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  • Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Sinclair of HMAS Success searches for evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the ship’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat while deployed to the southern Indian Ocean.

    HMAS Success in sea search

    Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Sinclair of HMAS Success searches for evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the ship's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat while deployed to the southern Indian Ocean.

    Photo by ABIS Julianne Cropley

  • An Australian Army landing craft carrying members of the Combat Support Element returns to HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Dawn 2014. Australian Army, Navy and Air Force members are participating in the exercise in north Queensland from 24 March to 16 April.

    Exercise Sea Dawn

    An Australian Army landing craft carrying members of the Combat Support Element returns to HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Dawn 2014. Australian Army, Navy and Air Force members are participating in the exercise in north Queensland from 24 March to 16 April.

    Photo by Able Seaman Richard Cordell

  • Royal Australian Air Force Flight Sergeant Scott Brandon conducts a visual search from an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

    Search for MH370

    Royal Australian Air Force Flight Sergeant Scott Brandon conducts a visual search from an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

    Photo by Leading Aircraftman Oliver Carter

  • Major Ross Wehby briefs No. 52 Joint Terminal Attack Controller course students Gunner Sean Bradow (left) and Gunner Oliver Price, before their night assessment at Line Creek Junction, High Range, Queensland.

    Preparing for assessment

    Major Ross Wehby briefs No. 52 Joint Terminal Attack Controller course students Gunner Sean Bradow (left) and Gunner Oliver Price, before their night assessment at Line Creek Junction, High Range, Queensland.

    Photo by Corporal Shannon McCarthy

  • Seaman Communications Information Systems Leroy Ghee during a cultural dance display with the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group and RAN Band during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Gala Dinner in Perth, Western Australia.

    Navy hosts Indian Ocean symposium

    Seaman Communications Information Systems Leroy Ghee during a cultural dance display with the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group and RAN Band during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Gala Dinner in Perth, Western Australia.

    Photo by Able Seaman Lee-Anne Mack

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Raymond Doyle will not be among the Dawn Service crowd at Gympie's Cenotaph this year because he will be busy at work - in Afghanistan.

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F-35As to transform Australia's air combat capability

A 'mock-up' of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft (commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter) on display at Defence Establishment Fairbairn.

Australia will acquire another 58 F-35A Lightning II aircraft in a major boost to the nation's air combat capability, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra on April 23.

Chinese Navy Liaison Officer farewelled after successful visit

The Commanding Officer of HMAS SUCCESS, Captain Allison Norris, RAN, exchanges ship's plaques with Commander Lin Wan, a Liaison Officer from the People's Liberation Army-Navy destroyer HAIKOU (DDG-171).

Commander Lin Wan of the People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) was farewelled from HMAS Success on 20 April following a successful 12-day placement as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean.

Royal couple visits Amberley

Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive certificates from Mark Hutcheson, Program Manager for Aerospace Business Unit of Raytheon Australia at the conclusion of their F/A-18F Super Hornet simulator experience.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge viewed an F/A-18F Super Hornet, experienced a flight in a Super Hornet simulator and met with Australian Defence Force personnel, families and veterans during a visit to Australia's largest air base on 19 April.

Solomon Islands disaster relief mission complete

Australian Army Engineer, Major Karl Reyonlds, Deployed Joint Force Headquarters, inspects a bridge damaged during flash flooding at Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The ADF engineering reconnaissance and planning assistance teams sent to Solomon Islands in the wake of severe flooding have returned home.

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