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Canberra conducts first open ocean docking

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

 HMAS Canberra's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft operating in the Well Dock during the ship's first docking down in open ocean.   (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft operating in the Well Dock during the ship's first docking down in open ocean.

Since commissioning in November last year, Canberra has conducted many landing craft dockings although until now, all have been achieved alongside, within a harbour or a bay.

Canberra taking steps to full flight

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (author)

A Blackhawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for the first time during First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A Blackhawk helicopter lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for the first time during First of Class Flight Trials.

HMAS Canberra has commenced the first phase of helicopter trials at sea off the coast of both New South Wales and Queensland.

HMAS Melbourne commemorates the end of OP SLIPPER in Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Bonny Gassner (author)

HMAS Melbourne's Able Seaman Anthony Worso holds the ships Ceremonial Life Ring prior to marching in the OP SLIPPER Commemoration Parade, Adelaide City. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne's Able Seaman Anthony Worso holds the ships Ceremonial Life Ring prior to marching in the OP SLIPPER Commemoration Parade, Adelaide City.

Operation SLIPPER veterans from the ship's company of HMAS Melbourne, along with nearly 2,000 South Australia-based Defence personnel paraded through Adelaide City on 21 March to the cheers of a large crowd of family and supporters.  

Proactive safety culture recognised

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Deputy Secretary Defence People Group Ms Rebecca Skinner with Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral Ray Griggs presents Leading Seaman Adam Cross from HMAS Penguin with a Commendation Certificate for his work on

Deputy Secretary Defence People Group Ms Rebecca Skinner with Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral Ray Griggs presents Leading Seaman Adam Cross from HMAS Penguin with a Commendation Certificate for his work on "The reduction of poor hazardous chemical usage and storage practices" at the 2015 Defence Work Health and Safety Awards at Russell Offices, Canberra.

A sailor, who left the permanent Navy on 5 January this year, spent his first day working as a reservist accepting a Work, Health and Safety award from the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

Shepparton makes friends in Papua New Guinea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMNHSO Heather Capplis (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, together with the Chief Dunstan and his wife, following the exchange of head dresses. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Shepparton, Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, together with the Chief Dunstan and his wife, following the exchange of head dresses.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic ships, HMAS Shepparton, recently deployed to the north east coast of Papua New Guinea and was given more than simply a warm welcome.

Navy on display in Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), CMDR Paul Moggach (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

An S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, takes off from the deck of HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay, during First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

An S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, takes off from the deck of HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay, during First of Class Flight Trials.

March has been a busy month for Jervis Bay and surrounding waters with the bay dotted with frigates HMA Ships Newcastle and Anzac, Mine Hunter HMAS Gascoyne, helicopters and the Navy’s newest ship, Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra.

A mission of commemoration and engagement

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Ken Brown, shares final moments with partner Lieutenant Commander Tina Brown, and 11 month old son Mason, at Garden Island before joining HMAS Anzac for a five month deployment. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Ken Brown, shares final moments with partner Lieutenant Commander Tina Brown, and 11 month old son Mason, at Garden Island before joining HMAS Anzac for a five month deployment.

HMAS Anzac departed Sydney this week for a once in a lifetime deployment supporting the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

HMAS Cerberus on parade

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is given an 'Eyes Right' during Ceremonial Divisions, held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is given an 'Eyes Right' during Ceremonial Divisions, held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

More than 700 sailors, soldiers, airmen and women stood proudly on parade at HMAS Cerberus to observe the tradition of Ceremonial Divisions on 13 March.

Adelaide meets her twin - in LEGO!

Published on by LCDR Mark Fullick (author), Mr Sean McPhillips (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship's company located at the BAE Williamstown construction facility in Melbourne Victoria, were recently treated with an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship, the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) constructed entirely out of LEGO. (From left) Executive Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Brendon Zilko, LEGO enthusiast Mr David Low and Enegineering Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Henri Nord-Thomson. (photo: Mr Sean McPhillips)

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship's company located at the BAE Williamstown construction facility in Melbourne Victoria, were recently treated with an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship, the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) constructed entirely out of LEGO. (From left) Executive Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Brendon Zilko, LEGO enthusiast Mr David Low and Enegineering Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Henri Nord-Thomson.

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship’s company were recently introduced to an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship constructed entirely out of Lego!

Preparing for underwater command

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(left) Operations Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, leads the United States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, on a tour of the Collins Class Submarine whilst alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(left) Operations Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, leads the United States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, on a tour of the Collins Class Submarine whilst alongside Fleet Base West.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world and the training for it is justifiably challenging as ten officers from the United States Navy recently found out during their Prospective Submarine Commanding Officers' Course.