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Navy girl dons green and gold for World Cup in China

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman (LS) Combat Systems Operator Carolyn Johnsen prepares for a dawn training session at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

LS Johnsen has been selected in the Australian Dragon Boating team to compete in the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman (LS) Combat Systems Operator Carolyn Johnsen prepares for a dawn training session at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. LS Johnsen has been selected in the Australian Dragon Boating team to compete in the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China.

A Royal Australian Navy sailor from Cronulla is set to make history next Month, when she represents Australia at the inaugural International Dragon Boating Federation World Cup in China. 

Battle of the ranks to feature at North Queensland mountain bike event

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jake Machen and Commander Anthony Powell train for the upcoming Rural, Rainforest and Reef (RRR) Mountain Bike Challenge in Cairns. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Bailey, Able Seaman Marine Technician Jake Machen and Commander Anthony Powell train for the upcoming Rural, Rainforest and Reef (RRR) Mountain Bike Challenge in Cairns.

With a spirit for adventure and a will to be the best, personnel from HMAS Cairns are looking forward to this year’s Rural, Rainforest and Reef Mountain Bike Challenge which will take place on Sunday June 1.

Mostert wins in the west

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), Images courtesy of FPR (photographer)

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Cerberus Dogs go for pink

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Australian Rules Football Team and Endeavour Hills compete for the ball during the Pink Sports Day match held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

HMAS Cerberus Australian Rules Football Team and Endeavour Hills compete for the ball during the Pink Sports Day match held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Cerberus Dogs Australian Rules Football Team added a new colour to their usual blue and white uniform when they recently took to the field against Endeavour Hills in a Southern Football League clash.

HMAS Stuart remembers HMAS Sydney (II)

Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author), CPOML-SC Stephen Slack (author)

HMAS Stuart Ship’s Company pause to remember the lives lost onboard HMAS Sydney (II). (photo: CPOML-SC Stephen Slack)

HMAS Stuart Ship’s Company pause to remember the lives lost onboard HMAS Sydney (II).

Officers and Sailors of HMAS Stuart have gathered on the ship's flight deck for a memorial service to remember the 725 lives lost in a battle on the 19th November 1941.

HMAS Gascoyne to the Rescue

Published on by SBLT Tracy Sheddan (author), ABML S. Humphris (photographer)

Rescue spot at Broken Bay. (photo: ABML S. Humphris)

Rescue spot at Broken Bay.

Royal Australian Navy Mine Hunter Coastal, HMAS Gascoyne, recently assisted the New South Wales (NSW) Police in rescuing stranded fishermen in Broken Bay, 50 kilometres north of Sydney.

HMAS Paluma Surveys the Kimberley

Published on by LEUT Peter Locke (author), ABHSO Jessica Van Der Kolk (photographer)

An example of the Bradshaw artwork on Jar Island in Vansittart Bay, thought to be many thousands of years old. (photo: ABHSO Jessica Van Der Kolk)

An example of the Bradshaw artwork on Jar Island in Vansittart Bay, thought to be many thousands of years old.

On Sunday, the crew of HMA Ships’ Paluma and Mermaid celebrated Easter Sunday at anchor off Jar Island, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia.

A window view of the future

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: LCDR Jodie Wilkinson)

ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.

Navy’s royal birds in flight

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains.

Aircrew from the Royal Australian Navy’s 808 Squadron had the privilege of transporting royalty today, when they flew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Sydney to the Blue Mountains in a Navy MRH-90 helicopter.

Sun sets on first major amphibious exercise for the year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise Sea Dawn 2014. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise Sea Dawn 2014.

As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.