Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)
Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I).

Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I).

Fleet

  • Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

    IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

    HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

Fleet

  • HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

    Remembering Cyclone Pam

    Members of the Australian Defence Force recently took part in a moving ceremony on Vanuatu’s Tanna Island to mark the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Sport

  • LCDR Mick Gallagher (RAN, Rtd), WOWTR Ron Giveen (Rtd), LEUT Andrew Fenn and CAPT Mike Oborn at the 2019 AIF National Swimming Carnival. (photo: )

    Cerberus supports Navy vets in AIF swim

    HMAS Cerberus recently answered the call when a request was made for two Navy swimmers to join a servicemen’s relay team at the 2019 Australian Imperial Forces National Swimming Carnival at Noble Park in Melbourne.

Events

  • Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

    West Head 60th celebrations go off with a bang

    The gunfire paused on March 12 as staff, students and local community members gathered at West Head Gunnery Range in Flinders, Victoria, to celebrate 60 years of training weapons operators and maintainers for the Fleet.

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Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw This article has photo gallery

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Stirling gives Navy families the red carpet treatment This article has photo gallery

Navy members in Western Australia made their families the focus on January 25 as they hosted the annual HMAS Stirling Families Day.

Events

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

West Head 60th celebrations go off with a bang This article has photo gallery

The gunfire paused on March 12 as staff, students and local community members gathered at West Head Gunnery Range in Flinders, Victoria, to celebrate 60 years of training weapons operators and maintainers for the Fleet.

Officer in Charge Fremantle Police, Senior Sergeant Brad Warburton, halts the ship's company of HMAS Success during their Freedom of Entry march in Fremantle. (photo: CPL Kylie Gibson)

Success marches through port city This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachment

HMAS Success has been granted Freedom of Entry into Fremantle this weekend, more than 30 years after first being granted freedom of entry to the Western Australian port city.

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LCDR Mick Gallagher (RAN, Rtd), WOWTR Ron Giveen (Rtd), LEUT Andrew Fenn and CAPT Mike Oborn at the 2019 AIF National Swimming Carnival. (photo: )

Cerberus supports Navy vets in AIF swim

HMAS Cerberus recently answered the call when a request was made for two Navy swimmers to join a servicemen’s relay team at the 2019 Australian Imperial Forces National Swimming Carnival at Noble Park in Melbourne.

The Navy Ladies Futsal team celebrate winning the 2019 Football New South Wales Futsal Community Cup. (photo: )

Navy Ladies lift the Football NSW Community Futsal Cup This article has photo gallery

Navy’s female footballers have carried their red hot form into the new-year by taking out the Football New South Wales Futsal Community Cup.