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Chief of Navy presents Awards for Safety Excellence 2018

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMAS Success Commendation recipients Leading Seaman Stephanie Hourigan (left), Leading Seaman Joshua Allport (2nd right) and Lieutenant Matthew White (right) with Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, after the Chief of Navy Awards for Safety Excellence ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

HMAS Success Commendation recipients Leading Seaman Stephanie Hourigan (left), Leading Seaman Joshua Allport (2nd right) and Lieutenant Matthew White (right) with Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, after the Chief of Navy Awards for Safety Excellence ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Vice Admiral Mike Noonan has presented The 2018 Chief of Navy Awards for Safety Excellence in a ceremony conducted in Canberra.

Navy commissions new 822X Squadron to operate unmanned aerial systems

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross.

Today’s commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross marked a major milestone in the Royal Australian Navy’s capability to operate unmanned aerial systems in the maritime domain.

National planning approach at FSU delivers outcome

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Cameron Campbell, of Fleet Support Unit-South East (Sydney) welds 12.7mm Browning machine gun mounts in the armoury of HMAS Glenelg. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Cameron Campbell, of Fleet Support Unit-South East (Sydney) welds 12.7mm Browning machine gun mounts in the armoury of HMAS Glenelg.

A national approach to planning by Fleet Support Unit (FSU) is facilitating delivery of a simple goal: to enable seaworthiness through maintenance and repair.

Fleet Support Unit enhancements assist Navy capability

Published on by Mr Martin Drebber (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period.

Navy is rebuilding the Fleet Support Unit (FSU) in order to enhance the capability of technical sailors to conduct maintenance and manufacturing when they are at sea.

HMAS Stuart conducts port visit to Singapore during Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kunal Ghangas (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart CMDR Chris Leece hosted Navy veterans onboard HMAS Stuart during the ship's visit to Singapore. (photo: Department of Defence)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart CMDR Chris Leece hosted Navy veterans onboard HMAS Stuart during the ship's visit to Singapore.

HMAS Stuart recently visited Singapore’s Sembawang Naval Base to participate in the harbour phase of Exercise BERSAMA LIMA. Ship’s company took the opportunity to experience a variety of cultural and sporting activities around Singapore.

Collaboration leads to exciting innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Navy personnel with staff from EPE and the Defence Innovation Hub following the successful completion of the Maritime PRIED demonstration. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Royal Australian Navy Navy personnel with staff from EPE and the Defence Innovation Hub following the successful completion of the Maritime PRIED demonstration.

The Defence Innovation Hub has worked closely with Navy in the Top End to test an exciting system designed for use in the maritime environment.

Churchill Fellowship opens new opportunities for Maritime Trade Operations

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Fiona Ewington, RANR, at Fleet Base West with MV Stoker in the background, has recently completed international research sponsored by the Churchill Fellowship Trust into military doctrine and maritime trade protection. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Fiona Ewington, RANR, at Fleet Base West with MV Stoker in the background, has recently completed international research sponsored by the Churchill Fellowship Trust into military doctrine and maritime trade protection.

The chance to pursue an international research project outside of her busy Maritime Trade Operations day to day work life has opened up new opportunities for a dedicated Navy officer and the Navy warfare community.

Community leaders experience Navy life at sea and ashore

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kristie Okely (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Participants of the 2018 Community Leaders at Sea Program disembark a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Participants of the 2018 Community Leaders at Sea Program disembark a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Eleven local community leaders experienced a taste of the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Fleet Commanders’ Community Leader’s at Sea Program (CLASP) in early October.

Delivering Defence fuel supply chain F44 capability

Published on by LEUT Robert Gould (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Canberra has received a transfer of 100,000 litres of fuel from oil tanker Manning. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra has received a transfer of 100,000 litres of fuel from oil tanker Manning.

A series of firsts has resulted in Navy benefitting from further flexibility in refuelling options for our Landing Helicopter Docks, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide.

Naval engineering staff get a taste of life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Racheal Reynolds (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

NTB staff prepare to embark HMAS Choules for a day of discovery and information sharing. (photo: Department of Defence)

NTB staff prepare to embark HMAS Choules for a day of discovery and information sharing.

A contingent of 35 Navy engineering staff have sampled an experience in one of the Navy's largest and tallest ships. Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, opened his ship to APS and industry staff across several events during September.