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Snow-filled summer for Aussies at British Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Kuk (author)

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020. (photo: FOTO-KAESBERG)

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020.

Ten members of the Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association have recently returned from competing in the annual Army and British Nordic Biathlon Championships, Exercise RUCKSACK 2020.

Team Navy surf boat series strengthens community links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast. (photo: )

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast.

Navy’s ongoing partnership with the Australian Surf Rowers League has continued for a 12th year with support to Australia’s premier surf boat event - the 2020 Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open, recently held at Mollymook Beach, NSW.

Bringing in the Lunar New Year in a Dragon Boat

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The newly formed ‘Mako Paddle Club’ from HMAS Albatross lines up to compete in a dragon boat race at the 2020 Sydney Lunar New Year Festival regatta at Darling Harbour.

Officially formed in November 2019, the Mako Paddle Club recently participated in its first Australian Dragon Boat Federation regatta, at Darling Harbour, during the Sydney Lunar New Year Festival.

Howzat! Toowoomba plays Australia Day cricket classic in India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Ric Murray bowls against local club members at the Cricket Club of India during a Twenty Twenty game while the ship visited Mumbai. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Ric Murray bowls against local club members at the Cricket Club of India during a Twenty Twenty game while the ship visited Mumbai.

En route to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region, HMAS Toowoomba took advantage of a logistics stop in Mumbai to play a cricket match against the Cricket Club of India on Australia Day.

Tri-service team proves ADF Squash a ‘force to be reckoned with’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Benjamin Couch (photographer)

ADF Squash 1 and 2 Team at the Australian National Club Championships held at the National Squash Centre from 6-8 December 2019. (photo: )

ADF Squash 1 and 2 Team at the Australian National Club Championships held at the National Squash Centre from 6-8 December 2019.

The Australian Defence Force Squash Representative Team participated in the Squash Australia National Club Championships, hosted by the National Squash Centre, from 6-8 December 2019.

Sea trials demonstrate new capability to manage AUVs

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT.

A week-long trial led by the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Science and Technology Group has demonstrated new capability in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Supply crew enthusiastic for service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah Harrington (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Ships company of one of the Royal Australian Navy's newest assets, NUSHIP Supply (II), gather in the gymnasium of HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney to receive their ship ball cap and patches.

The crew of NUSHIP Supply has donned ship’s caps and badges for the first time as they gathered to hear their Commanding Officer’s vision for the ship and its tasks ahead. 

New era for Navy test and tactics development

Published on by LCDR Paul Garai (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE). (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE).

For many years the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority and the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre have served to ensure the Navy can fight and win at sea. 

Dechaineux strengthens ties with fellow submariners abroad

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jedd Goggin (author and photographer), LEUT Josh Williams (photographer)

Members of HMAS Dechaineux and the Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine Force pause for a photo following a lunch hosted to bring the two submarine forces closer together. (photo: LEUT Josh Williams)

Members of HMAS Dechaineux and the Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine Force pause for a photo following a lunch hosted to bring the two submarine forces closer together.

After a busy year of activities HMAS Dechaineux became the first foreign vessel to berth at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Kota Kinabalu Naval Base Submarine Pier for her final foreign port visit of 2019.

Innovation Unit brings 3D creativity to repairs in HMAS Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Nathan Little with a sound powered communications adaptor that was 3D printed on board HMAS Parramatta. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Nathan Little with a sound powered communications adaptor that was 3D printed on board HMAS Parramatta.

Overcoming obstacles while at sea is all in a day’s work for an innovative group of sailors in HMAS Parramatta, who are putting their problem-solving skills and innovative approach at the forefront of their daily work.