Topic: Sea Series

Sea Series delivers a series of firsts

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019.

In 2005, the then Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Shalders, described amphibious warfare as “the most complex proposition for the future of Australian Defence Force combat power development to 2025.”

Serving to the limit in Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Outgoing CO HMAS Adelaide, CAPT Paul Mandziy, CSC, RAN, (left) hands over the 'weight', a 100 year old polished pick, to incoming CO, CAPT Jonathan Earley, RAN, during a Command Supersession aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

Captain Jonathan Earley is excited by the challenge of what is shaping to be one of the busiest and most significant years in the Royal Australian Navy’s recent history.

Defence Minister visits HMAS Canberra

Published on by FLGOFF Jessica Aldred (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Commander Air, Commander Paul Moggach explains procedures in Flying Control to Minister for Defence, The Hon. Marise Payne and Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra's Commander Air, Commander Paul Moggach explains procedures in Flying Control to Minister for Defence, The Hon. Marise Payne and Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin.

New Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne made her first official visit to a Defence unit on 25 September, embarking in HMAS Canberra in Far North Queensland.

Exercise JOINT STRIKE brings services closer

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

HMAS Stuart fires the Mark 45 Mod II five-inch gun towards a target at Beecroft Weapons Range, New South Wales, during Exercise JOINT STRIKE. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

HMAS Stuart fires the Mark 45 Mod II five-inch gun towards a target at Beecroft Weapons Range, New South Wales, during Exercise JOINT STRIKE.

All three branches of the Australian Defence Force showed each other what they were made of during Exercise JOINT STRIKE held at Beecroft Weapons Range, Jervis Bay from 31 August to 4 September.

Cousins reconnect on Sea Series

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ben Stewart shows his cousin, Private Nick Schoeffel-Weber of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment, around the bridge of HMAS Canberra as they find themselves deployed on the same ship during Sea Series 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ben Stewart shows his cousin, Private Nick Schoeffel-Weber of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment, around the bridge of HMAS Canberra as they find themselves deployed on the same ship during Sea Series 2015.

When cousins Ben Stewart and Nik Schoeffel-Weber joined the Navy and Army respectively, they never thought they might one day turn up on the same ship together, but Exercise SEA SERIES has them both onboard HMAS Canberra.