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Fleet Commander celebrates the west

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer meets with members of HMAS Toowoomba's ships company during his first visit to HMAS Stirling since taking on the role in June 2014. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer meets with members of HMAS Toowoomba's ships company during his first visit to HMAS Stirling since taking on the role in June 2014.

Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commander Australian Fleet, journeyed west recently to visit ships alongside at Fleet Base West and the various training and support units within HMAS Stirling.

Tarakan visits Bowen for the last time

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), Whitsunday Regional Council (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Members of the official party for HMAS Tarakan's Freedom of Entry to Bowen pose for a photo after the march. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen (left to right), Whitsunday Regional Council Division One Councellor Jan Clifford, Deputy Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Andrew Willcox, Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott McCartney, Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Jennifer Whitney, Commanding Officer HMAS Tarakan Lieutenant James Carroll. Image courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council. (photo: Whitsunday Regional Council)

Members of the official party for HMAS Tarakan's Freedom of Entry to Bowen pose for a photo after the march. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen (left to right), Whitsunday Regional Council Division One Councellor Jan Clifford, Deputy Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Andrew Willcox, Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott McCartney, Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Jennifer Whitney, Commanding Officer HMAS Tarakan Lieutenant James Carroll. Image courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council.

Royal Australian Navy ship, HMAS Tarakan has berthed alongside the North Queensland town of Bowen for the final time before she is decommissioned later this year.

Melbourne fly team in action

Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

Participants of the Air Capable Course recover a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

Participants of the Air Capable Course recover a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

On 23 June 2014 five members from HMAS Melbourne’s Maritime Logistics Department attended the Royal Australian Navy’s Air Capable Course at HMAS Albatross on the south coast of New South Wales.

First week for Weapons Electrical Engineers in Newcastle

Published on by SBLT Mark Lawley (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer), LSIS Hannah Stiles (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle loads ammunition including missiles at Eden, New South Wales, in preparation for a Combat System Alignment and Sea Qualification Trial. (photo: LSIS Hannah Stiles)

HMAS Newcastle loads ammunition including missiles at Eden, New South Wales, in preparation for a Combat System Alignment and Sea Qualification Trial.

As HMAS Newcastle prepared to sail on a busy day in June, Lieutenant Nathan Tabke and Sub-Lieutenant Mark Lawley joined the ship as new Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineer Officers.

Canberra’s landing craft coxswains demonstrate new skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN visited a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft to witness first hand its capability. This contractor provided training is being delivered to NUSHIP Canberra personnel ahead of the Landing Craft being handed over to Defence in the coming months. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN visited a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft to witness first hand its capability. This contractor provided training is being delivered to NUSHIP Canberra personnel ahead of the Landing Craft being handed over to Defence in the coming months.

Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.

Navy Logistics Officer ends landlocked mission

Published on by LEUT Pete Croce (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Navy Commander (left) Greg Swinden, Redeployment Fusion Cell Logistics Planner, receives his certificate of appreciation from Major General Craig Orme, Commander Joint Task Force 633. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Navy Commander (left) Greg Swinden, Redeployment Fusion Cell Logistics Planner, receives his certificate of appreciation from Major General Craig Orme, Commander Joint Task Force 633.

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Commander Greg Swinden, has recently returned from his third deployment to Operation SLIPPER marking the end to one of the biggest jobs for Australia in the decade-long Afghan war’s history.

Navy plays part in humanitarian air drop

Published on by LEUT Pete Croce (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Russell Toohey, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Warren Bowring, RAN check details of the humanitarian aid stores. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Lieutenant Commander Russell Toohey, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Warren Bowring, RAN check details of the humanitarian aid stores.

Royal Australian Navy Officers have played a key role in life-saving air drops to stranded civilians in northern Iraq.

Heron rotation hands over to new team

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Incoming Heron Detachment Commander, Wing Commander Phillip Parsons (left), signs the Transition of Authority with Wing Commander Matthew Bowers at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre          )

Incoming Heron Detachment Commander, Wing Commander Phillip Parsons (left), signs the Transition of Authority with Wing Commander Matthew Bowers at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

The 14th tri-service Rotation of the Heron Detachment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan has handed over to a new team after five months deployed to Operation SLIPPER.

Bringing the search for MH370 to the world

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer), LEUT Ryan Davis (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Julianne Cropley is pictured on the port bridge wing of HMAS Success capturing images of the bow of the ship as it drives through a heavy swell. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Julianne Cropley is pictured on the port bridge wing of HMAS Success capturing images of the bow of the ship as it drives through a heavy swell.

With the world watching and eagerly waiting for any information regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, it was the Royal Australian Navy’s Imagery Specialists (IS) and Public Relations Officers who became the maritime storytellers.

Scientist takes evidence collection to a new level on ADF operations

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L) Defence Science and Technology Organisation research scientist, Dragana Calic observes (R) Primary Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Barton Harrington, RAN and Tactical Anti-Submarine Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Erven, RAN in the Operations Room of HMAS Darwin, during a boarding. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L) Defence Science and Technology Organisation research scientist, Dragana Calic observes (R) Primary Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Barton Harrington, RAN and Tactical Anti-Submarine Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Erven, RAN in the Operations Room of HMAS Darwin, during a boarding.

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) scientist Dragana Calic admits that watching six tonnes of hashish being hauled onto a deck of an Australian warship made for an interesting day in the office.