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PITCH BLACK a rare challenge

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenants Nick Graney (left) and Chad Mapp. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenants Nick Graney (left) and Chad Mapp.

Two Maritime Warfare Officers mixed it with the best of the Air Force during Exercise PITCH BLACK at RAAF Base Darwin from 29 July to 19 August.

Style and substance: Ballarat barber cuts hair for a cause

Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue.

Getting a good haircut at sea can be hard, but Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to a warship are still required to maintain high personal grooming standards even while underway.


From Nelson Bay to Rim of the Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.

Not wanting to settle for a nine-to-five job, Jack Bellingham decided to take a leaf from his father's book and join the Royal Australian Navy.


Friendships forged over 40 years a foundation to Pacific Partnership

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Trevor Grant (author), MC2 William Cousins (photographer)

Deputy Mission Commander Pacific Partnership 2016, Royal Australian Navy (RANR) Captain Mike Spruce rekindles an old friendship with Commander Naval Region One, Royal Malaysian Navy Rear Admiral Azhari Rashid during a Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony in Kuantan, Malaysia.  (photo: MC2 William Cousins)

Deputy Mission Commander Pacific Partnership 2016, Royal Australian Navy (RANR) Captain Mike Spruce rekindles an old friendship with Commander Naval Region One, Royal Malaysian Navy Rear Admiral Azhari Rashid during a Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony in Kuantan, Malaysia.

When Captain Mike Spruce stepped ashore in Kuantan, Malaysia, for the Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony, the last person he expected to see was an old friend.
 

Building international relations just reward for dux

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton is presented with The Governor-General's Cup - recognising his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers' Course 45 - by the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN, in 2011. (photo: )

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton is presented with The Governor-General's Cup - recognising his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers' Course 45 - by the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN, in 2011.

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton was recently selected for a 117 day embed with the Chilean Navy, set to sail over 15,000 nautical miles from September in Training Ship Esmeralda.

Maritime Component Commander reinforces interoperability values

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Commodore Mal Wise has spent a month coordinating nine task forces involving personnel from 26 nations for Exercise RIMPAC 2016 and said it ranks among the most rewarding challenges of his Royal Australian Navy career.


Making a splash on her very first deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Camden's Erin Riley is living her childhood dream on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC 2016, the world’s largest maritime exercise.


RAAF Flight Lieutenant plays important role at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge called in two of the world’s biggest and fastest rotary wing aircraft when the Navy conducted a world-first trial recently.

Eyes and Ears of Navy in Hawaii, Mathew Knox at Exercise RIMPAC

Published on by LS Lee-Anne Mack (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Knox aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Knox aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Engadine’s Matthew Knox is hard at work on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Warramunga scanning the air and sea in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC, the world’s largest maritime exercise.

From the Straits - Straight Into Action

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency.

A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.