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Arunta departs Darwin for East Asian Deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Arunta sailed from the Port of Darwin on October 11 after an 11-day logistical visit to the Top End.

Navy ships return home after “enormously successful” regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Hobart wave to family and friends at her home Port at Fleet Base East, Sydney, after nearly four-months away on a Regional Presence Deployment. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Personnel from HMAS Hobart wave to family and friends at her home Port at Fleet Base East, Sydney, after nearly four-months away on a Regional Presence Deployment.

HMAS Hobart and her more than 230 crew members have returned home to Sydney, marking the end of the Royal Australian Navy's largest and most challenging deployment this year.

HMAS Launceston celebrates her 13th birthday

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Beau Taylor (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Tayne Mann and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarrad Jones jointly cut their 23rd birthday cake, celebrated on the same day as HMAS Launceston’s 13th birthday. (photo: )

Sub Lieutenant Tayne Mann and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarrad Jones jointly cut their 23rd birthday cake, celebrated on the same day as HMAS Launceston’s 13th birthday.

Celebrating a birthday at sea can be a very special experience, especially when that birthday is shared with the ship in which you serve.

Recruits from Navy Indigenous Development Program graduate

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program.

Hard work and determination paid off for recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program and Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program as they recently graduated from Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Life at sea experience for future leaders

Published on by LEUT Steph Sackley (author), LEUT Phillip Qin (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: LEUT Phillip Qin)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour for the first time, aboard HMAS Adelaide with five ships trailing in company, is an experience never to be forgotten. For the 167 New Entry Officers’ Course 63 trainees, it was an opportunity almost missed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Adelaide team helps reopen world-class wetlands

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins looks out over Elizabeth Reef in search of unexploded ordnance on a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

Leading Seaman Daniel Atkins looks out over Elizabeth Reef in search of unexploded ordnance on a MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide.

Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers have helped to reopen access to Elizabeth Reef, one of the world's most significant and biologically diverse coral reefs situated within the Lord Howe Marine Park.

Flexible capability: teaching yoga at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Kuk (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Dental Assistant Chutima Luerach teaches a yoga class at sea onboard HMAS Canberra during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Dental Assistant Chutima Luerach teaches a yoga class at sea onboard HMAS Canberra during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Royal Australian Navy Dental Assistant, Able Seaman Chutima Luerach has been busy keeping the 709 officers and sailors on Regional Presence Deployment smiling in more ways than one.

Navy surfers in focus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Dion Blair surfs at Maroubra Beach, during a training session. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

Royal Australian Navy Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Dion Blair surfs at Maroubra Beach, during a training session.

Members of the Navy Surfriders Association and next generation Defence Imagery Specialists both practised their skills at Maroubra Beach, Sydney.

Adelaide pays tribute to former sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Chaplain Simote Finau and crew members of HMAS Adelaide conduct a scattering of ashes memorial service for six former Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Sittichai sakonpoonpol)

Chaplain Simote Finau and crew members of HMAS Adelaide conduct a scattering of ashes memorial service for six former Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Adelaide.

The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide has paid tribute to the lives of six fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Navy Reserve seafarers as their ashes were committed to the sea.

Navy Engineer humbled by award

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author and photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy receives the phone call advising that she has won the Engineering category in the Australian Defence Magazine's Women in Defence Awards 2020. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy receives the phone call advising that she has won the Engineering category in the Australian Defence Magazine's Women in Defence Awards 2020.

The Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Women in Defence Awards ceremony was live-streamed around the country last week as finalists gathered at various events in front of televisions, phones and computer screens to hear the winners announced.