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Swans and Eagles honour Sydney (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles. (photo: Unknown. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.)

The Sydney Swans and Royal Australian Navy personnel pose alongside the HMAS Sydney (II) Commemorative trophy. Image courtesy of West Coast Eagles.

On Sunday, 21 July, the Australian Football League honoured the 645 brave men who perished in Australia’s greatest naval tragedy when the West Coast Eagles came head to head with Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium for the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial Match.

Top End Navy cross country

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Ready set run, the start line of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra has reinvigorated the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race after a four year hiatus. Over 70 personnel posted to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks and various patrol boats took part in this year's hilly course.

Surf competition carves waves in the west

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The competitors of the inaugural Navy Surf Riders Association competition. (photo: ABIS Brad Darvill)

The competitors of the inaugural Navy Surf Riders Association competition.

The Navy Surfriders Association – West (NSA-W) Chapter held its inaugural monthly surfriders competition on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at Surf Beach, Secret Harbour, Western Australia.

HON LEUT Chaz Mostert grabs Top 10 in last lap thriller

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#12 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon driven by Chaz Mostert. (photo: )

#12 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon driven by Chaz Mostert.

The first of two 200km races making up the Sucrogen Townsville 400 has delivered another Top 10 result for Dick Johnson Racing (DJR).

Exercise SEA LION wraps

Published on by ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Ship's company watch on as a Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion Aircraft conducts a low fly by past HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Ship's company watch on as a Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion Aircraft conducts a low fly by past HMAS Choules during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

Exercise SEA LION 13 came to a conclusion on 28 June in waters off North Queensland.

Channel 7 drops in on SEA LION 2013

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A view of HMAS Choules from the flight deck during Exercise SEA LION 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A view of HMAS Choules from the flight deck during Exercise SEA LION 2013.

The ship’s company and embarked forces of HMAS Choules came under the media microscope recently as a camera crew from Channel 7 Brisbane came onboard for a couple of days to cover Exercise SEA LION 2013 (EX SL13).

HMAS Tobruk arrives in Wewak

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

VIPs at the opening ceremony for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013. (L-R) CMDR Leif Maxfield, CMDR Stewart Dunne, Air Commodore Ken Quinn, Colonel Walter Enuma, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone MP, CAPT Bruce Greig, CMDR Bill Haggerson and Colonel Dick Parker. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

VIPs at the opening ceremony for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013. (L-R) CMDR Leif Maxfield, CMDR Stewart Dunne, Air Commodore Ken Quinn, Colonel Walter Enuma, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone MP, CAPT Bruce Greig, CMDR Bill Haggerson and Colonel Dick Parker.

HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Wewak in the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. Over 100 embarked personnel travelling with HMAS Tobruk are bringing medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to the township.

Channel 7 coverage of Exercise SEA LION

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In North Queensland HMAS Choules sets the scene during Exercise SEA LION 2013 - with HMAS Labuan, two LCM8s, Zodiacs, an MRH90 hovering over the flight deck and a P3 Orion flying by. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

In North Queensland HMAS Choules sets the scene during Exercise SEA LION 2013 - with HMAS Labuan, two LCM8s, Zodiacs, an MRH90 hovering over the flight deck and a P3 Orion flying by.

Exercise SEA LION Block II Amphibious Training will soon come to a close, with the exercise being hailed a success and a significant stepping stone in the development of Australia’s amphibious capability.

Unusual creature drops in for check up

Published on by LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Able Seaman Taylor Burgess, Seaman Kasey Senior and Able Seaman Jordan Shephard get close to Mangitungs the cus cus at the community health fair. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Taylor Burgess, Seaman Kasey Senior and Able Seaman Jordan Shephard get close to Mangitungs the cus cus at the community health fair.

The veterinary team deployed for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013 has treated a most unusual patient.

Far from the farm stock and pets they were expecting, the team were presented with a native cus cus, a striking orange bush possum.

Named Mangitungs, the cus cus was brought in to a full day community health fair in Wewak, Papua New Guinea, by his owner Erica.

Tri-nation naval exercise PACIFIC BOND kicks off

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (author)

JMSDF Murasame (left) and USS Preble sail in company with HMAS Sydney (IV). (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

JMSDF Murasame (left) and USS Preble sail in company with HMAS Sydney (IV).

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The Royal Australian Navy has joined forces with the United States Navy (USN) and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) to participate in a tri-lateral exercise, PACIFIC BOND 2013, June 22-26.

PACIFIC BOND is a multi-national naval exercise designed to advance participating nations’ military-to-military coordination and capacity to plan and execute tactical operations in an advanced warfare environment.