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New officers inducted at Moreton ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMN Mara Johnsen (author and photographer)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: SMN Mara Johnsen)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

HMAS Moreton welcomed 130 guests to the stunning backdrop of the Brisbane River for Defence Force Recruiting to conduct its first New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony for 2020.

Top-notch aviators’ story told

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Former naval aviators, Jed Hart, left, and Commodore Jack McCaffrie (Ret’d) hold their book ‘Wings of Gold’ in front of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Former naval aviators, Jed Hart, left, and Commodore Jack McCaffrie (Ret’d) hold their book ‘Wings of Gold’ in front of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross.

Naval pilots and observers that earn the coveted ‘Wings of Gold’ are considered by many to be the best in the world, especially considering that their runway is located in choppy seas.

Competition winners get a taste of submarine life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN (2nd left) stands with members from the Submarine Recruiting Team, staff from Defence Force Recruiting and the 2020 National Submariner Tour and Competition winners with HMAS Rankin and HMAS Sirius in the background at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN (2nd left) stands with members from the Submarine Recruiting Team, staff from Defence Force Recruiting and the 2020 National Submariner Tour and Competition winners with HMAS Rankin and HMAS Sirius in the background at Fleet Base West, WA.

A group of young Australians were given the VIP treatment recently when they participated in the National Submarine Competition Tour and Immersion Experience at Fleet Base West.

Snow-filled summer for Aussies at British Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Kuk (author)

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020. (photo: FOTO-KAESBERG)

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020.

Ten members of the Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association have recently returned from competing in the annual Army and British Nordic Biathlon Championships, Exercise RUCKSACK 2020.

Team Navy surf boat series strengthens community links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast. (photo: )

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast.

Navy’s ongoing partnership with the Australian Surf Rowers League has continued for a 12th year with support to Australia’s premier surf boat event - the 2020 Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open, recently held at Mollymook Beach, NSW.

Bringing in the Lunar New Year in a Dragon Boat

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour.

Officially formed in November 2019, the Mako Paddle Club recently participated in its first Australian Dragon Boat Federation regatta, at Darling Harbour, during the Sydney Lunar New Year Festival.

Howzat! Toowoomba plays Australia Day cricket classic in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Ric Murray bowls against local club members at the Cricket Club of India during a Twenty Twenty game while the ship visited Mumbai. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Ric Murray bowls against local club members at the Cricket Club of India during a Twenty Twenty game while the ship visited Mumbai.

En route to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region, HMAS Toowoomba took advantage of a logistics stop in Mumbai to play a cricket match against the Cricket Club of India on Australia Day.

Tri-service team proves ADF Squash a ‘force to be reckoned with’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Benjamin Couch (photographer)

ADF Squash 1 and 2 Team at the Australian National Club Championships held at the National Squash Centre from 6-8 December 2019. (photo: )

ADF Squash 1 and 2 Team at the Australian National Club Championships held at the National Squash Centre from 6-8 December 2019.

The Australian Defence Force Squash Representative Team participated in the Squash Australia National Club Championships, hosted by the National Squash Centre, from 6-8 December 2019.

Sea trials demonstrate new capability to manage AUVs

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT.

A week-long trial led by the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Science and Technology Group has demonstrated new capability in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Supply crew enthusiastic for service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Harrington (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches.

The crew of NUSHIP Supply has donned ship’s caps and badges for the first time as they gathered to hear their Commanding Officer’s vision for the ship and its tasks ahead.