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Australia-Malaysia exercises kick off with sporting spirit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

The Australian and Malaysian navies quite literally kicked off their maritime training exercise this week with some good-natured sporting rivalry on the soccer field, volleyball court and tug-of-war ground.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius arrive in Malaysia for bilateral exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

Fresh from a successful welcoming visit to the Philippines for Second World War 75th anniversary commemorations, HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have sailed on to Malaysia for continued bilateral engagement.

Minehunters heading north from successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea.

A Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Task Group, consisting of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, has departed the Republic of Korea bound for a second Mine Warfare Exercise and professional engagement with Japan, as part of a North East Asian Deployment. 

HMAS Brisbane commences Combat System Trials in US

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HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US. (photo: )

HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US.

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement.

Gascoyne leads the way in Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Liam Northend (photographer)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: Lieutenant Liam Northend)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

HMAS Gascoyne, part of a Minehunter Task Group, has spent a busy two weeks far from her usual stomping ground, having travelled over 5000 nautical miles to participate in a Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise in the Republic of Korea.

Navy helicopters working collaboratively with RFS

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter spent the first day of catastrophic fire conditions on search and rescue missions to support firefighting efforts around Kempsey, New South Wales.

Philippines visit a ‘dream come true’ for HMAS Stuart medic

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley in the sickbay on board HMAS Stuart. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley in the sickbay on board HMAS Stuart.

For one medic in HMAS Stuart, visiting a particular port during the East Asia Deployment was a dream come true. Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley was born in a mountain town in Cebu, and moved to Australia when she was nine years old.

Historic clan rivalry helps bond HMAS Stuart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Stuart at the inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day during their port visit at the Blue Jacket Sports Field, Naval Base Guam. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

The crew of HMAS Stuart at the inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day during their port visit at the Blue Jacket Sports Field, Naval Base Guam.

Four Scottish clans faced off last week, roaring their battle cries into the hills as points were scored, triumphs attained and new relationships forged during HMAS Stuart’s inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day in Guam.

Queenslander returns to mother’s home on Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jayne Lawson conducts routine maintenance on the MH-60R helicopter onboard HMAS Stuart. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jayne Lawson conducts routine maintenance on the MH-60R helicopter onboard HMAS Stuart.

Able Seaman Aviation Avionics Technician Jayne Lawson couldn’t have asked for a more personal first overseas deployment: this week her ship, HMAS Stuart, sailed into Cebu, her mother’s home city.

Quest for trade quals leads to high-powered Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules.

A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.