Section: Fleet

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.

Joining forces - proactive policing at HMAS Cerberus

Published on by PONPC Erin Coates (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Michael Cross conducting Random Breath Testing, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Erin Coats)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Michael Cross conducting Random Breath Testing, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The HMAS Cerberus Naval Police Coxswains Office has been making moves toward proactive policing and has joined forces with specialist policing agencies to help steer the right course for education, awareness and prevention. Their motto: ‘Proactive, not Reactive Policing’.

Men’s Health Week: The challenges of keeping fit at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Physical Trainer Rhoderick Hunter conducts a physical training session on the flight deck of HMAS Choules, Fleet Base East.

Life at sea in the Navy can be challenging and achieving the simplest tasks can be a difficult undertaking, not the least of all keeping fit and healthy.

Navy becomes largest Australian organisation to achieve White Ribbon Accreditation

Published on by CAPT Mark Hill (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

CEO for White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, with a certificate of accreditation confirming the Royal Australian Navy as a White Ribbon Workplace.
The White Ribbon Foundation is the only national organisation working to prevent violence against women. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

CEO for White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, with a certificate of accreditation confirming the Royal Australian Navy as a White Ribbon Workplace. The White Ribbon Foundation is the only national organisation working to prevent violence against women.

Today in a simple ceremony in Canberra, the CEO of White Ribbon Australia, Ms Libby Davies, presented a certificate of accreditation to the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

BLUElink project helps Navy understand and protect the marine environment

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant James Fethers having just deployed one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant James Fethers having just deployed one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne.

A decade long project involving the Royal Australian Navy, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has delivered an Australian first and world class ocean forecasting system.

Medical aspects of flight on show at Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Aviation Medicine students from New Zealand's Otago University visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Aviation Medicine students from New Zealand's Otago University visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross.

Doctor Glenn Pascoe holds a unique position within the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.  As the Specialist Medical Advisor Aviation Medicine he is required to maintain oversight of all medical fitness and human performance issues for Navy aircrew

NUSHIP Canberra joins forces with the University of Canberra Brumbies

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Members of Nuship Canberra's ship's company, (l-r) Private Jackson Phillips, Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Charanpreet Anand, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams, Mascot Brumby Jack, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis, and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN, on the field at Canberra Stadium. (photo: )

Members of Nuship Canberra's ship's company, (l-r) Private Jackson Phillips, Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Charanpreet Anand, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams, Mascot Brumby Jack, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis, and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN, on the field at Canberra Stadium.

The University of Canberra Brumbies and Navy's first Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, NUSHIP Canberra, have committed to continuing the strong relationship once shared between the last HMAS Canberra and ACT Brumbies Rugby. 

Australian submarine hunted by five powers

Published on by CAPT Bradley Richardson (author)

Bersama Shield 2014 ships in formation, led by HMAS Sheean.  (photo: KD Jebat)

Bersama Shield 2014 ships in formation, led by HMAS Sheean.

Royal Australian Navy submarine, HMAS Sheean, has been hunted from the air and sea as part of Exercise Bersama Shield off the Malay Peninsular during Exercise Bersama Shield 2014.