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Tasmanian Governor tours HMAS Canberra

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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.

Focus on cooperation and planning

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

 Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.  (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.

For the first time since its inception in 2010, all four regional partners from across the Asia–Pacific rim gathered recently for Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2015.

Chief visits Darwin in Vizag

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Lieutenant Commander Mathew O'Loughlin,  onboard HMAS Darwin during the Indian International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam, India.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Commander Mathew O'Loughlin, onboard HMAS Darwin during the Indian International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam, India.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has had a taste of home in Visakhapatnam this week, visiting HMAS Darwin where she participated in the Indian Navy’s International Fleet Review.

Warfighting strategy steers Navy fleet

Published on by LCDR Natasha Connew (author), Mr Todd Sweeney (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay. The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, will provide the Australian Defence Force with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world.
 (photo: Mr Todd Sweeney)

HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay. The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, will provide the Australian Defence Force with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world.

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer has encouraged all Navy members to embrace the Navy Warfighting Strategy 2018, launched at HMAS Watson late last year. 

Nations gather for Indian Fleet Review

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HMAS Darwin arrives at the Indian International Fleet Review. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin arrives at the Indian International Fleet Review.

The Royal Australian Navy is taking its place on the world stage, joining 90 vessels representing 24 countries for India’s International Fleet Review.

HMAS Darwin's 'Battlecat' exercises with Japanese Navy

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HMAS Darwin and the Japanese Destroyer Matsuyuki conducted a helicopter exchange exercise in the Bay of Bengal last week. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Darwin and the Japanese Destroyer Matsuyuki conducted a helicopter exchange exercise in the Bay of Bengal last week.

Navy has continued to build relationships with Pacific partners by conducting helicopter exercises with the Japanese Navy.

 

Long wait over for friends and family of Melbourne

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.

Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

Melbourne returns from Middle East operations

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HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.

After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Melbourne was welcomed back to her homeport of Sydney today.

Smooth Sailing for Combined Task Force 150

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(L-R) Royal Canadian Navy officer Captain Bill Quinn, Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) and Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Gerry Savakis, Operations Officer CTF 150, discuss the task force's area of operations during their deployment to the Middle East at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Royal Canadian Navy officer Captain Bill Quinn, Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) and Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Gerry Savakis, Operations Officer CTF 150, discuss the task force's area of operations during their deployment to the Middle East at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.

It’s been smooth sailing for the Australian and Canadian personnel of Combined Task Force 150 as they reach the half-way point of their deployment.

Navy sends more helicopters to Fiji relief effort

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Two Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopters will depart HMAS Albatross today to assist the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston. (photo: Robert Crawford)

Two Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopters will depart HMAS Albatross today to assist the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Two Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopters will depart HMAS Albatross today to assist the Australian Defence Force’s humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.