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Sea service for Romeo

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSATV Stephen Norwood (photographer)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.  (photo: LSATV Stephen Norwood)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked Seahawk MH-60R helicopter, more colloquially known as a ‘Romeo’, recently completed a deep-level service at sea during her deployment as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group.

Man on a mission of excellence

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney.

The man given the responsibility of commanding Navy’s new destroyer says it is an honour to be in command of a ship that shares her name with a rich history of operational service and excellence.

Aviation training facilities tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tim Craig (author), Unknown (photographer)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Wayne Dunlop)

An EC-135 helicopter conducts First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) with MV Sycamore.

The Navy’s newest aviation capability has been stretching her wings off the eastern seaboard, with the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit conducting first of class flight trials with the EC-135 helicopter in aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.

Dechaineux dives into tri-lateral submarine exercise

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSPH Kaye Adams (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux in the exercise area off the coast of Darwin in August 2004. (photo: LSPH Kaye Adams)

HMAS Dechaineux in the exercise area off the coast of Darwin in August 2004.

Australian Navy submarine HMAS Dechaineux, has recently joined four Japanese submarines and United States Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Key West in a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force trilateral exercise in waters south of Japan.

ScanEagle completes operational evaluation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Jeffery (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted the Royal Australian Navy’s first simultaneous operations of manned and unmanned aircraft during its current deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.

Choules proves assistance prowess again

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu during Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu during Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

Preparing for an exercise scenario in New Zealand quickly became a real life disaster relief effort for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules as a result of an active volcano.

Importance of teamwork in hostile environment

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

The recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.

Navy's role in peacekeeping

Published on by Mr John Perryman (author), ABIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Chief marine Technician Mathew Philp and Leading Seaman Michael Wilson check the oil in the engine room on HMAS Brunei during operations in the Solomon Islands in support of Operation ANODE - the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). (photo: ABIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Chief marine Technician Mathew Philp and Leading Seaman Michael Wilson check the oil in the engine room on HMAS Brunei during operations in the Solomon Islands in support of Operation ANODE - the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Since the formation of the United Nations in the closing stages of the Second World War, much effort has been expended to limit the form and extent of conflict through international treaties and conventions, and Australia has been a leading player.

Gympie man's sea change in the Middle East

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

After growing up in land-locked Gympie, Navy’s Leading Seaman Matthew Schultz made a sea change that pays.

Keeping the task group connected

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia.

Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.