Topic: Exercise KAKADU

Gender perspectives vital to maritime operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Flight Lieutenant Tritia Evans (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Exercise Kakadu 2016 Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, stands with Indonesian Navy Ensign, Kevin Syaifullah, after conducting an information session on

Exercise Kakadu 2016 Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, stands with Indonesian Navy Ensign, Kevin Syaifullah, after conducting an information session on "Gender Perspectives in Maritime Operations" held at RAAF base Darwin in support of Exercise KAKADU 2016.

During the harbour phase of Exercise KAKADU, Gender Advisor for the Australian contribution, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, hosted a Gender Perspectives in Maritime Operations workshop with international partners to develop case studies and discuss gender issues that arise in maritime operations.

Newcastle fighting fit for challenges ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

The win at the Exercise KAKADU sports day, beating teams from 19 nations, was no accident for HMAS Newcastle.

Kakadu nations speak the same sporting language

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima.

On the hot and humid sports fields of Defence Establishment Berrimah, Northern Territory, 300 military personnel from eight countries battled for the honours at the Exercise KAKADU 2016 All Ranks Sports Day.

Inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference builds trust

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, has hosted 14 of his counterparts or their representatives in Darwin for the inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference to discuss maritime security and interoperability in the Asia-Pacific.

Thinking of their kids on Father’s Day

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Luke McKinnon and Chief Petty Officers Steve Arnott and Paul Wilcox are spending their Father's Day at sea in HMAS Sydney during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Luke McKinnon and Chief Petty Officers Steve Arnott and Paul Wilcox are spending their Father's Day at sea in HMAS Sydney during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Dads serving in HMAS Sydney on Exercise KAKADU 2014 this weekend had their families top of mind as they sailed from Darwin for a second week of high-end warfare with the fictional ‘Blue Force’ and ‘Red Force’ battling it out at sea over pretend disputed territory.

Australian and Philippine navies conduct boarding training together in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

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Before the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014 kicked off, teams from HMAS Stuart and BRP Ramon Alcraz took the opportunity to conduct additional joint training to exchange expertise and develop skills in boarding operations.

Navy aircrew say g'day in Arnhem Land

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

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On Friday 29 August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) 816 Squadron visited some local people in Arnhem Land as part of Navy's community engagement during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

HMAS Sydney welcomes JS Hatakaze on Exercise KAKADU 2014

Published on by SBLT Emily Hull (author), CPO Justin Downey-Price (photographer)

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In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014, HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.

Navies plan maritime warfare during Exercise KAKADU 2014

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson )

Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime exercise, KAKADU 2014.
 

Coalition sports day held at Larrakeyah Barracks

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

(left) HMAS Stuart participate in a tug of war against HMAS Sydney at the Inter-Nations Sports Day held at Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

(left) HMAS Stuart participate in a tug of war against HMAS Sydney at the Inter-Nations Sports Day held at Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin.

On Wednesday 27 August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) competed against teams from visiting nations Japan and the Philippines during the harbour phase of Exercise KAKADU 2014.