HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius conduct a Replenishment At Sea in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area. 
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)
HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius conduct a Replenishment At Sea in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.

Tanker pumping with new life

HMAS Sirius is back out at sea doing what she does best, refuelling ships for the first time since February. After an extended period of maintenance, Sirius recently left Sydney bound for the East Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) with more than 12 million litres of fuel and sporting a fresh coat of paint.

People

  • Navy mental health professional Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, with Navy participants at a Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. From left: Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Bianca Hall, Lieutenant Commander Matt Curnow and Petty Officer Dental Rachel Edwards. (photo: Elise Willamson)

    Navy members looking out for each other and themselves

    As Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day, Navy Reservist and mental health professional, Commander Steve Dunning has reminded members of the ADF’s commitment to taking care of its key capability - its people, during a recent workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.

Events

  • A guard of Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy march during a Navy Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters ceremony the annual Trafalgar Mess Dinner. (photo: John Carroll)

    Trafalgar links Navy generations

    Over 250 Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) experienced one of the highlights of the ADFA Calendar on 17 October, the Trafalgar Mess Dinner.

Events

  • A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

    HMAS Larrakia commemorates Leyte Gulf Battle 70 years on

    Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

People

People

  • Lieutenant Ken Norton and his wife Pam pose for a photograph at a wedding. (photo: Unknown)

    Sun sets on warfare stalwart

    The Royal Australian Navy warfare community is mourning the loss of one of its stalwarts, Lieutenant Commander Ken Norton who passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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The Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme, Naval Aviation Branded Van with the Spirit of Tasmania in the background, Devonport, Tasmania. 

 (photo: CPO Glenn Smith)

Naval Aviation Prospect Scheme hits new highs

While the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme (NAPS) team are used to travelling throughout the Shoalhaven, their latest expedition took them a lot further afield - all the way to Hobart. 

Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Hines raises awareness onboard HMAS Parramatta for the '4Tracks4Kids' charity walk.
 (photo: Unknown)

Striding out for a mate

When Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines took on the challenge of completing the 60km 4Tracks4Kids fundraising walk on 6 October, he did it with the support of his shipmates and in memory of a good friend.

Events

A guard of Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy march during a Navy Ceremonial Sunset and Beat to Quarters ceremony the annual Trafalgar Mess Dinner. (photo: John Carroll)

Trafalgar links Navy generations

Over 250 Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) experienced one of the highlights of the ADFA Calendar on 17 October, the Trafalgar Mess Dinner.

A sailor from HMAS Larrakia unveils the memorial to Australian Servicemen who lost their lives in the defence and liberation of the Philippines during World War II. From foreground: Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines, His Excellency Mr Bill Tweddell, General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Chief of Staff of the Armed forces of the Philippines, and Lieutenant Commander David McPherson, Commanding Officer HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Larrakia commemorates Leyte Gulf Battle 70 years on

Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia has honoured the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines during World War Two, by participating in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Sport

Seaman James Ryan of the RAN charges towards the Royal Navy's defence during the first game of the Navy Tri Nations Rugby League match held at Leichardt Oval, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Navy Tridents wear their jersey with pride to take on the Kiwis in Tri-Nations rugby league final

Iconic Leichhardt Oval has seen some nail-biting rugby league matches in its time but rarely has it hosted Chief of Navy in its commentary box.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert an Ambassador for Team Navy in Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform. 
 (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Team Navy conquers the mountain This article has photo gallery

Australia's greatest annual motorsport event, the Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar race again had a significant Navy audience this year, supporting Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert from Team Navy, racing in the Pepsi Max Ford Performance Racing (FPR) car.