Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success whilst deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Marc Chandler holds lookout onboard HMAS Success whilst deployed in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Maintaining a vigilant watch in search

The crew of HMAS Success have not wavered in their efforts in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the vast southern Indian Ocean.

Operations

  • Australian Army Corporal Peter Stokes looks through binoculars whilst on watch onboard HMAS Perth as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. HMAS Perth is in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

    Army on watch in HMAS Perth

    The support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN is truly a tri-service undertaking with soldiers from HMAS Perth’s Ship’s Army Detachment assisting the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Community

  • Members from 816 Squadron and Staff from Noah's Ark, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

    Navy squadron helps out Shoalhaven charity

    816 Squadron personnel are more often seen behind the controls of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter than a whipper snipper but the crew took up not only snippers but secateurs, rakes and high pressure hoses with enthusiasm when they signed up for a clean up day at their adopted charity Noah’s Shoalhaven.

Fleet

  • ABML-P Shane Clubb watches NUSHIP Canberra depart the dry dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: LCDR Jodie Wilkinson)

    A window view of the future

    The Ship’s Company of HMAS Newcastle recently occupied Building 68 on the Garden Island Defence Precinct in Sydney while their ship underwent a maintenance and production period. Once the docking dependant work was complete, Newcastle vacated the dock to make way for the mighty NUSHIP Canberra.

Fleet

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before the departure from Victoria Barracks, Sydney, in a MRH90 helicopter to visit the 2013 bushfire affected residents in the town of Winmalee in the Blue Mountains. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

    Navy’s royal birds in flight

    Aircrew from the Royal Australian Navy’s 808 Squadron had the privilege of transporting royalty today, when they flew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Sydney to the Blue Mountains in a Navy MRH-90 helicopter.

Fleet

  • Leading Seaman Aviation Paul Parnell guides a Navy MRH-90 helicopter from 808 Squadron onto the flight deck of HMAS Choules as the ship transits from Sydney to Townsville for Exercise Sea Dawn 2014. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

    Sun sets on first major amphibious exercise for the year

    As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.

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Members from 816 Squadron and Staff from Noah's Ark, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Navy squadron helps out Shoalhaven charity

816 Squadron personnel are more often seen behind the controls of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter than a whipper snipper but the crew took up not only snippers but secateurs, rakes and high pressure hoses with enthusiasm when they signed up for a clean up day at their adopted charity Noah’s Shoalhaven.

HMAS Stirling's submariner trainees give a lifejacket demonstration to students from the Rockingham Beach Primary School during the KidsMatter Community Expo. (photo: CPO Toni Ralph)

A Stirling day at community expo

HMAS Stirling’s Navy Community Engagement Program team and a number of submariner trainees recently took part in the KidsMatter Community Expo at Rockingham Beach Primary School.

Events

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

The past welcomes Navy’s future

When General Entry 319, Emms Division, graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus recently, there was a very special guest in the audience whose presence made the graduates stand a little taller than usual. 

From Left: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lewis Sullivan, Petty Officer Musician Gordon Orr and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mitchel Vandergraaf of HMAS Kuttabul come up on aim whilst going through F88 Steyr drills before competing in the upcoming Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting (AASAM) marksmanship competition in Victoria.



 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Call to arms for Navy shooters

Once again there is a call to arms for the honour of being crowned Navy’s champion shot in 2014. The Royal Australian Navy is competing against the Army’s marksmen and a host of international competitors in the 2014 Australian Army Skills at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal from 30 April to 16 May 2014.

Sport

Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathan Mead AM, RAN, presents representative for the Navy Establishments combined team, Petty Officer Jason Lockard, with the Perry Cup, awarded to the team crowned to be the overall winner of the 2014 Fleet Commanders Challenge at Randwick Barracks, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Establishments win Fleet Commanders Challenge Trophy

The Fleet Commander’s Challenge Trophy was retained by Establishments this week, who withstood tough competition from Navy's east based ships by demonstrating great prowess on the sports fields.

The ACT Veterans and Navy Old Salts rugby sides face off in their annual match at Canberra Stadium. Tough defence and attacking rugby with a spirit of mateship characterised the match with both sides resurrecting their former talents. (photo: Unknown)

Navy rugby surging ahead in 2014

Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) has ‘kicked-off’ its 2014 rugby campaign with a number of pre-season trials and development opportunities across prospective senior men's and women’s squads.