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Shepparton makes friends in Papua New Guinea

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Commanding Officer HMAS Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, together with the Chief Dunstan and his wife, following the exchange of head dresses. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, together with the Chief Dunstan and his wife, following the exchange of head dresses.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic ships, HMAS Shepparton, recently deployed to the north east coast of Papua New Guinea and was given more than simply a warm welcome.

Navy on display in Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

An S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, takes off from the deck of HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay, during First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

An S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, takes off from the deck of HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay, during First of Class Flight Trials.

March has been a busy month for Jervis Bay and surrounding waters with the bay dotted with frigates HMA Ships Newcastle and Anzac, Mine Hunter HMAS Gascoyne, helicopters and the Navy’s newest ship, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra.

A mission of commemoration and engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Ken Brown, shares final moments with partner Lieutenant Commander Tina Brown, and 11 month old son Mason, at Garden Island before joining HMAS Anzac for a five month deployment. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Ken Brown, shares final moments with partner Lieutenant Commander Tina Brown, and 11 month old son Mason, at Garden Island before joining HMAS Anzac for a five month deployment.

HMAS Anzac departed Sydney this week for a once in a lifetime deployment supporting the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

HMAS Cerberus on parade

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is given an 'Eyes Right' during Ceremonial Divisions, held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is given an 'Eyes Right' during Ceremonial Divisions, held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

More than 700 sailors, soldiers, airmen and women stood proudly on parade at HMAS Cerberus to observe the tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on 13 March.

Adelaide meets her twin - in LEGO!

Published on by LCDR Mark Fullick (author), Mr Sean McPhillips (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship's company located at the BAE Williamstown construction facility in Melbourne Victoria, were recently treated with an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship, the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) constructed entirely out of LEGO. (From left) Executive Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Brendon Zilko, LEGO enthusiast Mr David Low and Enegineering Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Henri Nord-Thomson. (photo: Mr Sean McPhillips)

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship's company located at the BAE Williamstown construction facility in Melbourne Victoria, were recently treated with an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship, the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) constructed entirely out of LEGO. (From left) Executive Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Brendon Zilko, LEGO enthusiast Mr David Low and Enegineering Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Henri Nord-Thomson.

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship’s company were recently introduced to an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship constructed entirely out of Lego!

Preparing for underwater command

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(left) Operations Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, leads the United States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, on a tour of the Collins Class Submarine whilst alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(left) Operations Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, leads the United States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, on a tour of the Collins Class Submarine whilst alongside Fleet Base West.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world and the training for it is justifiably challenging as ten officers from the United States Navy recently found out during their Prospective Submarine Commanding Officers' Course.

Boarding teams enhance skills

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

HMAS Melbourne's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, lands on the flight deck. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, lands on the flight deck.

Members of HMAS Melbourne's boarding team recently conducted fast rope training in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area as part of Melbourne’s Unit Readiness work-up.

HMAS Newcastle readying to deploy

Published on by LEUT Douglas Phillips (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is welcomed onboard by Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, RAN. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is welcomed onboard by Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, RAN.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer met HMAS Newcastle in Jervis Bay in the first week of March to review the ship’s readiness to deploy on Operation MANITOU.

Fleet Commander’s flying visit to Anzac

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Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN.

In the midst of a busy workup period, the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac hosted the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for a short visit.

Safety on the agenda

Published on by Royal Australian Navy Australian Submarine Force (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Submarine Safety Manager, Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Michael Bell, explains the safety procedures at the top of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre tank to Alcoa maintenance crews, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Submarine Safety Manager, Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Michael Bell, explains the safety procedures at the top of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre tank to Alcoa maintenance crews, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Twenty personnel from Alcoa Australia's Wagerup Bauxite Refinery, situated near Perth, recently visited the Australian Submarine Force as part of an ongoing commitment to safety.