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HMAS Stirling enjoys a bit of friendly competition

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Steve McWilliams referees one of the volleyball games during the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.
 (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Steve McWilliams referees one of the volleyball games during the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.

The first round of the inaugural monthly sports challenge competition was held last week at HMAS Stirling. In order to bring together people from the many lodger units at the Navy’s large West Australian base, the physical training instructors at Stirling designed a competition comprising of a different sporting event each month.

Navy goes for the double at the National Futsal Carnival

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

File image: Royal Australian Navy and Army go head to head at the 2013 Australian Defence Force National Futsal Carnival at Sydney University. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

File image: Royal Australian Navy and Army go head to head at the 2013 Australian Defence Force National Futsal Carnival at Sydney University.

Preparations are well underway for the 2014 Australian Defence Football Federation National Futsal Carnival to be held at University of Sydney on Saturday 1 March.

Surf Rowing League final clash for the year

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author and photographer)

A surf boat in action at Surfers Paradise during the Navy's Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) in 2013. (photo: LCDR Donald Hogarth)

A surf boat in action at Surfers Paradise during the Navy's Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) in 2013.

This weekend the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League (Navy ASRL) will culminate in an action packed weekend at the 2014 Navy Australian Open, to be held at Stockton, Newcastle.

Royal Australian Navy compete in the Admiral's Cup Regatta in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Charles Nuttal-Smith (author)

MIDN Blessington heading upwind with sailors from Egypt, India and UAE during the Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Blessington heading upwind with sailors from Egypt, India and UAE during the Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy.

In the first week of December a team from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) attended the fourth annual Admiral's Cup Regatta at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

HMAS Childers enjoys cultural visit to Bangladesh

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Greenies united, Petty Officer Tapan from the Bangladesh Navy and Leading Seaman Joshua Hobbs meet at the official welcoming ceremony as HMAS Childers comes alongside Chittagong. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Greenies united, Petty Officer Tapan from the Bangladesh Navy and Leading Seaman Joshua Hobbs meet at the official welcoming ceremony as HMAS Childers comes alongside Chittagong.

In an historically significant moment, a Royal Australian Navy ship has visited Bangladesh. HMAS Childers, an Armidale class Patrol Boat, pulled alongside the Port of Chittagong to the welcoming sound of the Bangladesh Navy Band and as soon as the gangway was across, local school children presented the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, RAN with fresh flowers.

HMAS Choules awarded two annual Fleet awards for exceptional 2013 efforts

Published on by LCDR John Sime (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, present Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Ash Papp with the Spada Shield.

Last week, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules held a clear lower deck to witness the award of the Spada Shield and the Pakistan Shield (Major).

Patrol Boat crew reflects on a memorable visit to Myanmar

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Crew members of Ardent Six take photos of the Shwedagon Pagoda during their port visit onboard HMAS Childers to Yangon, Myanmar. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Crew members of Ardent Six take photos of the Shwedagon Pagoda during their port visit onboard HMAS Childers to Yangon, Myanmar.

The crew of HMAS Childers has enjoyed a memorable port visit to Myanmar, which resulted in new friendships and provided the Armidale class Patrol Boat crew with life-long memories. 

DCN delivers firm social media warning

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy uses Facebook. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

A member of the Royal Australian Navy uses Facebook.

The Deputy Chief of Navy has reminded all Navy people of their responsibilities when using social media. 

RAN accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: )

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy has accepted the first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be introduced into service in 2014, at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Dust settles on helicopter brownouts

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Tim Grabert (author)

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stuart Training Area. (photo: )

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stuart Training Area.

MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter crews will soon be able to operate with increased safety in dusty conditions, thanks to an extensive test program that was conducted at the Mount Stuart Training Area to determine how to best overcome the dangers associated with ‘brownouts’.