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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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New rotation guards flight line in Kandahar

Air Field Defence Guards - from the left: Sergeant Joel Sleep, Flight Sergeant Lloyd Schneider, Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Greg Polak, LAC Liam Thomas, LAC Dallas Wedd, LAC Matt Brouff, LAC Chris Madsen and Flight Lieutenant Mick Fox in front of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

Personnel from RAAF Base Amberley have arrived in Afghanistan to assist the international team tasked with providing security at one of the world's busiest airports.

Regional welcome for Chinese ship

Captain Brett Sampson (fourth from left) and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (far right) from Headquarters Joint Task Force 658 with Senior Captain Dong Yan, Commander of the Chinese Task Force for Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 (third from left) and other Chinese officers in front of People's Liberation Army - Navy ship PLA-N Qiandaohu alongside at Albany, Western Australia.

The town of Albany in Western Australia played host to a unique international visitor on 9 April when the People's Liberation Army - Navy (PLA-N) vessel Qiandaohu visited.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister greets RAAF C-17 Humanitarian Assistance flight

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Mr Gordon Darcy Lilo has thanked Australian personnel who arrived in Honiara on 09 April to support relief efforts in the flood ravaged Pacific Island nation.

Defence continues support in Solomon Islands

Damage to local housing during a flash flood causes major concerns for the local population.

The Australian Defence Force is continuing to support Australian Government assistance to the Government of the Solomon Islands as they work to respond to the needs of people affected by severe flooding late last week.

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