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MH-60R USN operations - the final flight

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Commanding Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron - 48, Commander Ed O’Grady (United States Navy), presents  Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost (left), with a signed aircraft panel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (photo: LCDR Stephen Immerz)

Commanding Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron - 48, Commander Ed O’Grady (United States Navy), presents Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost (left), with a signed aircraft panel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

In early December 2014, NUSQN 725 concluded its flying operations at Naval Air Station Jacksonville with a final flight of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk.

Sailing in the new year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), Unknown (photographer)

Youth crew on the bowsprit of STS Young Endeavour on their World Voyage. (photo: Unknown)

Youth crew on the bowsprit of STS Young Endeavour on their World Voyage.

Sailing east of New Zealand towards the International Date Line, the crew aboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour were some of the first in the world to celebrate New Year’s Day 2015.

Successful centenary

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Commodore Peter Scott, RAN, Director General Submarine Capability, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, present the Submariner of the Year Award for 2014 to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submariner Ben Slywa. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Commodore Peter Scott, RAN, Director General Submarine Capability, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, present the Submariner of the Year Award for 2014 to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submariner Ben Slywa.

As 2014 drew to a close, so did the Centenary Year of Australian Submarines.

Huon fosters friendship with close neighbour

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Richard Caton, Commanding Officer HMAS Huon, and Vice Commander Naval Component - Timor Leste Defence Force, Lieutenant Commander Adao Brito exchange gifts. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Richard Caton, Commanding Officer HMAS Huon, and Vice Commander Naval Component - Timor Leste Defence Force, Lieutenant Commander Adao Brito exchange gifts.

Coastal Minehunter, HMAS Huon, has strengthened the friendship between the Royal Australian Navy and the Timor-Leste Defence Force in a recent port visit to the nation's capital Dili.

Newcastle comes of age

Published on by MIDN Morgan Groves (author), POEW Luke Oxley (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's 21st birthday cake.   (photo: POEW Luke Oxley)

HMAS Newcastle's 21st birthday cake.

Recently, the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle celebrated a major milestone - the ship'’s 21st birthday.

Penguin dives into another busy year

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Guests watch the guard of honour and Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney Detachment during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Guests watch the guard of honour and Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney Detachment during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

On 24 January 2014, Commander Paul Gall assumed command of HMAS Penguin, in Sydney, and since that point it has been all hands on deck. Penguin being heavily involved with the community, participated in a large number of community engagement events throughout the year.

HMAS Success provides assistance to mariners in distress

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.

Only three days into tasking on Operation MANITOU and while transiting the North Arabian Sea, South East of Oman, HMAS Success rendered medical assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel.

Royal Navy rendezvous

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (writer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joel Minichiello in the Cargo Control Room onboard HMAS Success during a Replenishment at Sea with HMS Kent while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.  (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joel Minichiello in the Cargo Control Room onboard HMAS Success during a Replenishment at Sea with HMS Kent while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has again proved her worth as part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Region, by conducting a replenishment at sea with HMS Kent of the Royal Navy on 10 January.

Support to Spanish anti-piracy patrol

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

HMAS Success conducts her first Replenishment at Sea as part of Operation MANITOU with Spanish Ship Rayo while sailing in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success conducts her first Replenishment at Sea as part of Operation MANITOU with Spanish Ship Rayo while sailing in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Success has conducted her first replenishment at sea as part of Operation MANITOU.

Navy and Australian Federal Police on task in Middle East

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), PO1 Todd Stevenson Royal Canadian Navy (photographer)

CAPT Nicholas Stoker (second from left) discusses inter-agency cooperation with AFP Senior Police Liaison Officer Anthony Fox (back right) and AFP Analyst Tim Lindbeck (front right) and fellow Royal Canadian Navy colleague. 
 (photo: PO1 Todd Stevenson, RCN)

CAPT Nicholas Stoker (second from left) discusses inter-agency cooperation with AFP Senior Police Liaison Officer Anthony Fox (back right) and AFP Analyst Tim Lindbeck (front right) and fellow Royal Canadian Navy colleague.

Royal Australian Navy staff from the Combined Maritime Forces counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150, did not let the festive season interrupt their important work in Bahrain after taking over the Task Force in early December.