HMAS Arunta on transit to the Middle Eastern Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)
HMAS Arunta on transit to the Middle Eastern Region.

Caring on the high seas

Able Seaman Medic Bradley Scotton says he is living proof of Navy’s “what will you bring” recruitment campaign as he carves a second service career as a paramedic sailor.

Fleet

  • HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

    Ballarat patrols North West Shelf

    The north west coast of Western Australia, also known as the North West Shelf, is home to Australia’s vast and strategically vital oil and gas infrastructure.

Events

  • The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its Graduation Parade on Thursday December 8, 2016. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: Michael Jackson-Rand)

    ADFA Midshipmen rejoin the Fleet

    Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy are set to rejoin the fleet after graduating from tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales campus in Canberra. 

People

  • Naval Reserve Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Nicol Kelly was recently awarded a Silver level Commendation by Head Navy Engnieering,  Rear Admiral Mick Uzzell, AM, RAN, at a small ceremony at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

    Communications sailor commended

    Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Nicol Kelly was recently awarded a Silver Commendation by Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Mick Uzzell, as a result of her information technology support to the Navy Engineering Division.

Fleet

  •  Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT. (photo: ABHSO Carey)

    Maningrida survey for Melville

    During October and November, eight members of Hydrographic crew White (embarked in HMAS Melville), deployed on the first detached boat camp conducted for several years. 

Events

  • Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

    Firefly tragedy remembered

    A poignant ceremony was held off the New South Wales south coast on 27 November to mark the loss of aircraft and life 60 years ago.

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HMAS Tobruk sails out of Sydney Harbour for the last time just days before decommissioning (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Tobruk to become dive wreck This article has photo gallery

Home to many thousands of Australian Defence Force members over the past three and a half decades, the former HMAS Tobruk will now be home to sealife and recreational divers.

Watson’s Executive Officer, Commander Matthew Shand presented a cheque for $2725.00 which will be used in the treatment of sick children in the hospital’s cardiac ward. (photo: Unknown)

Watson targets children’s hospital This article has photo gallery

With their motto we find, we fix - HMAS Watson certainly did that when the ship's company rallied to raise funds through raffles and collection tins to support the Sydney Children's Hospital.

Events

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its Graduation Parade on Thursday December 8, 2016. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: Michael Jackson-Rand)

ADFA Midshipmen rejoin the Fleet This article has photo gallery

Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy are set to rejoin the fleet after graduating from tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales campus in Canberra. 

Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Firefly tragedy remembered This article has photo gallery

A poignant ceremony was held off the New South Wales south coast on 27 November to mark the loss of aircraft and life 60 years ago.

Sport

Members of the Governor-General's XI cricket team, Ashleigh Gardner and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Support Operations Sarah Beard, play a few balls on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis plays wicket keeper. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Governor General’s cap double for Beard This article has photo gallery

Cricketing all-rounder, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sarah Beard, was in the thick of the pressure of international competition in the Governor-General’s XI recent defeat of a South African women’s cricket side at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney.

A vintage Miroku under and over 12 gauge shotgun at Wagga Wagga Club, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Navy on target at shooting championships This article has photo gallery

Navy had some individual stand-out performances at the Australian Defence Force Clay Target Association championships held at Wagga Wagga Gun Club in October.