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Great sportsmanship raises money for local charities

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Trophies are presented to both NUSHIP Canberra and ACT Veterans rugby union teams. Each trophy features a 76mm ammunition shell casing, with one casing from a round fired from the decommissioned Adelaide Class Frigate HMAS Canberra (II). (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Trophies are presented to both NUSHIP Canberra and ACT Veterans rugby union teams. Each trophy features a 76mm ammunition shell casing, with one casing from a round fired from the decommissioned Adelaide Class Frigate HMAS Canberra (II).

Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, formed its first rugby team for a charity rugby union match against the ACT Veterans Rugby Club this month.

Team Navy back on the water and stronger than ever

Published on by Sky Gregory (author), Mr Andrew Gricks (photographer)

The Team Navy Offshore Superboat in Round 4 of the Australian Championships in Redcliffe on the weekend. (photo: Mr Andrew Gricks)

The Team Navy Offshore Superboat in Round 4 of the Australian Championships in Redcliffe on the weekend.

Brendan and Chris Frier were back in winning form in their Team Navy Offshore Superboat on the weekend in round 4 of the Australian Championships in Redcliffe.

ARDENT THREE makes fitness a high priority

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

ABBM Jacob Machen takes the crew of Ardent Three through a fitness routine. In background are LSMT James Harvey with hand weights, 
LSBM Shaun Black on the weight bench, and ABMT Ronny Turner as spotter. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

ABBM Jacob Machen takes the crew of Ardent Three through a fitness routine. In background are LSMT James Harvey with hand weights, LSBM Shaun Black on the weight bench, and ABMT Ronny Turner as spotter.

There’s no Wi-Fi onboard HMAS Wollongong to distract its sailors from their fitness. The embarked crew, ARDENT THREE, is addicted to fitness.

Navy and FPR strengthen bond ahead of Sandown

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Mechanics from Ford Performance Racing, including Royal Australian Navy LSMT Jordan Marchioni and POMT Chris King at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Mechanics from Ford Performance Racing, including Royal Australian Navy LSMT Jordan Marchioni and POMT Chris King at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 round of the V8 Supercar Championship at Sandown Raceway.

On the eve of the Sandown 500, the excitement revved up for Team Navy and Ford Performance Racing as they showcased their strengthening relationship with an impressive display of airpower from one of Navy’s Seahawk helicopters alongside the unveiling of new Navy branding on the V8 Supercars Pepsi Max Crew Fords.

Navy puts on a colourful display of skill on the netball court

Published on by LSCSO Nicholas Miller (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Holly Whitney-Wylde prepares to pass the ball during the 2013 Australian Defence Force Netball Carnival. (photo: LSCSO Nicholas Miller)

Leading Seaman Holly Whitney-Wylde prepares to pass the ball during the 2013 Australian Defence Force Netball Carnival.

There was a colourful change to the final day of the 2013 Australian Defence Force Netball Carnival. This year the committee decided to dedicate the final day to raising money for the McGrath Foundation.

Albatross Demons demonstrate award winning style

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Patrick Fahy (photographer)

The Albatross Demons (from HMAS Albatross) pose for a photograph after taking out the NSW South Coast AFL Championships. (photo: Mr Patrick Fahy)

The Albatross Demons (from HMAS Albatross) pose for a photograph after taking out the NSW South Coast AFL Championships.

The Albatross Demons AFL team took out the South Coast New South Wales Reserve Grade Grand Final when they beat the competition favourites, the Port Kembla Blacks, on the weekend.

Navy tests new waters

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 312 take to the water with the Cerberus Salty's at Mount Martha Beach, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Members of the Basic Clearance Diver Course 312 take to the water with the Cerberus Salty's at Mount Martha Beach, Victoria.

Members of the HMAS Cerberus Salty’s Swimming Club have dived outside of their personal comfort zone and into chilly waters off Mount Martha Beach for a new experience in ocean water swimming.

Missile first for Navy

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An ESSM is fired from HMAS Perth at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii as part of the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class Frigate ASMD system. (photo: Unknown)

An ESSM is fired from HMAS Perth at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii as part of the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class Frigate ASMD system.

The Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Materiel Organisation have recently completed the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian-designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class frigate Anti-Ship Missile Defence system.

Wollongong made four in the Timor Sea

Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), CMDR Brian Delamont (photographer), SGT Mick Davis (photographer)

HMA Ships Sydney, Wollongong and Warramunga conduct Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres in the Timor Sea. (photo: CMDR Brian Delamont)

HMA Ships Sydney, Wollongong and Warramunga conduct Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres in the Timor Sea.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Wollongong has made a rendezvous with HMA Ships SiriusWarramunga and Sydney in the Timor Sea to conduct mariner skills training.

Navy concludes exercise in the North West Shelf area

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Simon Bateman (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga conducts a twilight patrol around the natural gas production facility, Prod Bayu-Undan, as the ship and crew of HMAS Warramunga conduct a maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR 2013. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Warramunga conducts a twilight patrol around the natural gas production facility, Prod Bayu-Undan, as the ship and crew of HMAS Warramunga conduct a maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR 2013.

HMA Ships Sydney, Warramunga and Sirius have concluded their participation in Exercise BLUE RAPTOR. The exercise was conducted in the North West Shelf area, in the vicinity of oil and gas installations.