for the Basic Clearance Diver Course.

Hobart steps up in expeditionary strike group

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

File image: HMAS Hobart conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Toowoomba enroute to South East Asia, 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

File image: HMAS Hobart conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Toowoomba enroute to South East Asia, 2018.

HMA Ships Hobart and Stuart have participated in a real-time, simulated exercise with American forces, with Hobart showcasing her AEGIS Combat System while assigned Air Defence Commander duties.

Toowoomba team puts to work in Thailand

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba pitch in to paint the local public school, Kalim School, during a visit to Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba pitch in to paint the local public school, Kalim School, during a visit to Phuket, Thailand.

A team of dedicated volunteers from HMAS Toowoomba lent a hand to support a local charity and public school in Patong, during a port visit to Phuket, Thailand, recently.

Fond memories of Canberra as NZ sailors return home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author and photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy officers and sailors embarked in HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal New Zealand Navy officers and sailors embarked in HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

A small contingent of Royal New Zealand Navy officers and sailors returned home after spending almost three months deployed in HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

MV Sycamore takes training to new heights

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), Mr Garry Vincent (photographer)

From left, Recruit Dylan Hahn, Recruit Bodhi Greenham, Recruit Mitchell Rose and Teekay Shipping Steward Tess Neumann who were all winched in MRH-90 Poseidon 15. 
 (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

From left, Recruit Dylan Hahn, Recruit Bodhi Greenham, Recruit Mitchell Rose and Teekay Shipping Steward Tess Neumann who were all winched in MRH-90 Poseidon 15.

The Multi Role Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore is responsible for providing training to a variety of Navy and Defence organisations.

Success completes her last overseas port visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray and LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Success' Guard Party conducts a Ceremonial Sunset display for the guests at an official reception held on the flight deck of HMAS Success during a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success' Guard Party conducts a Ceremonial Sunset display for the guests at an official reception held on the flight deck of HMAS Success during a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

HMAS Success has completed her last foreign port visit after 33 years of proud service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Task Group Commander says thanks with a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), MTS Audrey Agostinelli (French Navy) (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba supports French Navy Ship (FNS) Charles De Gaulle as a Rafale F3 aircraft launches during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba supports French Navy Ship (FNS) Charles De Gaulle as a Rafale F3 aircraft launches during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

As Exercise LA PEROUSE drew to a close in the Indian Ocean, the Commander Task Force for the exercise, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of the French Navy, visited the two Australian units that participated in the exercise.