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A worthy voyage completed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Family and friends wait patiently on the wharf at HMAS Waterhen for the return of HMAS Huon from more than four months away on a North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Huon has returned home to Australia after more than four months deployed in North East Asian waters following the longest voyage undertaken by a Royal Australian Navy mine warfare vessel.

New shipyard tower to increase productivity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Arunta prior to returning to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (right) The recently opened support tower facility is shown adjacent to Arunta. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Arunta prior to returning to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (right) The recently opened support tower facility is shown adjacent to Arunta.

A new support tower facility recently opened at the Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia will enhance productivity and reduce costs for Navy ships undergoing maintenance and modifications.

No flag too elusive for cyber sleuths

Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members of the Fleet Cyber Group, from left, ABCIS Jarryd Dart, LSCIS Dharugeyan Murugavel, LEUT David Brook, LSCIS Morgan Fitzpatrick and ABCTS Nicholas Tangey. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members of the Fleet Cyber Group, from left, ABCIS Jarryd Dart, LSCIS Dharugeyan Murugavel, LEUT David Brook, LSCIS Morgan Fitzpatrick and ABCTS Nicholas Tangey.

A far cry from the dark dungeons where hackers usually gather on TV and in movies, Toowoomba’s Highfields Cultural Centre was transformed into a base-of-operations for the Cyber Skills Challenge - Joint (CSC-J).

Flexibility is the key

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), LCDR Benjamin Churcher (photographer)

WO Phil Robertson guides a trainee during a fire damage control exercise. (photo: LCDR Benjamin Churcher)

WO Phil Robertson guides a trainee during a fire damage control exercise.

If you've had anything to do with Sea Training Group (STG) over the past few years, you might have noticed differences in the way they deliver Collective Training to Fleet Units.

Ballarat Boarding Officer confident of a successful deployment

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat Boarding Officer Lieutenant Samuel Hicks, onboard HMAS Ballarat during Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat Boarding Officer Lieutenant Samuel Hicks, onboard HMAS Ballarat during Operation MANITOU.

Boardings at sea are key to Australian warships achieving counter-piracy, counter terrorism and counter-narcotics missions.

HMAS Ballarat seizes 3.1 tonnes of hashish in the Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party lays out seized hashish on the ship's flight deck. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party lays out seized hashish on the ship's flight deck.

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 3.1 tonnes of hashish worth about $155 million* during a boarding operation that took place 8-9 January 2019 in international waters in the Arabian Sea.

Navy photographer trains Afghan colleagues

Published on by CPL Carla Armenti (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Andrew Dakin provides photography instruction for Afghan members of the the Kabul Garrison Command (KGC). (photo: CPL Carla Armenti)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Andrew Dakin provides photography instruction for Afghan members of the the Kabul Garrison Command (KGC).

A Royal Australian Navy Imagery Specialist has helped the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces promote the important work of its soldiers.

Naval Police on ops in the north

Published on by AB Matthew Dobrincic (author)

PTE Emily Burges and ABNPC Matthew Dobrincic of Transit Security Element 90 undertaking 9mm SLP continuation training at Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: )

PTE Emily Burges and ABNPC Matthew Dobrincic of Transit Security Element 90 undertaking 9mm SLP continuation training at Darwin, Northern Territory.

Naval Police Coxswains (NPC) are gaining valuable operational experience early in their careers serving as members of the joint-enabled Transit Security Element (TSE).

Future focus earns Navy pilot Australia Day award

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowther at the Jervis Bay Air Field in 2015, during a demonstration of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowther at the Jervis Bay Air Field in 2015, during a demonstration of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system.

It’s hard to imagine Navy’s future capability without unmanned aerial systems, and the aviator who led the introduction of this technology into the Royal Australian Navy has been recognised with a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Pouring Hart into bilateral relations earns CSC for Naval Attaché

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Naval Attache Jakarta, Captain Nick Hart and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G Putu Wijamahadi shake hands at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Naval Attache Jakarta, Captain Nick Hart and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G Putu Wijamahadi shake hands at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Captain Nick Hart poured his heart into enhancing Navy’s Defence bilateral relations with Indonesia during his time as Naval Attaché Jakarta. The commitment has earned him the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards list.