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Weekend celebrations in Brisbane mark the start of Navy Week 2013

Published on by LEUT Jodie Brown (author), Mr Graham Davis (photographer)

Brisbane people line the deck of HMAS Newcastle when she visited Brisbane as part of Navy Week Brisbane in 2009. (photo: Mr Graham Davis)

Brisbane people line the deck of HMAS Newcastle when she visited Brisbane as part of Navy Week Brisbane in 2009.

Friday 16 August marks the start of Navy Week celebrations in Brisbane for 2013. This year's Navy Week has been moved forward from its traditional October dates to allow for more service personnel to participate in the upcoming International Fleet Review, in Sydney on 3 October.

Dentists and Chefs unite for Dental Health Week

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Stirling in company with Stirling's Dental department vote on their favourite dish during a Dental/Chef cook off for Dental Health Week in the Stirling Galley. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Stirling in company with Stirling's Dental department vote on their favourite dish during a Dental/Chef cook off for Dental Health Week in the Stirling Galley.

The Australian Dental Association's ‘Dental Health Week’ is held every year to highlight the importance of good dental health and wellbeing.

Australian War Memorial pays tribute to modern day ANZACS

Published on by CPL Nick Wiseman (author and photographer), LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Navy Captain Michele Miller at the 'Afghanistan: the Australian story' exhibition at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Corporal Nick Wiseman)

Navy Captain Michele Miller at the 'Afghanistan: the Australian story' exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

Recently, the Chief of Defence Force General David Hurley officially opened a new exhibition, 'Afghanistan: the Australian story', at the Australian War Memorial.

First look at the International Fleet Review Spectacular

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author)

Impression of the International Fleet Review 2013 pyrotechnics and light show - the Sydney Opera House with the Australian White Ensign. (photo: )

Impression of the International Fleet Review 2013 pyrotechnics and light show - the Sydney Opera House with the Australian White Ensign.

For the first time the International Fleet Review team and Imagination Australia have released images that give an impression of what the pyrotechnics and light show will look like.

International Fleet Review - Risk Table Top Exercise

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author)

International Fleet Review – Risk Table Top Exercise. (photo: Unknown)

International Fleet Review – Risk Table Top Exercise.

Around 30 members of the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 (IFR) project team, led by Captain Nick Bramwell, Director IFR, attended the IFR Table Top Risk Exercise on 15 July hosted by the NSW Government Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Saluting guns ready for arrival of world’s navies

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Three Pound Saluting Gun Battery fires across Sydney Harbour at Garden Island Naval Base, in preparation for the International Fleet Review in October 2013. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Royal Australian Navy's Three Pound Saluting Gun Battery fires across Sydney Harbour at Garden Island Naval Base, in preparation for the International Fleet Review in October 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy has tested its new Three Pound Saluting Gun Battery at the Garden Island Naval Base, in readiness for October’s International Fleet Review, which commemorates the arrival of Navy’s first fleet in Sydney Harbour in 1913.

Navy ‘Hotshots’ take out ADF Biathlon Championship

Published on by LCDR Wendy Hughes (author), COL Jim Hutton (photographer)

Winning smiles, the Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon team took out the 2013 ADF Championships at Mt Hotham. (photo: Unknown)

Winning smiles, the Navy Nordic Skiing and Biathlon team took out the 2013 ADF Championships at Mt Hotham.

The annual ADF Nordic Skiing and Biathlon championships at Mt Hotham may be called Exercise COOLSHOT, but ‘hotshots’ may be a better name to describe the combined efforts of the Navy team in 2013.

Aussie sailors triumph in US soccer challenge

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Captain of the Royal Australian Navy team at HMAS Coonawarra (left), Leading Seaman Matthew Jacques, and Captain of the visiting United States team, E3 Adote Akpabie from the USS Denver. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Captain of the Royal Australian Navy team at HMAS Coonawarra (left), Leading Seaman Matthew Jacques, and Captain of the visiting United States team, E3 Adote Akpabie from the USS Denver.

Aussie sailors from patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra have emerged victorious in a friendly soccer match against a combined United States Navy and United States Marine Corps team.

Navy rugby players shine against USS Bonhomme Richard

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Capilli (blue and white) looks for gaps in USS Bonhomme Richard's defence during the Fogarty Fegen Shield where the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union team played against the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Leading Seaman Daniel Capilli (blue and white) looks for gaps in USS Bonhomme Richard's defence during the Fogarty Fegen Shield where the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union team played against the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

A recent port visit to Sydney by the United States Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard provided a perfect opportunity for the Royal Australian Navy's rugby players to showcase their experienced and developing players against an enthusiastic US outfit.

Navy snowsports competitors cap off a great year on the slopes

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Navy Alpine Snowsports Champions. Pictured are (L to R) Champion Female Snowboarder LS Carly Maxwell, Champion Female Skier Reservist CPO Kerry Dickie, Champion Male Skier CMDR Phil Ridgway and Champion Male Snowboarder PO Stewart 'Ghandi' Smith. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Alpine Snowsports Champions. Pictured are (L to R) Champion Female Snowboarder LS Carly Maxwell, Champion Female Skier Reservist CPO Kerry Dickie, Champion Male Skier CMDR Phil Ridgway and Champion Male Snowboarder PO Stewart 'Ghandi' Smith.

Experience was the key to success for the four champions who took out top honours at the 2013 Navy Alpine Sports Championships at Perisher Valley this month.