HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland

first_img View post tag: Queensland Authorities April 1, 2015 View post tag: Townsville View post tag: Navy HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland View post tag: Asia-Pacific Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland View post tag: HMAS Canberra View post tag: Naval Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra made its first visit outside her homeport of Sydney since her commissioning.The vessel docked in Townsville on March 29, and hosted an open day. Over 15,000 people turned up at the Port of Townsville to tour the ship.Canberra is in far north Queensland conducting first of class flight trials at sea in a tropical environment. The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit is onboard Canberra conducting the trials with one S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron and two MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron, along with their flight teams, to support the trials. These trials are critical to the safe operation of helicopters onboard and must be achieved prior to the ship being deemed ready for operations.The ship was busy while alongside continuously conducting orientation tours with Army personnel from the 3rd Brigade, in particular members of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, to develop the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious capability. Defence Force Recruiting took the opportunity to also visit the ship along with Naval Cadets from Training Ship Townsville.The ship is scheduled to complete the current trials in May and will then complete testing across all her capabilities to achieve unit readiness later this year.[mappress mapid=”15558″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Get Your Short Poem Displayed on Sidewalks for Spring Arts Walk

first_imgFacebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaPoet Laureate Amy Solomon-Minarchi and the City of Olympia are seeking submissions of short poems (3-6 lines) to be displayed on city sidewalks during Spring Arts Walk 2017.The featured poems will be “painted” using a water resistant coating so that the poems will become visible when it rains. The poems selected will portray positive messages of art, life and nature.Please submit poems via email to [email protected] with “Writing in the Rain Submission-(your name)” in the title of the e-mail. Deadline for receipt of submissions is Monday, April 10, 2017.For more information about the City of Olympia Poet Laureate Program, please visit olympiawa.gov/poetlaureate.last_img

CALIFORNIA CHROME TO WORK SIX FURLONGS AT 11:45 A.M., PST, SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR READIES FOR GRADE II SAN PASQUAL STAKES ON JAN. 9

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2016)–California Chrome, 2014’s Horse of the Year, will come onto Santa Anita’s main track to work six furlongs prior to Saturday’s first race at 11:45 a.m., track officials announced Friday. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Hollywood Derby, the 5-year-old California-bred colt by Lucky Pulpit will enter the track via the quarter mile chute with regular rider Victor Espinoza up.Idle since picking up a $2 million check for running second in the Grade I Dubai World Cup March 28, “Chrome” will make his 19th career start for trainer Art Sherman in the San Pasqual. With nine overall wins to his credit, he has career earnings of $6,322,650.last_img