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HMAS Melbourne arrives in namesake city for the final time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne arrived in Melbourne today ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

HMAS Melbourne arrived in Melbourne today ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.

Guided missile frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built.

HMAS Canberra says Ahoy way down under

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Hobart locals line up to take a tour of HMAS Canberra during her visit to the Tasmanian port in 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Hobart locals line up to take a tour of HMAS Canberra during her visit to the Tasmanian port in 2015.

One of Australia’s largest warships, HMAS Canberra, docked at Macquarie Wharf in Hobart on Wednesday for a five-day port visit, the first time the 230m long LHD has returned to the southern capital since 2016.

Minehunters northbound for international engagement

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Diamantina departs Sydney Harbour for a three-month North East Asia Deployment.

Departing Sydney Harbour in the early evening, the Minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne set sail on Monday for a three month North East Asian Deployment.

Fit to fight

Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Benjamin Spring, left, supervises Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Lara Pilton, conducting a workout on new exercise equipment in the gymnasium at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Benjamin Spring, left, supervises Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Lara Pilton, conducting a workout on new exercise equipment in the gymnasium at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

New functional training equipment has been installed at the Fleet Base East Gymnasium as part of a much-needed $400-thousand dollar upgrade, making a big difference in the gym’s overall equipment standard.

Working together for best practice in maintenance and modernisation

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Head of Maritime Systems within the ADF’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, RAN and Australian Naval Attaché to the United States, Commodore Mathew Hudson talk with Contracts Division Head, Dawn Redman from the US Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego. (photo: US Navy SWRMC)

Head of Maritime Systems within the ADF’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, RAN and Australian Naval Attaché to the United States, Commodore Mathew Hudson talk with Contracts Division Head, Dawn Redman from the US Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego.

The Head of Maritime Systems for the Australian Defence Force’s Capability and Sustainment Group, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, has made a visit to the United States Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Centre in San Diego to meet with subject matter experts on ship maintenance and modernisation.

First salvo fired in the Fleet ‘War on Waste’

Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jerry Rupnik, left, and Veolia Regional Contracts Manager NSW - Defence Mr Brad Bowman stand with the new Veolia commingled bins delivered to Port Services at Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jerry Rupnik, left, and Veolia Regional Contracts Manager NSW - Defence Mr Brad Bowman stand with the new Veolia commingled bins delivered to Port Services at Fleet Base East in Sydney, NSW.

A Fleet-wide campaign to significantly cut waste has taken an important step forward with the delivery of ‘commingled’ bins to complement the existing paper/cardboard recycling options at Fleet Base East.

Divers present recompression capability to Fiji’s Chief of Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Brenton Paine, left, speaks with Fiji's Chief of Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake about the functionality of the transportable recompression chamber at HMAS Waterhen. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Brenton Paine, left, speaks with Fiji's Chief of Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake about the functionality of the transportable recompression chamber at HMAS Waterhen.

A Fijian Navy contingent led by the Chief of the Fijian Navy, Captain Humphrey Tawake, was recently given a familiarisation tour of the Royal Australian Navy’s Diver Recompression chambers.

You be the star - video competition to showcase life in the Navy

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Screen shot from a video compiled from Navy submarine community vision.
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Screen shot from a video compiled from Navy submarine community vision.

Ever thought of directing or starring in your own film? Navy members are being invited to submit videos showcasing their life-in-service as part of a project that recognises everyone in Navy can play an important role in recruitment.

Synthetic training simulates real world experience

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta Commander Troy Van Tienhoven (left); Commander Surface Force Commodore Stephen Hughes (second left); Captain Sea Training Captain David Landon (centre); Flight Commander HMAS Parramatta Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale (second right) and Head of Maritime Warfare Commander Anthony Nagle during the Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019 warfare simulation held at HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: LSIS Chris Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta Commander Troy Van Tienhoven (left); Commander Surface Force Commodore Stephen Hughes (second left); Captain Sea Training Captain David Landon (centre); Flight Commander HMAS Parramatta Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale (second right) and Head of Maritime Warfare Commander Anthony Nagle during the Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019 warfare simulation held at HMAS Watson, NSW.

An important aspect of training to fight and win at sea is the ability for Navy units and personnel to develop skills and test process in a simulated environment without the restrictions of the real world.

Divers sharpen their claws

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), US Department of Defence (photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019. (photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Ho)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019.

Explosive experts from the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have joined their counterparts from three other navies for Exercise HYDRACRAB in Guam.