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HMAS Newcastle in search for missing fishermen in the Indian Ocean

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSEW Melissa Girling (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying. (photo: LSEW Melissa Girling)

HMAS Newcastle's boarding team inspecting the damage onboard the Chung Ying.

HMAS Newcastle has combined with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) warship Mianyang to search for survivors of a damaged fishing trawler in Middle Eastern waters.

Newcastle stops in Dar es Salaam

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Trent Bancroft (author), LSEW Georgina Herdmun (photographer)

Warrant Officer Phil Smit (Ship's Warrant Officer) pays his respects at the World War I and II memorial at the Dar es Salaam Commonwealth War Cemetery. (photo: LSEW Georgina Herdmun)

Warrant Officer Phil Smit (Ship's Warrant Officer) pays his respects at the World War I and II memorial at the Dar es Salaam Commonwealth War Cemetery.

HMAS Newcastle visited the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam from 16-20 June 2013 after a busy patrol period in the Somali Basin.

A day with Somme

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up. (photo: POEW Ben White)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up.

Since her arrival in May, HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) conducted her third Replenishment at Sea (RAS) evolution in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) with the French Navy’s FS Somme on 09 Jun 2013.

HMAS Newcastle visits the Seychelles

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Rachael Jones sorts the mail for the crew of HMAS Newcastle in the Junior Sailors Cafe. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Rachael Jones sorts the mail for the crew of HMAS Newcastle in the Junior Sailors Cafe.

A port visit to the Seychelles provided a much-needed opportunity for the crew of HMAS Newcastle to re-energise ahead of her next high-tempo counter-terrorism patrol on Operation SLIPPER.

Baby boom for new Squadron

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family. (photo: LEUT Flowerdew)

A thorn amongst roses - Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost, with Squadron mums and new additions to the family.

NUSQN 725 continues to grow in Jacksonville, Florida, but this time it’s not the arrival of new sailors, it’s a baby boom!

The imagery we take today is the history of tomorrow

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition  ‘Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt’ on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.

Naval medical leadership recognised

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate.

Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week.

Closing the chapter – the last Getting Division

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered to watch as 63 of Navy’s newest sailors graduated from the RAN Recruit School, closing the chapter on the first stage of their training and advancing toward their careers within Navy.

Navy rejects violence against women

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Some of the Sailors selling white ribbons outside the main gate at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. L-R: Able Seaman Marine Technician Blake Lonsdale, Able Seaman Marine Technician Aaron Partington, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Anthony King, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Trent Micallef, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeesanf Yoon and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hannah Callary (front). (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Some of the Sailors selling white ribbons outside the main gate at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. L-R: Able Seaman Marine Technician Blake Lonsdale, Able Seaman Marine Technician Aaron Partington, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Anthony King, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Trent Micallef, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeesanf Yoon and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hannah Callary (front).

Royal Australian Navy personnel have helped to raise funds and awareness of the issue of violence against women at a number of events.

Navy Officer awarded National Emergency Medal

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), Mr Sean Lang (photographer)

CMDR Lewis Gaha (right) is awarded the National Emergency Medal for service during the Victorian fires in 2009 by Mr Brian Murphy, Manager Membership for the ACT Rural Fire Service.
 (photo: Mr Sean Lang)

CMDR Lewis Gaha (right) is awarded the National Emergency Medal for service during the Victorian fires in 2009 by Mr Brian Murphy, Manager Membership for the ACT Rural Fire Service.

Rural Fire Service volunteer, Canberra based Commander Lewis Gaha has been awarded the National Emergency Medal in recognition of his service during the devastating Victorian Bushfires in 2009.