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Navy Men win service title in ADFF Futsal Carnival

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Stock Image: Royal Australian Navy Futsal player Able Seaman Ben Sheard (blue and white) dribbles the ball during a game against Defence Australian Public Service (DAPS) during the Australian Defence Force National Futsal Championships at the University of Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Stock Image: Royal Australian Navy Futsal player Able Seaman Ben Sheard (blue and white) dribbles the ball during a game against Defence Australian Public Service (DAPS) during the Australian Defence Force National Futsal Championships at the University of Sydney.

Navy men’s and women’s futsal teams put out a strong showing at the Australian Defence Force Futsal (ADFF) National Carnival at the weekend with the men coming away with the Inter-Service Shield and 2nd overall.

The Battle Tanker returns

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer), LEUT Kedar Shah (photographer)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.

Navy sailor named Apprentice of the Year

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Justin Macey Winner of the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, was guest speaker at the launch of the 2014 awards at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Justin Macey Winner of the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, was guest speaker at the launch of the 2014 awards at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

“Talk about the cream on the cake” is how Able Seaman Justin Macey described the experience of being named 2013 Illawarra & Southern Region Apprentice of the Year.

Seahawks hitch a ride with Air Force for anti-submarine exercise

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jessica Long (photographer)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise. (photo: Jessica Long)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise.

The airfield at HMAS Albatross was abuzz with activity late last week when three Seahawk helicopters and 84 personnel from 816 Squadron left for Western Australia to participate in TAMEX, a joint maritime training exercise in anti-submarine warfare.

Amphibious Assault Ship sailors qualify on new landing craft in Spain

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Department of Defence (videographer)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). (photo: N/A)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course late last year to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Hunger pains finally at bay

Published on by MIDN Owen Zolati (author)

HMAS Watson's new canteen facility was officially opened by Jak Goudman from Navy Canteens, the Executive Officer HMAS Watson, Commander Jan Noonan and the Ship’s Warrant Officer, Paul Cohen. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Watson's new canteen facility was officially opened by Jak Goudman from Navy Canteens, the Executive Officer HMAS Watson, Commander Jan Noonan and the Ship’s Warrant Officer, Paul Cohen.

The new canteen at HMAS Watson has finally opened.

Technical sailors race into the Ford Performance Racing team

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Daniel Green, LSMT Jordan Marchioni, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft (ABATA) Cameron Cummins, Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Christopher King and POMT Nathaniel Martin in front of Chaz Mostert's number 6 car in the Ford Performance Racing V8 Super Car team garage at Campbellfield, Victoria, during the sailor's hand over in the RAN Outplacement Program. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Daniel Green, LSMT Jordan Marchioni, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft (ABATA) Cameron Cummins, Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Christopher King and POMT Nathaniel Martin in front of Chaz Mostert's number 6 car in the Ford Performance Racing V8 Super Car team garage at Campbellfield, Victoria, during the sailor's hand over in the RAN Outplacement Program.

Last week saw the beginning of the third year of the very successful Ford Performance Racing Industry Outplacement Program. The objective of the outplacement program is to recognise and develop the technical skills of high performing sailors in a cutting edge and high pressure environment.

New Zealand exercise opens

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author), LAC Maria Oosterbaan (photographer), RNZN Photographic Unit (photographer)

A group shot of exercise participants on the deck of HMNZS Canterbury. (photo: RNZN Photographic Unit)

A group shot of exercise participants on the deck of HMNZS Canterbury.

The Royal New Zealand Navy led Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 kicked off earlier this week with a memorable opening day.

Fond farewell

Published on by LCDR Peter Arnold (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

M22 Fire Control System maintainer, Mr Peter Wetzel conducts the final firing for the system at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

M22 Fire Control System maintainer, Mr Peter Wetzel conducts the final firing for the system at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria.

Forty years of naval history came to an end at West Head Gunnery Range, with the last live firing controlled by an M22 Gunnery Fire Control System, the last of its kind in operation in the world.

HMAS Childers returns from Indian Ocean deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity.

HMAS Childers has arrived in Darwin after participating in MILAN 2014, the biannual international naval event hosted by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.