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Mapping out an icy summer

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The Casey Hydrography team for 2014/15 season, from left to right LCDR Geoff Walker (OIC DGST), Dean Forrest, LSHSO Hannah Lee, ABHSO Glen Cooksey, Chris Carson, on board the RV Howard Burton with Casey in the background. (photo: Unknown)

The Casey Hydrography team for 2014/15 season, from left to right LCDR Geoff Walker (OIC DGST), Dean Forrest, LSHSO Hannah Lee, ABHSO Glen Cooksey, Chris Carson, on board the RV Howard Burton with Casey in the background.

This summer, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and Navy hydrographic surveyors attempted to uncover the secrets of the icy depths of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

US Chief of Naval Operations visits Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, United States Navy, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, lay wreaths at the USS Peary Memorial in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, United States Navy, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, lay wreaths at the USS Peary Memorial in Darwin, Northern Territory.

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathon Greenert has paid his respects at the USS Peary memorial during a recent visit to Darwin.

First aid a must at sea

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Ship's Medical Emergency Team member, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Operations Support (Steward) John Baguio in the resuscitation room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's Medical Emergency Team member, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Operations Support (Steward) John Baguio in the resuscitation room onboard HMAS Canberra.

Despite having one of the most advanced medical facilities in the fleet, first aid is still vital for life at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.

Up for the challenge

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Sea Training Groups Fleet Executive Officer, Commander Darron Rowe RAN, briefs HMAS Melbourne's Ships Company prior to sailing for week one of the ships Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Sea Training Groups Fleet Executive Officer, Commander Darron Rowe RAN, briefs HMAS Melbourne's Ships Company prior to sailing for week one of the ships Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Early morning on 19 January, HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding Officer, Commander William Waters mustered his crew on the flight deck in anticipation of a testing day.

A century of military aviation on show

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Matthew Dufty marshals a MRH90 Taipan helicopter onto the flight deck of NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Matthew Dufty marshals a MRH90 Taipan helicopter onto the flight deck of NUSHIP Canberra.

The Australian International Airshow at Avalon is back and will be bigger and better than ever with Navy having a significant footprint at the aviation showcase.

It's ‘magic’

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

HMAS Canberra's Well Dock receives the first of four of the ship's Landing Craft for the very first time. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Canberra's Well Dock receives the first of four of the ship's Landing Craft for the very first time.

The idea of a ship letting 4,200 tonnes, or 4.2 million litres of water into a large space inside its stern may sound crazy, but for the Landing Helicopter Dock, that is exactly what happens when the ship 'docks down'.

Underway and all smiles

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

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Christopher Boehm and Chief Petty Officer Jim Soar check procedures in the Aft Engine Room as HMAS Canberra prepares to sail from Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Christopher Boehm and Chief Petty Officer Jim Soar check procedures in the Aft Engine Room as HMAS Canberra prepares to sail from Fleet Base East, Sydney.

There was a quiet and controlled buzz of excitement throughout HMAS Canberra as the 400 strong ship’s company prepared her for sailing for the first time in December.

Celebrating the present and future

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Douglas Phillips (author), LSML-S Marc James (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle’s wardroom members are served the main course during the ships formal mess dinner. (photo: LSML-S Marc James)

HMAS Newcastle’s wardroom members are served the main course during the ships formal mess dinner.

Celebrating a naval career and looking to the future were on the menu on 29 January as HMAS Newcastle hosted a mess dinner alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Round table updates progress

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SBLT Tom Matthews (author)

United States Ship Dewey (right) lends support to HMAS Success while conducting a boarding in the Middle East Region. (photo: SBLT Tom Matthews)

United States Ship Dewey (right) lends support to HMAS Success while conducting a boarding in the Middle East Region.

In a briefing to media in Canberra recently, Chief of Joint Operations Command Vice Admiral David Johnston said HMAS Success was living up to its name in the Middle East region.

Top sailor visits Middle East

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

From left, Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Warrant Officer Mark Pentreath, CSM, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, Regimental Sergent Major of the Army, Warrant Officer Dave Ashley, AM and Warrant Officer Joint Operations, Warrant Officer Dave Devlin. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

From left, Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Warrant Officer Mark Pentreath, CSM, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, Regimental Sergent Major of the Army, Warrant Officer Dave Ashley, AM and Warrant Officer Joint Operations, Warrant Officer Dave Devlin.

Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger joined his service warrant officer counterparts for a visit to the Middle East Region from 2-6 February.