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Strathpine sailor helps render safe

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Annaleise Easlea raises the pennant flag during a sunset ceremony onboard HMAS Choules, in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Annaleise Easlea raises the pennant flag during a sunset ceremony onboard HMAS Choules, in Jervis Bay.

The lifestyle that comes with a career in the Royal Australian Navy appealed the most to Annaleise Easlea when she enlisted at age 20.

Divers on task for G20

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from the Mine Warfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team and Clearance Dive Team One gather following successful completion of an underwater search task using sonar equipment on the Brisbane River. (Clockwise from left: Able Seaman Mine Warfare Dion Harlacz, Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Jonathan Geldof, Lieutenant Principal Warfare Officer Sean Aitken, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Chris Cross, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Jamie Anderson and Able Seaman Mine Warfare Nimai Walsh) (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy members from the Mine Warfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team and Clearance Dive Team One gather following successful completion of an underwater search task using sonar equipment on the Brisbane River. (Clockwise from left: Able Seaman Mine Warfare Dion Harlacz, Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Jonathan Geldof, Lieutenant Principal Warfare Officer Sean Aitken, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Chris Cross, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Jamie Anderson and Able Seaman Mine Warfare Nimai Walsh)

Navy’s role in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders’ Summit Security Task Force is helping to keep the Brisbane River safe.

International Partnership at Sea - International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2014

Published on by WOCSMMW Andy Perry (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy mine warfare specialists stand in front of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S Fifth Fleet Headquarters in the Middle East. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy mine warfare specialists stand in front of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S Fifth Fleet Headquarters in the Middle East.

A small team of mine warfare specialists recently deployed under Operation MANITOU as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. The focus of the exercise involved countering sea mines and developing international partnerships.

HMAS Choules central to Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, is seen at anchor off the coast of Bougainville during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, is seen at anchor off the coast of Bougainville during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

At anchor two kilometres off the coast of Bougainville sits HMAS Choules, the Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, a 180 metre long, 16,000 tonne vessel, currently providing significant life support to almost 450 Australian and international defence force personnel deployed on Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

Church bell to ring again following assistance from Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Now a clear space with spire and altar repositioned, the former Catholic Mission Church site in Torokina, Bougainville, was cleared of structural debris following two days of work by members of HMAS CHOULES ship's company during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Now a clear space with spire and altar repositioned, the former Catholic Mission Church site in Torokina, Bougainville, was cleared of structural debris following two days of work by members of HMAS CHOULES ship's company during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

Operation RENDER SAFE 2014, currently underway in the Torokina district of Bougainville, is not just about disposing of Explosive Remnants of War.

Operational mission for HMAS Huon

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation.

Family and friends waved goodbye to HMAS Huon as she departed HMAS Waterhen recently to head north on a three-month deployment in support of Operation RESOLUTE

HMAS Toowoomba replenishes with USNS Big Horn

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hannah Callary prepares to fire the over the line throwing projectile in order to pass the spare messenger line, on the commencement of conducting a replenishment at sea with United States Navy Ship (USNS) Big Horn. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hannah Callary prepares to fire the over the line throwing projectile in order to pass the spare messenger line, on the commencement of conducting a replenishment at sea with United States Navy Ship (USNS) Big Horn.

On 17 October HMAS Toowoomba conducted replenishment at sea with United States Navy Ship (USNS) Big Horn.

Toowoomba ready to assist

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's boat provides a supply of fresh water to a disabled fishing dhow while conducting an approach and assist during Operation Manitou. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Toowoomba's boat provides a supply of fresh water to a disabled fishing dhow while conducting an approach and assist during Operation Manitou.

HMAS Toowoomba duty isn’t always catching smugglers, sometimes it's lending a hand to those in trouble on the seas.

Chief of Navy message on the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce reports

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

The Report on Abuse in Defence and the Report on Abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy were both tabled in Parliament. (photo: N/A)

The Report on Abuse in Defence and the Report on Abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy were both tabled in Parliament.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett delivers a message to Navy following the tabling of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (DART) Reports in Parliament Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Navy takes note of boarding party innovation

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jacob Machen with the boarding party waterproof notebook at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall  )

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jacob Machen with the boarding party waterproof notebook at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jacob Machen, a member of Navy's Patrol Boat Crew Ardent Three boarding party, has earned congratulations from among his mates for suggesting a significant improvement to a vital piece of their kit issue.