Following a successful deployment to North East Asia, HMAS Sydney has returned home to a warm welcome from family and friends on the wharf at Fleet Base East.
HMAS Ballarat successfully completed a port visit to Langkawi, Malaysia at the start of September as part of her South East Asian Deployment. Langkawi is considered to be the Jewel of Kedah, an archipelago of 104 islands off the north-west coast of Malaysia.
When Lieutenant Commander Leigh Jackson and Warrant Officer Electronics Technician Brad Lahey found themselves responsible for the development of People-Focussed Work Practices (PWP) as part of the New Generation Navy (NGN) strategy, the two NGN project managers quickly realised that the most important PWP in the Navy was the Divisional System.
Approximately three hundred Royal Australian Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy personnel have concluded the maritime security exercise, Exercise MASTEX.
The National Rugby League and Royal Australian Navy have joined forces to launch the 2013 Telstra Premiership Finals Series and the International Fleet Review smart phone app and open day ticket sales.
NUSHIP Canberra’s team of electronic technicians have submitted their fire control system, built from scratch, for judging as part of the Fleet Base East regional Navy Engineering Challenge.
The arrival of two AS350BA Squirrel helicopters of 723 Squadron on the flight deck of ESPS Cantabria signaled a significant moment in history for both the Armada and the Royal Australian Navy; the first occasion of a foreign helicopter Flight embarkation for both Navies.
A new medical simulation centre to benefit medical training for LHD conditions was recently opened at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at HMAS Penguin by the Director General Health Capability and Director General Navy Health Service, Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook.
NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team have had their first taste of raw LHD ship-handling, albeit at 1:20 scale.
Reinvigoration of collaborative at-sea training as part of Exercise ANZAC 2013 is underway with HMNZS Te Mana conducting a Unit Readiness Work Up with an integrated Australian and New Zealand assessment team.