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Birdie eyes some altitude

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

(l-r) Hugh, Scott and Lorcan Elleman at Everest Base Camp. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Hugh, Scott and Lorcan Elleman at Everest Base Camp.

Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Elleman is taking altitude training to the extreme and departs next month to climb to Camp 2 on Mount Everest.

Anchors away! Tobruk and Sydney to move

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

Deputy Port Services Manager Lieutenant Clint Waters stands beside a 11 tonne mooring anchor at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Deputy Port Services Manager Lieutenant Clint Waters stands beside a 11 tonne mooring anchor at Garden Island, Sydney.

Decommissioned Navy ships Tobruk and Sydney will shortly be moved to the eastern side of Garden Island, to make more space along Fleet Base East.

Antarctic voyage packed with adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

During December and January Midshipman Thomas Ciantar, along with Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager Nathan Smith, joined the ice-patrol ship as she travelled from Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, Western Australia, down to the Ross Sea, via Tasmania, to conduct fisheries inspections of vessels targeting the endangered Patagonian toothfish. (photo: Unknown)

During December and January Midshipman Thomas Ciantar, along with Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager Nathan Smith, joined the ice-patrol ship as she travelled from Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, Western Australia, down to the Ross Sea, via Tasmania, to conduct fisheries inspections of vessels targeting the endangered Patagonian toothfish.

To deliberately run a vessel onto sea ice feels as wrong as you can get, but for a trainee Warfare Officer who cross-decked onto Roayl Navy vessel, HMS Protector, as she steamed to Antarctica, it soon became part of his daily routine.

HMAS Ballarat sails from successful upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Felicity Petrie (author), LCDR Felicity Petrie (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat conducts an inclining experiment essential for calculating manoeuvrability and stability of the vessel following comprehensive structural changes, such as the addition of the Aft Mast Cupola, during the ASMD Programme.  (photo: LCDR FC Petrie)

HMAS Ballarat conducts an inclining experiment essential for calculating manoeuvrability and stability of the vessel following comprehensive structural changes, such as the addition of the Aft Mast Cupola, during the ASMD Programme.

HMAS Ballarat proceeded to a buoy in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, recently, signifying the completion of a busy and successful Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

HMAS Yarra conducts flying ops with 723 Sqn in Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Sean Rafferty (author), ABCSO(MW) Andrew Llyod (photographer)

Helo Operations conducted on HMAS Yarra with 723 Squadron's 'Bell 429' during Mine Warfare Faculty Assessment Week in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABCSOMW Andrew Lloyd)

Helo Operations conducted on HMAS Yarra with 723 Squadron's 'Bell 429' during Mine Warfare Faculty Assessment Week in Jervis Bay.

HMAS Yarra got off to a flying start to 2016 conducting helicopter operations in Jervis Bay with a helicopter from 723 Squadron in mid February.

Divers demolish at Orchard Hills

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Navy Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One spent the week conducting live explosive demolitions on land and below the water, as part of training at the Orchard Hills Range. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One spent the week conducting live explosive demolitions on land and below the water, as part of training at the Orchard Hills Range.

Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One spent last week conducting live explosive demolitions on land and below the water as part of training at the Orchard Hills Range.

Canberra shows the way for next era

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.
 (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.

Air Warfare Destroyer project fires key weapon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jacob Ward at the firing panel of the Mk 25 Mod Two 25mm Typhoon during the weapons certification firing with the radar and Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS) infrared on display at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jacob Ward at the firing panel of the Mk 25 Mod Two 25mm Typhoon during the weapons certification firing with the radar and Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS) infrared on display at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria.

A key weapon system training platform for the Navy’s new Hobart class destroyers has reached the final stage of certification.

Innovation in Perth food for thought

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Petrie (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

HMAS Perth is moved back to the ship lift during her undocking at Henderson, Western Australia, following the completion of the docking phase of Intermediate Maintenance Availability 06. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

HMAS Perth is moved back to the ship lift during her undocking at Henderson, Western Australia, following the completion of the docking phase of Intermediate Maintenance Availability 06.

Late in 2015 the ship's company of HMAS Perth faced a significant catering challenge while docked at the Henderson Common User Facility, near Rockingham Western Australia.

Tasmanian Governor tours HMAS Canberra

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

The 28th Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM speaks with Commander Logistics, Commander Ben Macdonald on the bridge of  HMAS Canberra as the ship comes into Hobart. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The 28th Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM speaks with Commander Logistics, Commander Ben Macdonald on the bridge of HMAS Canberra as the ship comes into Hobart.

In the early morning light as HMAS Canberra steamed down the Derwent River into Hobart recently, the ship's Maritime Support Helicopter landed on the flight deck carrying a very important guest.