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HMAS Newcastle readying to deploy

Published on by LEUT Douglas Phillips (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is welcomed onboard by Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, RAN. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is welcomed onboard by Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, RAN.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer met HMAS Newcastle in Jervis Bay in the first week of March to review the ship’s readiness to deploy on Operation MANITOU.

Fleet Commander’s flying visit to Anzac

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN.

In the midst of a busy workup period, the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac hosted the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for a short visit.

Safety on the agenda

Published on by Royal Australian Navy Australian Submarine Force (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Submarine Safety Manager, Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Michael Bell, explains the safety procedures at the top of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre tank to Alcoa maintenance crews, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Submarine Safety Manager, Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Michael Bell, explains the safety procedures at the top of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre tank to Alcoa maintenance crews, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Twenty personnel from Alcoa Australia's Wagerup Bauxite Refinery, situated near Perth, recently visited the Australian Submarine Force as part of an ongoing commitment to safety.

Landing craft get new home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

HMAS Brunei conducts her last ever beaching at Sabina Point, North Queensland while Clearance Divers unload equipment from the open bow door. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Brunei conducts her last ever beaching at Sabina Point, North Queensland while Clearance Divers unload equipment from the open bow door.

The Philippine Navy will be better prepared for natural disasters when they receive two decommissioned landing craft from Australia in May.

American west coast sailors enjoy an Australian west coast welcome

Published on by USN Lt. j.g. Justin Lemon (author), LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Unites States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, visit HMAS Rankin, whilst alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Unites States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, visit HMAS Rankin, whilst alongside Fleet Base West.

A chance to work with Australian submariners and enjoy West Australian beaches during their down time has brought the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) to HMAS Stirling.

816 Squadron's long haul flight

Published on by LEUT Paul Morrison (author and photographer)

A S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter is refuelled in Forrest, NSW before proceeding on the next leg of their journey to Nowra. (photo: LEUT Paul Morrison)

A S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter is refuelled in Forrest, NSW before proceeding on the next leg of their journey to Nowra.

Navy helicopters and their crews are specifically trained to fly over the water, but recently a team from 816 Squadron flew across the continent and covered a lot of land rather than sea.

Newcastle on display for families

This article has photo gallery Published on by POCIS Michael Baruch (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle pulls away from Fleet Base East, Sydney, with friends and family onboard.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle pulls away from Fleet Base East, Sydney, with friends and family onboard.

HMAS Newcastle recently took the opportunity to thank friends and family of the ship for their support by inviting them onboard for a day at sea.

Parramatta’s road to refit

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author)

Shortly after departing Devonport, the ashes of Mrs Nora Mary White, ex Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), were scattered at sea during a flight deck service off the coast of Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Shortly after departing Devonport, the ashes of Mrs Nora Mary White, ex Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), were scattered at sea during a flight deck service off the coast of Tasmania.

HMAS Parramatta embarked on an important mission in February - the Anti Ship Missile Defence upgrade.

Operational happy birthday Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), LCDR Bruno Tremblay, RCN (photographer)

Members of the HMAS Success Engineering department eat cake in the engine room while on watch to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's 114th birthday while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Members of the HMAS Success Engineering department eat cake in the engine room while on watch to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy's 114th birthday while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

Yesterday marked 114 years of the Australian Navy serving the nation with pride but it was no different to every other day of the year for Navy members deployed across the globe on operations.

Sirius gets 2015 underway

Published on by LEUT Mark Taylor (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (author)

HMAS Sirius's damage control team, conduct fire fighting training at sea, in the West Australian Exercise Area (photo: LEUT Leonard)

HMAS Sirius's damage control team, conduct fire fighting training at sea, in the West Australian Exercise Area

HMAS Sirius is preparing for another busy year replenishing the Navy's fleet.