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HMAS Darwin exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Darwin march through the main street of Darwin during the Freedom of Entry March in Darwin City. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Darwin march through the main street of Darwin during the Freedom of Entry March in Darwin City.

Proudly bearing the name ‘Darwin’, more than 200 officers and sailors from the Royal Australian Navy have marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their Freedom of Entry.

Future aircrew training in sights

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The future and present Command Team of 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter Training School. Major Anton Leshinskas (Senior Army Instructor 723 Squadron) Commander Pete Wynter (current Commanding Officer 723 Squadron) and Commander Bruce Willington (designated Commanding Officer 723 Squadron). (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The future and present Command Team of 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter Training School. Major Anton Leshinskas (Senior Army Instructor 723 Squadron) Commander Pete Wynter (current Commanding Officer 723 Squadron) and Commander Bruce Willington (designated Commanding Officer 723 Squadron).

The second and third Airbus EC135 helicopters of Joint Project 9000 Phase 7 have arrived in Nowra, New South Wales, and will form one of the key elements of aircrew training for Defence aviators.

Signs of a great relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Chris Cox (left) and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck share jokes in the passageway onboard HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Chris Cox (left) and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck share jokes in the passageway onboard HMAS Perth.

Cities and ships share a lot in common.  Both need utilities such as electricity and water to sustain the operation. 

Rankin back from the long haul

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes along side Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Submariners haul in on berthing lines as HMAS Rankin comes along side Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, returning home after the submarine completed a nine month deployment.

HMAS Rankin has returned to HMAS Stirling following her recent nine month deployment which Commander Submarine Force Captain Matt Buckley, described as "the longest single deployment for a Collins Class Submarine".

Sailors take a break after six months of Border Protection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Australian Army officer Brigadier Peter Connor, AM, Commander of 8th Brigade, thanks a Royal Australian Navy sailor from Transit Security Element 80 for his deployment on Operation Resolute during a parade held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Australian Army officer Brigadier Peter Connor, AM, Commander of 8th Brigade, thanks a Royal Australian Navy sailor from Transit Security Element 80 for his deployment on Operation Resolute during a parade held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, on Tuesday, 21 June 2016.

Transit Security Element 80 (TSE80) has ended its six month rotation providing support for border protection operations with a ceremony at Larrakeyah Barracks.

HMAS Darwin congratulated on operational tour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Darwin in Singapore to congratulate the ships crew on their operational success in the Middle East. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Darwin in Singapore to congratulate the ships crew on their operational success in the Middle East.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has personally thanked the ship's company of HMAS Darwin for their service and sacrifice during five months away conducting patrols in the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.

Darwin digs deep on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members from HMAS Darwin showcase their winning items after a charity auction event held onboard HMAS Darwin for the Sir David Martin Foundation Triple Care Farm. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members from HMAS Darwin showcase their winning items after a charity auction event held onboard HMAS Darwin for the Sir David Martin Foundation Triple Care Farm.

Over the course of HMAS Darwin’s deployment to the Middle East, the ship’s company actively pursued a different mission; to raise funds for the Sir David Martin Foundation, the ship’s chosen charity. 

Australian-US military memories preserved

Published on by LEUT Richard Morris (author)

US Navy personnel Lieutenant Sam Ward, left, and EMN1 Shawn Milender, right, from sister ship the Los Angeles class nuclear submarine USS Houston, with CO HMAS Perth (III) Captain Ivan Ingham, RAN, embarked in HMAS Perth for the passage from Fleet Base West to Jakarta to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the wreck sites of HMAS Perth (I) and USS Houston (II). (photo: Unknown)

US Navy personnel Lieutenant Sam Ward, left, and EMN1 Shawn Milender, right, from sister ship the Los Angeles class nuclear submarine USS Houston, with CO HMAS Perth (III) Captain Ivan Ingham, RAN, embarked in HMAS Perth for the passage from Fleet Base West to Jakarta to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the wreck sites of HMAS Perth (I) and USS Houston (II).

Joint maritime military history has been marked with sailors from Australia and the United States commemorating the loss of ships during the Second World War, in the waters where the ships sank.

Royal Australian Navy sailors rescue drowning man in Honolulu

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

(L-R) Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Finney, Mr Chad Gillingham, and Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Craig Davies at the scene of Mr Gillingham's rescue at the waterfront precinct in downtown Honolulu. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

(L-R) Petty Officer Marine Technician Dave Finney, Mr Chad Gillingham, and Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Craig Davies at the scene of Mr Gillingham's rescue at the waterfront precinct in downtown Honolulu.

Responsive actions by two Royal Australian Navy sailors deployed to Exercise RIMPAC have saved the life of a drowning man at the waterfront precinct in downtown Honolulu.

Bingara local keeps the lights on in Hawaii

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Knight (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Daniel Abe aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Daniel Abe aboard HMAS Warramunga during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Daniel Abe is literally keeping HMAS Warramunga’s lights on and the ship underway in waters around Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 16.