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Best food in the fleet

Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Coalition observers from Exercise KAKADU 2014 enjoy afternoon tea in the Wardroom of HMAS Stuart during a tour hosted by the ship's Commanding Officer, Commander Aaron Nye, RAN as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin, Northern Territory.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Coalition observers from Exercise KAKADU 2014 enjoy afternoon tea in the Wardroom of HMAS Stuart during a tour hosted by the ship's Commanding Officer, Commander Aaron Nye, RAN as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin, Northern Territory.

It is said that an Army marches on its stomach, but it is absolutely certain that the galley is the 'engine room' for a ship's company.

Advanced medical facilities trialled

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Officer in Charge Medical Operational Health Unit Commander Alison Money, RAN, inside the operating theatre onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Officer in Charge Medical Operational Health Unit Commander Alison Money, RAN, inside the operating theatre onboard HMAS Canberra.

In a crucial step toward becoming fully operational, HMAS Canberra recently embarked a team of medical professionals to set up and test the Primary Casualty Reception Facility onboard the newly commissioned ship.

Wherefore art thou Romeo?

Published on by LCDR Rob Roscoe (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

An MH 60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ naval combat helicopter lands on HMAS Perth while alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

An MH 60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ naval combat helicopter lands on HMAS Perth while alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

The future warfighting capability of the Royal Australian Navy took further shape in Sydney Harbour recently as Romeo met the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

La Glorieuse visit

Published on by LEUT James Brandreth (author), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

Crew members from  host ship HMAS Stuart, secure FNS La Glorieuse alongside at Fleet Base East, upon the ship's arrival in Sydney. (photo: CPOB K. Lawton)

Crew members from host ship HMAS Stuart, secure FNS La Glorieuse alongside at Fleet Base East, upon the ship's arrival in Sydney.

French Navy Ship La Glorieuse arrived at Fleet Base East on 12 February for a five day port visit to Sydney.

Sydney a success in Tasmania

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

HMAS Sydney's Ceremonial Guard, prepares to fire 'volleys with blank cartridges', during a ceremonial sunset held onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Sydney's Ceremonial Guard, prepares to fire 'volleys with blank cartridges', during a ceremonial sunset held onboard HMAS Sydney.

The 176th Royal Hobart Regatta started off with a literal bang when Hobart locals were invited to watch a Ceremonial Sunset on the flight deck of HMAS Sydney alongside in Hobart on 6 February.

Open day draws the crowds in Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Benjamin Waters, shows Leah, Jason and their daughter Olivia Sallese, a round of ammunition for the 76mm rapid fire gun onboard HMAS Sydney during the Royal Hobart Regatta. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Benjamin Waters, shows Leah, Jason and their daughter Olivia Sallese, a round of ammunition for the 76mm rapid fire gun onboard HMAS Sydney during the Royal Hobart Regatta.

HMAS Sydney, in Hobart for Tasmanian Navy Week, was the centre of attention during the 176th running of the Royal Hobart Regatta.

HMAS Success celebrates Australia Day on Middle ground

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, presents Able Seaman Electronics Technician Ivan Schipper with the Australia Day Medallion for exemplary service throughout Operations Resolute, Southern Indian Ocean and Exercise RIMPAC in a small Australia Day awards ceremony on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Operation Manitou. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, presents Able Seaman Electronics Technician Ivan Schipper with the Australia Day Medallion for exemplary service throughout Operations Resolute, Southern Indian Ocean and Exercise RIMPAC in a small Australia Day awards ceremony on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Operation Manitou.

Forget about backyard barbecues while listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100, for HMAS Success this year’s Australia Day took on a different feeling while patrolling waters in the Middle East.

Sister ships working closely together

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

(l-r) HMAS Canberra sailors, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Scott Williams and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Coen Powell with NUSHIP Adelaide Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer, Lieutenant Dayong Bao in the weapons setting area onboard Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

(l-r) HMAS Canberra sailors, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Scott Williams and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Coen Powell with NUSHIP Adelaide Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer, Lieutenant Dayong Bao in the weapons setting area onboard Canberra.

NUSHIP Adelaide personnel are taking advantage of the opportunity to searide in HMAS Canberra to start learning more about the Landing Helicopter Dock.

Flying high for Navy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

(l-r) Acting Sub-Lieutenant Brendan Schofield, Sub-Lieutenant Stewart Parr, Sub-Lieutenant Edward Costigan and Lieutenant Sarah McWilliam (Royal New Zealand Navy) on completion of the No.67 Aviation Warfare Officer Course. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Acting Sub-Lieutenant Brendan Schofield, Sub-Lieutenant Stewart Parr, Sub-Lieutenant Edward Costigan and Lieutenant Sarah McWilliam (Royal New Zealand Navy) on completion of the No.67 Aviation Warfare Officer Course.

There's a strong naval presence in Gippsland, Victoria, in the skies rather than the water.

Changing of the Guard

Published on by WO William Mansfield (author)

After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church (left) hands over to is Lieutenant Commander Mark Janiszewski  (photo: Unknown)

After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church (left) hands over to is Lieutenant Commander Mark Janiszewski

On 17 December Fleet Support Unit–West at HMAS Stirling said goodbye to a stalwart and welcomed a new face.