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Battle Tanker farewelled after 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

HMAS Success (II), the longest serving ship in Navy’s Fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on Saturday.

Fleet Commander at 24

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Shane Cameron (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters on board a LHD Landing Craft during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters on board a LHD Landing Craft during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

He may not be running the entire Royal Australian Navy Fleet, but Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters is currently responsible for commanding HMAS Canberra’s fleet of LHD Landing Craft.

Allies and blood ties

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland.

The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide saw double when two sets of siblings posted into the ship recently for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. 

Sharp-eyed sailors ready to shoot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Imagery Specialist Course comprising of members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army conducts a skills test in taking photographs from a moving platform while keeping the subject in focus and correctly composed. (photo: )

The Imagery Specialist Course comprising of members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army conducts a skills test in taking photographs from a moving platform while keeping the subject in focus and correctly composed.

Four sailors have become Navy’s newest Imagery Specialists upon completion of five and half months of training.

Gap year turns into Navy career

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons left Shellharbour, New South Wales, for what she thought would be a 12-month stepping stone to a career in the police force. Instead, she found a rewarding career in the Navy.

Albury sailor returns from drug-busting deployment

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat.

While working as a supermarket manager in Albury, New South Wales, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee wanted something more.

From the Glasshouse Mountains to the Middle East

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn and FLTLT Dion Isaacson (author)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat.

Leading Seaman Jacob Machen was always active growing up in the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland - his weekends were full of sports.

Indigenous work experience program gives a taste of Navy life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program participant Jada Brown tries on firefighting equipment by Able Seaman Aviation Support Emma Stewart during a tour of HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program participant Jada Brown tries on firefighting equipment by Able Seaman Aviation Support Emma Stewart during a tour of HMAS Albatross, NSW.

Seven Indigenous young people recently got a taste of navy life at HMAS Albatross as part of the Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program.

In the blink of an eye - capturing the perfect photo

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

LSIS Richard Cordell is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize trophy for 2018 by Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, accompanied by his wife, Chantelle and daughters, Lily and Ella, and the staff at the Navy Imagery Unit - West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

LSIS Richard Cordell is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize trophy for 2018 by Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, accompanied by his wife, Chantelle and daughters, Lily and Ella, and the staff at the Navy Imagery Unit - West on HMAS Stirling.

A true work of art is needed to win the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize for Photography and for the second year in a row, LSIS Richard Cordell, from Navy Imagery Unit - West, has captured the judges’ eye to win this prestigious award.

Double promotion highlight on Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Inside HMAS Canberra’s wardroom, there was a pause in the ship’s busy routine during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to acknowledge the promotion of two junior sailors.