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New Squadron parades Australian national sport in the US

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), Mrs Cindy Murray (photographer)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida.

New Squadron 725 personnel took time out of their hectic schedules to compete in an exhibition game of Australian Rules Football on a very warm Saturday in Florida recently, playing against the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids alongside US Navy counterparts, who donned Aussie rules jerseys for the first time.

Kicking goals and scoring dreams

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Drew Thornton on the Rugby field at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus-based Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Drew Thornton has been kicking goals steadily and is now scoring a dream come true. Most young lads only dream of playing with the big leagues, but Leading Seaman Thornton is stepping into the fray after being selected to represent Victoria at the 2014 NRL Affiliated States Championships to be played at Coopers Stadium, Adelaide.

A cross country challenge to remember

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

HMAS Perth's ship's company proudly holds the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson, after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Perth's ship's company proudly holds the the 25th Petras Memorial Trophy with family friend of the Petras family, Navy Veteran John Wilson, after completing the cross country fun run around HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin during their port visit.

HMAS Coonawarra recently held the 25th iteration of the Petras Memorial Trophy Cross Country race.

80 year old ‘Wellsy’ stars in charity rugby match

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old.

ACT Rugby Veteran Mr Ian ‘Wellsy’ Wells played his first rugby union game as an 80 year old after celebrating the milestone birthday two days before the ACT Vets took on NUSHIP Canberra in their annual charity rugby match.

Aussie sailor bags five bronze medals against world’s best

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lesa Horntvedt (author)

Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen, a member of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team 'The Auroras', with her five bronze medals she won at the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships held on Nam Van Lake, Macau.
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Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen, a member of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team 'The Auroras', with her five bronze medals she won at the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships held on Nam Van Lake, Macau.

Leading Seaman Carolyn Johnsen has started her Asian Dragon Boat racing campaign in fine form, bagging five bronze medals at her first international racing regatta, as part of the Australian National Dragon Boat Team - The Auroras.

RAAF Air Commander gets a taste of Navy aviation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(Front centre) Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk Helicopters. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(Front centre) Air Commander of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Melvin Hupfeld DSC with members of 816 Squadron and one of the Squadron's Seahawk Helicopters.

Visits to 816 and 723 Squadrons, a flight in a Squirrel helicopter, simulator experience in flying a Seahawk and an anti-submarine warfare demonstration were all part of the busy itinerary that Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, recently put together for Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld.

A patch on you

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Marking the centenary of submarines in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), RAN officer Commanding Officer HMAS Sheean, Commander Richard Smallwood presents Leading Seaman Shane McAinsch with the centennial patch at the Sembawang Wharf Singapore. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Marking the centenary of submarines in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), RAN officer Commanding Officer HMAS Sheean, Commander Richard Smallwood presents Leading Seaman Shane McAinsch with the centennial patch at the Sembawang Wharf Singapore.

Submariners across the Australian Fleet will this year be sporting a new patch on the right arm of their Disruptive Pattern Naval Uniform.

Public invited to visit Navy's heritage displays in lead up to Anzac centenary

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Director of Navy Heritage Collection, Commander Alex Hawes RAN, at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Director of Navy Heritage Collection, Commander Alex Hawes RAN, at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Traditions and customs are the foundations of the strong bonds between sailors, officers and their ships, so it is only fitting that the Royal Australian Navy collects, maintains and displays the items that chronicle its heritage.

New officers embark on first ever sea deployment

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Navy Entry Officers' Course members, from left, Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Navy Entry Officers' Course members, from left, Midshipman Jacqui Rhodes, Midshipman Zachary Smith, Lieutenant Adam Bowman, Midshipman Matthew Newman and Midshipman Thomas Fathers in front of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

There was an air of excitement mixed with a bit of apprehension as more than a hundred members of New Entry Officers’ Course 50 embarked in HMAS Choules for their sea training deployment - a key milestone in their initial training to become qualified officers in the Royal Australian Navy.

Aye, there’s the rub…of HMAS Albany

Published on by Ms Gemma Haines (author), SGT Phil Kafcaloudes (photographer)

Professor Ian Howard displays his proof of concept for his upcoming artistic piece. He will use wax crayons to get rubbings of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany alongside HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: SGT Phil Kafcaloudes)

Professor Ian Howard displays his proof of concept for his upcoming artistic piece. He will use wax crayons to get rubbings of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany alongside HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany is set be immortalised in art and displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.