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HMAS Newcastle's first replenishment

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

The refueling line from RFA Fort Victoria is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a replenishment at sea in the Middle East for Operation SLIPPER. (photo: POEW B White)

The refueling line from RFA Fort Victoria is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a replenishment at sea in the Middle East for Operation SLIPPER.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) serial in the Middle East Area of Operations with RFA Fort Victoria on 29 May 2013.

This RAS was the first such evolution in the MEAO for Newcastle (CMDR P O’Grady, CSM) and added to Newcastle’s growing list of partnerships with international replenishment ships.

HMAS Newcastle provides medical care to badly injured merchant seamen

Published on by POEW Ben White (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Helicopter S70B Seahawk 'Gremlin', lowers personnel from HMAS Newcastle's Medical Team to provide assistance to the injured crew members. (photo: POEW Ben White)

HMAS Newcastle's Helicopter S70B Seahawk 'Gremlin', lowers personnel from HMAS Newcastle's Medical Team to provide assistance to the injured crew members.

Australia’s HMAS Newcastle has provided medical treatment and evacuated two badly burned Filipino merchant seamen from a stricken oil tanker in the Somali Basin.

Extreme medicine: just another day for naval medical teams at sea

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Medical staff of HMAS Sydney (IV). From the left, Able Seaman Medic Danielle Dickinson, Leading Seaman Medic Tom Pearson, Lieutenant Luke Edwards and Petty Officer Medic Dan Fox. (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

Medical staff of HMAS Sydney (IV). From the left, Able Seaman Medic Danielle Dickinson, Leading Seaman Medic Tom Pearson, Lieutenant Luke Edwards and Petty Officer Medic Dan Fox.

Being self-sufficient for months on end in a remote environment is the name of the game for doctors and medics serving in warships of the Royal Australian Navy. When it comes to facing and overcoming challenges of just about any kind, this has got to be one of the most demanding, and satisfying, fields to operate in.

Communications and Information Systems 306 Graduation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Communication Information Systems Course 306 conducts a 'March Past' to the Reviewing Officer, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Communication Information Systems Course 306 conducts a 'March Past' to the Reviewing Officer, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud family and friends gathered to watch Navy’s latest Communications and Information Systems (CIS) sailors graduate their initial CIS training held at HMAS Cerberus.

Last Rankin Division Graduation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air.

Seventy seven recruits from Rankin Division, General Entry intake 312 (GE 312), made Australian Naval history on 28 June 2013, when they marched onto the RAN Recruit School Parade Ground. Their Graduation Parade will be remembered as the last Rankin Division to graduate from the RAN Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Meet MONTee - Navy’s Electronics Challenge

Published on by LCDR Damon Craig (author)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger and Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig with the robot named MONTee, the larger of the two concept robots for the Navy Engineering Challenge.  (photo: )

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger and Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig with the robot named MONTee, the larger of the two concept robots for the Navy Engineering Challenge.

Navy’s Electronics Challenge will commence mid-July as part of the inaugural Engineering Challenge providing technical sailors the chance to demonstrate professional skills through healthy competition.

CO NHQ Tasmania Vinnie's Sleepout

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CMDR Stacey Porter, CO Navy HQ Tasmania, joined sixty local business leaders at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium for the annual St Vincent De Paul CEO Winter Sleepout on 20 June, raising funds for the homeless. (photo: )

CMDR Stacey Porter, CO Navy HQ Tasmania, joined sixty local business leaders at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium for the annual St Vincent De Paul CEO Winter Sleepout on 20 June, raising funds for the homeless.

While most of us were safe and warm in our beds, Commander Stacey Porter recently spent an uncomfortable night sleeping rough to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

Life onboard Sydney, a Japanese perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background).

As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.

Life on board an Aussie warship from an American perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney (IV). (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney (IV).

As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney (IV) has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble as a means to increase understanding, and ultimately interoperability, between the two navies.

Petty Officer meets Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan

Published on by PO Ty Davis (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan. (photo: PO Ty Davis)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.