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Messes fund new chair for Matt

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.

Visiting Naval Fellows pause and reflect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Visiting Naval Fellows from USA, Indonesia and Tonga salute after laying wreaths during the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. L-R: Mr Andrew Ertl, Project Scholar; Lieutenant Colonel Yano Wenas, TNI-AL (Army, Indonesia) and Lieutenant Commander Semisi Tupueluelu, HMAF (Navy, Tonga). (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Visiting Naval Fellows from USA, Indonesia and Tonga salute after laying wreaths during the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. L-R: Mr Andrew Ertl, Project Scholar; Lieutenant Colonel Yano Wenas, TNI-AL (Army, Indonesia) and Lieutenant Commander Semisi Tupueluelu, HMAF (Navy, Tonga).

Visiting Naval Fellows and members of Navy’s Sea Power Centre - Australia formed up shoulder-to-shoulder to attend a moving Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

HMAS Benalla first Freedom of Entry in 15 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Benalla march through the city of Benalla during their Freedom of Entry march. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship's Company of HMAS Benalla march through the city of Benalla during their Freedom of Entry march.

The officers and sailors of Royal Australian Navy Survey Ship HMAS Benalla (II) have visited the ship’s namesake city of Benalla, Victoria to conduct their first Freedom of Entry march in over 15 years.

Aus-Japan Navy to Navy talks bolster long-standing relations between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force in a week-long visit to Australia that built on the strong bilateral relationship shared by the two defence forces for more than a decade.

Broughhill wins in more ways than one in Tampa

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy Electronics Warfare sailor Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill, centre, after receiving a gold and bronze medals from Director General ADF sports Brigadier Phil Winter, left, and Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Melissa Campbell during the 2019 Warrior Games, Tampa Bay, Florida.

Adaptive sports have helped an Adelaide-based sailor overcome mental and physical adversity when she recently competed at the Warrior Games in the United States.

Navy coach instrumental in getting ADF rowing team to Henley

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by FLGOFF Jessica Winnall (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), Lauren Larking (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force King’s Cup crew compete during the final of the Reading Town sprint regatta at the Henley Royal Regatta. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

The Australian Defence Force King’s Cup crew compete during the final of the Reading Town sprint regatta at the Henley Royal Regatta.

A team of Australian Defence Force rowers will take to the River Thames in England from 5-7 July to contest a rowing event that started a century ago, shortly after the conclusion of the First World War.

Training on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

It’s not every day that trainee aerospace engineering officers get to conduct on-the-job training onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship during a busy major exercise like TALISMAN SABRE.

Pacific neighbours impressed by show of force

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Senior officers from Australia’s Pacific neighbours were among representatives from 15 nations who had a closer look at HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Every step you take

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres.

As Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 drew to a close, some of the crew and embarked forces on HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra tallied up the kilometres they travelled over the course of the exercise without ever leaving the ships.

Maritime Task Group building relationships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABAVN Susan Mossop (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commander Air Terrence Garside monitors close quarter ship movements from the Flight Control of HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABAVN Susan Mossop)

Commander Air Terrence Garside monitors close quarter ship movements from the Flight Control of HMAS Canberra.

One of the successful outcomes from Plan Pelorus has been the Royal Australian Navy routinely raising and deploying Maritime Task Groups.