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Amphibious capability enhanced

Published on by LEUT Matthew Cramp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Soldier of Merit Able Seaman Clearance Diver Burch during the recent basic reconnaissance run by 2RAR (photo: Unknown)

Soldier of Merit Able Seaman Clearance Diver Burch during the recent basic reconnaissance run by 2RAR

Five Navy Clearance Divers have returned to their Sydney home of HMAS Waterhen, armed with new skills and the ability to better integrate into the joint amphibious environment after some training with their Army colleagues.

Hyperbaric medicine's cooperative capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Kiah Chapple operates a monitor inside the hyperbaric chamber at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.   (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Medic Kiah Chapple operates a monitor inside the hyperbaric chamber at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.

Navy personnel are increasing their skills in the specialist field of hyperbaric medicine by undertaking regular medical placements at Sydney's Prince of Wales Hospital.

Wharfside workers on task

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

Port Services Manager - Fleet Base East,
Commander Ian Gray stands on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

Port Services Manager - Fleet Base East, Commander Ian Gray stands on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney.

While many Australians enjoy a break from work over Christmas, the hard working Navy team of Port Services, Garden Island, in Sydney, will continue to deliver essential services to keep the Defence vessels that dominate Sydney Harbour berthed and slipped.

Choules gives Navy's newest officers experience at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Loretta Houlahan (author), MIDN Nathan Rose (photographer)

Midshipmans Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules.  (photo: LEUT McDonald)

Midshipmans Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules.

Royal Australian Navy landing ship, HMAS Choules recently gave some junior officers their first taste of life at sea, hosting initial trainees from the Royal Australian Naval College.

Penguin community celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.

Ballarat patrols North West Shelf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.

The north west coast of Western Australia, also known as the North West Shelf, is home to Australia’s vast and strategically vital oil and gas infrastructure.

Maningrida survey for Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Peyton Carey (author and photographer)

 Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT. (photo: ABHSO Carey)

Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT.

During October and November, eight members of Hydrographic crew White (embarked in HMAS Melville), deployed on the first detached boat camp conducted for several years. 

Mine clearance specialists tested

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

Crew members of HMAS Gascoyne launch a Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicle during Exercise OCEAN RAIDER. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members of HMAS Gascoyne launch a Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicle during Exercise OCEAN RAIDER.

The headquarters of the Royal Australian Navy’s mine warfare capability proved it could lead a push from the sea into a conflict area and secure the waters for follow-on forces recently. 

Depth sounder assistance to New Zealand

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support. (photo: LADS Phot)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support.

The Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand.

Alliance strong above and below the water

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Australia and the United States have had an existing framework of collaboration in the development of submarine combat systems and torpedoes for many years, as well as a long history of at-sea exercises.