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HMAS Success celebrates 32 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Success ship's company celebrate her 32nd birthday on the flight deck during their 2018 South East Asia deployment. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success ship's company celebrate her 32nd birthday on the flight deck during their 2018 South East Asia deployment.

Ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Battle Tanker’ HMAS Success have celebrated the ship’s 32 years of outstanding service to Australia while deployed to South East Asia.

 

Volleyball with Vietnam People’s Navy a big hit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Richard Carter (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success play a friendly game of volleyball against the Vietnamese Navy team during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during their 2018 South East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success play a friendly game of volleyball against the Vietnamese Navy team during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during their 2018 South East Asia Deployment.

Navy people from Vietnam and Australia have met for a friendly match on the volleyball court during the RAN’s South East Asia Deployment.

 

Two hauls in two days for HMAS Warramunga

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSA Rhys Withers (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSA Rhys Withers)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.

 

HMAS Warramunga makes eleventh narcotics haul

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

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

The crew of HMAS Warramunga has had another successful week in the Middle East Region, seizing and disposing of 295 kilograms of heroin, valued at about $88.5 million, while patrolling waters in the Arabian Sea.

 

HMAS Warramunga receives engineering support on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kath Griffin (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.

 

Naval Reservists to play greater role in RAN future force

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT.

The Naval Reserve is to play an increasing role in supporting Navy to ‘fight and win at sea’ as the RAN develops the structures to grow its future workforce.

 

A gap year in the tropical north

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland.

A world of opportunity is on show for a lucky few Navy Gap Year personnel currently serving at HMAS Cairns in North Queensland.

 

Horse whispering helps Navy people understand communication

Published on by SMN Elise Aveline (author), Unknown (photographer)

Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend. (photo: Unknown)

Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend.

Improving the resilience of Navy members has been a key outcome of a Fleet Base East Personnel Support Unit (PSU) initiative. In April a group of 11 individuals from PSU had the opportunity to trial a 3-day course on equine handling. The course was designed to assist their understanding of how positive relations, verbal and non-verbal, can help people communicate more effectively.

Capability matters - supporting Women in Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants.

Navy has joined the nation’s leading defence industry partners to support and develop in women in engineering and technical fields.

Warrant Officer retires after 43 years service

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart reminiscing of his times served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.   (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart reminiscing of his times served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.

Warrant Officer Andrew Freame has retired from the Permanent Navy after 43 and a half years of diligent service.