Mr Herb Faust – celebrity chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef Australia Challenge – visited the HMAS Stirling Main Galley on 27 June 2013.
Despite the surprise of a cold Melbourne day on her first day as a new recruit, Chanaya Resek-Takai of Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait, has never regretted her decision to join the Royal Australian Navy.
CPO Damian Pawlenko was awarded with a Humanitarian Medal during the Commanding Officer’s Monthly Morning Tea at HMAS Kuttabul last week for recognition of his efforts during Operation PAKISTAN ASSIST II.
LCDR Steven Reynolds, a Maritime Logistics Officer from HMAS Waterhen is looking forward to the International Fleet Review (IFR) in October this year following his fond memories of the Bicentennial Naval Salute and 75th Anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.