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Sport on the menu during Indian Navy visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Sailors from INS Satpura compete against members of HMAS Sirius in beach volleyball at HMAS Stirling. The sporting competition was a part of the Indian Navy visit to Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Sailors from INS Satpura compete against members of HMAS Sirius in beach volleyball at HMAS Stirling. The sporting competition was a part of the Indian Navy visit to Fremantle, Western Australia.

Indian Navy Ships Satura and Kamorta recently conducted training and security patrols in the Indian Ocean and visited Fremantle in Western Australia for a short respite visit.

Explosive mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

These radio controlled Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices have been created in response to Afghan National Defense and Security requirements to assist in protecting against the threat posed by radio-controlled IEDs. (photo: Lauren Larking)

These radio controlled Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices have been created in response to Afghan National Defense and Security requirements to assist in protecting against the threat posed by radio-controlled IEDs.

Hailing from Bellerive in Tasmania, Lieutenant Commander Alastair Walsh, is now lending his knowledge of explosives to Afghan security forces as they grapple with the threat of improvised explosive devices or IEDs.

HMAS Newcastle – One Ship, One Culture, One Family

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Vaughn Heath (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Indigenous members of HMAS Newcastle ship’s company proudly show off the evening meal that they helped to create in the galley onboard HMAS Newcastle prior to serving to their ship mates for NAIDOC week at sea.
From left; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Desmond Taylor, ABBM Kaleb Cohen, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Khory Beezely, ABBM Alan Patterson and ABBM Kyh Mye.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Indigenous members of HMAS Newcastle ship’s company proudly show off the evening meal that they helped to create in the galley onboard HMAS Newcastle prior to serving to their ship mates for NAIDOC week at sea. From left; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Desmond Taylor, ABBM Kaleb Cohen, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Khory Beezely, ABBM Alan Patterson and ABBM Kyh Mye.

As HMAS Newcastle patrolled the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU, the sound of the didgeridoo and singing from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ quartet rang out from the galley.

Drugs seized top $2.3 billion in two years

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

138 kgs of heroin, worth an estimated street value of around $108 million, siezed on 03 July 2014 by HMAS Newcastle off the East coast of Africa.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

138 kgs of heroin, worth an estimated street value of around $108 million, siezed on 03 July 2014 by HMAS Newcastle off the East coast of Africa.

In its sixth successful haul in eight weeks, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle has seized 139kg of heroin, with an estimated street value of around $AUD 41 million, off the East coast of Africa.

Focus on Operation TAMAR

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), CPL Geoff Fox (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Leading Aircraftwoman Jennifer Reilly,gives a young landmine victim some Christmas cheer in the Australian- run United Nations wing of the Kigali Central Hospital in Rwanda. (photo: Corporal Geoff Fox)

Leading Aircraftwoman Jennifer Reilly,gives a young landmine victim some Christmas cheer in the Australian- run United Nations wing of the Kigali Central Hospital in Rwanda.

With two decades passing since Australia’s contribution to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR), a seminar will be held to focus on elements of leadership over the period of Operation TAMAR with a particular focus on the Kibeho massacre.

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP a perfect birthday gift

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

The opportunity to give to others was the perfect birthday present for Seaman Medic Renee Simmons, who was selected to participate in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership 2015, Captain Brian Delamont,  inspects a Bougainville Copra warehouse.

 (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership 2015, Captain Brian Delamont, inspects a Bougainville Copra warehouse.

Bowral's Captain Brian Delamont, is normally Director General Navy Communications and Information Warfare but from May to September this year, he is wearing a different hat, a multi-national one.

Memories of the fighting rat

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

Warrant Officer Stephen Downey returns to the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk  along with the original sketch of the ship's emblem. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Stephen Downey returns to the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk along with the original sketch of the ship's emblem.

In 1983 a very young Able Seaman Quartermaster Gunner Stephen Downey stood on the bridge of HMAS Tobruk as Navy’s amphibious warfare ship steamed out of Moreton Bay for the Kangaroo Exercises off the Western Australian coast.

Success fitness challenge reaps rewards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Rachele Karmiste takes a waist measurement of Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Katie Clohesy during the HMAS Success 'Biggest Looser' Challenge while deployed as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Medic Rachele Karmiste takes a waist measurement of Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Katie Clohesy during the HMAS Success 'Biggest Looser' Challenge while deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

During their recent Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East, members of HMAS Success' ship's company took the opportunity to work on their personal fitness levels in a ‘Biggest Loser' style challenge.

Significant mark for Romeo aviator

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Lieutenant Ian Parrott is all smiles after his 5000Hrs achievment at 725 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Ian Parrott is all smiles after his 5000Hrs achievment at 725 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Some spend a lifetime dreaming of getting behind the controls of an aircraft, others such as Lieutenant Ian Parrott, have spent a significant part of their life actually doing it.