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Australia-New Zealand Indian Ocean operation nets AUD$274 million in heroin

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean.

HMAS Warramunga’s crew has conducted one of the largest drug seizures in Operation MANITOUs history as part of the Australian-led Combined Task Force 150.

Navy Medic tackles mission ashore in Afghanistan

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Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Sarah Hall is a senior medic at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Sarah Hall is a senior medic at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

The sound of an alarm at Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield is a trigger that gets Chief Petty Officer Medic Sarah Hall’s blood pumping.

HMAS Warramunga continues operational success

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HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga during a successful boarding operation in the Arabian Sea on 07 January 2018.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million during operations in the Arabian Sea on 7 January 2018.

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181 million of illegal narcotics

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Petty Officer Electronics Technician Leslie Floyd numbers parcels of seized narcotics as HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts an illicit cargo seizure.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Leslie Floyd numbers parcels of seized narcotics as HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts an illicit cargo seizure.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga, with support from a United Kingdom Royal Navy helicopter, seized more than 3.5 tonnes of illicit narcotics during a night-time operation in the Arabian Sea on 3 January 2018 at around 0830 AEDT.

HMAS Canberra hosts citizenship ceremony

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The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley and his wife Linda (left) join with Chief Petty Officer Lee Hunter (right), wife Jesse and daughter Lilly as Jesse was presented with her certificate of Australian Citizenship onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley and his wife Linda (left) join with Chief Petty Officer Lee Hunter (right), wife Jesse and daughter Lilly as Jesse was presented with her certificate of Australian Citizenship onboard HMAS Canberra.

Like many new Australians, Jesse Hunter from Warrington in England chose Australia Day to become an Australian citizen.

Antarctic Adventure for Two Navy Officers

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Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft. (photo: )

Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft.

Penguins, seals, icebergs, blizzards and a celebrity visit are routine encounters for two Royal Australian Navy officers deployed to Casey Research Station, Antarctica.

Highest Honour for West Head Gunnery Range Officer

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Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

In recognition of his meritorious service in the field of naval warfare training, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold has been appointed to the Order of Australia, receiving an Order of Australia Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Quiet achiever credits family for Australia Day honour

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Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008. (photo: Sergeant Neil Ruskin)

Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008.

Navy photographer Paul Berry says a Conspicuous Service Medal for a career devoted to photographing, filming and reporting on ADF operations is more about his family than his exceptional talents.

Australia Day 2018 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

Twenty serving Navy personnel have been recognised for awards in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. They are among 895 award recipients approved by The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

'Cradle of the Navy' in new hands

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Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough.

Commander Andrew Hough has assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus — often dubbed ‘the cradle of the Navy’ — succeeding Commander Luke Ryan.