Section: Fleet

Birdies soar to new heights in Florida

Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), Unknown (photographer)

Promotion ceremony of LEUT Michael Grant and LEUT Grant Rushford; (L-R) CDR Richard Whitfield, USN, LEUT Michael Grant, LEUT Grant Rushford, CMDR Colin Brightling. (photo: )

Promotion ceremony of LEUT Michael Grant and LEUT Grant Rushford; (L-R) CDR Richard Whitfield, USN, LEUT Michael Grant, LEUT Grant Rushford, CMDR Colin Brightling.

Two Royal Australian Navy Officers have received promotions in rank while on overseas posting to Naval Air Station Mayport in Florida, USA.

Change of command for Newcastle family

Published on by LEUT Robert McRae (author), WO Jason McGraw (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Mark Sirois, outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, departs the ship for the final time in command. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mark Sirois, outgoing Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, departs the ship for the final time in command.

Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle is under new command after farewelling Commander Mark Sirois and welcoming Commander Anita Sellick.

Stirling opens its doors for Family Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Christopher White demonstrates the robotic turret targeting system to Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips and his son Colton, at HMAS Stirling's Family Day. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Christopher White demonstrates the robotic turret targeting system to Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips and his son Colton, at HMAS Stirling's Family Day.

HMAS Stirling has welcomed Defence personnel, their families and VIPs to a Family Day on the final day of school holidays to explore workplaces and enjoy a variety of activities as the base turns its attention towards supporting future capabilities.

Navy’s south coast jewel celebrates a special day

Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Charles Huxtable and the youngest member of ship's company Seaman Jayden Stynes cut the anniversary cake in front of the Creswell clocktower. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Charles Huxtable and the youngest member of ship's company Seaman Jayden Stynes cut the anniversary cake in front of the Creswell clocktower.

Ship's company of HMAS Creswell have celebrated a significant milestone – the 60 year anniversary of the base’s commissioning.

Recognising the professionalism of our submariners

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Geoff Wadley, Submarine Association Members Mr Terry Baker, President (WA); Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), National President, Submarines Association of Australia and Mr Allan Thomas, President Royal Navy Submarines Association (Australian Branch) present Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Lindsey Hinch with the Submariner of the Year Award. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Geoff Wadley, Submarine Association Members Mr Terry Baker, President (WA); Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), National President, Submarines Association of Australia and Mr Allan Thomas, President Royal Navy Submarines Association (Australian Branch) present Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Lindsey Hinch with the Submariner of the Year Award.

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Lindsay Hinch has won the highly coveted title of Submariner of the Year.

Unassuming building caters for all

Published on by CPO David Thomason (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The combined catering departments of HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Ballarat at the Common User Facility, Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The combined catering departments of HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Ballarat at the Common User Facility, Henderson, Western Australia.

Common User Facility Building Two is an inconspicuous single storey building with a view across Cockburn Sound to Fleet Base West and Garden Island.

Mateship recognised as Australians honoured by US Marine Corps

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

The Commanding General, Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General David Berger, USMC presented a US Meritorious Unit Commendation to Australia Defence Force personnel involved in the recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22 Osprey aircraft, onboard HMAS Adelaide, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The United States Marine Corps has awarded a rare honour to 107 Australian Defence Force members who helped recover a US Marine aircraft off the north Queensland coast late last year.

Fresh ideas prepares our fighting fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Tamara Prins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Tamara Prins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Newly posted HMAS Stirling gymnasium staff are helping to build Navy’s mental and physical resilience for the year ahead. Their ‘go forward’ approach to designing physical training sessions is all about fostering the ‘Fit to Fight’ attitude in Navy personnel.

Silentworld’s support to the discovery of a century

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer), Silentworld Foundation (photographer)

Paul Hundley, Director at Silentworld Foundation during the expedition to locate HMAS AE1. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Paul Hundley, Director at Silentworld Foundation during the expedition to locate HMAS AE1.

One of the key players in the search for the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1 says finding its final resting place was ‘the right thing to do’ both for the men who died and for their families.

Creswell fit to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (author), LEUT Matthew Nowaczyk (photographer), LCDR Jocelyn Blowfield (photographer)

HMAS Canberra landing craft with HMAS Creswell personnel as they set out on the first stage of the annual Command Challenge. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra landing craft with HMAS Creswell personnel as they set out on the first stage of the annual Command Challenge.

The ship's company of HMAS Creswell have taken up the challenge to be Fit to Fight by embracing increased physical and adventure training opportunities throughout 2017 and into the new year.