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Athleticism and teamwork in Sirius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Candace Mackenzie participating in the 'cafe party' javelin throw at the HMAS Sirius mini Olympics. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Candace Mackenzie participating in the 'cafe party' javelin throw at the HMAS Sirius mini Olympics.

Keeping fit at sea is vitally important for morale, safety and health, but sometimes another workout in the ship's gym can be less than inspiring.

Navy's shooting stars

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

The winning Five Stand Sporting discipline team from Navy, Lieutenant Glenn Blizzard, Warrant Officer Electronics Warfare sailor Dennis Walsh, Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Steve Atkins and Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Mark Haughton, at Wagga gun club, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The winning Five Stand Sporting discipline team from Navy, Lieutenant Glenn Blizzard, Warrant Officer Electronics Warfare sailor Dennis Walsh, Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Steve Atkins and Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Mark Haughton, at Wagga gun club, NSW.

Navy took out the inaugural five-stand sporting shooters discipline and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Steve Atkins, of HMAS Albatross, was crowned the best of the best for the fifth year running at the Defence Clay Target Association championships held at Wagga Wagga Gun Club in mid September.

Australians join forces in Malaysian soccer challenge

Published on by LEUT James Hill (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves dazzles the opposition with his fancy footwork during a friendly football game against the  Malaysian Navy during a visit to Kemaman, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves dazzles the opposition with his fancy footwork during a friendly football game against the Malaysian Navy during a visit to Kemaman, Malaysia.

One month into their North East Asian deployment HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius joined forces to take on the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly game of soccer during a port visit to Kemaman. It was a hotly contested game with both teams demonstrating a high level of competitiveness however it was the Malaysians who came out on top winning 3-1.

Defence rugby heads to UK for title tilt

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Vice Chief of Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, farewells the Australian Services Rugby Union Warriors, who will compete in the International Defence Rugby Competition in London throughout October. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Vice Chief of Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, farewells the Australian Services Rugby Union Warriors, who will compete in the International Defence Rugby Competition in London throughout October.

The Australian Services Rugby Union men’s squad, including 10 Navy, 14 Army and four Air Force members, has headed to the United Kingdom to take on nine other nations.

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

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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.