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LHD: All landing craft great and small

A United States Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from amphibious transport dock USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra has been busy trialling embarkation of a variety of US Navy landing craft within its internal well dock during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.

Job boost for veterans

The faces of Australian veterans of war are projected on the facade of Martin Place during the 2016 Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney. Credit: Defence

National charity Mates4Mates has joined forces with employment and education support specialists to land jobs for veterans and transitioning ADF personnel.

US Navy to return to NZ after 33 years

The USS Texas is met by the Peace Squadron as it arrives in Waitemata harbour, Auckland on August 2, 1983. The growing anti-nuclear movement in New Zealand was hostile to visits from US ships because the Americans refused to confirm or deny whether their ships carried nuclear weapons.

A US naval vessel will attend the RNZN's 75th anniversary in November, marking the first occasion in 33 years that an American warship has visited New Zealand.

ADF steps up Iraq training and counter Daesh effort

A 15-strong C-RAM detachment will be sent to help defend the task group Taji training base north of Baghdad. Here ADF troops maintain the system installed at Tarin Kot in Afghanistan during operations in 2010. Credit: Defence .

Today Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne attended the Counter-Daesh Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Washington.

Defence Industry gets a Minister

The importance of Defence industry has been formally recognised in the creation of a new portfolio under Christopher Pyne.

ANZAC contingent leads Bastille Day parade in Paris

The Australian Defence Force contingent marches down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris to commemorate the French National Day Parade on 14 July 2016. Credit: Defence

On Bastille Day, the ADF joined its Anzac counterparts the NZDF in Paris to march in the French National Day Parade, proudly leading in the ‘Position of Honour’.

Participants discuss sub rescue at RIMPAC

Submariner CMDR Ken Marr spoke at the Submarine Rescue Symposium held during RIMPAC 2016. Credit: US Pacific Command

Approximately 50 submarine officers and civilian contractors from seven nations attended a RIMPAC 2016 submarine rescue symposium.

CT-4B Airtrainers celebrate 250k hours

Sixteen Pacific Aerospace CT-4B Airtrainer aircraft from the Basic Flying Training School fly in formation over Tamworth.Credit: Defence

The ADF Basic Flying Training School has celebrated 250,000 flying hours in the Pacific Aerospace CT-4B Airtrainer aircraft.

First RAAF F-35 squadron CO at RIAT

Wing Commander Darren Clare (left) and Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC with the F-35A during the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Credit: Defence

Australia's first CO of the first RAAF F-35A sqaudron, WGCDR Darren Clare has had his first opportunity to see the F-35 up close at RIAT in the UK.

More Marines down under

USS America at RIMPAC 2016. In a departure from the first two LHAs of the America-class (6 & 7), LHA-8 and beyond will incorporate a well deck, much the same as the now decommissioned Tarawa class (LHAs 1 through 5). Credit: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius Kennon.

According to a senior US Marine general, the Pentagon will send another three-ship Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Asia Pacific as early as October 2018.

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