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Operational happy birthday Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), LCDR Bruno Tremblay, RCN (photographer)

Members of the HMAS Success Engineering department eat cake in the engine room while on watch to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's 114th birthday while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Members of the HMAS Success Engineering department eat cake in the engine room while on watch to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's 114th birthday while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

Yesterday marked 114 years of the Australian Navy serving the nation with pride but it was no different to every other day of the year for Navy members deployed across the globe on operations.

Sirius gets 2015 underway

Published on by LEUT Mark Taylor (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (author)

HMAS Sirius's damage control team, conduct fire fighting training at sea, in the West Australian Exercise Area (photo: LEUT Leonard)

HMAS Sirius's damage control team, conduct fire fighting training at sea, in the West Australian Exercise Area

HMAS Sirius is preparing for another busy year replenishing the Navy's fleet.

Back to basics for Navy seamanship skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (author)

HMAS Anzac personnel man the jackstay line during a light jackstay transfer with HMAS Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac personnel man the jackstay line during a light jackstay transfer with HMAS Melbourne.

Residents living on the south coast of New South Wales witnessed their own Fleet Review as crews of HMA Ships Anzac and Melbourne turned it on in order to complete workups before Anzac’s NORTHERN TRIDENT deployment. 

World voyage on track

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author)

LS King joined Navy as a medic in 2006 and transferred to the reserves in 2013. She signed on again to join Young Endeavour’s world voyage as she believes it will be the experience of a lifetime.  (photo: Unknown)

LS King joined Navy as a medic in 2006 and transferred to the reserves in 2013. She signed on again to join Young Endeavour’s world voyage as she believes it will be the experience of a lifetime.

Australia’s national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently, completing an epic 55 day voyage across the Pacific Ocean and around Cape Horn.

HMAS Tobruk begins distribution of aid

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Tobruk's embarked MRH90 helicopter departs the ship to deliver care packages to remote parts of Vanuatu during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Tobruk's embarked MRH90 helicopter departs the ship to deliver care packages to remote parts of Vanuatu during Operation Pacific Assist 2015.

HMAS Tobruk is distributing humanitarian supplies by MRH-90 Taipan helicopter and amphibious craft to the southern Vanuatu island of Erromango and Tanna.

Perth welcomes Operation Slipper veterans

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy veterans from the Operation SLIPPER campaign march down Barrack Street in the City of Perth during the parade to recognise the service of all personnel who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East between 2001 and 2014.
 (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Royal Australian Navy veterans from the Operation SLIPPER campaign march down Barrack Street in the City of Perth during the parade to recognise the service of all personnel who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East between 2001 and 2014.

Current and former Australian Defence Force veterans along with Australian Public Servants, the Australian Federal Police and other Government agency personnel who served on Operation SLIPPER had their achievements honoured in a commemorative parade on 21 March.

Fight for flight

Published on by ABCSO Clint Brady (author), LEUT Keith Whitehead (photographer)

Executive Officer, Lieutenant Georgina Rae (Right), Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Clint Brady (Middle), and the Operations Officer, Lieutenant Beau Mulraney (Left), pose with the official ‘Fight for Flight’ Fundraiser Challenge Poster. (photo: LEUT Keith Whitehead)

Executive Officer, Lieutenant Georgina Rae (Right), Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Clint Brady (Middle), and the Operations Officer, Lieutenant Beau Mulraney (Left), pose with the official ‘Fight for Flight’ Fundraiser Challenge Poster.

The ship’s company of HMAS Diamantina, which is currently deployed in support of Operation RESOLUTE, is undertaking a challenge to raise funds and increase public awareness for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland.

Medical team prepares to support Vanuatu disaster relief

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Stone discusses with the members of  the Maritime Operational Health Unit the contents of the Australian Aid  hygiene kit, pallets of which  the crew of HMAS Tobruk will deliver to the people of Vanuatu as part of Operation Pacific Assist. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Stone discusses with the members of the Maritime Operational Health Unit the contents of the Australian Aid hygiene kit, pallets of which the crew of HMAS Tobruk will deliver to the people of Vanuatu as part of Operation Pacific Assist.

As HMAS Tobruk arrives in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu, the ship’s medical team is preparing to do its part, ensuring the health and well-being of ship’s company and embarked forces.  

Success completes rare refuel

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Stewart Ripper supervises an astern set-up replenishment at sea evolution onboard HMAS Success with United States Coast Guard Ship Aquidneck while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Stewart Ripper supervises an astern set-up replenishment at sea evolution onboard HMAS Success with United States Coast Guard Ship Aquidneck while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou.

HMAS Success continues to display her adaptability and capability with the completion of a unique astern replenishment evolution while deployed in the Middle East region. 

Laughing through the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Daniel Phillips (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Comedians Anthony

Comedians Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann (right) and Mick Molloy perform for personnel serving with Australia's Air Task Group deployed to the Middle East Region. The tour also featured Melbourne band 28 Days.

Comedians Mick Molloy and Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann brought the laughs, while rock band 28 Days belted out the tunes, during a Forces Entertainment tour across the Middle East recently.