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Outgoing CN farewells the Top End and northern Queensland

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.   (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN (centre) with the latest group of Defence Indigenous Development Program cadets at HMAS Cairns.

In one of his final trips as Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has paid tribute to the efforts of Navy people in the north of Australia making a personal visit to both HMA Ships Coonawarra and Cairns.

Arunta's sea time starts with a bang

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), ABEW Sean Leahy (photographer)

HMAS Arunta fires the five inch gun for the first time in three years, as part of her Sea Qualification Trials. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

HMAS Arunta fires the five inch gun for the first time in three years, as part of her Sea Qualification Trials.

HMAS Arunta recently dusted off the mount, tested the sensor systems and did final voice procedures prior to firing their five inch gun for the first time in three years during sea qualification trials in the West Australian Exercise Area.

International Day of the Seafarer

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CMDR Brian Delamont (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Melbourne on the front of the warship prepare to fire lines across to connect fuel hoses with HMAS Sirius in a high sea state outside of Sydney Harbour on 17 June 2013.  (photo: CMDR Brian Delamont)

Crew of HMAS Melbourne on the front of the warship prepare to fire lines across to connect fuel hoses with HMAS Sirius in a high sea state outside of Sydney Harbour on 17 June 2013.

As an island nation, Australia’s modern history is entwined with the sea, so it is only fitting that the Royal Australian Navy joined with the maritime community on Wednesday 25 June to mark the International Maritime Organisation’s Day of the Seafarer.

Commander Australian Fleet visits Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Pup Elliott (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC, RAN speaks with Commander Alan Moore during a tour of 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: Mr Pup Elliott)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC, RAN speaks with Commander Alan Moore during a tour of 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Just days into his new appointment as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer made his first official visit to HMAS Albatross, Nowra, where he addressed members of the Command team and toured the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm Squadrons.

Pacific Partnership 2014 - Developing skills is key to improving medical care

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CAPT Dom Sander (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy medical officer Lieutenant Commander Victoria Caton (left), conducts newborn care classes with local Timorese medical practitioners in Dili, Timor-Leste, during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy medical officer Lieutenant Commander Victoria Caton (left), conducts newborn care classes with local Timorese medical practitioners in Dili, Timor-Leste, during Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014.

Medical Officers and nurses from the Australian Defence Force, United States Navy and New Zealand Defence Force have started a health training program for Timor-Leste doctors as part of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014.

Aviation operations get real on NUSHIP Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with a MRH90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Sailor Colin Corbett from NUSHIP Canberra gains experience as an Aircraft Director with a MRH90 helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.

Canberra’s crew inspired by US amphib veterans

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LEUT Emily Kennedy (photographer)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

 (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps delivers a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles required of a modern amphibious ship.

The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.

Air of excitement as Success departs for RIMPAC

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Bosuns Mate Michael Curtin gets one last look of Sydney Harbour, as the crew of HMAS Success fall in for Procedure Alpha as they depart Sydney's Fleet Base East, bound for Hawaii, to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday the 13th of June with a real buzz of excitement in the air.

Chief of Navy responds to DART report on HMAS Leeuwin abuses

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The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has responded to the independent Defence Abuse Response Taskforce report into allegations of abuse at HMAS Leeuwin, which was tabled in Parliament on 18 June 2014, saying that the events that led to the investigation should “never have occurred.”

Australian and Indian Navy ships reunite in Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jemma Power (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sahyadri sail in company during a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) off Australia's northern Coast.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sahyadri sail in company during a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) off Australia's northern Coast.

The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.