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Keeping up the pace during operations

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

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR.

Members of HMAS Ballarat have taken their physical fitness commitment to another level by completing 155 laps around the flight deck - the number of laps equivalent to the frigate's pennant number.

Gascoyne trains the next generation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Campbell Baird (author), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea. (photo: ASLT Emma Bennett)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea.

With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.

Enduring partnerships provide the edge

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

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.

New survey vessel successfully launched from HMAS Adelaide

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

Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit has deployed a new type of small survey craft from HMAS Adelaide for the first time.

Adelaide provides platform for trio of Army helicopters

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

Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Australian Army helicopters, front to back, ARH-Tiger from the 1st Aviation Regiment, MRH-90 and CH-47F Chinook from the 5th Aviation Regiment conducting deck landing certifications onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Army helicopter crews from three different aircraft types have renewed their deck landing qualifications on HMAS Adelaide ahead of the coming high-risk weather season.

Survey team finds historic watering hole

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

L-R: Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Deneki Stewart; Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Tanya Maksimovic; Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager David Neaves; and Lieutenant Jared Willans in front the Fly Away Survey Kit mounted on a vessel of opportunity. (photo: )

L-R: Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Deneki Stewart; Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Tanya Maksimovic; Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager David Neaves; and Lieutenant Jared Willans in front the Fly Away Survey Kit mounted on a vessel of opportunity.

A Navy Hydrographic Survey Team could not get a drink from an old watering hole they found during an exercise in Far North Queensland recently, even though it was surrounded by water.

Training opportunity welcomed

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

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR.

HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.

Adelaide’s Gladiator Games

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

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Technicians have won bragging rights by taking out the top two team positions in the ship’s Gladiator Games 2020.

Seahawk soars with Carrier Strike Group

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

HMAS Ballarat's embarked 816 Squadron Flight 3 MH-60R helicopter conducts a cross deck landing on USS Nimitz during Indian Ocean Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat's embarked 816 Squadron Flight 3 MH-60R helicopter conducts a cross deck landing on USS Nimitz during Indian Ocean Deployment 2020.

HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean.

Reunion on the high seas for Ballarat pilot

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

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Schroder, RAN, left, observes the departure of a US Navy MH-60R helicopter from HMAS Ballarat's flight deck during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Schroder, RAN, left, observes the departure of a US Navy MH-60R helicopter from HMAS Ballarat's flight deck during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

A Seahawk helicopter Flight Commander had an unexpected reunion with two former trainee United States naval aviators while exercising on the high seas.