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Another major step for ADF amphibious capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Tim Watson (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra.

In waters off the coast of Townsville, HMAS Canberra and units of the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion successfully completed trials to transport an M1A1 Main Battle Tank ashore using an LHD Landing Craft.

Stirling gets early spring clean

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

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Shamira Altschwager; Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Mel Dennett; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Stacey Hooper; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, collect rubbish during the 'Clean Up Stirling Day' activity on board HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Shamira Altschwager; Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Mel Dennett; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Stacey Hooper; and Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, collect rubbish during the 'Clean Up Stirling Day' activity on board HMAS Stirling, WA.

HMAS Stirling is looking more pristine than usual after a recent whole-of-base clean up to celebrate 41 years of service.

New pilots prepare to take to the skies from sea and land

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Five EC-135s conduct a flyover during the 723 Squadron - Joint Helicopter School Course 003 Graduation at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Five EC-135s conduct a flyover during the 723 Squadron - Joint Helicopter School Course 003 Graduation at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Set within Navy’s 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, the Joint Helicopter School was designed to provide the foundation skills needed by future pilots, aircrew and Aviation Warfare Officers to operate the highly sophisticated combat helicopters used by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army.

The Green Ghost and Cobra 16 combine

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LCDR Sidney Raper (photographer)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia. (photo: LCDR Sidney Raper)

HMAS Hobart’s embarked MR-60R helicopter ‘COBRA 16’ during first-of-class flight trials off the east coast off Australia.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge platforms have combined, with the air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart embarking an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and standing up an aviation department for the first time for first-of-class flight trials.

Engineering training takes a French turn

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Simon Patching (author), Simon Ghesquiere (French Navy) (photographer), Jeremy VACELET (French Navy) (photographer), Aurelie PUGNET (French Navy) (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton, wearing French Navy coveralls, works with sailors and officers in the French Navy LHD Tonnerre during his embed for the Jeanne d’Arc deployment. (photo: Simon Ghesquiere)

Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton, wearing French Navy coveralls, works with sailors and officers in the French Navy LHD Tonnerre during his embed for the Jeanne d’Arc deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton has returned to Australia after six months embedded with the French Navy.

Captain Stevenson's ashes committed to the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Josh Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABBM Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Kerry, the daughter of Captain John Stevenson OAM, addresses the crew of HMAS Melbourne after scattering Captain Stevenson's ashes to sea off Gabo Island, Victoria. (photo: ABBM Daniel Goodman)

Kerry, the daughter of Captain John Stevenson OAM, addresses the crew of HMAS Melbourne after scattering Captain Stevenson's ashes to sea off Gabo Island, Victoria.

HMAS Melbourne (III)’s final cruise has also served as a fitting final voyage for the ashes of Captain John Philip Stevenson.

Ultimate recognition for innovative sub-surface solution

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.

Director Cadets visits Training Ship Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jane Reptik (author)

Cadets and staff of Training Ship Darwin with Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler, RAN (front row, left); and Commanding Officer Training Ship Darwin, Lieutenant Jane Reptik (front row, right). (photo: Unknown)

Cadets and staff of Training Ship Darwin with Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler, RAN (front row, left); and Commanding Officer Training Ship Darwin, Lieutenant Jane Reptik (front row, right).

Cadets and staff at Training Ship Darwin were recently privileged to receive a visit from the Royal Australian Navy’s Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler.

Navy culture a priority

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

Dedicated to positively shifting organisational culture, the Royal Australian Navy has merged two key leadership and cultural directorates, forming the Directorate of Navy Culture.

Albatross couple ‘catching paradise’ and taking three for the sea

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW.

One of the major drawcards of a posting to HMAS Albatross is its proximity to some of the most beautiful national parks and beaches in the world - with more than 165km coastline along the Shoalhaven for personnel to explore.