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TALISMAN SABRE 13 from a Spanish point of view

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author), PO Carmen Ciudad (photographer), SMN Carlos Cabrera (photographer)

MIDN Jacob Hobbs receives instructions to participate in flight operations training on SPS Cantabria. (photo: Indalecio Nuñez Quinteiro)

MIDN Jacob Hobbs receives instructions to participate in flight operations training on SPS Cantabria.

The RAN Contingent and Armada crew on ESPS Cantabria head home after a lengthy but fulfilling deployment in support of TALISMAN SABRE 13 (TS13).

Clearing the sea training backlog

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The ‘sea training backlog’ has been reduced by 70 per cent since 2011 through the improved control of the training pipeline according to the figures in Training Force.

Sirius breaks records

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard.

HMAS Sirius has concluded her participation in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 (TS13). The Exercise, held every two years, is the largest combined air, land and sea military training exercise regularly undertaken by the ADF and forces from the United States.

Underwater robots used for exercise mapping

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

Defence Science and Technology Organisation engineers James Gourley (left) and Phil Jackson retrieve a Slocum Glider off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, as part of the buildup to Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Defence Science and Technology Organisation engineers James Gourley (left) and Phil Jackson retrieve a Slocum Glider off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, as part of the buildup to Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

A Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) team was deployed to the Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 exercise area in early July to demonstrate and evaluate the potential Defence benefits of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for long duration remote sensing of the under sea environment.

Fleet Air Arm Museum honours Windy Geale

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (Retd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (Retd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales.

The Windy Geale Archive and Library was named at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on 25 July in a fitting tribute to a man known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the people, places and events associated with the Fleet Air Arm.

Newcastle and Somme hat-trick captured in time-lapse

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer), POIS Ollie Garside (videographer), POIS Ollie Garside and POIS Paul Berry (video editing)

HMAS Newcastle crosses lines with French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme during a Replenishment at Sea.
 (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Newcastle crosses lines with French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme during a Replenishment at Sea.

HMAS Newcastle’s third Replenishment at Sea activity in the Middle East Area of Operations was conducted with the French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme.

HMAS Newcastle completes counter-terrorism focused operation

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

One of HMAS Newcastle's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) returning from boarding operations. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

One of HMAS Newcastle's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) returning from boarding operations.

In July, HMAS Newcastle completed an intensive counter-terrorism focused operation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150.

Choules crew communicates cooperation

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Able Seaman Benjamin Heron, a Communications and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, talks with members of the Papua New Defence Force during an International Visual Morse Code practical exercise at Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Able Seaman Benjamin Heron, a Communications and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, talks with members of the Papua New Defence Force during an International Visual Morse Code practical exercise at Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.

HMAS Choules’ Communications and Information Systems team have shown off their instructional skills, conducting visual Morse code training with Papua New Guinea Defence Force personnel from Tarangau Naval Base, Manus Island.

Moule takes the helm, sets course for the Middle East

Published on by ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Albert Moule, RAN, Officer of the Watch is closed up on the Navigation Data System on the bridge of HMAS Melbourne while in transit from Fleet Base East to HMAS Stirling of the coast of Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Albert Moule, RAN, Officer of the Watch is closed up on the Navigation Data System on the bridge of HMAS Melbourne while in transit from Fleet Base East to HMAS Stirling of the coast of Victoria.

At 27 years of age, Lieutenant Albert Moule is responsible for sailing his warship, the Adelaide class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Melbourne, to the right place, at the right time, in the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Melbourne sails for SLIPPER

Published on by ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alee Scarfone farewells her daughter Keira, aged 5, before departing on a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne.

Today, the Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Melbourne set sail for a six-month operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.