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The 'Tartan'Terror' in Japan for Fleet Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Junior sailors stand at ease on the flightdeck of HMAS Stuart as the ship arrives in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Junior sailors stand at ease on the flightdeck of HMAS Stuart as the ship arrives in Yokosuka, Japan.

A formal ceremony welcomed HMAS Stuart alongside in Yokosuka, Japan, on 10 October when the ship arrived to participate in the country's International Fleet Review.

At-sea manoeuvres with Philippine Navy follow successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nicholas Asara (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

Lieutenant Jake Leonard salutes whilst Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN waves as BRP Ramon A Alcaraz sails past. (photo: LEUT Filiberto Hernandez)

Lieutenant Jake Leonard salutes whilst Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN waves as BRP Ramon A Alcaraz sails past.

HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta recently had a busy but enjoyable visit to Subic Bay which culminated in a successful passage exercise with Philippine Navy Ship Ramon Alcarez.

Working together for better submarine outcomes

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Bill Mansfield (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Seaman Marine Technician Ethan Ollington and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Seaman Marine Technician Ethan Ollington and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Fleet Support Unit-West is joining forces with the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Training and Systems Centre for a joint project overhauling the technically challenging Hedamora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines.

International mine warfare exercise concludes in Hobart

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Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania.

A mine countermeasures exercise, involving seven Navies has drawn to a close in Hobart.

DUGONG 15 participants reflect on loss

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Indian Navy Commander Praveen Sinha and Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN (left) salute as a mark of respect to a fellow serviceman who lost his life during a previous exercise during a wreath laying ceremony at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania at Exercise Dugong 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Indian Navy Commander Praveen Sinha and Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN (left) salute as a mark of respect to a fellow serviceman who lost his life during a previous exercise during a wreath laying ceremony at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania at Exercise Dugong 2015.

Personnel involved in mine countermeasures and diving Exercise DUGONG have paused to remember the tragic loss of an officer of the Indian Army in 2009 on a rafting expedition on the Franklin River.

Mission on track for Yarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Yarra sits off the coast of Cremorne, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Yarra sits off the coast of Cremorne, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

The ship's company of HMAS Yarra, one of Australia’s Huon class Mine Hunters, takes mine-hunting personally.

First Australian made Romeo aircrew graduate

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter.  Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course. (photo: Unknown)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter. Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course.

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.

Medical team prepared for pressure situations during exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Corry Van Den Broek (centre) and Reservist Medical Officer Coral Baines inside the hyperbaric chamber with United States Navy dive team members as they take part in Exercise Dugong 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Corry Van Den Broek (centre) and Reservist Medical Officer Coral Baines inside the hyperbaric chamber with United States Navy dive team members as they take part in Exercise Dugong 2015.

No one in the Navy diving community takes to the water without being confident as to their next breath. Effective gas regulation and the ability to regulate pressure so as to dive and surface safely is of paramount importance, irrespective of it taking place during training, on exercise or on deployment.

Australian ships visit the Philippines

Published on by Mariel Eduarte (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta and Sirius arrive alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines as part of the ships North East Asian deployment.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta and Sirius arrive alongside in Subic Bay, Philippines as part of the ships North East Asian deployment.

HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius are in Subic Bay in the Philippines for a five-day visit. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippine culture and sights. 

Operations Officers cross decks in the South China Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Operations Staff from HMAS Sirius, HMAS Arunta, RSS Supreme, and RSS Valiant conduct Ops planning in the wardroom of HMAS Sirius.

The uncharacteristic hot and hazy conditions in the South China Sea set the back drop for a planning for a passage exercise between Australia and Singapore. HMAS Sirius welcomed Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships.