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Promotion marks end of successful deployment 'up top'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author and photographer), CAPT Brian Delamont (photographer)

Seaman (SMN) Kira McAliece and SMN Brian Reid strip Captain Brian Delamont of his old rank slides during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Sirius. (photo: LEUT Christopher Harvey)

Seaman (SMN) Kira McAliece and SMN Brian Reid strip Captain Brian Delamont of his old rank slides during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Sirius.

While making the transit home to Fleet Base West, having supported the Australian Defence Force units participating in Exercise BERSAMA LIMA in Asia, the ship’s company of HMAS Sirius celebrated the promotion of their Commanding Officer to Captain.

HMAS Tobruk holds two church parades on same day - a Navy first

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Emma Franklin (photographer)

Army Chaplain Gary Pope and Navy Chaplain Thi Lam after conducting their respective church parades on 24 November 2013, aboard HMAS Tobruk as she sails toward Philippines as part of Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST. (photo: Sergeant Emma Franklin)

Army Chaplain Gary Pope and Navy Chaplain Thi Lam after conducting their respective church parades on 24 November 2013, aboard HMAS Tobruk as she sails toward Philippines as part of Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST.

Chaplains made history on Sunday 24 November when two church parades were held for the first time in HMAS Tobruk.

Survey team sails for important Antarctic mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author)

Petty Officer (PO) Graham Campton, Lieutenant Peter Waring, PO Michael Cameron and Leading Seaman Cameron Rea ahead of their month-long deployment to Antarctica on RSV Aurora Australis. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer (PO) Graham Campton, Lieutenant Peter Waring, PO Michael Cameron and Leading Seaman Cameron Rea ahead of their month-long deployment to Antarctica on RSV Aurora Australis.

Cold weather gear, check. Survey equipment, check. Nine metre survey launch built specifically for hydrographic survey duties in Antarctica, check.

First MH-60R Seahawk Romeos accepted by Defence

Published on by CAPT Scott Lockey (author), Mr Daniel Rude (photographer)

Carrying the tail number N48-001, Australia's first Seahawk Romeo completed its first flight. (photo: Mr Daniel Rude)

Carrying the tail number N48-001, Australia's first Seahawk Romeo completed its first flight.

The Defence Materiel Organisation reached a significant milestone overnight when it took delivery of the first two of 24 MH‑60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters from the United States Navy.

Paluma's crew 'coasts' towards television debut

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Presenter Neil Oliver has a lesson on how to use a sextant onboard HMAS Paluma's forecastle by POHSM Russell Hinze - to the right of him is LSHSO Benjamin Whittaker. (photo: Unknown)

Presenter Neil Oliver has a lesson on how to use a sextant onboard HMAS Paluma's forecastle by POHSM Russell Hinze - to the right of him is LSHSO Benjamin Whittaker.

A BBC Television crew visited HMAS Paluma in April to film a segment for the series Coast Australia. The segment will air next Monday on Foxtel’s History Channel.

The 2013 Technical Champions of the Navy

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Nathan Edwards races the clock to assemble the wing of a Kalkara unmanned Aerial Vehicle during the Royal Australian Navy Engineering Challenge held at the RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Nathan Edwards races the clock to assemble the wing of a Kalkara unmanned Aerial Vehicle during the Royal Australian Navy Engineering Challenge held at the RAN Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Some very talented Royal Australian Navy sailors showcased their extreme technical skills at the 2013 Navy Engineering Challenge finals at Garden Island, Sydney this week.

Penguin refurbishment officially opened

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Commander Russ Crawford, RAN; Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN; and Lieutenant Commander Joel Hissink, RAN, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

From left, Lieutenant Commander Russ Crawford, RAN; Deputy Chief of Navy Vice Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN; and Lieutenant Commander Joel Hissink, RAN, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the HMAS Penguin redevelopment opening ceremony, Sydney.

After two years of construction, the upgraded Royal Australian Navy Diving School and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) at HMAS Penguin was officially opened by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen today.

New Australian Defence Force Ward officially opened at St Luke's Hospital

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to medical staff and visitors of St Luke's Hospital at the grand opening of the new Australian Defence Force Ward. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to medical staff and visitors of St Luke's Hospital at the grand opening of the new Australian Defence Force Ward.

The new Australian Defence Force in-patient facility at St Luke's Hospital in Potts Point - also known as the ADF Ward - has officially opened for business. 

First MLO earns charge qualification through revamped process

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Maritime Logistics Officer Commander Sean Noble, RAN, runs through some of the procedures involved in the Maritime Logistics Officer role at sea for Deputy Maritime Logistics Officer Lieutenant Kristen Russo for her upcoming Maritime Logistics Charge Qualification Board onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Maritime Logistics Officer Commander Sean Noble, RAN, runs through some of the procedures involved in the Maritime Logistics Officer role at sea for Deputy Maritime Logistics Officer Lieutenant Kristen Russo for her upcoming Maritime Logistics Charge Qualification Board onboard HMAS Perth.

The new Maritime Logistics Charge Qualification Board (CQB) was unveiled on November 12 at HMAS Kuttabul with its first candidate passing.

LHD02 prepares for transit down under

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

The LHD02 Hull (to be known as HMAS Adelaide once commissioned) departs Navantia Ferrol dockyard in Spain, for a short trip south to Vigo.  (photo: )

The LHD02 Hull (to be known as HMAS Adelaide once commissioned) departs Navantia Ferrol dockyard in Spain, for a short trip south to Vigo.

The second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) under construction for the Royal Australian Navy has departed the Navantia Ferrol Dockyard in Spain and will soon be transported to Australia.