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Pulling the threads together in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), CHAP Colin Tett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Wood and the Executive Officer HMAS Watson Commander Mattew Shand  (photo: Chaplain Colin Tett)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Wood and the Executive Officer HMAS Watson Commander Mattew Shand

The Defence family has pulled together to support one very special woman in need, who has touched the lives of thousands of operationally deployed Australian Defence personnel.

Australia and New Zealand march as guests of honour in French National Day Parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Janine Fabre (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force contingent is preparing to march in the French National Day parade in Paris on 14 July 2016.  (photo: SGT Janine Fabre)

The Australian Defence Force contingent is preparing to march in the French National Day parade in Paris on 14 July 2016.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) joined the New Zealand Defence Force to march with the French Armed Forces and other military contingents in the French National Day Parade, proudly leading in the ‘Position of Honour’ down the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
 

HMAS Darwin welcomed home from Middle East deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Bradshaw with his partner Kylie and son Wyatt are reunited on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney at HMAS Darwin's welcome home ceremony. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Bradshaw with his partner Kylie and son Wyatt are reunited on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney at HMAS Darwin's welcome home ceremony.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Garden Island in Sydney to cheer home HMAS Darwin from a seven month deployment to the Middle East.

Mosaic and Hurricane survivors return to Monte Bello

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Members of the Australian Ex Services Atomic Survivors Association with their partners and the Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, during a visit to the HMAS Stirling Museum at the unveiling of a new Nuclear Testing exhibit in the associations honour.   (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Members of the Australian Ex Services Atomic Survivors Association with their partners and the Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, during a visit to the HMAS Stirling Museum at the unveiling of a new Nuclear Testing exhibit in the associations honour.

Members of the Australian Ex-Services Atomic Survivors Association have travelled to the Monte Bello Islands marking the  60th Anniversary of the completion of Operation MOSAIC.

Old boys, new tricks in footy competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABML-C Ben Marshell (photographer)

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Albatross took top spot at the recent Navy East Coast touch football championships for the second year running.

Exercise pre-exercise keeps fitness focussed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'Four Forces Fitness Challenge' between Adelaide's ship's company and embarked forces from the Australian Army, US Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and the US Army on the light vehicle deck during Exercise HAMEL SEALIFT. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Adelaide conducts a 'Four Forces Fitness Challenge' between Adelaide's ship's company and embarked forces from the Australian Army, US Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and the US Army on the light vehicle deck during Exercise HAMEL SEALIFT.

Teams from four different military forces faced off on a fitness challenge onboard HMAS Adelaide as the Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious ship transited Bass Strait en route to Adelaide for Exercise HAMEL.

Illegal foreign fishing vessels apprehended

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Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has assisted in the apprehension of two foreign fishing vessels, believed to be Vietnamese, in waters off far North Queensland for suspected illegal fishing on 21 June near Dianne Bank. File Image (photo: Leading Seaman Andrew Dakin)

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has assisted in the apprehension of two foreign fishing vessels, believed to be Vietnamese, in waters off far North Queensland for suspected illegal fishing on 21 June near Dianne Bank. File Image

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has assisted in the apprehension of two foreign fishing vessels, believed to be Vietnamese, in waters off far North Queensland for suspected illegal fishing on 21 June near Dianne Bank.

Navy begins shift to task groups

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra, Ballarat and Success along with HMNZS Te Kaha operate together off the Queensland coast with the aim of strengthening Task Group operating procedures.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMA Ships Canberra, Ballarat and Success along with HMNZS Te Kaha operate together off the Queensland coast with the aim of strengthening Task Group operating procedures.

HMA Ships Canberra, Ballarat and Success have deployed with the Royal
New Zealand Navy's HMNZS Te Kaha, to take part in Navy's first task
group certification.

Young Endeavour visits Gladstone

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The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour.

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour will arrive at Gladstone on 26 June, crewed by 24 youth from across Australia. 

HMAS Adelaide arrives in Adelaide to launch Exercise Hamel 2016

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide III has marked her first visit to the city of Adelaide by delivering vehicles and personnel for the Australian Army�s Exercise HAMEL 2016.  (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide III has marked her first visit to the city of Adelaide by delivering vehicles and personnel for the Australian Army�s Exercise HAMEL 2016.

HMAS Adelaide III has marked her first visit to the city of Adelaide by delivering vehicles and personnel for the Australian Army’s Exercise HAMEL 2016.