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Brainstorming the future

Published on by Aurora Daniels (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, disembarks from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of large-scale amphibious assault during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes)

Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, disembarks from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of large-scale amphibious assault during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017.

Defence is holding its first force design conference to gather ideas from around Australia and the globe on designing the future force.

Navy welcomes the world for Sea Power Conference

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at Sea Power Conference 2017 at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at Sea Power Conference 2017 at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy is hosting the biennial Sea Power Conference with senior naval delegations from around the world descending on Sydney for three days of discussions and Navy-to-Navy engagements.

Back-to-back win for Navy Dragons

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.

Defence indigenous footballers join national carnival

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.  (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.

A team of Australian Defence Force indigenous footballers recently participated in the Yannanayowoit Dullallally Football Carnival in Ballarat – the theme of which was to be proud of one’s indigenous heritage. 

Improving mind, body and spirit

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), POET Scott O'Donohue (photographer)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.  (photo: POET Scott O'Donohue)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.

Seagoing deployments have not stopped one proactive and enthusiastic sailor from bringing her passion for fitness with her – and she is converting a ship’s company in the process.

Sirius’ soccer stars marvel in Malaysia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), POML-C William Millward (photographer)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius and the Royal Malaysian Navy after a friendly match in Kuantan, Malaysia. (photo: POML-C William Millward)

Soccer players from HMAS Sirius and the Royal Malaysian Navy after a friendly match in Kuantan, Malaysia.

HMAS Sirius arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia recently to conduct a port visit as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group deployment.

Triathlon Worlds lure Navy competitors

Published on by CPOCIS Gary Swanton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Brad Lewis competing in the group triathlon world championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Brad Lewis competing in the group triathlon world championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy represented Australia at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in September, highlighting their endurance and persistence.

Tables turned in footy final

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of Cerberus Doggies and South Yarra football team compete for the ball during the Southern Football National League Grand Final held at Power Reserve Oval, Doveton, Victoria.

As the Richmond Tigers held up the Australian Football League premiership trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it was a different story in downtown Doveton for the Dogs of HMAS Cerberus, as their winning streak and dream of back-to-back premierships was shattered.

Navy get on the bikes

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters on her way to coming second in the cross country short course mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships in 2015, held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters on her way to coming second in the cross country short course mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships in 2015, held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra.

Defence cyclists from across Australia will converge on Canberra between 21-27 October for the National Cycling Carnival.

Melbourne mountain biker races in Brunei

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LEUT Josh Fearnley (photographer)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei. (photo: LEUT Josh Fearnley)

Lieutenant Joshua Fearnley participates in the 2017 Asian Enduro Series during HMAS Melbourne's visit to Brunei.

For one member of the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne, a recent visit to Brunei Darussalam was more than just an overseas port visit.