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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

Australian and Philippine navies conduct boarding training together in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

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Before the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014 kicked off, teams from HMAS Stuart and BRP Ramon Alcraz took the opportunity to conduct additional joint training to exchange expertise and develop skills in boarding operations.

Navy aircrew say g'day in Arnhem Land

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

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On Friday 29 August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) 816 Squadron visited some local people in Arnhem Land as part of Navy's community engagement during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

HMAS Sydney welcomes JS Hatakaze on Exercise KAKADU 2014

Published on by SBLT Emily Hull (author), CPO Justin Downey-Price (photographer)

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In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014, HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.

Navies plan maritime warfare during Exercise KAKADU 2014

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson )

Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime exercise, KAKADU 2014.