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Newcastle replenishes with French

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dylan Pearse (author)

The distance line is hauled in onboard HMAS Newcastle from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, as both ships conduct a RAS(L) (Replenishment at Sea-Liquids). HMAS Newcastle is tasked to carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialis)

The distance line is hauled in onboard HMAS Newcastle from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, as both ships conduct a RAS(L) (Replenishment at Sea-Liquids). HMAS Newcastle is tasked to carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Newcastle counter narcotics opertations in the Middle East are part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the region, supported by many nations.

Anzac performs royally in UK

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMS St Albans waits in Plymouth harbour as HMAS Anzac prepares to conduct a task group minefield and force protection transit during Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) training off the coast of Plymouth, United Kingdom. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMS St Albans waits in Plymouth harbour as HMAS Anzac prepares to conduct a task group minefield and force protection transit during Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) training off the coast of Plymouth, United Kingdom.

After a short mid-deployment break at the historic naval port of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, HMAS Anzac recently put to sea to participate in training with the Royal Navy’s Flag Officer Sea Training team.

Talisman Sabre set to commence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LCPL Laura Cardoso (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Australia - A landing craft air cushioned (LCAC) from USS Germantown, heads toward the shores of Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, July 19, 2011 during a U.S. Marines amphibious assault exercise.  (photo: Lance Corporal Laura Cardoso)

Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Australia - A landing craft air cushioned (LCAC) from USS Germantown, heads toward the shores of Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, July 19, 2011 during a U.S. Marines amphibious assault exercise.

Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, the largest combined biennial military exercise undertaken by the Australian Defence Force, will put about 18,000 Army, Navy and Air Force personnel to the test in the coming weeks.

Melbourne fires Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile fires from HMAS Melbourne's MK-41 vertical launcher during training in the East Australian Exercise Area off the New South Wales coast. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile fires from HMAS Melbourne's MK-41 vertical launcher during training in the East Australian Exercise Area off the New South Wales coast.

The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, has successfully fired two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, reinforcing her war-fighting and mariner skills.

Melbourne homecoming for frigate

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Bonny Gassner (author)

HMAS Melbourne departs Port Melbourne in preparation for Mission Readiness work-up. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne departs Port Melbourne in preparation for Mission Readiness work-up.

Following a 10 week maintenance period, HMAS Melbourne is back in action, preparing for a Middle East deployment. 

Tobruk home to heroes' farewell

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMAS Tobruk sails into her home port at Fleet Base East, Sydney for the last time before decommissioning. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Tobruk sails into her home port at Fleet Base East, Sydney for the last time before decommissioning.

The service of HMAS Tobruk, and all who have served in her, has been recognised by the highest levels of government today, with mentions in Federal Parliament coinciding with her final voyage.

Training Continues aboard HMAS Anzac

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Adriaanse (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Christopher Wilson at the gas turbine control panel, onboard HMAS Anzac. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Christopher Wilson at the gas turbine control panel, onboard HMAS Anzac.

HMAS Anzac sailed for Northern Trident 2015 on 15 March and made swift progress towards Anzac Cove for the ANZAC Centenary Commemorative events, over the period 22 April to 26 April.

US Navy visits Sydney before Exercise TALISMAN SABRE

Published on by SBLT Myf Austin-Eames (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commander Australian Maritime Warfare Centre, Captain Guy Holthouse AO, RAN, welcomes Commanding Officer USS Antietam, Captain Michael McCartney (right) to Fleet Base East during a port visit to Sydney before the commencement of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.  (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commander Australian Maritime Warfare Centre, Captain Guy Holthouse AO, RAN, welcomes Commanding Officer USS Antietam, Captain Michael McCartney (right) to Fleet Base East during a port visit to Sydney before the commencement of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

On a grey Sydney morning, two United States Navy Ships, Antietam and Mustin pulled into Garden Island, Sydney for a five day port visit period prior to Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2015.

Able Seaman qualifies as Officer of the Watch

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Tom Matthews (author), LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Gemma Hawken (left) of HMAS Success cons HMNZS Te Kaha under the watchful eye of Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Sarah Thomas during ship handling manoeuvres in company with HMA Ships Success and Anzac in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea en-route to centenary of ANZAC commemorations in Turkey and Greece. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Gemma Hawken (left) of HMAS Success cons HMNZS Te Kaha under the watchful eye of Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Sarah Thomas during ship handling manoeuvres in company with HMA Ships Success and Anzac in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea en-route to centenary of ANZAC commemorations in Turkey and Greece.

After almost five months of training, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Gemma Hawken joined an elite group and now routinely drives an Royal Australian Navy major fleet unit on a day-to-day basis.

Governor General presents Navy’s top fleet award to HMAS Success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Gloucester Cup presented to HMAS Success.

Pouring rain did not dampen the pride of all present when His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for outstanding performance, the Gloucester Cup.