During a noteworthy ceremony at HMAS Stirling on 1 July, formal command of the Fleet Logistic Support Element – Fleet Base West (FLSE – FBW) passed from Joint Logistics Unit – West (JLU-W) to Commander, Australian Submarine Forces.
Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Coonawarra paid a visit to their US counterparts aboard the USS Blue Ridge on Wednesday, 3 July, armed with some of Australia’s finest delicacies.
A number of local residents recently received medical and dental care from Australian Defence Force personnel at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2013.
It's the beginning of a new era, with the new Navigation Act 2012, coming into effect yesterday. The Act replaces the the century old Navigation Act 1912 with a contemporary legislative framework for maritime regulation.
The Act reflects changes in the maritime sector and is the primary legislative means for the Australian Government to regulate international ship and seafarer safety, shipping aspects of protecting the marine environment and the actions of seafarers in Australian waters. It also gives effect to the relevant international conventions to which Australia is a signatory.
Patrol Boat crew from HMAS Bathurst's Attack Six will embark on a historic Naval tour of Guadalcanal, exploring the Solomon Islands during the their off watch rotation next month.
Five officers and two sailors will fly to Honiara to take part in an organised tour of key battlefield sites from World War II and pay their respects with a wreath laying ceremony at the HMAS Canberra memorial.
Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the final keel block for the future destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide.
Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first test flight.
The Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney took command of a Surface Action Group during tri-lateral naval exercises in the Western Pacific Ocean off the Marianas Island chain on June 24, 2013.
According to HMAS Sydney’s Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Brinckmann, this phase of Exercise Pacific Bond saw two Surface Action Groups, each comprising two major warships and their embarked helicopters, pitted against each other.
After an intense period of training and programmed maintenance alongside Garden Island, Sydney, the Spanish Combat Supply Ship ESPS Cantabria has returned to sea to carry out individual and collective training in the East Australian Exercise Area.
Defence Material Organisation General Manager—Submarines, Mr David Gould and Chief Executive Officer ASC, Mr Steve Ludlum participated in an overnight sea ride on HMAS Sheean over the 24/25 June 2013. The purpose of the sea ride was to familiarise themselves with life onboard the Collins Class Submarine through an 'at sea' experience.