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Competing to recover

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March.

Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.

Aviation warfare training hits new heights

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross.

Training at the Australian Defence Force’s new Joint Helicopter School, at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales is set to transform the way Australian military aviators prepare for operational helicopter conversion.

Update on HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide sails north along the coast of Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Adelaide sails north along the coast of Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

The Royal Australian Navy’s two Landing Helicopter Docks, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra are due to complete maintenance periods this week after rectification of emergent issues with their propulsion systems.

Standing up for safety and seaworthiness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Graeme Hale (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Navy's Training Force, Training Authority - Safety and Seaworthiness team (from left) Lieutenant Gregory Pope, Commander Graeme Hale and Lieutenant Commander Michael Larsen. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Navy's Training Force, Training Authority - Safety and Seaworthiness team (from left) Lieutenant Gregory Pope, Commander Graeme Hale and Lieutenant Commander Michael Larsen.

The Royal Australian Navy has recently established a new Training Authority in order to oversee the critical areas of safety and seaworthiness.

Port Services key to capability

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

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

From patrol boats to amphibious assault ships, the Port Services team in HMAS Stirling tackle the challenges of busy wharves around Western Australia. 

Bilateral Exercise reinforces relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia.

Australia and India have successfully completed a series of complex warfare scenarios during Exercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) off the Western Australian coast.

Cristóbal Colón heads home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Following a successful four months on the Australia Station, the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón will spend her final days off the east coast of Australia before commencing a 13,000 mile journey home on 19 June.  

AUSINDEX strengthens ties between navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX.

HMAS Newcastle’s capabilities proved invaluable during a complex warfare scenario involving Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kamorta during the Australia-India Exercise (AUSINDEX) held off the Western Australian coast. 

Helicopter weathers trial period

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90.

Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia. 

Surveying the great south

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABHSO Peyton Carey (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent. (photo: ABHSO Peyton Carey)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent.

The Royal Australian Navy has been engaging in a world first as part of a 10-week maritime survey mission in waters off South Australia.