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Wollongong sails for paradise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jarrod Chesher (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Mark Doggett on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Mark Doggett on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea.

HMAS Wollongong set sail for Port Moresby this month to take part in Exercise PARADISE - an annual event aimed at strengthening ties between the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies.

West-based fleet on display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABCIS Lincoln Commane (photographer)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

A platoon from HMAS Stirling 'Eyes Right' as they march past the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN during CN's Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Stirling.

The conduct of divisions is a time-honoured tradition which continued recently south of Perth with more than 1,300 personnel from HMAS Stirling, resident units, and all Fleet Base West home-ported ships and submarines parading on the main sports field.

Promoting Anzac relations

Published on by LEUT Ian Manson (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

LT Marett (RNZN) conning HMAS Warramunga as she completes her Light Jackstay with HMNZS Te Kaha during exercise RIMPAC 16.  (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

LT Marett (RNZN) conning HMAS Warramunga as she completes her Light Jackstay with HMNZS Te Kaha during exercise RIMPAC 16.

Whilst operating off Hawaii with HMNZS Te Kaha as part of RIMPAC 2016, a unique opportunity presented itself for Sub Lieutenant Blair Marett a New Zealand Navy officer currently posted in HMAS Warramunga.

 

Liftoff nears for state-of-the-art helicopter training facility

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author), Unknown (photographer)

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Construction of a multi-million-dollar helicopter training facility that will ensure Navy and Army aircrews remain at the cutting edge of military aviation achieved a milestone this month.

Stirling chefs' skills tested

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Stirling team consisted of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Amanda Dunham, Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chefs Paige Large, Olivia How and Joshua Walford. (photo: Unknown)

The Stirling team consisted of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chef Amanda Dunham, Seaman Maritime Logistics – Chefs Paige Large, Olivia How and Joshua Walford.

The culinary skills of chefs from HMAS Stirling were on display to a larger audience than usual recently as four Maritime Logistics – Chef sailors took part in the Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards.

US Cobra and Venom helicopters land on HMAS Canberra

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

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

A United States Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1W SuperCobra helicopter (front) and a USMC UH-1Y Venom medium utility helicopter (rear) rest on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the 'freeplay' phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has been visited by one of the most potent attack helicopters in the United States Marine Corps, the AH-1 SuperCobra.


Sailing to new heights through youth leadership program

Published on by Jennifer Reilly (author)

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The national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour arrived back in Cairns on 4 August crewed by 24 youths from across Australia. The young Australians sailed the square-rigged tall ship on an 11-day voyage out of Cairns, completing the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program.

Ballarat missiles on target at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline (photographer)

Two evolved sea sparrow missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L. Herline)

Two evolved sea sparrow missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.

HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii.

Penguin gets clean bill of health on 74th birthday

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts HMAS Penguins 74th Birthday cake with assistance from SMN Shardean Fenner at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN cuts HMAS Penguins 74th Birthday cake with assistance from SMN Shardean Fenner at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

Home of the Royal Australian Navy Diving and Medical schools, HMAS Penguin celebrated 74 years of service to the Australian community this month.

HMAS Farncomb: another success story of the Coles Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel Nixon (author), Unknown (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer  Lieutenant Lee and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Visser carrying out planning activities. (photo: Unknown)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Lee and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Visser carrying out planning activities.

The Submarine Arm has been bolstered with the return of HMAS Farncomb to the Fleet after a successful full cycle docking.