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Perth prepares for MANITOU

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

HMAS Perth's Ships company on the forecastle of the ship alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling, W.A. (photo: CPO Damian Pawlenko)

HMAS Perth's Ships company on the forecastle of the ship alongside at Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling, W.A.

HMAS Perth’s 192 men and women will farewell their loved ones and depart for the Middle East today.

French cross-deck for HMAS Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gormann (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABBM Isaac Ingui (photographer)

HMAS Darwin conducts a cross-deck opportunity with French frigate FNS Nivose in waters off the African coast.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin conducts a cross-deck opportunity with French frigate FNS Nivose in waters off the African coast.

HMAS Darwin conducted a unique international engagement opportunity with French Navy Ship Nivôse, a Florèal class frigate, during their third patrol as part of Operation MANITOU. 

HMAS Darwin intercepts 952kg of drugs in the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Members of HMAS Darwin intercept a dhow off the coast of Africa.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Members of HMAS Darwin intercept a dhow off the coast of Africa.

HMAS Darwin has seized almost one tonne of heroin during three consecutive vessel interceptions off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU. 

On yer bike on operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Task Group Afghanistan pose with their bicycles and other vehicles they use to get around their base at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Australian Defence Force personnel from Task Group Afghanistan pose with their bicycles and other vehicles they use to get around their base at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Deploying to Afghanistan, cyclists might expect to hang up the helmet and lycra, but some Australian Defence Force personnel have found a simple way to keep fit and conduct their day-to-day work efficiently.

Final salvo for Naval officer

Published on by Dr Tom Lewis (author), Unknown (photographer)

A naval officer who may have brought down the Zero fighter which crash-landed on Melville Island on 19 February 1942 has died in Brisbane.
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A naval officer who may have brought down the Zero fighter which crash-landed on Melville Island on 19 February 1942 has died in Brisbane.

A naval officer who may have brought down the Japanese Zero fighter which crash-landed on Melville Island on 19 February 1942 has died in Brisbane.

Leading a natural fit for new officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simone Reid (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Midshipman Beau Taylor, Getting Division, New Entry Officer Cadet 54, HMAS Creswell.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Midshipman Beau Taylor, Getting Division, New Entry Officer Cadet 54, HMAS Creswell.

Graduating from the Royal Australian Naval College with 104 peers was the culmination of a childhood dream for Midshipman Beau Taylor

New flock of birdies for LHDs

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Aviation course 1/16 graduates with Director Training Authority - Aviation Commander Stanley Buckham, RAN at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Aviation course 1/16 graduates with Director Training Authority - Aviation Commander Stanley Buckham, RAN at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

The Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious capability received a boost recently with 20 sailors graduating from the first Aviation Support Category Course for 2016. 

Naval career a family first

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simone Reid (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, presents Midshipman Mollie Burns, RAN with The Commodore Sir James Ramsey Prize for the best academic performance by an officer while on course.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, presents Midshipman Mollie Burns, RAN with The Commodore Sir James Ramsey Prize for the best academic performance by an officer while on course.

Joining the Royal Australian Navy, Midshipman Mollie Burns is sailing
her career through unchartered waters - with a good deal of early
success.

Leadership keeps patrol boat crew saving lives at sea

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

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Chief Petty Officer Mark Daniel Verhoeven has been awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for his achievements as the Senior Marine Technical Officer in Patrol Boat Crew Attack Four during border protection operations.

Parental principles rub off on warfare officer

Published on by LCDR Stephen Blume (author)

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More than 30 years after his father graduated from Principal Warfare Officer Course 1 (then the Surface Warfare Officers’ Course), Lieutenant Carl Cooper celebrated his graduation from Course 52.