Section: Fleet

Pacific Partnership 2014 - Developing skills is key to improving medical care

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CAPT Dom Sander (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy medical officer Lieutenant Commander Victoria Caton (left), conducts newborn care classes with local Timorese medical practitioners in Dili, Timor-Leste, during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy medical officer Lieutenant Commander Victoria Caton (left), conducts newborn care classes with local Timorese medical practitioners in Dili, Timor-Leste, during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014.

Medical Officers and nurses from the Australian Defence Force, United States Navy and New Zealand Defence Force have started a health training program for Timor-Leste doctors as part of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014.

Aviation operations get real on NUSHIP Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with a MRH90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with a MRH90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.

Canberra’s crew inspired by US amphib veterans

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

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

 (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.

Air of excitement as Success departs for RIMPAC

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday the 13th of June with a real buzz of excitement in the air.

Chief of Navy responds to DART report on HMAS Leeuwin abuses

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The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has responded to the independent Defence Abuse Response Taskforce report into allegations of abuse at HMAS Leeuwin, which was tabled in Parliament on 18 June 2014, saying that the events that led to the investigation should “never have occurred.”

Australian and Indian Navy ships reunite in Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jemma Power (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sahyadri sail in company during a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) off Australia's northern Coast.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sahyadri sail in company during a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) off Australia's northern Coast.

The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.

Cadet of the Year visits HMAS Newcastle

Published on by SBLT Melissa Vaarwerk (author and photographer)

2013 Cadet of the Year winner Nicholas Gamash sitting in the helmsman chair onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: SBLT Melissa Vaarwerk)

2013 Cadet of the Year winner Nicholas Gamash sitting in the helmsman chair onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Recently, the Director Royal Australian Navy Test, Evaluation & Acceptance Authority, Captain John Vandyke, took the 2013 Naval Cadet of the year, Nicholas Gamash, onboard HMAS Newcastle.

New Romeo ‘Sensos’ join new Squadron in Jacksonville

Published on by NUSQN 725 (author and photographer)

The RAN's first graduates of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course, Leading Seaman Tom Clunie and Leading Seaman Liam Carruthers, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida.   (photo: Unknown)

The RAN's first graduates of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course, Leading Seaman Tom Clunie and Leading Seaman Liam Carruthers, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida.

The New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) team at Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently grew by two, with the graduation of the first Royal Australian Navy Aircrewmen to complete the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course and achieve the qualification of ‘Senso’.

Commander Fleet Air Arm visits Romeos in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Commander Fleet Air Arm spent a very busy three days at Jacksonville, Florida visiting New Squadron 725 and all the other people and moving parts that make up the Royal Australian Navy’s future Seahawk Romeo helicopter capability.

Fleet Commander farewelled as new Admiral takes the weight

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Navy Imagery Unit - East (photographer)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMAS ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.  (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Outgoing Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett salutes passing HMAS ships aboard the Admiral's Barge, as he departs Fleet Base East for the last time as Commander Australian Fleet.

After two and half years as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett has handed over the weight to Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at a ceremony in Sydney today.