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A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Coffs Harbour and 725 Squadron reunited

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Two Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters flypast as 725 Squadron gives the eyes right during the Freedom of Entry into Coffs Harbour, NSW.

Hundreds of local residents lined the streets of Coffs Harbour to watch and support officers and sailors from 725 Squadron as they exercised their Freedom of Entry to the coastal city.

March to the beat of a new drum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall and LSMUSN Belinda Rendell (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band Sydney Drum Corps members, (L-R) Able Seaman Musicians Vitaliy Rayitsyn, Thomas Brooke, Chris Thompson, Sam Sheppard and Petty Officer Musician Brett Douglas with the RAN's new marching drums during the 2019 Anzac Day parade through the streets of Sydney.

One of the highlights of a Royal Australian Navy parade is the Navy Band marching down a main street with their front row performing stick drill on side-slung drums embellished with drag ropes which nod to Navy’s past.

Navy conquers bridges

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

RAN members who competed in the Asics Bridges Fun Run (in front of HMAS Warramunga at Fleet Base West, WA). L-R: LEUT Will Singer; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines John Wheelhouse; SBLT Sarah Connor; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ben Higgins; Petty Officer Electronic Technician Submarines Sara Clarke; Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders; and LCDR Kelly Masters. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

RAN members who competed in the Asics Bridges Fun Run (in front of HMAS Warramunga at Fleet Base West, WA). L-R: LEUT Will Singer; Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines John Wheelhouse; SBLT Sarah Connor; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Ben Higgins; Petty Officer Electronic Technician Submarines Sara Clarke; Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders; and LCDR Kelly Masters.

Thirteen Navy and four Army members represented the Australian Defence Force Running and Athletics Association (ADFRAA) at the Asics Bridges 10km road race held at Elizabeth Quay in Perth, crossing the three prominent bridges located around the city’s picturesque Swan River.

Smiles the key to a successful IPE19

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Sinead Prewett joins in for a selfie with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Village in Malaysia for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Sinead Prewett joins in for a selfie with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces during a visit to the Meh Mari Village in Malaysia for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) deployment has concluded after nearly three months away, visiting seven countries and travelling 12,500 nautical miles in South- and South-East Asia.

Successful visit for Chief of Navy

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to senior sailors during a visit to HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to senior sailors during a visit to HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN has personally congratulated the crew of HMAS Success on her final deployment before decommissioning in June.

Newcastle's Great Race home for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate in a charity fundraising event on the flight deck while alongside in Jakarta, Indonesia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate in a charity fundraising event on the flight deck while alongside in Jakarta, Indonesia during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

In an effort to raise funds one last time before she decommissions in June, HMAS Newcastle is conducting a major fundraising event aptly named ‘The Great Race’ as she makes her way home from INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Success takes part in ADMM+ exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Success joins naval vessels from 12 countries to conduct co-ordinated formation manoeuvres in the South China Sea during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) sea phase exercises. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success joins naval vessels from 12 countries to conduct co-ordinated formation manoeuvres in the South China Sea during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) sea phase exercises.

HMAS Success has represented Australia in a regional maritime exercise led by Singapore and South Korea.

Sharing knowledge with Singapore

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), SGT Ben Dempster (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer, Commander Scott Squires addresses representatives from the Singaporean Armed Forces and Singaporean Emergency Services during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief discussions on board HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.  (photo: SGT Ben Dempster)

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officer, Commander Scott Squires addresses representatives from the Singaporean Armed Forces and Singaporean Emergency Services during Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief discussions on board HMAS Canberra for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

While in Singapore for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition, members of the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) Joint Task Force shared humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) knowledge.

Controlling the air from the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), SGT Ben Dempster (photographer)

An Australian Army Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra's flight deck during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

An Australian Army Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra's flight deck during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Three Royal Australian Air Force personnel are controlling the airspace from a moving airstrip on board HMAS Canberra.