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United Nations Command agreement exercised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andy Thorpe (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

A contingent of officers and crew of HMAS Arunta in the Nagasaki Peace Park, during HMAS Arunta's recent visit to Sasebo, Japan.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A contingent of officers and crew of HMAS Arunta in the Nagasaki Peace Park, during HMAS Arunta's recent visit to Sasebo, Japan.

HMAS Arunta visited Sasebo, Japan for a three day port visit recently, to exercise a long standing agreement between the United Nations Command and the Government of Japan.

Workshops to breed innovation across Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

First New Generation Navy 'innovate and challenge' workshop held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: Unknown)

First New Generation Navy 'innovate and challenge' workshop held at HMAS Penguin.

Navy’s renewed focus on innovation shifted up a gear when HMAS Penguin in Sydney hosted the first of many workshops to give Navy people the practical skills to come up with innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

New Horizon dawns in Java Sea

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Yaroslav Sakov marches on the guard at a Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta during exercise New Horizon. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant Yaroslav Sakov marches on the guard at a Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta during exercise New Horizon.

HMAS Sirius and HMAS Arunta are heading home after wrapping up a challenging series of evolutions with the Indonesian Navy in the Java Sea.

Traditional dancing on display in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sonia Clark (author), LCDR Kingsley Scarce (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Shepherd performs a traditional Aboriginal dance at the cocktail party and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta while berthed alongside Surabaya during the shore phase of Ex New Horizon. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Shepherd performs a traditional Aboriginal dance at the cocktail party and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta while berthed alongside Surabaya during the shore phase of Ex New Horizon.

Hosts and guests alike were treated to a feast of the senses at a showcase of traditional dance during the recent Exercise NEW HORIZON 2015 in Surabaya, Indonesia.

One step closer to mission capability

Published on by LEUT Shane Neil (author), PO Sean Armstrong (photographer)

Since returning to Fleet Base East in September 2015 it has been a busy few months for the members of HMAS Warramunga. The new Anti Ship Missile Defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced the Unit Readiness period. (photo: PO Sean Armstrong)

Since returning to Fleet Base East in September 2015 it has been a busy few months for the members of HMAS Warramunga. The new Anti Ship Missile Defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced the Unit Readiness period.

Since returning to Fleet Base East in September, it has been a busy few months for the crew of HMAS Warramunga: new anti-ship missile defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation, and Sea Acceptance Trials for the new Electronic Surveillance System as part of project SEA 1448 Phase 4A have been conducted.

Task group re-forms in South China Sea

Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

Following a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to reform Task Group 627.3 for the latter part of their Asian deployments.

Using the force

Published on by PO Ann-Maree Anderson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson views the Technet website on Forcenet. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson views the Technet website on Forcenet.

The Navy engineering community is connecting across the fleet through a secure online portal to encourage innovation and discussion.

New horizons beckon for Indonesian speaking officer

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Sub Lieutenant Stephanie Baulch can’t quite believe her luck. Less than a year after completing a language course in Indonesia she is back again, and ready to put her language skills to the ultimate test.

Reciprocal hospitality during NEW HORIZON

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta. (photo: SBLT Karl Hoopmann)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta.

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia has been highlighted this week by a visit to the port city of Surabaya, Indonesia, by the Anzac frigate HMAS Arunta and replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. The ships are participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON - the most important maritime activity of its kind between the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), or Indonesian Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy.

The ultimate evacuation

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), Unknown (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.