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Fighting fit to take on the New York Marathon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Tavis Knack (author), CPOML-SC Kathryn Holmes (photographer), ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon. (photo: ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

L-R: Leading Seaman Jarryd Boyd; Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Henderson; Sub Lieutenant Savanna Schimmel; CPO Jeremy Pitchford; Lieutenant Commander Tavis Knack and Petty Officer Neale Merrick from HMAS Brisbane alongside San Diego Naval Base prior to the 2019 New York Marathon.

Following a highly successful Combat System Sea Qualification Trial period HMAS Brisbane Officers and Sailors took on a very different fight along the famous streets of New York City.

Australia falls just short in women’s rugby comp

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019.

After coming within minutes of walking away on top, the Australian Defence Force team was beaten by the New Zealand Defence Force in the second Pacific Military Cup rugby competition, held in Canberra from 24-26 October.

East Asia deployment counts success one month in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), SBLT Emily Obrien (photographer)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19. (photo: SBLT Emily O'Brien)

HMAS Sirius connected with KD Lekiu (30) for replenishment at sea during Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 19.

The Royal Australian Navy ships supporting the East Asian Deployment have successfully participated in a number of international engagements since their departure from Fleet Base East in late September, despite Typhoon Hagibis interrupting some of the original planning.

HMAS Leeuwin enhances relationship with local neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi (author and photographer)

Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste. (photo: MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi)

Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste.

During HMAS Leeuwin’s third South East Asian deployment this year, a port visit to Dili provided an opportunity for six members of ship's company to visit the village of Soibada, located in the mountainous central region of the island nation, to experience the culture of rural Timor-Leste and lend a helping hand. 

Technology and skill contribute to minehunter operations in Korea

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations.

Following a passage of more than 5600 nautical miles from their homeport in Sydney, a Royal Australian Navy Task Group consisting of minehunters, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne are taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX 19) off the coast of the Republic of Korea.

Navy Engineers challenged at HMAS Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mick Langeveld (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence talks to the competitors during the 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence talks to the competitors during the 2019 Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Cerberus.

The Royal Australian Navy’s brightest engineers have put their technical mastery to the test at the finals of the national 2019 Royal Australian Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus on 23 October 2019.

Minehunters bring in the big catch

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

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina bring the recovery line to the sweep deck.

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise off the coast of the Republic of Korea have been successful in the important tasks of location, verification and removal of underwater mines.

HMAS Brisbane participates in San Francisco Fleet Week 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Zachkary Ryan (author), ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), POMED Trish Clark (photographer), POB Kate Galea (photographer), LCDR Rhys Ryan (photographer), US Coast Guard (photographer)

HMAS Brisbane ship's company standing at Procedure Alpha entering San Francisco Bay. (photo: ABML-S Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

HMAS Brisbane ship's company standing at Procedure Alpha entering San Francisco Bay.

Whilst deployed for her United States Combat System Qualification Trials, HMAS Brisbane and her crew were fortunate enough to take part in San Francisco Fleet Week 2019.

Minehunters proudly display their skills in Korea

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

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander  Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Commander Task Group 635.3 Commander Brett Dawe is joined by Commanding Officer HMAS Diamantina Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt, and Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne Lieutenant Commander Sean Aitken, along with Captain Soon Lee and Republic of Korea Navy personnel following a cultural gift exchange.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Diamantina, Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt has hosted a welcoming event for Captain Soon Lee, the Commander of the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Minesweeper Flotilla 5 and his staff in Busan, Korea.

Multinational Mine Warfare force clears the sea

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

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne prepare for departure from Busan Naval Base in the Republic of Korea.

Joining units from the Republic of Korea Navy and the United States Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne have sailed to participate in the 2019 Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) being conducted in the waters off South Korea.