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International Submarine Safety Forum comes to the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Richard Martin (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA.

The Royal Australian Navy hosted the International Submarine Safety Forum at HMAS Stirling in September. The forum is rotationally hosted by member nations annually and is focused on technical and governance issues around submarine safety in partner nations.

The Tracker has landed

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross.

After months of intensive testing and preparation a Grumman Tracker (844) flew, for the first time since 1998, from HMAS Albatross to her new home at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.

Sirius celebration for a milestone birthday

Published on by SBLT Samantha Brandstater (author)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room.

With the recent departure of older siblings HMA Ships Success, Newcastle and later this month, HMAS Melbourne, the average age of the Royal Australian Navy’s ships has lowered and HMAS Sirius is in her prime!

Shark Tank winner sinks its teeth to cut the fat

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program.

Volunteers from HMA Ships Anzac and Ballarat were queued out the door of a makeshift health facility recently at Henderson shipyards in Western Australia.

Launceston celebrates 12 years of service and miles to the moon and back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake.

The crew of HMAS Launceston celebrated the vessel’s twelfth birthday in a manner that testified to the work ethic of the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats: at sea, on operation, protecting Australia’s northern maritime borders.

Navy officer balancing the books in Kabul

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Task Group Afghanistan (TGAFG) Finance Advisor, Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Katrina Burkett (left) and TGAFG Finance Officer, Australian Army soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Donnelly prior to going on a task in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Task Group Afghanistan (TGAFG) Finance Advisor, Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Katrina Burkett (left) and TGAFG Finance Officer, Australian Army soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Donnelly prior to going on a task in Afghanistan.

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Katrina Burkett swapped the ocean for a view of mountains in Afghanistan during a recent deployment.

Captain Andrews leading the way

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Captain Anne Andrews is the Senior Gender Advisor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Captain Anne Andrews is the Senior Gender Advisor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Captain Anne Andrews knows improvements have been made to the lives of Afghan women and girls, which includes a tenfold increase in school enrolments since 2001.

Navy-themed New Testament launched in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019. (photo: SIG Robert Whitmore)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019.

A Navy-themed edition of the New Testament has been launched aboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney, making it easy for officers and sailors of faith to take the Bible to sea.

A hat trick of awards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

It is not every day your hard work is recognised with an award, but imagine Warrant Officer Communications Manager Bill Welman’s surprise when he received three awards at once.

Serving sailor captures corvette history in new book

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LS James McDougall)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2019 Sea Power Conference has provided the perfect setting for the launch of a naval history book written by a young serving sailor - The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Libby Pearce.