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Navy members help to improve services on base

Published on by Mr David Edlington (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Pop-up Kiosk at HMAS Cerberus   (photo: UNKNOWN)

The Pop-up Kiosk at HMAS Cerberus

When it comes to improving services, one size won’t fit all for every base.

New Council is key to Navy's capability edge

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Council, launched by Deputy Chief of Navy on 27 October will provide leadership as Navy’s peak decision-making body for guiding and monitoring the implementation of the Navy Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2014-19).  (photo: Unknown)

The Council, launched by Deputy Chief of Navy on 27 October will provide leadership as Navy’s peak decision-making body for guiding and monitoring the implementation of the Navy Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2014-19).

Navy’s drive to develop a modern and diverse workforce has accelerated with the launch of the Navy Diversity and Inclusion Council.

South Queensland celebrates Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nick Robinson (author), James Goss (photographer)

Navy Week, South Queensland, commenced in King George Square, Brisbane, with Beat to Quarters, Ceremonial Sunset and a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. (photo: James Goss)

Navy Week, South Queensland, commenced in King George Square, Brisbane, with Beat to Quarters, Ceremonial Sunset and a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

South Queensland has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy’s footprint in the region with a calendar of events from Maroochydore to Currumbin.

Second World War ordnance disposal success

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Christian O'Neill prepares to conduct a check shot dive and environmental survey after demolition of the World War II sea mine in shallow water off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.   (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Christian O'Neill prepares to conduct a check shot dive and environmental survey after demolition of the World War II sea mine in shallow water off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving specialists from HMAS Gascoyne have safely disposed of suspected Second World War ordnance in Far North Queensland.

Leading by example at Waterhen

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

LSMT Justin Faint (second from right) and his team at the Diesel Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. Working alongside private industry, this FSU has taken on harder and more complex tasks which has challenged sailors with invaluable hands-on technical experience.  (photo: Unknown)

LSMT Justin Faint (second from right) and his team at the Diesel Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney. Working alongside private industry, this FSU has taken on harder and more complex tasks which has challenged sailors with invaluable hands-on technical experience.

Innovation works best on a daily basis, according to Leading Seaman Marine Technician Justin Faint who features in a Navy engineering video, promoting technical mastery.

HMAS Farncomb visits the Apple Isle

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

Lieutenant Kristy-Ann Youd and her family and friends pose for a picture after the Electronics
Warfare Officer took them on a personal tour of submarine HMAS Farncomb during a port visit
to Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Kristy-Ann Youd and her family and friends pose for a picture after the Electronics Warfare Officer took them on a personal tour of submarine HMAS Farncomb during a port visit to Tasmania.

Family and friends had a chance to explore life onboard a submarine when Farncomb stopped off for a five day port visit during a recent south-east Australia deployment.

Commonwealth colleagues prepare for task

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Natasha Callan (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Eric Mellberg, Captain Scott, Lieutenant RainaTaggart and Lieutenant diju Kanjiraparambil conduct CTF 150 preparations in Halifax. (photo: LEUT Natasha Callan)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Eric Mellberg, Captain Scott, Lieutenant RainaTaggart and Lieutenant diju Kanjiraparambil conduct CTF 150 preparations in Halifax.

A group of Navy personnel have acclimatised after completing their staff integration and mission validation in Halifax for the forthcoming rotation with the Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East.  

HMAS Darwin completes earthquake relief

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.

HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand.

NZ relief team complete tasking

This article has photo gallery Published on by New Zealand Department of Defence (author), CPL Amanda McErlich (photographer), LAC Chad Sharman (photographer)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts. (photo: LAC Chad Sharman)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts.

In an exceptionally Kiwi way, the New Zealand Defence Force thanked a multinational crew of Australian, Canadian and US military personnel for supporting its disaster relief operation during a traditional powhiri at Kaikoura’s local marae.

Medics essential on the open seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black in the sickbay onboard HMAS Perth.

A medic is an essential sailor on a Navy ship heading out on an operational deployment. There is no floating hospital in the middle of an ocean to assist sailors, nor is there an ambulance. There is only a helicopter to take people back to land.