Section: Fleet

Toowoomba strengthens bond with host nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba members, Indian Navy members from INS Adyar and spectators gather together on the completion of a friendly volleyball match at Indian Navy Base INS Adyar, Chennai. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba members, Indian Navy members from INS Adyar and spectators gather together on the completion of a friendly volleyball match at Indian Navy Base INS Adyar, Chennai.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate, HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Chennai, India.

Sirius home after long deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Makenzie, Max and Madelin wait for dad, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Mathew Gilgen, to come off the ship as HMAS Sirius returns home to Fleet Base West after departing in August last year. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Makenzie, Max and Madelin wait for dad, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Mathew Gilgen, to come off the ship as HMAS Sirius returns home to Fleet Base West after departing in August last year.

The 8th of May would have had a big circle around it on the calendars of many families of HMAS Sirius’ ship’s company, as that was the day the ship returned to her homeport at Fleet Base West after nine months away.

Sharpening the thinking and fighting edge

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Navy’s people are being challenged to sharpen their mental edge and fighting mindset using the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s latest Professional Resource List. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Navy’s people are being challenged to sharpen their mental edge and fighting mindset using the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s latest Professional Resource List.

In 1889, British Lieutenant General William F Butler wrote “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to have its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”

New simulators enhance training for boat coxswains

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Lewis tests the new Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) simulator at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Lewis tests the new Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) simulator at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus.

The Seamanship School at the Royal Australian Navy’s Boatswains Faculty at HMAS Cerberus has two new simulators that will help ensure new boat coxswains go to sea much better prepared to hit the water at speed.

Toowoomba achieves readiness goals

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba boarding party members on the port waist as they prepare to begin a boarding party exercise for their Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Toowoomba boarding party members on the port waist as they prepare to begin a boarding party exercise for their Unit Readiness Evaluation.

The ship’s company of HMAS Toowoomba has been stretched and tested over the past six weeks as the warship was put through a Work-Up and Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE) in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Cultural connection enables life saving skill exchange for Aus Navy officer in the Philippines

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christian Aca-Ac (centre) and Armed Forces of the Philippines officer Captain Henedino Vergara (centre-right) demonstrate cardio pulmonary resuscitation during a community health engagement activity at Pagasa Elementary School, Orani, Philippines on 8 April 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christian Aca-Ac (centre) and Armed Forces of the Philippines officer Captain Henedino Vergara (centre-right) demonstrate cardio pulmonary resuscitation during a community health engagement activity at Pagasa Elementary School, Orani, Philippines on 8 April 2019.

Delivering training in disaster management, basic life support and health, hygiene and sanitation to rural communities in the Philippines was a key task for health professionals during Exercise BALIKATAN 2019.

HMAS Adelaide embarks mechanised combat team for the first time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Vehicles from the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment embark HMAS Adelaide as part of an Amphibious Task Group at Port Adelaide, South Australia. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Vehicles from the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment embark HMAS Adelaide as part of an Amphibious Task Group at Port Adelaide, South Australia.

HMAS Adelaide has for the first time embarked a mechanised combat team including supporting elements to conduct Sea Basing Amphibious Operations over the Joint War Fighter Series in 2019.

A marathon effort by Melbourne runners in Guam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joshua Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members from HMAS Melbourne at the finish line of the Guam Marathon event, held annually on the island of Guam. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members from HMAS Melbourne at the finish line of the Guam Marathon event, held annually on the island of Guam.

Going for a run ashore is a great way to train with your shipmates and explore a foreign port.

HMAS Success celebrates 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Shane Wallace (author), LEUT Daniel Khayat (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LEUT Daniel Khayat)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Today marks a special milestone for HMAS Success. The Commanding Officer and his crew are celebrating 33 years of remarkable service by the ‘Battle Tanker’.

Top-ups with the Indian Navy a success

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a replenishment at sea dry hook up with Indian Navy Ships Ranvijay (left) and Sahyadri (right) during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a replenishment at sea dry hook up with Indian Navy Ships Ranvijay (left) and Sahyadri (right) during AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Success completed two dual replenishment-at-sea evolutions with four Indian Navy ships as part of the maritime exercise AUSINDEX 2019.