While most of us were safe and warm in our beds, Commander Stacey Porter recently spent an uncomfortable night sleeping rough to raise money and awareness of homelessness.
As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise Nichi Go Trident, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.
As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble as a means to increase understanding, and ultimately interoperability, between the two navies.
Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.
Ulladulla local lad Jason Chamberlain has come a long way since graduating from St John’s School in Nowra.
After leaving school and having a number of jobs including a stint at Alan May Holden, Ulladulla and the Shoalhaven Ex Serviceman’s Club, Jason decided on a life at sea.
Students from the Underwater Medical Course at HMAS Penguin are put through their paces using a simulation mannequin or SIMMAN to demonstrate competencies for clinical protocols.
Far from her hometown of Ulverstone, Taylor Burgess is on the high seas as part of an international aid mission.
Taylor is serving as an Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor on board HMAS Tobruk.
When Kangaroo Point local Darryl Ford has people around for dinner it’s not exactly what you would call an intimate dinner party.
You see, Darryl is a chef in the Royal Australian Navy and at the moment he and his colleagues are cooking for more than 400 people onboard HMAS Choules somewhere off the Queensland coast.
HMAS Sydney’s junior Officers were put through their paces under the watchful eye of the Ship’s Commanding Officer, CMDR Karl Brinckmann, in rainy weather off Japan when the ship joined up at sea with the United States Navy’s Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Momsen.
HMAS Newcastle’s (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) crew has cheered on their teams during the first rugby league State of Origin match of 2013 while on their first patrol in the MEAO.