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Ironman finish fulfills lifelong dream

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Navy team L-R ABCD McEwan, ABCD Bone, LCDR Northcote and LEUT Davies. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy team L-R ABCD McEwan, ABCD Bone, LCDR Northcote and LEUT Davies.

Four Navy athletes made the pilgrimage to Kona, Hawaii, last month to take on one of the world’s most physically demanding triathlon events.

Rugby campaign a learning experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Adam Boyd (author), CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.

The Australian Services Rugby Union’s International Defence Rugby Competition campaign came to an abrupt but gallant end in the quarter final at Portsmouth on 19 October when the team faced the competition winners, Republic of Fiji Military Forces team.

The team behind the team

Published on by CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Chloe Ryan is the medical officer for the Australian Services Rugby Union men's team competing in the International Defence Rugby Competition held in the United Kingdom throughout October 2015. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Chloe Ryan is the medical officer for the Australian Services Rugby Union men's team competing in the International Defence Rugby Competition held in the United Kingdom throughout October 2015.

In rugby, like many sports, receiving immediate medical care on the ground is essential to ensure players recover quickly and are able to return to the field as soon as possible.

International cricketers on show in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer), Steve Burton (photographer)

(R) Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Daniel Amiet of No. 35 Squadron makes a hit against Navy during the Australian Defence Force Cricket Competition in Canberra on November 20, 2014. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(R) Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Daniel Amiet of No. 35 Squadron makes a hit against Navy during the Australian Defence Force Cricket Competition in Canberra on November 20, 2014.

Australian Defence Force women will be competing for the first time in the six-nation International Defence Cricket Challenge 2015 to be held in Canberra from 16-29 November.

Team Navy in Bathurst campaign

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Ben Wickham (author), LAC David Said (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood checks over a V8 Supercar supported by Team Navy during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama. (photo: CPL David Said)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Kate Greenwood checks over a V8 Supercar supported by Team Navy during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.

The old military truism that ‘no battle plan survives contact with the enemy’ can apply equally to sport. So it was for Team Navy and Prodrive Racing Australia at Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 race from 8-11 October.

Battle for the Bonshaw Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Under starter's orders 'they're off ' in the 2015 Bonshaw Cup. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Under starter's orders 'they're off ' in the 2015 Bonshaw Cup.

The Bonshaw Cup is the second oldest running event in the Australian Capital Territory and was run again on 30 October at HMAS Harman. First contested in 1963, the 5km fun run/walk has progressed from an exclusive Navy event, to being one where the broader Defence community can now participate, promoting positive relationships.

Soccer fuels friendships in China

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Guvinder Singh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves from HMAS Arunta in a friendly game of soccer with the People's Liberation Army-Navy during the ship's visit to Zhanjiang, China.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gerard Reeves from HMAS Arunta in a friendly game of soccer with the People's Liberation Army-Navy during the ship's visit to Zhanjiang, China.

During a recent visit to Zhanjiang, China, HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta joined forces to take on the People’s Liberation Army - Navy (PLA-N) in a friendly game of soccer.

Korean exercise refines skills

Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMA Ship's Stuart and Arunta form on either side of Republic of Korean Navy Ship JeonBuk as they conduct a screenplay during Exercise Haedoli-Wallaby 2015 off the coast of Busan, Republic of Korea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMA Ship's Stuart and Arunta form on either side of Republic of Korean Navy Ship JeonBuk as they conduct a screenplay during Exercise Haedoli-Wallaby 2015 off the coast of Busan, Republic of Korea.

HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta have followed up a successful port visit to Busan, South Korea, by participating in bilateral Exercise HAIDOLI WALLABY, with four warships of the Republic of Korea Navy.

Anzacs meet up in South Korea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta enters the port city of Busan, Republic of Korea, as part of the ships North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta enters the port city of Busan, Republic of Korea, as part of the ships North East Asian Deployment.

East met west recently as HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta, usually based on either side of Australia, were both in Busan, South Korea.

Submariners practice world-class rescue skills

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Exercise Black Carillon 2015 participants onboard MV Besant in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Exercise Black Carillon 2015 participants onboard MV Besant in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy's Submarine Force has exercised responses to the unlikely event of a submarine incident at sea, after completing an intensive four week training exercise which demonstrated the
submarine escape and rescue capability.