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Starter something good on Success

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew McDonald, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Chad Freund stand next to the ‘star delta starter machine testing system’ which was developed onboard HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew McDonald, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Chad Freund stand next to the ‘star delta starter machine testing system’ which was developed onboard HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Challenge issued and accepted. A leading seaman aboard the retiring HMAS Success has created what is believed to be Navy’s first on-board star delta starter machine testing system.

The Fighting Stallion has wings

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Royal Australian Navy flight deck marshaller Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Adam Hearps guides in the MRH-60R helicopter to conduct a passenger transfer above the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

On a glassy East Asian sea, the sight of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopter hovering over the flight deck of a modern warship could easily be used as a recruiting image, highlighting the cutting edge capability of today’s Navy.

Beach clean up yields big results in the west

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

LCDR Dave Reid, POETSM Terry Douglas and WOMTSM Mark Layton with some of the flotsam collected at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

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LCDR Dave Reid, POETSM Terry Douglas and WOMTSM Mark Layton with some of the flotsam collected at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

A beach on the west side of Garden Island - an area south of Perth that houses HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West - has had 200kg of flotsam (floating debris) removed as part of an environmental program organised by the Collins Submarines Program Office (COLSPO).

Melbourne visits Land of the Rising Sun for last time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

L-R: Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Todd Pyman; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Cox; and Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Coban Beer, on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne as the ship enters the Japanese port city of Sasebo.

As part of her deployment in Asia and the Pacific, HMAS Melbourne recently conducted visits to the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Yokosuka.

An international exercise supported by an international team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

L-R: French Navy Enseigne Louis-Marie Sejeau; RAN Sub Lieutenant Jay Crutch; Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Stephen Barry; RAN Sub Lieutenant Andrew Stuart and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Pottratz on the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

L-R: French Navy Enseigne Louis-Marie Sejeau; RAN Sub Lieutenant Jay Crutch; Royal New Zealand Navy Sub Lieutenant Stephen Barry; RAN Sub Lieutenant Andrew Stuart and US Navy Lieutenant Joseph Pottratz on the bridge wing of HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE.

The nations of France, New Zealand and the United States are represented in the crew on board the helicopter frigate HMAS Toowoomba during Exercise LA PEROUSE in the Indian Ocean.

Four successful drug interdictions by HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized another four illicit drug shipments in three days while deployed to the Middle East region.

Navy trainers support Philippines in maritime patrol mission

Published on by PO Peter Coates (author), LSBM Leigh Newlan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training May 2019. (photo: LSBM Leigh Newlan)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training May 2019.

Members of the Defence Cooperation Program Sea Training Group have recently completed their sixth rotation conducting Maritime Interoperability Training at Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Zamboanga, Philippines.

NT Navy members among Queen’s Birthday honourees

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients, left, Lieutenant Commander Laurie Choate, CSM, and right, Warrant Officer Arthur Mitcherson, OAM. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours recipients, left, Lieutenant Commander Laurie Choate, CSM, and right, Warrant Officer Arthur Mitcherson, OAM.

Two members of the Royal Australian Navy in the Northern Territory have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List.

Veteran PTI inspires next generation of Navy officers

Published on by MIDN Amy Luke-Paredi (author)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jan Gilmour with Midshipman Amy Luke-Paredi on the beach at HMAS Creswell during New Entry Officers’ Course 60. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jan Gilmour with Midshipman Amy Luke-Paredi on the beach at HMAS Creswell during New Entry Officers’ Course 60.

Leading Seaman Jan Gilmour encapsulates perseverance. She joined the Royal Australian Navy way back in 1979, years before the decision was made to permit women to serve at sea.

VC recipient visits Stirling

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Victoria Cross recipient Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne VC, AM, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN, at the Collie Battery historic site at Garden Island, WA. (photo: )

Victoria Cross recipient Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne VC, AM, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN, at the Collie Battery historic site at Garden Island, WA.

A Victoria Cross recipient was recently treated to a personal tour of HMAS Stirling. Warrant Officer Class 2 (Ret'd) Keith Payne, accompanied by Florence - his wife of 65 years, was visiting Western Australia to attend various events.