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Choules gives Navy's newest officers experience at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Loretta Houlahan (author), MIDN Nathan Rose (photographer)

Midshipmans Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules.  (photo: LEUT McDonald)

Midshipmans Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules.

Royal Australian Navy landing ship, HMAS Choules recently gave some junior officers their first taste of life at sea, hosting initial trainees from the Royal Australian Naval College.

Penguin community celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A guard of honour prepare to fire as the Australian White Ensign is lowered during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has paid tribute to the local community for their continued support at their annual community reception, 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset'.

Ballarat patrols North West Shelf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

HMAS Ballarat patrolling the North West Shelf of Australia.

The north west coast of Western Australia, also known as the North West Shelf, is home to Australia’s vast and strategically vital oil and gas infrastructure.

Maningrida survey for Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Peyton Carey (author and photographer)

 Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT. (photo: ABHSO Carey)

Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT.

During October and November, eight members of Hydrographic crew White (embarked in HMAS Melville), deployed on the first detached boat camp conducted for several years. 

Mine clearance specialists tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Crew members of HMAS Gascoyne launch a Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicle during Exercise OCEAN RAIDER. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members of HMAS Gascoyne launch a Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicle during Exercise OCEAN RAIDER.

The headquarters of the Royal Australian Navy’s mine warfare capability proved it could lead a push from the sea into a conflict area and secure the waters for follow-on forces recently. 

Depth sounder assistance to New Zealand

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support. (photo: LADS Phot)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support.

The Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand.

Alliance strong above and below the water

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Australia and the United States have had an existing framework of collaboration in the development of submarine combat systems and torpedoes for many years, as well as a long history of at-sea exercises.

Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s newest officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alan Trent (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

New Entry Officers Course 55 present arms during their Graduation ceremony at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officers Course 55 present arms during their Graduation ceremony at HMAS Creswell.

Nineteen weeks since walking through the gates of HMAS Creswell to start initial training, 85 officers have graduated into the Royal Australian Navy. 

Training across the Tasman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux conduct a damage control exercise during a passage (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux conduct a damage control exercise during a passage

The crew of HMAS Dechaineux made good use of their recent transit to New Zealand, conducting collective training and qualifying five submariners.

Indian visit a Goa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Greg Payne (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India.

HMAS Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit.