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Federal member enjoys ADF experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

(R-L) Australian Parliamentarian Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, chats with Commanding Officer of The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bassingthwaighte, DSM, and Commanding Officer 3rd Marine Regiment Colonel Carl Cooper, Jr. before leaving the Pohakuloa Training Area during her visit to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 as part of the ADF Parliamentarian Program.  (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

(R-L) Australian Parliamentarian Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, chats with Commanding Officer of The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bassingthwaighte, DSM, and Commanding Officer 3rd Marine Regiment Colonel Carl Cooper, Jr. before leaving the Pohakuloa Training Area during her visit to Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016 as part of the ADF Parliamentarian Program.

Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, Federal Member for Newcastle, has visited ADF members in Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

US Navy LCAC docks successfully with HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has successfully received a United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) within its internal well dock, marking a world-first for the class of ship.


Air Warfare Destroyer Project gets insights on board HMAS Adelaide

Published on by Mrs Tiana Caruso (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide arrives in Sydney Harbour with members of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance that joined the crew for the transit from Adelaide to Sydney. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide arrives in Sydney Harbour with members of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance that joined the crew for the transit from Adelaide to Sydney.

Thirty four members of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project were given the opportunity to go to sea on HMAS Adelaide last month. The group, made up of 26 personnel from Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and three industry participants, sailed from Adelaide to Sydney in conjunction with Adelaide's family cruise. 

New mine warfare team established

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Commanding Officer Australian Mine Warfare Team 16 (AUSMWT16), Lieutenant Commander Ryan Carmichael RAN leads personnel during the Official Naming Ceremony of AUSMWT16 held at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer Australian Mine Warfare Team 16 (AUSMWT16), Lieutenant Commander Ryan Carmichael RAN leads personnel during the Official Naming Ceremony of AUSMWT16 held at HMAS Waterhen.

Enhanced mine warfare capabilities will soon be a reality for the Royal Australian Navy, with Australia Mine Warfare Team 16 being officially named at a ceremony at HMAS Waterhen.

Success earns high praise in heavy seas

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Taken from USS Spruance as HMAS Success refuels the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer. (photo: MC2(SW) Will Gaskill)

Taken from USS Spruance as HMAS Success refuels the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer.

A senior officer within the United States Navy has praised the crew of HMAS Success after they battled strong winds and big seas to replenish two US warships.

Outstanding efforts recognised onboard HMAS Darwin

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Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, prepares to speak with HMAS Darwin ships company during a medal ceremony onboard in the Port of Sultaan Qaboos, Oman.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, prepares to speak with HMAS Darwin ships company during a medal ceremony onboard in the Port of Sultaan Qaboos, Oman.

Last month, on completion of her fifth and final patrol on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Darwin took a moment to recognise the extraordinary efforts of the crew who ensured the success of her deployment. 

Amphibious Assault Vehicle trials go swimmingly

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A United States Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle from USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A United States Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle from USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has successfully embarked four United States Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) off the coast of Hawaii marking another milestone in the ship's interoperability with United States counterparts. 

CH-53E Super Stallion lands on HMAS Canberra

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A United States CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 based at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

A United States CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 based at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

The largest and heaviest helicopter in service with United States armed forces has landed on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for the first time.

Ready for the next challenge

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Mr Peter Wickham from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology presents Petty Officer Electronics Technician Brendan Smith with the Bicentennial Silver Medallion Award. (photo: Unknown)

Mr Peter Wickham from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology presents Petty Officer Electronics Technician Brendan Smith with the Bicentennial Silver Medallion Award.

The Pilot session of the Senior Technical Managers Course (STMC), formerly the Chief Petty Officer - Advanced Technical Training (CPOATT) course, has been successfully run at Engineering Officer Training Faculty (EOTF), HMAS Cerberus.

Melbourne crew shape up while the ship is out

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Ships company from HMAS Melbourne take part in a physical training session. (photo: )

Ships company from HMAS Melbourne take part in a physical training session.

HMAS Melbourne is working hard to be a "lean, mean fighting machine", with the ship's company undertaking a steady diet of nutrition advice and physical training sessions.