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Canberra arrives in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (photographer)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.
 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time during the contractor sea trials and testing program.

An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.

Training success in Exercise TAMEX

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Chris Sawosz mans a 12.7mm machine gun as ABBM Matthew Magill keeps a look out and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Garard Hyde (centre) takes up his duty as the Local Gun Direction Officer and maintains communications with the Operations Room from the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate (ABBM) Chris Sawosz mans a 12.7mm machine gun as ABBM Matthew Magill keeps a look out and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Garard Hyde (centre) takes up his duty as the Local Gun Direction Officer and maintains communications with the Operations Room from the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Toowoomba.

A successful two weeks of intense anti-submarine warfare training between Navy and Air Force in the Western Australian Exercise Area concluded last Friday.

New Romeo delivers unforgettable experience for air crew

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

The delivery of the third and fourth MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters to NUSQN 725 in late February was an especially memorable occasion for the four Aircrew members who took delivery of them at Lockheed Martin’s factory in Owego, New York and delivered them to NUSQN 725’s temporary base in Jacksonville, Florida.

Melbourne treats Warrnambool to a light show

Published on by LCDR Matt Adams (author)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk from HMAS Melbourne discharges flares over the coast of Warrnambool, Victoria.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk from HMAS Melbourne discharges flares over the coast of Warrnambool, Victoria.

The Warrnambool community were granted a rare opportunity to see a warship on Tuesday, when HMAS Melbourne conducted a close proximity transit during her return voyage to her homeport Garden Island, Sydney.

Arunta's alive!

Published on by LEUT Matthew Cavedon (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(left to right) Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN stands with the Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN and the Marine Engineering team who won the Australia Cup award for their work on HMAS Warramunga during 2013.

The crew of Arunta recently transferred from HMAS Warramunga as part of the hull swap.   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(left to right) Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN stands with the Commanding Officer of HMAS Arunta Commander David Tietzel, CSM, RAN and the Marine Engineering team who won the Australia Cup award for their work on HMAS Warramunga during 2013. The crew of Arunta recently transferred from HMAS Warramunga as part of the hull swap.

The 12th of February was a significant day for HMA Ships Warramunga and Arunta. Not only did Warramunga’s crew swap platforms into Arunta, the Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, was also on hand to present the Australia Cup to Arunta’s ship’s company.

ROKS Won San gives Australians a taste of Korea in New Zealand

Published on by POIS Paul Berry (author and photographer), CPO Nam (ROKN) (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne (left) conducts manoeuvres with Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San during the Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014 in New Zealand. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

HMAS Gascoyne (left) conducts manoeuvres with Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San during the Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014 in New Zealand.

Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San has rolled out the red carpet for Royal Australian Navy sailors during the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 in New Zealand.

Busy weekend for 723 Squadron

Published on by LEUT Lachlan Badger (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer), LAC Brenton Kwaterski (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Midshipmen and Officer Cadets stand on parade as nine Australian Defence Force helicopters conduct a flypast over the top of the ADFA Parade Ground, Canberra. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Midshipmen and Officer Cadets stand on parade as nine Australian Defence Force helicopters conduct a flypast over the top of the ADFA Parade Ground, Canberra.

723 Squadron took part in three major events on the first weekend of March, including the Chief of Defence Force Parade at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, and the Centenary of Military Aviation at RAAF Base Williams.

Romeo capability continues to expand

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

Delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo capability took another step forward recently, with the arrival of aircraft 3 and 4.

Canberra’s size and power tested at sea trials

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

NUSHIP Canberra sails from Williamstown to commence her first set of sea trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

NUSHIP Canberra sails from Williamstown to commence her first set of sea trials.

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program.

Kiwi Chief of Defence Force tests waters

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, MNZN (left) speaks with members from the Royal Australian and New Zealand Navy on HMNZS Canterbury during Western Pacific Naval Symposium, Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, MNZN (left) speaks with members from the Royal Australian and New Zealand Navy on HMNZS Canterbury during Western Pacific Naval Symposium, Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014.

New Zealand's recently appointed Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, MNZN, took time to visit the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise 2014 (MCMEX14) as it kicked off in earnest this week.