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Navy yacht crew passes key test in Sydney to Hobart quest

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), CMDR Paul Garai (photographer)

The crew of Navy One at sea during the Newcastle Bass Island Race. (photo: CMDR Paul Garai)

The crew of Navy One at sea during the Newcastle Bass Island Race.

Navy’s efforts to race a team in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race have been boosted following an impressive performance in the Newcastle Bass Island Race.

Moreton takes on the Brisbane Rail Trail

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSML-SC Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

Members of Team Moreton carry their “wounded” team member Able Seaman Blue. (photo: LS ML-SC Hayden Eyles)

Members of Team Moreton carry their “wounded” team member Able Seaman Blue.

HMAS Moreton personnel have taken on a bushwalking challenge to test their mental and physical resilience. The old Brisbane rail trail comprises 161km of rugged Australian bushland, often crossing though small Queensland towns, providing a challenge even for the regular bushwalker.

Busy on and off the track

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Ryan Cavanagh (author)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Crich driving his rally car in the Targa West Rally in Western Australia. (photo: )

Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Crich driving his rally car in the Targa West Rally in Western Australia.

Taking a break from his busy maintenance schedule, Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Crich from HMAS Arunta recently competed in a four day, 250km-long, competitive tarmac rally with team Targa West.

Sevens heavens for Navy as women lift the shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer), Ms Lisa West (photographer)

Navy midfielder Able Seaman Jessica Muir beats a defender to the ball and kicks it towards her goal during the South Coast Sevens seven-a-side football tournament in Gerringong, NSW. (photo: Ms Lisa West)

Navy midfielder Able Seaman Jessica Muir beats a defender to the ball and kicks it towards her goal during the South Coast Sevens seven-a-side football tournament in Gerringong, NSW.

Forty Navy footballers pulled up their socks for the annual South Coast Sevens football tournament at Gerringong last weekend - with the Navy women’s team taking the spoils.

Timor-Leste Defence Force members join Choules for sea-ride

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

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jackson Danton-Jack with Lieutenant Jascinto Nascimento of the Timor-Leste Defence Force on the bridge of HMAS Choules during the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste and Cairns.

Two members of the Timor-Leste Defence Force got a taste of life onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship when they joined HMAS Choules for the passage between Dili, Timor-Leste, and Cairns.

HMAS Melbourne completes her final voyage

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LCPL Brodie Cross)

HMAS Melbourne flies her decommissioning pennant as she sails into Sydney Harbour for the final time after 27 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Melbourne (III) has returned to her homeport of Sydney this week, marking the end of her final voyage - her decommissioning pennant and battle ensign flying one last time.

Sydney sea trials make a DDG trifecta

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Justin Csucsy (author), Simon Casson (photographer)

Alliance General Manager, Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, Paul Evans (third from left); Director General Naval Construction Branch, CDRE Steve Tiffen (centre); Captain Nick Woods MN (fifth from left); Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, CMDR Edward Seymour (sixth from left); with NUSHIP Sydney crew and AWD Warrant Officer’s team onboard NUSHIP Sydney before she enters Sea Acceptance Trials, Osborne, SA. (photo: Simon Casson)

Alliance General Manager, Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance, Paul Evans (third from left); Director General Naval Construction Branch, CDRE Steve Tiffen (centre); Captain Nick Woods MN (fifth from left); Commanding Officer NUSHIP Sydney, CMDR Edward Seymour (sixth from left); with NUSHIP Sydney crew and AWD Warrant Officer’s team onboard NUSHIP Sydney before she enters Sea Acceptance Trials, Osborne, SA.

As NUSHIP Sydney casts off for her final period of Builders Sea Trials this week, it marked the first time that all three Hobart Class Destroyers have been at sea or deployed at the same time.

Asia beckons for Navy’s largest Task Group

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia.

Aussie sailor does his best to prepare for the worst

Published on by CAPT Taylor Lynch (author), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

L-R: Vanuatu Police Force member Sergeant Wutwut Smith; Technical Advisor Vanuatu, Royal Australian Navy sailor Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Troy Pedersen; Vanuatu Police Force Constable Rachel Amkori; and Vanuatu Police Force Constable Johnny Hopkins in Port Vila during Exercise VANUATU ALLIANCE 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieren Whiteley)

L-R: Vanuatu Police Force member Sergeant Wutwut Smith; Technical Advisor Vanuatu, Royal Australian Navy sailor Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Troy Pedersen; Vanuatu Police Force Constable Rachel Amkori; and Vanuatu Police Force Constable Johnny Hopkins in Port Vila during Exercise VANUATU ALLIANCE 2019.

Seaworthy support vessels are essential for natural disaster relief in Pacific nations like Vanuatu, and Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Troy Pederson was integral in getting the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) Maritime Wing vessels operating at their best in case the worst occurs.

Values and ethics discussed at chaplains’ seminar

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

USS Emory S Land Chaplain Lieutenant Wilking Jean (front centre) poses with Chaplains from Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN (back left) during the inaugural tri-service Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar at the Chaplain Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

USS Emory S Land Chaplain Lieutenant Wilking Jean (front centre) poses with Chaplains from Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN (back left) during the inaugural tri-service Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar at the Chaplain Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.

HMAS Stirling recently hosted the Army’s Western Region Chaplains’ Seminar with 18 chaplains attending from all three services of the Australian Defence Force.