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Task group re-forms in South China Sea

Published on by MIDN Jonathan Williams (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Sirius conducts a duel Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

Following a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to reform Task Group 627.3 for the latter part of their Asian deployments.

Using the force

Published on by PO Ann-Maree Anderson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson views the Technet website on Forcenet. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson views the Technet website on Forcenet.

The Navy engineering community is connecting across the fleet through a secure online portal to encourage innovation and discussion.

New horizons beckon for Indonesian speaking officer

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Baulch is the Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer on board HMAS Arunta which has joined HMAS Sirius in Surabaya for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Sub Lieutenant Stephanie Baulch can’t quite believe her luck. Less than a year after completing a language course in Indonesia she is back again, and ready to put her language skills to the ultimate test.

Reciprocal hospitality during NEW HORIZON

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta. (photo: SBLT Karl Hoopmann)

Midshipman Ashley Hill with two cadets from the TNI-AL during a tour of HMAS Arunta.

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia has been highlighted this week by a visit to the port city of Surabaya, Indonesia, by the Anzac frigate HMAS Arunta and replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. The ships are participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON - the most important maritime activity of its kind between the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), or Indonesian Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy.

The ultimate evacuation

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), Unknown (photographer)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East. (photo: Unknown)

The ship's company of HMAS Choules have been exercising alongside personnel from Fire and Rescue New South Wales in a series of damage control exercises held at Fleet Base East.

HMAS Choules loves a challenge. Their motto 'fight difficulty with zeal' is living up to expectations. They have been challenging all dimensions of Damage Control utilising local Fire and Rescue New South Wales crews to ensure real life scenario of anything from fire, flood and toxic hazard scenarios onboard can be managed.

Herculean emergency exercise in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO David McClelland (author)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES. (photo: Unknown)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES.

HMAS Creswell was flooded with emergency services personnel for all the right reasons recently. The base on the New South Wales south coast hosted Operation HERCULES, a bi-annual multi-agency training exercise.

HMAS Sydney’s career highlights

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Evan Murphy (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Sydney passes the Sydney Opera House on her way into Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney passes the Sydney Opera House on her way into Sydney Harbour.

Following a setback caused by a $4 million fire during fit out in Seattle on January 25, 1982, HMAS Sydney (IV) went on to experience a long, interesting and varied career.

Defence relations strengthened in Da Nang

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer), ABMT Christopher Vellnagel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Martin Tideswell reaches out to intercept a volleyball during a match between HMAS Sirius and a Vietnamese Navy team. (photo: LEUT Filiberto Hernandez)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Martin Tideswell reaches out to intercept a volleyball during a match between HMAS Sirius and a Vietnamese Navy team.

HMAS Sirius recently conducted a port visit to Da Nang, Vietnam, to further strengthen Australian Defence relations with the Vietnam People's Navy. Australia’s close Defence cooperation with Vietnam dates back to 1998 and forms an important part of the broader bilateral relationship.

We may wear grey but we’re going green

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste.

With the motto 'Train to Win', HMAS Stirling’s Training Centre-West, are putting continuous improvement into practice by doing things better and taking action without waiting for others to solve problems.

EC-135 aircrew training in Germany

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities. (photo: Unknown)

The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities.

Three instructors (two pilots and one aircrew) have spent the last two months at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, in Germany, training on the Australian Defence Force’s newest aircraft, the EC-135.