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Tobruk hosts official function in Manila

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Tobruk, Commander Leif Maxfield, RAN, is welcomed alongside the Port of Manila by the Chief of Staff Armed Forces Philippines, Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang.

 (photo: LEUT Harrison Ingham)

Commanding Officer HMAS Tobruk, Commander Leif Maxfield, RAN, is welcomed alongside the Port of Manila by the Chief of Staff Armed Forces Philippines, Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang.

The Royal Australian Navy amphibious ship HMAS Tobruk recently hosted an Official Reception for Philippine dignitaries in the Port of Manila, during a port visit to the city.

Navy represented at the Shoalhaven Careers Expo

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Navy Community Engagement Program Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington from HMAS Albatross shares a laugh with students from St John's High School at the 2014 Shoalhaven Careers Expo.
 (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Navy Community Engagement Program Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington from HMAS Albatross shares a laugh with students from St John's High School at the 2014 Shoalhaven Careers Expo.

Since 2005 the annual Shoalhaven Careers Expo has assisted thousands of Year 10 students in exploring career options and making informed choices about subject choices for their all-important senior high school years.

HMAS Albatross support White Ribbon's 'Night In'

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman speaks addresses personnel gathered at the White Ribbon Day morning tea. (photo: POIS Kel Hockey)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman speaks addresses personnel gathered at the White Ribbon Day morning tea.

25 July is the day designated by White Ribbon to get the word out, to get together, to raise funds for the White Ribbon campaign and to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women in Australia.

Centenary of the beginning of World War One

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

HMA Ships Sydney (I), AE1 and AE2. (photo: Unknown. Image scanned from Navy Historic Archive.)

HMA Ships Sydney (I), AE1 and AE2.

This week marks one hundred years since the British Government declared itself in a state of war with Germany, as from 11.00pm on 4 August 1914, and Australia’s involvement in World War One officially began.

95 Shipp Division recruits graduate

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN inspects General Entry 323 Shipp Division during their Graduation Parade held at the Royal Australian Navy's Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN inspects General Entry 323 Shipp Division during their Graduation Parade held at the Royal Australian Navy's Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria

More than 500 family and a friends proudly watched as 95 of Navy's newest Recruits formally completed 11 weeks of initial training at the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Navy athletes pack their bags for the Invictus Games in London

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), Mr David McClenaghan (photographer)

Commander Joint Health Command, Rear Admiral Robyn Walker and National President of the Returned and Services League, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan with some of the members of Australia’s Invictus Games Team after the official launch at Parliament House. (photo: David McClenaghan)

Commander Joint Health Command, Rear Admiral Robyn Walker and National President of the Returned and Services League, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan with some of the members of Australia’s Invictus Games Team after the official launch at Parliament House.

Three Navy personnel will compete alongside other members of the Australian Defence Force and the RSL in the Invictus Games in London from September 10-14.

Navy unit defies the winter blues

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, records official timings of Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJAAC) personnel, as they cross the finish line as part of their health and fitness challenge. The challenge aims to promote healthier lifestyles in a supportive, fun and safe environment. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Chris Vale, records official timings of Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJAAC) personnel, as they cross the finish line as part of their health and fitness challenge. The challenge aims to promote healthier lifestyles in a supportive, fun and safe environment.

Even the keenest athlete can feel their enthusiasm wane when faced with the winter chill and wind factor, which is why the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre has implemented their own Health and Fitness Challenge to overcome 'the traditional winter lethargy.'

Lieutenant Walker becomes Australian National Marathon Champion

Published on by LCDR Ian Lumsden (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Rowan Walker was the first Australian runner across the line in the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon and claimed the 2014 Australian Marathon Championship. Image courtesy of http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rowan Walker was the first Australian runner across the line in the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon and claimed the 2014 Australian Marathon Championship. Image courtesy of http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au.

When Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Rowan Walker crossed the finish line in eleventh place in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in early July he became the Australian Marathon National Champion for 2014.

ADF closer to amphibious future at close of RIMPAC 2014

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Various (photographer)

HMAS Success conducts a RAS (Replenishment at Sea) with the Ticonderoga Cruiser, USS Port Royal, off the coast of Hawaii during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.  (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

HMAS Success conducts a RAS (Replenishment at Sea) with the Ticonderoga Cruiser, USS Port Royal, off the coast of Hawaii during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii this week. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners

A busy 24 hours for Success at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Members of HMAS Success's Ships Company turn and face outwards as the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser, USS Port Royal, makes her approach to conduct a RAS (Replenishment at Sea) off the coast of Hawaii during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.  (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Success's Ships Company turn and face outwards as the Ticonderoga Class Cruiser, USS Port Royal, makes her approach to conduct a RAS (Replenishment at Sea) off the coast of Hawaii during the Sea Phase of Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

One of the highlights of each successive Exercise RIMPAC is the traditional Fleet Photograph Exercise (PHOTEX), held towards the end of the sea-phase period. The RIMPAC 2014 PHOTEX took place in Hawaiian waters on Friday 25 July and kicked-off a very busy 24 hours for HMAS Success. #RIMPAC2014 #RIMPACPartners