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Melbourne visits Land of the Rising Sun for last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo.

As part of her deployment in Asia and the Pacific, HMAS Melbourne recently conducted visits to the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Yokosuka.

An international exercise supported by an international team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

L-R: French Navy Enseigne Louis-Marie Sejeau; RAN Sub Lieutenant Jay Crutch; Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Stephen Barry; RAN Sub Lieutenant Andrew Stuart and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Pottratz on the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

L-R: French Navy Enseigne Louis-Marie Sejeau; RAN Sub Lieutenant Jay Crutch; Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Stephen Barry; RAN Sub Lieutenant Andrew Stuart and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Pottratz on the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

The nations of France, New Zealand and the United States are represented in the crew on board the helicopter frigate HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE in the Indian Ocean.

Four successful drug interdictions by HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized another four illicit drug shipments in three days while deployed to the Middle East region.

Navy trainers support Philippines in maritime patrol mission

Published on by PO Peter Coates (author), LSBM Leigh Newlan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training, May 2019. (photo: LSBM Leigh Newlan)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training, May 2019.

Members of the Defence Cooperation Program Sea Training Group have recently completed their sixth rotation conducting Maritime Interoperability Training at Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Zamboanga, Philippines.

Navy duo unlocks stories of shipwrecks along Australian east coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABMT Tom Gower (photographer)

SBLT Ruslan Pnevski (background) and John Wooden (non-Defence) light up the stern of the SS Coastal Farmer at a depth of 125 metres. (photo: ABMT Tom Gower)

SBLT Ruslan Pnevski (background) and John Wooden (non-Defence) light up the stern of the SS Coastal Farmer at a depth of 125 metres.

A Royal Australian Navy officer and a sailor are helping to map shipwrecks along the Australian east coast, diving to significant depths to document vessels sunk in both war and peace.

Rising star, above and beyond

Published on by LS James McDougall (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Rhiannon Cadogan and Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Emily Dorey conducting lights and signals training at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Rhiannon Cadogan and Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Emily Dorey conducting lights and signals training at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Now in its second year, Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards will hold their award ceremony in Canberra in July 2019.

New Navy initiative provides expanding career opportunities

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Commander Matt Butcher and newly promoted Lieutenant Brett South from SUBFOR HQ, and Commander Dylan Findlater from the Collins System Program Office. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Commander Matt Butcher and newly promoted Lieutenant Brett South from SUBFOR HQ, and Commander Dylan Findlater from the Collins System Program Office.

It was a significant day for two submariner Warrant Officers as they progressed to the commissioned ranks under the Navy’s Associate Engineers Direct Entry (AEDE) scheme.

NSW-based Navy personnel shine in Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), Lauren Larking (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Some of the NSW-based Navy personnel recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List, from left, WO James Dew, LCDR Belinda Finlay, CAPT Damien Scully-O'Shea, LCDR Sarah Rhys-Jones, and CAPT John Stavridis. (photo: )

Some of the NSW-based Navy personnel recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List, from left, WO James Dew, LCDR Belinda Finlay, CAPT Damien Scully-O'Shea, LCDR Sarah Rhys-Jones, and CAPT John Stavridis.

Exceptional dedication, leadership, technical knowledge and achievement were the hallmarks of the NSW-based Navy personal recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

NT Navy members among Queen’s Birthday honourees

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients, left, Lieutenant Commander Laurie Choate, CSM, and right, Warrant Officer Arthur Mitcherson, OAM. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients, left, Lieutenant Commander Laurie Choate, CSM, and right, Warrant Officer Arthur Mitcherson, OAM.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy in the Northern Territory have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

Veteran PTI inspires next generation of Navy officers

Published on by MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi (author)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jan Gilmour with Midshipman Amy Luke-Paredi on the beach at HMAS Creswell during New Entry Officers’ Course 60. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jan Gilmour with Midshipman Amy Luke-Paredi on the beach at HMAS Creswell during New Entry Officers’ Course 60.

Leading Seaman Jan Gilmour encapsulates perseverance. She joined the Royal Australian Navy way back in 1979, years before the decision was made to permit women to serve at sea.