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Running ashore for fitness

Published on by SBLT Ethan Wiseman (author), CPONPC Charmaine Edwards (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle crew members prepare for the Bunbury Surf to Surf Fun Run.
(From left) Lieutenant Matthew Stobo, Petty Officer Michael Fraser, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Anita McCowen, Chief Petty Officer Lisa Corbett and LCDR Damon Craig. (photo: CPONPC Charmaine Edwards)

HMAS Newcastle crew members prepare for the Bunbury Surf to Surf Fun Run. (From left) Lieutenant Matthew Stobo, Petty Officer Michael Fraser, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Anita McCowen, Chief Petty Officer Lisa Corbett and LCDR Damon Craig.

If being heads of department of a warship was not enough of a task, HMAS Newcastle's, Executive Officer and Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer have both been running their way around Australia as the ship circumnavigates the Australian coast line.

Navy takes on Albany Sharks in AFL

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Team Captains, (left) from Albany Football Club Jack Banks and Petty Officer Physical Trainer Alex Leahy before the Aussie Rules football match at Collingwood Park, Albany. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Team Captains, (left) from Albany Football Club Jack Banks and Petty Officer Physical Trainer Alex Leahy before the Aussie Rules football match at Collingwood Park, Albany.

As the weekend of Anzac commemorative activity in Albany drew towards a close, Navy put together a team of Aussie Rules players to take on the local Albany Sharks team at Collingwood Park in Albany.

Welcome to Sydney - NUSHIP Canberra sails in

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra prepares to berth in her homeport at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

NUSHIP Canberra prepares to berth in her homeport at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

A perfect Sydney day welcomed the first first Landing Helicopter Dock into her home port at Fleet Base East, on 31 October.

 

 

Warships on their way to Albany

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

HMAS Stuart (bottom) and JDS Kirisame depart Fleet Base West en route to Albany to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Stuart (bottom) and JDS Kirisame depart Fleet Base West en route to Albany to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

HMAS Stuart and Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame departed Fleet Base West late yesterday to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event this weekend.

100 year bond never broken

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

HMAS Arunta approaches HMAS Sirius for replenishment at sea, enroute to Albany, Western Australia. (photo: SBLT Jake Leonard)

HMAS Arunta approaches HMAS Sirius for replenishment at sea, enroute to Albany, Western Australia.

Sirius and Arunta, and Te Kaha have met in Bass Strait during their passage to Albany, in preparation for the centenary of Anzac commemorations commencing 31 October.

Canberra's Damage Control instructors under the spotlight

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Wesley Intihar from Sea Training Group observes members of NUSHIP Canberra's duty watch during a damage control exercise. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Wesley Intihar from Sea Training Group observes members of NUSHIP Canberra's duty watch during a damage control exercise.

NUSHIP Canberra's team of Damage Control Instructors have been under the spotlight during the first Landing Helicopter Dock's (LHD) duty watch certification recently.

First LHD Duty Watches certified

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra and NUSHIP Adelaide sit alongside the Naval Dockyard Williamstown, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

NUSHIP Canberra and NUSHIP Adelaide sit alongside the Naval Dockyard Williamstown, Victoria.

The motivation and mood within NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company has lifted another notch after the ship’s first four duty watch teams were endorsed to take responsibility for the safety and security of the ship in harbour.

Larrakia deployment complete

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

"On this spot, Palo, Leyte, General Douglas Macarthur returned to the Philippines on 20 October 1944 and personally led the swift drive against the Japanese Forces in the Philippines. President Sergio Osmena and some members of the government-in-exile arrived with General Macarthur and proceeded to reorganise restore and administer the government of the commonwealth of the Philippines. Declared a national historical landmark 2004."

After steaming 6,368 nautical miles, taking part in Exercise LUMBAS 14, commemorating 70 years since the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, and visiting four South East Asian ports, HMAS Larrakia (with crew Attack Four embarked) has returned to Darwin Naval Base.

 

CO takes HMAS Success to sea for one last week

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Chris Straughan, presents a farewell gift to out-going Commanding Officer, Captain Allison Norris, on behalf of the ship's company, in a small ceremony at sea off the coast of Victoria. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Executive Officer HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Chris Straughan, presents a farewell gift to out-going Commanding Officer, Captain Allison Norris, on behalf of the ship's company, in a small ceremony at sea off the coast of Victoria.

HMAS Success proceeded to sea for the first time in just over two months on 13 October, but for Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris, it was with mixed emotions as it signified the last week of her command.

Simulation exercise success

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Track Supervisor, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor, keeps her team on task during Exercise TRITON SIMULATION 2014 at HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Track Supervisor, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor, keeps her team on task during Exercise TRITON SIMULATION 2014 at HMAS Watson, NSW.

HMA Ships Sydney, Perth and Melbourne successfully completed the first Exercise TRITON SIMULATION 2014 between 13-17 October.