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Navy surfers take a break

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Lieutenant Frank Tachibana during the Navy Surfriders Association competition at Werri Beach, NSW. (photo: Private Nicole Dorrett)

Lieutenant Frank Tachibana during the Navy Surfriders Association competition at Werri Beach, NSW.

The Navy Surfriders Association held its September surfing event at Werri Beach in New South Wales, as part of its commitment to continue surfing and competing every month leading in to the national Inter-Service championships.

Birdies pound the pavement in famous Aussie footrace

Published on by LEUT Simon Machin (author), Mrs Patricia Machin (photographer)

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: )

Runners from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit at HMAS Albatross, prior to their participation in the 2019 City2Surf. L-R: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Benjamin King; Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Carl Stewart; Lieutenant Simon Machin; Lieutenant Michael Azoury; Lieutenant Alister Auld; and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Broadbent, at Hyde Park, Sydney.

More than 84,000 people participated in the City2Surf race in Sydney in August, resulting in a sell-out crowd for the organisers of the annual running event.

Navy Tridents on fire

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Royal Australian Navy Tridents team members, from left, AB Emily Xar, AB Morgan Wilson-Ward, AB Jahna Smyth, AB Caroline Sabasio and AB Grace Waters celebrate their victory against the Fire and Rescue NSW team at North Sydney Oval, NSW.

The Navy Tridents were too strong for Fire and Rescue New South Wales in the annual Community Cup women’s rugby league game, played in the lead-up to the North Sydney Bears games at North Sydney Oval on 25 August.

A Cup full o’ fitness at Coonawarra sports day

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT.

Units from across the three services recently converged on Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin to compete in a uniquely Top End sporting event.

Strong ties made stronger with Japanese delegation visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

(L-R) Ambassador of Japan to Australia, His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi; Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura; and Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; lay wreaths at the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(L-R) Ambassador of Japan to Australia, His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi; Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura; and Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; lay wreaths at the HMAS Kuttabul memorial site, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Special Advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister, His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura, and Japan’s Ambassador to Australia His Excellency Reiichiro Takahashi have visited Fleet Base East at Garden Island in Sydney.

Choules leaves Samoa with thousands of new trees

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Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa. (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Choules plant trees at Vailima Botanical Gardens during their visit to Apia, Samoa.

The ADF continues to build relationships in Samoa through a series of activities with the community as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the region.

Submarine Farncomb home after busy deployment

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A casing party member casts a heaving line to members of HMAS Stirling Port Services as HMAS Farncomb prepares to berth alongside its home port of Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

A casing party member casts a heaving line to members of HMAS Stirling Port Services as HMAS Farncomb prepares to berth alongside its home port of Fleet Base West, WA.

After busy and demanding Asian and Australian deployments, HMAS Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week.

Melbourne visits Devonport one last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members from HMAS Melbourne work the lines on the flight deck as the ship comes alongside Devonport, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members from HMAS Melbourne work the lines on the flight deck as the ship comes alongside Devonport, Tasmania.

Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne and her 180-strong ship’s company have visited the Tasmanian port city of Devonport for one of the Australian warship’s final port visits before she is decommissioned later this year. 

HMAS Brisbane’s French connection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), ABEW Cameron Paniagua (photographer), FNS Photographer (photographer)

FNS Vendemiaire's Boarding Team and HMAS Brisbane's Boarding Team on completion of a boarding exercise. (photo: ABEW Cameron Paniagua)

FNS Vendemiaire's Boarding Team and HMAS Brisbane's Boarding Team on completion of a boarding exercise.

HMAS Brisbane has used a long transit across the Pacific Ocean to rendezvous with the French Marine Nationale warship FNS Vendemiaire for joint training, meeting in the waters of Noumea, New Caledonia.

Submarine Force celebrates 20 years of women in submarines

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Former and current female submariners pose together in the junior sailor's cafe on board HMAS Sheean to celebrate the 20th anniversary of women in Australian submarines, at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Former and current female submariners pose together in the junior sailor's cafe on board HMAS Sheean to celebrate the 20th anniversary of women in Australian submarines, at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

In 1998, the Royal Australian Navy became the fourth Navy in the world to permit women to serve in submarines. Then in 1999, some of those women earned the prestigious ‘Dolphins’ qualification to become our Navy’s first fully-fledged submariners.