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New Commanding Officer promises to be crew focused

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Bill Waters (Left) passes the weight to Commander Charles Bourne the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Bill Waters (Left) passes the weight to Commander Charles Bourne the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne.

HMAS Melbourne’s new Commanding Officer has given his crew a personal commitment that their welfare and professional development are at the top of his priority list. 

 

HMAS Canberra holds reception to welcome RIMPAC participants

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Australian sailor, Able Seaman Musician Maria Smith performs in the Royal Australian Navy Band at the RIMPAC 16 Australian official function held onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Australian sailor, Able Seaman Musician Maria Smith performs in the Royal Australian Navy Band at the RIMPAC 16 Australian official function held onboard HMAS Canberra.

Commanding Officer, HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith has hosted an official reception for dignitaries and invited guests on the ship’s light vehicle deck after the commencement of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Success lends a hand in East Timor

Published on by LEUT David Roberts (author), Unknown (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Success with Dr Daniel Murphy (blue shirt), clinic manager Abrao Araujo and Australian volunteer Pharmacist Jessica Donnelly. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Success with Dr Daniel Murphy (blue shirt), clinic manager Abrao Araujo and Australian volunteer Pharmacist Jessica Donnelly.

A medical clinic in Dili, Timor-Leste, got a much-needed facelift thanks to the crew of HMAS Success, which deployed to South East Asia last month.

Success-ful change of command

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

The outgoing Commanding Officer, HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (left), and his successor Commander Michael Letts, RAN, sign the ships log during a handover ceremony conducted aboard HMAS Success, at Fleet Base East. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

The outgoing Commanding Officer, HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (left), and his successor Commander Michael Letts, RAN, sign the ships log during a handover ceremony conducted aboard HMAS Success, at Fleet Base East.

Commander Michael Letts had to hit the ground running when he took over as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Success recently.


Australia’s Maritime Task Group ready to hone skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga, HMNZS Te Kaha and HMAS Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during passage to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Warramunga, HMNZS Te Kaha and HMAS Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during passage to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Three Royal Australian Navy ships, three helicopters and more than 1,000 personnel are in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Innovative solutions boost submarine fleet

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Natalie Warren-McCarthy brain storms with a team of Submariners from the Australian Submarine Force as they take on the marshmallow challenge at an Innovation workshop and forum held at HMAS Stirling as part of the New Generation Navy (NGN) and Plan Pelorus strategies. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Natalie Warren-McCarthy brain storms with a team of Submariners from the Australian Submarine Force as they take on the marshmallow challenge at an Innovation workshop and forum held at HMAS Stirling as part of the New Generation Navy (NGN) and Plan Pelorus strategies.

Thinking outside the square has delivered increased capability of Australia’s Submarine Force with the 'generation of a fifth submarine crew' earlier this year. 

An oldie but a goodie

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

HMAS Vengeance (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Vengeance

Many sailors will tell you the Navy never operated two aircraft carriers simultaneously, but older sailors will tell you they’re wrong.

HMAS Darwin exercises her Freedom of Entry

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

The crew of HMAS Darwin march through the main street of Darwin during the Freedom of Entry March in Darwin City. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Darwin march through the main street of Darwin during the Freedom of Entry March in Darwin City.

Proudly bearing the name ‘Darwin’, more than 200 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy have marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their Freedom of Entry.

Future aircrew training in sights

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The future and present Command Team of 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter Training School. Major Anton Leshinskas (Senior Army Instructor 723 Squadron) Commander Pete Wynter (current Commanding Officer 723 Squadron) and Commander Bruce Willington (designated Commanding Officer 723 Squadron). (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The future and present Command Team of 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter Training School. Major Anton Leshinskas (Senior Army Instructor 723 Squadron) Commander Pete Wynter (current Commanding Officer 723 Squadron) and Commander Bruce Willington (designated Commanding Officer 723 Squadron).

The second and third Airbus EC135 helicopters of Joint Project 9000 Phase 7 have arrived in Nowra, New South Wales, and will form one of the key elements of aircrew training for Defence aviators.

Signs of a great relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Chris Cox (left) and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck share jokes in the passageway onboard HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Chris Cox (left) and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck share jokes in the passageway onboard HMAS Perth.

Cities and ships share a lot in common.  Both need utilities such as electricity and water to sustain the operation.