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HMAS Newcastle heads home after Middle East success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle carries out a break-away from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, after conducting RASAPS (Replenishment at Sea Approach's) in which to hone their joint mariner skills as both ships carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle carries out a break-away from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, after conducting RASAPS (Replenishment at Sea Approach's) in which to hone their joint mariner skills as both ships carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a highly successful deployment to the Middle East Region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history.

Cousins reconnect on Sea Series

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ben Stewart shows his cousin, Private Nick Schoeffel-Weber of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment, around the bridge of HMAS Canberra as they find themselves deployed on the same ship during Sea Series 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ben Stewart shows his cousin, Private Nick Schoeffel-Weber of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment, around the bridge of HMAS Canberra as they find themselves deployed on the same ship during Sea Series 2015.

When cousins Ben Stewart and Nik Schoeffel-Weber joined the Navy and Army respectively, they never thought they might one day turn up on the same ship together, but Exercise SEA SERIES has them both onboard HMAS Canberra.

Inching closer to identification

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy and Mr James Glossop discuss the medals awarded to Mr Glossop's father Vice Admiral John Glossop, who was in command of HMAS Sydney I when she sunk SMS Emden in WWI. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy and Mr James Glossop discuss the medals awarded to Mr Glossop's father Vice Admiral John Glossop, who was in command of HMAS Sydney I when she sunk SMS Emden in WWI.

HMAS Sydney (IV)’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, recently made a visit to Mr James Glossop, son of Vice Admiral John Glossop, CB, RN, who gained fame as the first Commanding Officer of Sydney (I). 

Navy engineer wins aerospace prize

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Christine Clarke RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, presents Lieutenant Nishchol Sethi RAN, with a Certificate of Promotion in the Junior Sailors Cafe at HMAS Kuttabul.  (photo: ABCSO Sarah Ebsworth)

Commander Christine Clarke RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, presents Lieutenant Nishchol Sethi RAN, with a Certificate of Promotion in the Junior Sailors Cafe at HMAS Kuttabul.

Ground-breaking work in aircraft design has won Lieutenant Nishchol Sethi, of the Directorate General Technical Airworthiness of Austalian Defence Force, the Ken Griffin Memorial Prize from Cranfield University for his 2013/2014 academic year.

Indian manoeuvres for Sirius officer

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato is an Officer of the Watch aboard fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato is an Officer of the Watch aboard fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato, is a Maritime Warfare Officer onboard HMAS Sirius which recently participated in the bilateral maritime exercise between Australia and India, AUSINDEX15.

AUSINDEX15 concludes but it's just the beginning for this Boatswains Mate

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Douglas services a Minimi machine gun in HMAS Arunta's armoury. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Douglas services a Minimi machine gun in HMAS Arunta's armoury.

Twenty-seven year old Queenslander, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Michael Douglas, has a variety of roles and responsibilities when at sea onboard, HMAS Arunta.

AUSINDEX ticks all the boxes

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Adam Lynch mans the tactical communications station on HMAS Arunta's bridge. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Adam Lynch mans the tactical communications station on HMAS Arunta's bridge.

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Adam Lynch, who grew up in Rockingham, Western Australia, has been in the Royal Australian Navy for three years, and with his current deployment is now starting to see a bit more of the world. 

Taking the weather with you

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Meteorologist Lieutenant Ami Hansen ties off a weather balloon before launching onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Meteorologist Lieutenant Ami Hansen ties off a weather balloon before launching onboard HMAS Canberra.

Being a Navy meteorologist isn’t just about the wind and rain, there is a tactical element to the job as well.

Raffle win perfectly timed

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Harley Dowling, of HMAS Pierie, won $5000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Harley Dowling, of HMAS Pierie, won $5000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150.

A Darwin-based sailor’s concerns about the cost of some bike repairs were quickly sorted when he won $5,000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150.

An eye opening experience in India

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Aaron Wheeler is a member of HMAS Arunta's boarding party as well as managing the ship's pay and accounts. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Aaron Wheeler is a member of HMAS Arunta's boarding party as well as managing the ship's pay and accounts.

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler, of Rowville Victoria, joined the Navy to explore the world and work in an environment out of his comfort zone.