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Melbourne homecoming for frigate

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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

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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

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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

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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.   

The School of Wok – HMAS Perth receives Thai Cooking Master Class in Thailand

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Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Georgina Brooks is served dinner by Executive Sous Chef - Mr Pongpisit Ungsuchaikij, of the Marriott Resort and Spa Hotel, Pattaya, during a Thai cooking class which took place on HMAS Perth during their visit to the port of Sattahip in Thailand. (photo: ABET Adam Jaynes)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Georgina Brooks is served dinner by Executive Sous Chef - Mr Pongpisit Ungsuchaikij, of the Marriott Resort and Spa Hotel, Pattaya, during a Thai cooking class which took place on HMAS Perth during their visit to the port of Sattahip in Thailand.

While in Sattahip, Thailand, for a port visit, HMAS Perth was delighted to welcome onboard three top local chefs from the Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel in Pattaya for a Master Chef class in Thai cuisine. The initiative was organised by Mr Peter Thorand, the President of the local branch of the Navy League of Siam. 

Army all at sea in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Members of 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, practice weapons drills on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, practice weapons drills on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment have hit the high seas as the regiment embarked on the Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra for the first time.

Australian frigate visits Morocco

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HMAS Anzac arrives in Casablanca, Morocco. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac arrives in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Casablanca, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment.

HMAS Creswell celebrates 100 years of training excellence

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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, reviewing officer of the New Entry Officer Course 52 graduation, inspects the graduates during the ceremony held at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, reviewing officer of the New Entry Officer Course 52 graduation, inspects the graduates during the ceremony held at HMAS Creswell.

Almost 100 years since his great-great uncle entered the Royal Australian Navy College at HMAS Creswell, Sub-Lieutenant Nick Gurieff was among 106 new naval officers graduating as part of New Entry Officer Course 52 today.