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Outstanding efforts recognised onboard HMAS Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, prepares to speak with HMAS Darwin ships company during a medal ceremony onboard in the Port of Sultaan Qaboos, Oman.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, prepares to speak with HMAS Darwin ships company during a medal ceremony onboard in the Port of Sultaan Qaboos, Oman.

Last month, on completion of her fifth and final patrol on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Darwin took a moment to recognise the extraordinary efforts of the crew who ensured the success of her deployment. 

Amphibious Assault Vehicle trials go swimmingly

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle from USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A United States Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle from USS San Diego enters the well dock of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has successfully embarked four United States Marine Corps (USMC) Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) off the coast of Hawaii marking another milestone in the ship's interoperability with United States counterparts. 

CH-53E Super Stallion lands on HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

A United States CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 based at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

A United States CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 based at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii lands on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

The largest and heaviest helicopter in service with United States armed forces has landed on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for the first time.

Ready for the next challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), Unknown (photographer)

Mr Peter Wickham from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology presents Petty Officer Electronics Technician Brendan Smith with the Bicentennial Silver Medallion Award. (photo: Unknown)

Mr Peter Wickham from the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology presents Petty Officer Electronics Technician Brendan Smith with the Bicentennial Silver Medallion Award.

The Pilot session of the Senior Technical Managers Course (STMC), formerly the Chief Petty Officer - Advanced Technical Training (CPOATT) course, has been successfully run at Engineering Officer Training Faculty (EOTF), HMAS Cerberus.

Melbourne crew shape up while the ship is out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABCIS Raymond Stanton (photographer)

Ships company from HMAS Melbourne take part in a physical training session. (photo: )

Ships company from HMAS Melbourne take part in a physical training session.

HMAS Melbourne is working hard to be a "lean, mean fighting machine", with the ship's company undertaking a steady diet of nutrition advice and physical training sessions.

Success visit strengthens Aus-Indo relations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Roberts (author and photographer)

 (photo: LEUT David Roberts)

The relationship between the Royal Australian and Republic of Indonesia navies continues to strengthen following a series of regional engagements between the two nations, the most recent being a port visit to Jakarta by HMAS Success.

HMAS Canberra achieves first with United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

A United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft takes off from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the north east coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

A United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft takes off from the flight deck of HMAS Canberra off the north east coast of Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians discuss equipment and techniques

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Grinham explains the equipment used by the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers during a multinational technical display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Grinham explains the equipment used by the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers during a multinational technical display at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts from participating nations have held a forum at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) where they demonstrated equipment and techniques used in the conduct of their specialisations.

Success reaffirms partnership with Timor-Leste Defence Force

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Roberts (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Success, Commander Michael Letts, shows Vice Chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the bridge. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Success, Commander Michael Letts, shows Vice Chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the bridge.

The Vice Chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force has visited HMAS Success during a recent port visit to the nation's capital, Dili, by the Royal Australian Navy battle tanker. 

New Commanding Officer promises to be crew focused

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Bill Waters (Left) passes the weight to Commander Charles Bourne the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Bill Waters (Left) passes the weight to Commander Charles Bourne the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne.

HMAS Melbourne’s new Commanding Officer has given his crew a personal commitment that their welfare and professional development are at the top of his priority list.