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Navy wins squash title

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), CPL Mark Friend (photographer)

Able Seaman David Bolger (left) and Chief Petty Officer David White warm up for the grand finals during the Australian Defence Squash Racquets Association National Carnival. (photo: CPL Mark Friend)

Able Seaman David Bolger (left) and Chief Petty Officer David White warm up for the grand finals during the Australian Defence Squash Racquets Association National Carnival.

It may have taken 19 years, but Navy quashed any hope Air Force had of making it back-to-back national squash titles by winning the final 4-0 at RAAF Base Williamtown.

Romeo packs a punch

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.

To engage a surface target from the air with pinpoint accuracy or take out an enemy on the first floor of a building, leaving the rest of the structure intact, is a capability Navy has never had - until now.

Navy and creating One Defence

Published on by CMDR Adam Allica (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

The team from the First Principles Review Implementation Office, at Russell Offices in Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

The team from the First Principles Review Implementation Office, at Russell Offices in Canberra.

The Defence reform program ‘Creating One Defence’ is well underway and Navy is actively engaged in the transformation which will bolster Navy’s focus on the ability to fight and win at sea.

Medics hone remote area skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

LSMED Ryan Dennis checks a student's respiratory and cardiac systems as part of health checks at a primary school in Bamaga. (photo: Unknown)

LSMED Ryan Dennis checks a student's respiratory and cardiac systems as part of health checks at a primary school in Bamaga.

Helping resuscitate a victim of a snake bite, being involved in medical evacuations and getting hands-on experience in remote communities is helping the next generation of medical sailors learn to deal with all sorts of emergencies.

Birthday celebrations during AUSINDEX15

Published on by POML-P Raymond O'Sullivan (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat from the Indian Navy showing off some local Indian cusine, gulab jamoon, to Maritime Logisitcs - Cooks Leading Seaman Maria Mathews, Able Seaman Kiralee Ekin, and Able Seaman Justin Dando.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat from the Indian Navy showing off some local Indian cusine, gulab jamoon, to Maritime Logisitcs - Cooks Leading Seaman Maria Mathews, Able Seaman Kiralee Ekin, and Able Seaman Justin Dando.

The crew of HMAS Sirius took some time out of the recent AUSINDEX maritime activity in India, to celebrate the ship's ninth 'birthday' since commissioning on 16 September 2006.

Innovation core to Navy business

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Plan Pelorus round table discussion in the conference room of the Command Building at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Plan Pelorus round table discussion in the conference room of the Command Building at HMAS Stirling.

As part of a recent trip to HMAS Stirling, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett held a roundtable discussion on innovation with sailors and officers.

Melbourne visits Sri Lanka

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's Ceremonial Sunset Guard presents arms during HMAS Melbourne's official reception in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (photo: Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne's Ceremonial Sunset Guard presents arms during HMAS Melbourne's official reception in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

During the her recent transit to the Middle East, HMAS Melbourne took the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka and take a break from continuation training in the lead up to her operational duty as part of Operation MANITOU.

First bilateral exercise a success

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ships. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The sea phase of AUSINDEX 2015 was concluded with the participating Indian and Australian ships.

The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, has concluded in Visakhapatnam, India.

Living the dream

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves system checks HMAS Arunta's Vertical Launch System's control unit. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves system checks HMAS Arunta's Vertical Launch System's control unit.

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves has been looking forward to his current deployment for some time now.

Huon team hones skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LEUT Jessica O'Brien (photographer), SMNCIS Scott Thompson (photographer)

Operations Room Supervisor Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Mine Warfare Sean Huon updating routes in Huon's Tactical Data System. (photo: LEUT Jessica O'Brien, SMNCIS Sco)

Operations Room Supervisor Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Mine Warfare Sean Huon updating routes in Huon's Tactical Data System.

HMAS Huon has recently put her Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving departments to the test during a series of mine disposal charge firings and demolitions serials while on patrol in Australia’s northern waters.