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HMAS Success celebrates Australia Day on Middle ground

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, presents Able Seaman Electronics Technician Ivan Schipper with the Australia Day Medallion for exemplary service throughout Operations Resolute, Southern Indian Ocean and Exercise RIMPAC in a small Australia Day awards ceremony on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Operation Manitou. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, presents Able Seaman Electronics Technician Ivan Schipper with the Australia Day Medallion for exemplary service throughout Operations Resolute, Southern Indian Ocean and Exercise RIMPAC in a small Australia Day awards ceremony on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Operation Manitou.

Forget about backyard barbecues while listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100, for HMAS Success this year’s Australia Day took on a different feeling while patrolling waters in the Middle East.

Sister ships working closely together

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

(l-r) HMAS Canberra sailors, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Scott Williams and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Coen Powell with NUSHIP Adelaide Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer, Lieutenant Dayong Bao in the weapons setting area onboard Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

(l-r) HMAS Canberra sailors, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Scott Williams and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Coen Powell with NUSHIP Adelaide Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer, Lieutenant Dayong Bao in the weapons setting area onboard Canberra.

NUSHIP Adelaide personnel are taking advantage of the opportunity to searide in HMAS Canberra to start learning more about the Landing Helicopter Dock.

Flying high for Navy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

(l-r) Acting Sub-Lieutenant Brendan Schofield, Sub-Lieutenant Stewart Parr, Sub-Lieutenant Edward Costigan and Lieutenant Sarah McWilliam (Royal New Zealand Navy) on completion of the No.67 Aviation Warfare Officer Course. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Acting Sub-Lieutenant Brendan Schofield, Sub-Lieutenant Stewart Parr, Sub-Lieutenant Edward Costigan and Lieutenant Sarah McWilliam (Royal New Zealand Navy) on completion of the No.67 Aviation Warfare Officer Course.

There's a strong naval presence in Gippsland, Victoria, in the skies rather than the water.

Changing of the Guard

Published on by WO William Mansfield (author)

After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church (left) hands over to is Lieutenant Commander Mark Janiszewski  (photo: Unknown)

After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church (left) hands over to is Lieutenant Commander Mark Janiszewski

On 17 December Fleet Support Unit–West at HMAS Stirling said goodbye to a stalwart and welcomed a new face.

Science and design aid comfort

Published on by LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, is scanned during Royal Australian Navy Anthropometrics at HMAS Stirling Health Centre, Rockingham (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, is scanned during Royal Australian Navy Anthropometrics at HMAS Stirling Health Centre, Rockingham

Efforts to build a Navy avatar are off to a flying start with more than 500 west coast-based officers and sailors taking the challenge to their east coast compatriots.
Defence Trial 922 (DT 922) involves the anthropometric (body shape and size) measurement of Navy personnel, with the aim of collecting data on more than 1,500 members.

Mapping out an icy summer

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The Casey Hydrography team for 2014/15 season, from left to right LCDR Geoff Walker (OIC DGST), Dean Forrest, LSHSO Hannah Lee, ABHSO Glen Cooksey, Chris Carson, on board the RV Howard Burton with Casey in the background. (photo: Unknown)

The Casey Hydrography team for 2014/15 season, from left to right LCDR Geoff Walker (OIC DGST), Dean Forrest, LSHSO Hannah Lee, ABHSO Glen Cooksey, Chris Carson, on board the RV Howard Burton with Casey in the background.

This summer, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and Navy hydrographic surveyors attempted to uncover the secrets of the icy depths of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

US Chief of Naval Operations visits Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, United States Navy, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, lay wreaths at the USS Peary Memorial in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, United States Navy, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, lay wreaths at the USS Peary Memorial in Darwin, Northern Territory.

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathon Greenert has paid his respects at the USS Peary memorial during a recent visit to Darwin.

First aid a must at sea

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Ship's Medical Emergency Team member, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Operations Support (Steward) John Baguio in the resuscitation room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's Medical Emergency Team member, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Operations Support (Steward) John Baguio in the resuscitation room onboard HMAS Canberra.

Despite having one of the most advanced medical facilities in the fleet, first aid is still vital for life at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.

Up for the challenge

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Sea Training Groups Fleet Executive Officer, Commander Darron Rowe RAN, briefs HMAS Melbourne's Ships Company prior to sailing for week one of the ships Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Sea Training Groups Fleet Executive Officer, Commander Darron Rowe RAN, briefs HMAS Melbourne's Ships Company prior to sailing for week one of the ships Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Early morning on 19 January, HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding Officer, Commander William Waters mustered his crew on the flight deck in anticipation of a testing day.

A century of military aviation on show

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Matthew Dufty marshals a MRH90 Taipan helicopter onto the flight deck of NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Matthew Dufty marshals a MRH90 Taipan helicopter onto the flight deck of NUSHIP Canberra.

The Australian International Airshow at Avalon is back and will be bigger and better than ever with Navy having a significant footprint at the aviation showcase.