The ship recently completed first-of-class trials and is now working towards achieving unit readiness. The unit readiness evaluation will assess the ship across all her capabilities, including deploying Army personnel, vehicles and equipment via helicopter and landing craft.
Australian Defence Force members who served with the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR), in Vietnam 50 years ago have been recognised with the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation (CGWP).
A change in leadership occurred at Army Headquarters on 9 July 2015, with the ninth Regimental Sergeant Major of the Australian Army, Warrant Officer Dave Ashley, AM, handing over to Warrant Officer Don Spinks, OAM.
The 2nd Commando Regiment are conducting a regular, scheduled counter-terrorism training exercise in western Sydney and the Southern Illawarra to rehearse the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) response capability to terrorist threats.