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Many countries - one purpose

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

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley chambers from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy, Chinese Ship Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, in the search area for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley chambers from HMAS Toowoomba, receives documents from the People's Liberation Army - Navy, Chinese Ship Haikou, while working together on Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN, in the search area for the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has brought the navies of Australia and China together in a significant display of international cooperation.

Malaysian frigate joins coalition search for MH370

Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia airline flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Malaysian warship KD Lekiu departs from Fleet Base West to assist with the search efforts for the missing Malaysia airline flight MH370.

The Malaysian frigate KD Lekiu has departed HMAS Stirling after 72 hours in port to resupply in preparation for search operations in an area 1,700km west of Perth.

Toowoomba’s quick re-supply for urgent deployment to MH370 search

Published on by LCDR Edward Ellison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Stores and equipment is unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Stores and equipment is unloaded from HMAS Toowoomba before the ship is replenished in preparation of support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

In a demonstration of the Royal Australian Navy’s commitment to the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, personnel at Fleet Base West resupplied and helped HMAS Toowoomba return to sea in under six hours.

Navy officer plies trade in Afghanistan

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at the Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger             )

Lieutenant Commander Alwyn Johnson on deployment at the Headquarters 633-A in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Exeter’s Alwyn Johnson is the sole Navy officer working in the Australian headquarters of landlocked Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.

Chandio playing a vital role in search mission

Published on by CMDR Kenneth Stevenson (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Bilawal Chandio stands watch onboard HMAS SUCCESS during the ship’s deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Bilawal Chandio stands watch onboard HMAS SUCCESS during the ship’s deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Bilawal Chandio, a crew member on the Royal Australian Navy supply ship HMAS Success, says all of his shipmates are focused on the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Navy success at the 2014 Defence WHS Awards

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), Unknown (photographer)

Proud 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Award winner, Cadet Midshipman Christopher Pedlar (centre left) flanked by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen (centre right), Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) National Commander, Captain ANC John Gill and Petty Officer Brendan Smith. (photo: Unknown)

Proud 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Award winner, Cadet Midshipman Christopher Pedlar (centre left) flanked by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen (centre right), Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) National Commander, Captain ANC John Gill and Petty Officer Brendan Smith.

The Royal Australian Navy snapped up several prizes at the 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Awards event recently held in Canberra.

Navy sailor acknowledged for rendering assistance to motor vehicle accident

Published on by LCDR Mark Tandy (author and photographer)

Seaman Cheryl Sutherland receives a Commanding Officer's Commendation from Commanding Officer Naval Headquarters South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.  (photo: LCDR Mark Tandy)

Seaman Cheryl Sutherland receives a Commanding Officer's Commendation from Commanding Officer Naval Headquarters South Queensland, Commander Peter Tedman.

A sailor has been congratulated for her brave actions at the scene of a car accident in Brisbane, which helped to saved one life and minimised the harm caused to another.

US exchange submariners right at home in the west

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

United States Navy personnel (left to right) Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck, Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham, Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe, PO2 Christopher Schlegel, PO1 John Robinson, PO1 Beneyam Alemseged, Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN, (front) PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.
 (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

United States Navy personnel (left to right) Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck, Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham, Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe, PO2 Christopher Schlegel, PO1 John Robinson, PO1 Beneyam Alemseged, Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN, (front) PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.

For the past couple of years, around ten United States submariners have called Western Australia home. They are part of an Australia-US exchange program that sees personnel from both navies spend time with their overseas counterparts.

Chief of Navy 'On the Record' - Social media commentary by Royal Australian Navy personnel

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination for inappropriately using social media. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination for inappropriately using social media.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has issued an 'on the record' statement, reporting that "several sailors have had their employment terminated or have been issued with notices of cause for termination" for inappropriately using social media. 

Rare achievement for Australian exchange sailor

Published on by US Navy (author), US Navy CTR3 Raul Sanchez (photographer)

Commanding Officer Guided Missile Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), Commander Frank E. Okata (left), presents Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Chris Boardman his  Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification in the South China Sea. 

(U.S. Navy photo by CTR3 Raul Sanchez/Released) (photo: CTR3 Raul Sanchez)

Commanding Officer Guided Missile Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), Commander Frank E. Okata (left), presents Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Chris Boardman his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by CTR3 Raul Sanchez/Released)

Commanding Officer USS Pinckney (DDG 91), recently had the rare opportunity of awarding a foreign national his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification. While underway in the South China Sea, Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Manager Chris Boardman was presented his ESWS in front of the USS Pinckney crew.