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  1. Labuan lives on through Lakekamu

    HMPNGS Lakekamu berthed in the Lakekamu River and traditionally dressed for the Freedom of Entry ceremony as locals take the time to conduct a tour and inspect the ship.
    The former HMAS Labuan has proven to be a popular attraction and dedicated workhorse in her new role as part of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.
  2. All in the family on Middle East operations

    Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe, Maritime Warfare Officer HMAS Warramunga, on the bridge wing of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment on Operation MANITOU.
    Growing up with both parents serving in the Royal Australian Navy meant Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe moved around Australia constantly while growing up.
  3. Blue planet globetrotting for Marine Engineer

    Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.
    The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.
  4. Naval College accommodates families

    Training Commander HMAS Creswell, Commander John Wearne (right) and Lieutenant Commander Mikaila Lasalo with her family on completion of a promotion course at HMAS Creswell.
    The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has increased its capability to provide accommodation for serving members and their families, with the conversion of an onboard married quarter into fully self-contained live-in accommodation.
  5. Ending on a high note

    Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
    A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.
  6. Rugby teams shine at National 7s Championship

    SMN Thomas Hiramatsu of HMAS Coonawarra.
    Two Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Teams are celebrating successful campaigns at the Australian Rugby National Sevens Championships recently, with the women’s team finishing in seventh place and the men’s team an impressive third place.
  7. Dux on track to defend

    Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes  presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong  with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
    Identifying and defending against anti-ship missiles is a job you don’t see outside the Navy – which is exactly what attracted one trailblazer to the Navy’s warfighting community.
  8. Preserving the story of HMAS AE1

    Dr Nigel Erskine (Front Centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator.
    As the investigation begins into the final moments of the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1, moves are also afoot to educate the public on the submarine's importance to Australia's wartime history.
  9. HMAS Warramunga continues operational success

    HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018.
    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million during operations in the Arabian Sea on 7 January 2018.
  10. Support to surf events no challenge

    Team Navy at the Coolum Surf Lifesaving Competition.
    The rainy weather did nothing to dampen spirits at the Coolum Surf Lifesaving Competition recently as the Royal Australian Navy provided support for the competition where crews used various surf skills in short races that made for thrilling spectating and tight finishes.

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