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For Fairley it’s Melbourne or bust

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Able Seaman Marine Technician Chris Fairley checks the oil level in Number Four Ship's Service Diesel Generator in HMAS Melbourne's Auxiliary Machine Space 3, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Chris Fairley checks the oil level in Number Four Ship's Service Diesel Generator in HMAS Melbourne's Auxiliary Machine Space 3, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

Able Seaman Chris Fairley will spend the next six month a long way from his hometown of Melbourne - conducting maritime security patrols in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER. 

Thornthwaite prepares to join the international fight against terrorism

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Naomi Thornthwaite retrieves an item from the stores bin to fill an internal order onboard HMAS Melbourne, while the Australian warship is alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Naomi Thornthwaite retrieves an item from the stores bin to fill an internal order onboard HMAS Melbourne, while the Australian warship is alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW

Able Seaman Naomi Thornthwaite is packing her bags and preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations in HMAS Melbourne on Sunday. 

'Sea Dog' bids farewell to HS RED

Published on by SBLT Abbie Martin (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jordan on the quarterdeck of HMAS Melville. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jordan on the quarterdeck of HMAS Melville.

When Lieutenant Commander Ian Jordan marched off of HMAS Melville this year, he had completed more that 6700 days posted to seagoing vessels.

Victorian prepares to take Melbourne to the Middle East

Published on by ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Peteris Kains, conducts daily system operational checks on his Weapons Control Console, part of the Fire Control System, in the Operations Room of HMAS Melbourne at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Peteris Kains, conducts daily system operational checks on his Weapons Control Console, part of the Fire Control System, in the Operations Room of HMAS Melbourne at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Victorian-born sailor, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Peteris Kains, is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday, in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne

Atherton girl continues her family’s tradition of service

Published on by ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor closed up on the Track Supervisor Console in the Operations Room on Board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor closed up on the Track Supervisor Console in the Operations Room on Board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Atherton Tablelands girl, Leading Seaman Nicole Taylor, is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday, onboard the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne

Specialist Principal Warfare Officers prepare for graduation

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise and LCDR Ken Bailes (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Principal Warfare Officer’s (PWO) Course 50 students will be the first to graduate with one of three new warfare specialisations.

RESOLUTE families recognised

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin.

The partners and children of sailors from patrol boat crew Assail Six have been presented the Navy Commemorative Pin and Australian Military Family Medallion in a special ceremony in Darwin.

Remembering Canberra, 71 years on

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The Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson lays a wreath over the site where HMAS Canberra (I) was lost. (photo: )

The Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson lays a wreath over the site where HMAS Canberra (I) was lost.

On 9 August, service personnel, Dignitaries and local expatriates gathered onboard the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime Vessel Lata to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I).

Aircrewmen Graduates soar

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation.

After months of intensive training, three of the Navy’s newest aviators have earned their ‘wings.’

Maryborough man fights pirates on the high seas

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Seaman Aaron Clancy onboard HMAS Newcastle deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Seaman Aaron Clancy onboard HMAS Newcastle deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).

Seaman (SMN) Aaron Clancy started his working life as a trolley collector at a Maryborough shopping centre. Now he’s helping HMAS Newcastle fight the threat of piracy on the high seas.