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US Cobra and Venom helicopters land on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has been visited by one of the most potent attack helicopters in the United States Marine Corps, the AH-1 SuperCobra.


Sailing to new heights through youth leadership program

Published on by Jennifer Reilly (author)

 (photo: UNKNOWN)

The national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour arrived back in Cairns on 4 August crewed by 24 youths from across Australia. The young Australians sailed the square-rigged tall ship on an 11-day voyage out of Cairns, completing the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program.

Ballarat missiles on target at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline (photographer)

Two evolved sea sparrow missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline)

Two evolved sea sparrow missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.

HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii.

Penguin gets clean bill of health on 74th birthday

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts HMAS Penguins 74th Birthday cake with assistance from SMN Shardean Fenner at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts HMAS Penguins 74th Birthday cake with assistance from SMN Shardean Fenner at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

Home of the Royal Australian Navy Diving and Medical schools, HMAS Penguin celebrated 74 years of service to the Australian community this month.

HMAS Farncomb: another success story of the Coles Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel Nixon (author), Unknown (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer  Lieutenant Lee and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Visser carrying out planning activities. (photo: Unknown)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Lee and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Visser carrying out planning activities.

The Submarine Arm has been bolstered with the return of HMAS Farncomb to the Fleet after a successful full cycle docking.

Molecular gastronomy on the menu for Navy chefs

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (author)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Kuttabul take part in a Molecular Gastronomy class. From left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Shaun Jones, ABML-C Kathleen Hazeldene and ABML-C Dimitri Bellas.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Kuttabul take part in a Molecular Gastronomy class. From left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Shaun Jones, ABML-C Kathleen Hazeldene and ABML-C Dimitri Bellas.

It may have looked like a chemistry class, but 25 chefs from HMAS Kuttabul were recently schooled in molecular gastronomy by Royal Australian Navy pilot and cordon bleu chef, Lieutenant Commander Brian Steel.

Awards for five in Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

West Australian Reservists, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brett Lane (Office of Director-General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves), and Leading Seaman Musician (LSMUSN) Nadene Starkie, from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia and have been awarded, respectively, a Prince of Wales Award and a Tasman Scheme Award.   (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

West Australian Reservists, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brett Lane (Office of Director-General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves), and Leading Seaman Musician (LSMUSN) Nadene Starkie, from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia and have been awarded, respectively, a Prince of Wales Award and a Tasman Scheme Award.

Music, food, people, communications and diving make up some of the mix for five Naval Reserve members who have been selected for development and training awards in recognition of their service.

PITCH BLACK a rare challenge

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenants Nick Graney (left) and Chad Mapp. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenants Nick Graney (left) and Chad Mapp.

Two Maritime Warfare Officers mixed it with the best of the Air Force during Exercise PITCH BLACK at RAAF Base Darwin from 29 July to 19 August.

Style and substance: Ballarat barber cuts hair for a cause

Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue.

Getting a good haircut at sea can be hard, but Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to a warship are still required to maintain high personal grooming standards even while underway.


From Nelson Bay to Rim of the Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.

Not wanting to settle for a nine-to-five job, Jack Bellingham decided to take a leaf from his father's book and join the Royal Australian Navy.