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We may wear grey but we’re going green

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Keanu Barret installing a shower timer to create an awareness of water waste.

With the motto 'Train to Win', HMAS Stirling’s Training Centre-West, are putting continuous improvement into practice by doing things better and taking action without waiting for others to solve problems.

EC-135 aircrew training in Germany

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities. (photo: Unknown)

The aircrew are the initial cadre of instructors and were in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities.

Three instructors (two pilots and one aircrew) have spent the last two months at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, in Germany, training on the Australian Defence Force’s newest aircraft, the EC-135.

HMAS Leeuwin surveying underway in PNG

Published on by MIDN Jordan Twigger (author)

ABHSO Houley and SMNHSO Ford prepare tide guages while CMDR Zillman and LEUT Pointe-Destre provides a tour to COL Siale Diro, Chief of Force Preparation PNGDF, CMDR Willie Galia, CO HMPNGS Basilisk and Mr Fred Siroi from the National Maritime Safety Authority. (photo: Unknown)

ABHSO Houley and SMNHSO Ford prepare tide guages while CMDR Zillman and LEUT Pointe-Destre provides a tour to COL Siale Diro, Chief of Force Preparation PNGDF, CMDR Willie Galia, CO HMPNGS Basilisk and Mr Fred Siroi from the National Maritime Safety Authority.

HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Port Moresby, in late October for a five week surveying task to chart waters in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea.

Royal Australian Navy exercise with the People’s Liberation Army - Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LCDR Kingsley Scarce (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Arunta and Stuart conducted a man overboard exercise and gunnery serials with PLA-N Ship Yuncheng after completing a port visit to Zhanjiang, China. (photo: LCDR Kingsley Scarce)

HMAS Arunta and Stuart conducted a man overboard exercise and gunnery serials with PLA-N Ship Yuncheng after completing a port visit to Zhanjiang, China.

The Royal Australian Navy conducted a port visit and naval exercise with the People’s Liberation Army - Navy (PLA-N) in Zhanjiang, China during the period 31 October to 2 November.

Australian resolve turns one

Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), MSgt Vanessa Kilmer (photographer), Cpl. Nelson Rodriguez (photographer)

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters personnel from the Australian Defence Force gather at their base in the Middle East for a group photo in front of U.S. Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles.  (photo: Cpl. Nelson Rodriguez)

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve headquarters personnel from the Australian Defence Force gather at their base in the Middle East for a group photo in front of U.S. Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

A small team of Australian Defence Force personnel are making a big impression at the Coalition headquarters working with the Government of Iraq to defeat Daesh terrorist forces for Operation OKRA.

Remembrance on operations

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's Chaplain Jon Cox RAN conducts the Remembrance Day service onboard HMAS Melbourne, which is deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne's Chaplain Jon Cox RAN conducts the Remembrance Day service onboard HMAS Melbourne, which is deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.

On a calm day in the North Arabian Ocean, the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne paused at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of November to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Australia.

Kiwis taking on Melbourne

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy Leading Seaman Combat Specialist Jordon McHugh, Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Sophie Going and Leading Seaman Combat Specialist Jack Walter prepare for another day at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Royal New Zealand Navy Leading Seaman Combat Specialist Jordon McHugh, Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Sophie Going and Leading Seaman Combat Specialist Jack Walter prepare for another day at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea.

HMAS Melbourne has taken on a more Anzac appearance in the Middle East thanks to the inclusion of Kiwi sailors to the ship’s crew.

HMAS Pirie mercy dash

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

Stock image: HMAS Pirie conducts manoeuvres during the Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol 2012. (photo: ABIS James Whittle)

Stock image: HMAS Pirie conducts manoeuvres during the Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol 2012.

A rapid response by HMAS Pirie’s crew may have saved the life of a crew member onboard an Australian fishing vessel.

Kempsey sailor deploys to Middle East

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Boatswains Mate Makinlee Clarke provides force protection for HMAS Melbourne during a visit to a port in the Middle East region. AB Clarke is employed as a weapons specialist aboard HMAS Melbourne and is on her first operational deployment.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Boatswains Mate Makinlee Clarke provides force protection for HMAS Melbourne during a visit to a port in the Middle East region. AB Clarke is employed as a weapons specialist aboard HMAS Melbourne and is on her first operational deployment.

With a passion for firearms, big or small, it is not surprising to find Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Makinlee Clarke is a weapons specialist onboard HMAS Melbourne.

Chief of Navy statement regarding recent change.org online petition

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

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The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has released a statement addressing the change.org online petition in relation to the murder of Kate Malonyay and concerns about Navy's commitment to stand up and speak out about domestic violence issues.