Growing up on a farm outside the regional NSW town of Trangie, Able Seaman Maddison Hohnberg would spend hours tinkering with farm machinery and trying to understand how things work.
The thought of hurling toilet paper between shipmates might seem strange to some – but for the crew of HMAS Brisbane, it was the perfect idea for a friendly game at sea.
HMAS Brisbane and United States Navy Military Sealift Command replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock conducted two replenishments at sea (RAS) within a week during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21).
HMAS Sydney today returned to Garden Island, Sydney, following a four-and-a-half month deployment to the United States and Canada in which she qualified for operational duty.
It was four against two.
Fighter controllers from Navy and Air Force, and the United States Army, have joined forces to conduct tactical warfighting simulations from the sea.
There’s an old adage in the Royal Australian Navy: a well fed crew is a happy crew.
For three junior Navy officers, their first posting to an Australian warship – and first time working at sea in their new roles – has been an unforgettable experience.