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Romeo sends Hellfire down range

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Dave Frost (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Members from NUSQN 725 stand alongside Aircraft 902, which will fire the first 'Hellfire'missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, United States of America. (From left) Petty Officer Aircrewman Glenn Watson, Lieuteneant Commander Michael Robertson and Lieutenant Joel Bury. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Members from NUSQN 725 stand alongside Aircraft 902, which will fire the first 'Hellfire'missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, United States of America. (From left) Petty Officer Aircrewman Glenn Watson, Lieuteneant Commander Michael Robertson and Lieutenant Joel Bury.

In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in the United States.

Hellfire missile firing a first for new Navy helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), LCDR Stephan Immerz (videographer), Mr Kon Velanis (video editing)

Aircraft 902 from NUSQN 725 fires the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, United States of America. 
 (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Aircraft 902 from NUSQN 725 fires the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, United States of America.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, successfully fired its first Hellfire missile in the United States on 26 July 2014.

HMAS Ballarat celebrates tenth birthday and readies for a big upgrade

Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Ballarat, Commander Matt Doornbos cuts the cake along with Seaman Rylan Painter (left) and Chief Petty Officer Tony Anderson (right). (photo: LCDR Mark Fielder)

Commanding Officer HMAS Ballarat, Commander Matt Doornbos cuts the cake along with Seaman Rylan Painter (left) and Chief Petty Officer Tony Anderson (right).

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat proudly celebrated her tenth birthday recently, on a characteristically windy day at Fleet Base West.

Chief of Navy’s commitment to safety

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The appropriate Personal Protective Equipment worn when operating a grinder inside the workshop at all times as a member of the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

The appropriate Personal Protective Equipment worn when operating a grinder inside the workshop at all times as a member of the Royal Australian Navy.

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy has made it a priority early on in his command to name safety as one of his key priorities, issuing a Navy Safety Policy Statement on 15 July 2014.

Some hard Yarra

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Royal Australian Navy personnel from coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their dive expertise to recover an anchor and shackles belonging to HMAS Bundaberg and weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island recently. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their dive expertise to recover an anchor and shackles belonging to HMAS Bundaberg and weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island recently.

Personnel in the coastal mine hunter HMAS Yarra have used their diving expertise to recover an anchor and shackles weighing one tonne from the seabed near Ashmore Island.

Final Damage Control Exercise for Sea Trainer

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Col Painter from Sea Training Group, Fleet Damage Control Officer, ensures personnel adopt the correct brace position during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Lieutenant Commander Col Painter from Sea Training Group, Fleet Damage Control Officer, ensures personnel adopt the correct brace position during a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

Final sea time was on the cards for the Fleet Damage Control Officer as he completed HMAS Toowoomba’s mission readiness evaluation.

Navy’s LCH Fleet begins its Long Goodbye

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The Royal Australians Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) HMA Ships Brunei, Labuan and Tarakan depart Cairns Harbour in formation. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The Royal Australians Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) HMA Ships Brunei, Labuan and Tarakan depart Cairns Harbour in formation.

The three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) ships of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have begun their long goodbye with a formation exit from Cairns yesterday, followed by beaching exercises as Cowley Beach today.

Chief of Navy Message

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus. (photo: )

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus.

HMAS Cerberus Welcomes Country

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country Plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country Plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus gathered its people to recognise the traditional owners of the Cerberus land by officially unveiling an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians plaque, observing a Welcome to Country and being part of an Indigenous smoke ceremony.

HMAS Parramatta conducts port visit to Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Chris Saville (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Joel Marrison leads the Ceremonial Guard in a Ceremonial Sunset on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta for more than 90 guests, including the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, The Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo and His Excellency, High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Andrew Byrne, while HMAS Parramatta is berthed alongside Honiara, Solomon Islands, during Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Joel Marrison leads the Ceremonial Guard in a Ceremonial Sunset on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta for more than 90 guests, including the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, The Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo and His Excellency, High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Andrew Byrne, while HMAS Parramatta is berthed alongside Honiara, Solomon Islands, during Operation Solania.

In support of Operation SOLANIA, HMAS Parramatta conducted a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands from 11 - 14 July, to assist in maritime surveillance of the South Pacific Region as coordinated through the Pacific Island Forum Agency.