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Milestone Anzac frigate crew

Published on by SBLT Stacey Butters (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia

A significant milestone has been achieved this month with the formation of a seventh Anzac class frigate crew - the first time since 2010.

Maritime security focus for Australia-PNG exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel O’Neill (author and photographer), LSMED Peter Tremaine (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong berthed (Back left) alongside in Port Moresby (photo: LEUT Daniel O’Neill)

HMAS Wollongong berthed (Back left) alongside in Port Moresby

Exercise PARADISE got underway in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with little fanfare but with much promise for the participating Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies. 

Teams tested with real-life scenarios

Published on by Anjali Skandaraja (author), Unknown (photographer)

Joint Operations Planning course students  (photo: Unknown)

Joint Operations Planning course students

Joint Operations Planning course students, supported by students of the Joint Logistics, Health and Movements Planning courses, conducted operational planning at the Australian Defence Force Warfare Training Centre in June.

Australian hospitality a highlight of RIMPAC

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

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kale Strawbridge, USMC Sergeant Spenser Spuck, USMC Sergeant Mitchell Garino, and Able Seaman Musician Luke Stanley meet on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Beards and Vegemite were among the curiosities when more than 130 United States Marines embarked in HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

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.