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New CO takes the weight at Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Captain Brian Delamont, RAN (left) hands Command of HMAS Stirling to Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN (right). As part of the handover ceremony, the two Captains exchanged a weight, symbolising the 'weight of command'. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Captain Brian Delamont, RAN (left) hands Command of HMAS Stirling to Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN (right). As part of the handover ceremony, the two Captains exchanged a weight, symbolising the 'weight of command'.

HMAS Stirling has had a change at the top as former Commanding Officer Captain Brian Delamont handed over the reins of Navy’s largest base to Captain Ainsley Morthorpe on the first day of February.

HMAS Choules transports Mistral II to Hobart

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

The 1922 classic yacht Mistral II onboard the Royal Australian Navy Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules, alongside Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

The 1922 classic yacht Mistral II onboard the Royal Australian Navy Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules, alongside Hobart, Tasmania.

HMAS Choules has delivered veteran Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race vessel Mistral II (1922) to Hobart.

HMAS Moreton wins the prestigious Governor’s Cup

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The outgoing Commander of HMAS Moreton CAPT Mark McConnell, OAM, RANR, receives the 2018 Governor’s Cup from his Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, Governor of Queensland. (photo: )

The outgoing Commander of HMAS Moreton CAPT Mark McConnell, OAM, RANR, receives the 2018 Governor’s Cup from his Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, Governor of Queensland.

HMAS Moreton played host to His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, AC, Governor of Queensland last week, during a gathering of dignitaries, veterans, friends and family.

People and the Pacific a key focus for CN in 2019

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

File image: Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, with graduating members of General Entry 367 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

File image: Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, with graduating members of General Entry 367 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan says Navy will take on a different focus in the coming months with improvements in the personnel space as well as a stronger regional presence in 2019.

Submariner Communicators benefit from six-month IT industry outplacement

Published on by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarine sailors Madalynne Currell, Mitchell Jones (right) and Bradley Webber all took part in the Industry Outplacement Program. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarine sailors Madalynne Currell, Mitchell Jones (right) and Bradley Webber all took part in the Industry Outplacement Program.

Last year was a revolutionary one for the Royal Australian Navy in the field of submarine communications.

US award for Navy medic

Published on by CPL Carla Armenti (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White receives the American Joint Service Achievement Medal. The medal was awarded to her by the Command Surgeon, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Devin McFadden, at a ceremony in the Role 2 Hospital in Kabul, while she was deployed on Operation HIGHROAD. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White receives the American Joint Service Achievement Medal. The medal was awarded to her by the Command Surgeon, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Devin McFadden, at a ceremony in the Role 2 Hospital in Kabul, while she was deployed on Operation HIGHROAD.

It has been a relentless six months in Afghanistan for Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White, but her efforts while deployed have earned her the admiration of her Coalition peers and an American Joint Service Achievement Medal from US Special Forces.

RAN seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

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Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow.

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea.

DFRT gets first-hand exposure to life at sea

Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal members and support staff with Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during a familiarisation tour of the ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal members and support staff with Royal Australian Navy personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during a familiarisation tour of the ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal recently had the opportunity to experience conditions on board a variety of different Royal Australian Navy vessels in Sydney.

Lucky eight get submarine experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie.

A group of eight young people with submarine careers in their sights were treated to a close-up encounter with a Collins class submarine at Australia’s largest Navy base recently as part of a national competition run by Defence Force Recruiting.

Warm reception as Chill honoured by renaming of Cairns mess

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN; former Warrant Officer Boatswain Ian Chill; and Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns, Commander David Hannah, at the official naming of the WOB Ian Chill Combined Mess. (photo: )

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN; former Warrant Officer Boatswain Ian Chill; and Commanding Officer of HMAS Cairns, Commander David Hannah, at the official naming of the WOB Ian Chill Combined Mess.

To commemorate the service of a former Warrant Officer who was severely injured while on duty overseas, the newly refurbished combined ranks mess at HMAS Cairns has been named in his honour.