HMAS Perth conducts a patrol past an oil rig off the North West Shelf of the Australian coast. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)
HMAS Perth conducts a patrol past an oil rig off the North West Shelf of the Australian coast.

Perth and Sirius conduct North West Shelf patrol

On returning to Australia after a south-east Asian deployment, HMAS Perth joined HMAS Sirius to conduct a security patrol of Western Australia’s North West Shelf. 

Fleet

  • The United States Navy's Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) prepares to berth at Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia, on 25 June as part of its Western Pacific deployment. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

    HMAS Stirling welcomes USS Jacksonville

    Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived at HMAS Stirling last week, for a port visit as a part of its Western Pacific deployment.

Fleet

  • Staff on the bridge of HMAS Canberra as the ship enters Townsville Harbour. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

    Working up HMAS Canberra

    The huge task of getting Australia’s biggest warship to being fully operational is well underway with the first of a series of intensive training and assessment periods complete, resulting in HMAS Canberra now being ready to undertake disaster relief and permissive non-combatant evacuation operations.

Fleet

  • HMAS Perth receives a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter on deck as the first ever frigate to embark the aircraft operationally. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

    Perth runs the Gauntlet

    Following the recent commissioning of 725 Squadron, training the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo, another important milestone was achieved recently with the first Romeo flight permanently embarking in an Australian warship.

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(L-R) unnamed, Mr Samir Bennegadi, the Hon Dr Brendon Nelson, MBBS, MRACGP, FRACP (Hon.), FAMA, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Assistant Minister for Defence The Hon Stuart Robert, MP, Captain Mona Shindy, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger at the Australian War Memorial for the Royal Australian Navy inaugural Ramadan Iftar dinner. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Navy breaks fast to celebrate diversity This article has photo gallery

Navy has marked the month of Ramadan with a special dinner in Canberra attended by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed.

Senior Naval Officer Tasmania and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter next to her cardboard box during the Tasmanian 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania. (photo: )

Rough night worthwhile

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, recently roughed it as part of the Tasmanian 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and funds for the plight of Australian homeless people.

Events

90 year old Royal Australian Navy Second World War Veteran Mr. Bryan Wearne (HMAS Manoora) explains to Australia’s Federation Guardsman, AB Elyse MacPherson how he came ashore on Balikpapan Beach in Borneo, in May 1945.
 (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

Amphibious veterans return to Borneo in honour of lost mates This article has photo gallery

When 90 year old Bryan Wearne last visited Balikpapan beach, he was under enemy fire during one of the most ambitious Australian amphibious operations of the Second World War. 70 years later, Bryan and fellow Royal Australian Navy veteran Pat Curtis have returned to Borneo to relive past adventures and to honour lost mates. 

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company parade the Freedom of Entry certificate through Toowoomba city. (photo: 28SQN AFID AMB)

Toowoomba exercise Freedom of Entry This article has photo gallery

HMAS Toowoomba exercised her right and privilege of Freedom of Entry on 6 June, marching with swords drawn, bands playing, drums beating and colours flying through the City of Toowoomba.

Sport

ABCD Alan Bone, of AUSCDT Four, was one of 11 Defence personnel and members of the Australian Defence Triathlon Club (ADTC) who competed in the gruelling 3.8km swim, 180km bike leg and 42.2km run.  
His time of 9 hours and 46 minutes gained him first place in the 18-24 male division and his spot in the world championships to be held in October. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Diver qualifies for Ironman Challenge This article has photo gallery

A committed sailor has qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, by winning his age category at the Australian Ironman Triathlon at Port Macquarie on May 3.

Members of the Australian Defence Rowing Association practice at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith in preparation for racing on the weekend. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Oar-some result for Navy rowers This article has photo gallery

Navy rowers helped the Australian Defence Rowing Association achieve its best result at a national event at the 2015 Australian Masters Rowing Championships held in Sydney from May 28-31.