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HMAS Huon presented top Fleet award by the Governor-General

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commanding Officer of HMAS Huon, Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison RAN, stand in front of the parade with the Gloucester Cup.

HMAS Huon was this week presented with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious award for outstanding performance by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

HMAS Stuart sailors commemorate the loss of HMAS Vampire (I)

Published on by PO Zamri Burns (author), ABEW Sonny Daye (photographer)

Members of HMAS Stuart’s ship's company at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: ABEW Sonny Daye)

Members of HMAS Stuart’s ship's company at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Vampire (I).

A group of Officers and Sailors from HMAS Stuart were privileged to take part in a special commemoration service for HMAS Vampire (I) at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne during a recent ship visit.

HMAS Darwin has eyes in the sky

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked helicopter 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Aviation department with the embarked helicopter 'Blackout', an S-70B Seahawk deploying flares in the background.

The men and women of HMAS Darwin are currently working hard conducting operations as part of Australia’s contribution to maritime security, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations.

MH-60R warfighting capability continues to expand

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Aaron Schurink, LEUT Benjamin Thomson, LEUT Trine Themsen and LEUT Joel Bury, recent graduates from MH-60R Operational Flying Training Course Number One, in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Aaron Schurink, LEUT Benjamin Thomson, LEUT Trine Themsen and LEUT Joel Bury, recent graduates from MH-60R Operational Flying Training Course Number One, in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy’s developing Romeo capability has achieved another significant milestone with the first ab-initio Pilots and Aviation Warfare Officers (AvWO) graduating recently from MH-60R Operational Flying Training (OFT) Course Number One in Jacksonville, Florida.

HMAS Perth’s Anzac Day

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Perth stand-at-ease on the flight deck during Anzac Day Dawn Service held at sea. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's company of HMAS Perth stand-at-ease on the flight deck during Anzac Day Dawn Service held at sea.

It was a breezy dawn under a cloudy Indian Ocean sky that greeted the men and women serving in HMAS Perth on Anzac Day 2014.

Crew of HMAS Tobruk honoured with Philippines service medals

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines, General Emmanuel Trinidad Bautista presents Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Narelle Knight with the Military Civil Action medal for her participation in Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST in late 2013. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief of Staff Armed Forces of the Philippines, General Emmanuel Trinidad Bautista presents Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Narelle Knight with the Military Civil Action medal for her participation in Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST in late 2013.

Personnel from HMAS Tobruk, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force have been awarded Military Civic Action medals by the Philippines Government for their assistance following Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013.

Darwin and Somerset meet up at sea

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party officers, Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath (right) and Lieutenant Joshua Maher discuss lessons learnt from previous boardings with members of HMS Somerset's boarding party. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party officers, Lieutenant Benjamin McGrath (right) and Lieutenant Joshua Maher discuss lessons learnt from previous boardings with members of HMS Somerset's boarding party.

HMAS Darwin has taken advantage of a cross-deck to exchange ideas with members of the Royal Navy ship HMS Somerset while conducting maritime security patrols in the Arabian Sea.

Thinking outside the box to keep sailors fed and safe at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Perth's vertrep party begin to store ship on the flight deck after United States Naval Ship (USNS) Cesar Chavez and HMAS Perth conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Perth's vertrep party begin to store ship on the flight deck after United States Naval Ship (USNS) Cesar Chavez and HMAS Perth conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) during Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

Well-fed sailors and well-maintained equipment keep Navy’s ships at sea and the crew of HMAS Perth recently demonstrated how a few creative solutions could guarantee just that, during their recent deployment as part of Operation Southern Indian Ocean.

Vice Admiral Johnston takes over as Chief of Joint Operations

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer)

The new Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM speaks to members of  Headquarters Joint Operations Command  during the Transfer of Authority ceremony. (photo: Steve Dent)

The new Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM speaks to members of Headquarters Joint Operations Command during the Transfer of Authority ceremony.

There has been a changing of the guard at Headquarters Joint Operations Command with Vice Admiral David Johnston taking on the role of Chief of Joint Operations following the retirement of Lieutenant General Ash Power.

HMAS Darwin strikes another blow against illicit drug trade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (author)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party conducts an insertion onto a suspicious dhow to search for illegal narcotics during operations in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's boarding party conducts an insertion onto a suspicious dhow to search for illegal narcotics during operations in the Arabian Sea.

HMAS Darwin has again intercepted a suspected drug smuggling vessel operating in international waters, seizing 786 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated street value of $30 million.