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Engineering challenges for Navy sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer, Electronic Technician Tikoina Vuli (right) and Electronic Technician, Able Seaman Linda Widdicombe represent Fleet Support Unit - North in the Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer, Electronic Technician Tikoina Vuli (right) and Electronic Technician, Able Seaman Linda Widdicombe represent Fleet Support Unit - North in the Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Technical sailors are again vying for the right to be crowned Champion Technician in the annual Navy Engineering Challenge.

Kangaroo March has maritime flavour

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

As part of a re-enactment of the 1915 Kangaroo Recruiting March, 77 Royal Australian Air Force members, eight Royal Australian Navy members and three Australian Army soldiers marched down Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, representing the 88 Wagga Wagga men who took part in the original march.

The 88 members dressed in coveralls and floppy hats to imitate the original marchers. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

As part of a re-enactment of the 1915 Kangaroo Recruiting March, 77 Royal Australian Air Force members, eight Royal Australian Navy members and three Australian Army soldiers marched down Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, representing the 88 Wagga Wagga men who took part in the original march. The 88 members dressed in coveralls and floppy hats to imitate the original marchers.

It's a long way from the sea but Navy played a leading role in the Kangaroo recruiting march re-enactment, which left Wagga Wagga on 5 September.

Support to helicopter training project on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Digital impression of the completed HATS facility (photo: Unknown)

Digital impression of the completed HATS facility

A major step towards delivering a comprehensive helicopter training system for the Australian Defence Force occurred on 12 September with the commencement of a $157 million construction project at HMAS Albatross and Jervis Bay Airfield.

Commander of Joint Logistics honoured

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, AM, CSC, RAN, speaks at the opening of the Joint Logistics Complex - West, named in his honour.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, AM, CSC, RAN, speaks at the opening of the Joint Logistics Complex - West, named in his honour.

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, Commander Joint Logistics, has been honoured with in the official naming of the upgraded Joint Logistics Unit - West facility at HMAS Stirling.

AUSINDEX sea phase underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, presents Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat of the Indian Navy with a Sirius cap. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked on Sirius as a liaison officer for the sea phase of AUSINDEX 15. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, presents Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat of the Indian Navy with a Sirius cap. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked on Sirius as a liaison officer for the sea phase of AUSINDEX 15.

Australian and Indian ships sailed from Visakhapatnam, on the eastern coast of India, on 16 September undertake the first biennial maritime exercise between the two nations - AUSINDEX.

HMAS Arunta hosts the Indian Navy

Published on by LEUT Travis kemsley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling addresses the guests at the Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta for AUSINDEX 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling addresses the guests at the Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta for AUSINDEX 2015.

HMAS Arunta has hosted both Indian and Australian dignitaries, plus naval personnel from both countries at an an official reception as part of AUSINDEX15.

A day on the green for Legacy

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Ship's company and defence civilians from HMAS Harman, conduct a charity golf day at Fairbairn Gold Club to raise much needed money for Queanbeyan Legacy. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Ship's company and defence civilians from HMAS Harman, conduct a charity golf day at Fairbairn Gold Club to raise much needed money for Queanbeyan Legacy.

HMAS Harman took to the green and hosted their fifth annual charity golf day on 11 September to raise much needed funds for the ship’s charity - Queanbeyan Legacy.

Students engineer success in Switzerland

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The student team from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, including two Navy Engineering Division-sponsored naval architecture scholarship students. (photo: Pierrick Contin)

The student team from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, including two Navy Engineering Division-sponsored naval architecture scholarship students.

A student team from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, including two Navy Engineering Division-sponsored naval architecture scholarship students, took out the prize for ‘best boat design’ at an international competition in Switzerland in July.

Navy 'Bridgers' commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Greg Swinden (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Family members of Able Seaman Charles Shenke who died aged 19 on the 8th September 1915 and Chief Petty Officer Edward Charles Perkins, a senior sailor with the Bridging Train, who was killed on 6th September at the Australian War Memorial for the commemeration service. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Family members of Able Seaman Charles Shenke who died aged 19 on the 8th September 1915 and Chief Petty Officer Edward Charles Perkins, a senior sailor with the Bridging Train, who was killed on 6th September at the Australian War Memorial for the commemeration service.

On 8 September, a service was held at the Australian War Memorial for a little known but highly decorated Royal Australian Navy unit from the First World War.   The Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train was formed in Melbourne in March 1915, from naval reservists, for service as horse drawn bridging and engineering unit on the Western Front. 

Centenary of Anzac commemorated throughout NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, lay a wreath over the resting place of HMAS AE2, lost during World War One in the Sea of Marmara, during a commemorative service onboard HMAS Anzac. TSG Salihreis sits in the background. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and the Turkish Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Veysel Kosele, lay a wreath over the resting place of HMAS AE2, lost during World War One in the Sea of Marmara, during a commemorative service onboard HMAS Anzac. TSG Salihreis sits in the background.

During their five month NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment, the crew of HMAS Anzac participated in more than a dozen commemorations, paying respects to members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Defence Force who died in the past century.