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Navy Cadets explore life in the Navy with HMAS Brunei

Published on by LEUT Brenton-James Glover (author), LEUT Des Paroz (author), PONPC Nathan Darvill (photographer), LSBM Jason Westcott (photographer)

Crews of both HMAS Brunei and TS Norfolk after the day's activities. (photo: LSBM Jason Westcott)

Crews of both HMAS Brunei and TS Norfolk after the day's activities.

Adventure and fun are cornerstones of the Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), so it was fitting that 45 members and seven staff from the ANC’s Training Ship Norfolk recently visited Cairns and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Brunei.

The ANZAC spirit lives on the long road to Gallipoli

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Ballarat watch as HMAS Anzac prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West after undergoing an upgrade at Henderson Naval Base in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Crew of HMAS Ballarat watch as HMAS Anzac prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West after undergoing an upgrade at Henderson Naval Base in Western Australia.

The lead Anzac Class Frigate, HMAS Anzac is commencing the harbour acceptance trials phase of her Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade and has achieved a significant milestone along her journey of returning to sea - returning to HMAS Stirling.

NUSQN 725 sharpens warfare skills

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Four Royal Australian Navy crews from NUSQN 725 completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) alongside their US Navy counterparts in Florida, USA. 
 (photo: Unknown)

Four Royal Australian Navy crews from NUSQN 725 completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) alongside their US Navy counterparts in Florida, USA.

Aircrew from NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.

Commander Shore Force heads west

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (author)

Commander Shore Force, Captain Brett Chandler, RAN, conducts a discussion with Senior Sailors and an Officer of Fleet Support Unit - West during his visit to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Shore Force, Captain Brett Chandler, RAN, conducts a discussion with Senior Sailors and an Officer of Fleet Support Unit - West during his visit to HMAS Stirling, WA.

Commander Shore Force (COMSHORE) Captain Brett Chandler spent a few days visiting the HMAS Stirling units under his command recently.

Defend the Flag and United We Stand

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Ballarat receive their new ball-caps and patches as they prepare to take up their new post on HMAS Anzac after it arrived alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The crew of HMAS Ballarat receive their new ball-caps and patches as they prepare to take up their new post on HMAS Anzac after it arrived alongside Fleet Base West.

Moving offices in the civilian world is a little less complicated and spectacular than the Royal Australian Navy way as was displayed last week at Fleet Base West.

Upgrades provide significant benefits

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Junior and Senior Sailors sorting through returned stores in the new Returns Area at the Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines warehouse at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Junior and Senior Sailors sorting through returned stores in the new Returns Area at the Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines warehouse at HMAS Stirling, WA.

It has been evolution rather than revolution at Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines over the past year as ongoing upgrades to facilities and an update of procedures at the Fleet Base West warehouse facility significantly increased efficiencies.

NUSHIP Canberra people master Mass Evacuation System training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, left, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE system's Maritime Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, left, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE system's Maritime Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW.

NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System training.

Indigenous names for Navy ships from the first

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMA Ships Parramatta (I) & Yarra (I). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: Unknown. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.)

HMA Ships Parramatta (I) & Yarra (I). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.

The Royal Australian Navy has is a long history of naming assets with Indigenous names of Aboriginal origin. When the British Admiralty suggested that the first three Torpedo boat destroyers built for the Commonwealth Naval Forces in 1909 be named after Australian rivers, the Prime Minister Alfred Deakin agreed.

Minister visits Australia’s two new Landing Helicopter Dock ships

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

LHD Project Director Marcos Alfonso; Captain Craig Bourke, DMO; Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston;  and Director of Maritime for BAE Systems Bill Saltzer with NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown, Vic. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

LHD Project Director Marcos Alfonso; Captain Craig Bourke, DMO; Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston; and Director of Maritime for BAE Systems Bill Saltzer with NUSHIP Canberra at Williamstown, Vic.

Defence Minister David Johnston visited the Williamstown dockyard where Australia’s two Landing Helicopter Dock ships are being completed and was briefed on progress of the project in the lead up to the commissioning of the first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra.

HMAS Launceston in the right place, at the right time

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Stock Image: HMAS Launceston makes an approach to HMAS Benalla for a light line transfer off the coast of Cairns during the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Stock Image: HMAS Launceston makes an approach to HMAS Benalla for a light line transfer off the coast of Cairns during the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period.

Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month.