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Navy Clearance Diving Team 3 receives US Commendation

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author and photographer)

Members of the 1991 Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 at HMAS Penguin for their US Unit Commendation presentation ceremony for service during the First Gulf War. (photo: LCDR Lauren Rago)

Members of the 1991 Australian Clearance Diving Team 3 at HMAS Penguin for their US Unit Commendation presentation ceremony for service during the First Gulf War.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Team 3 (AUSCDT 3) were awarded a United States (US) Navy Unit Commendation for exceptionally meritorious service in the 1991 Gulf War at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin today.

Remembering World War II submariners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Officers and senior sailors from the Australian and United States navies gather with Cadets from TS Vancouver on completion of a memorial service for US Navy submariners lost in action during WWII, held at the National Anzac Centre, Albany, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Officers and senior sailors from the Australian and United States navies gather with Cadets from TS Vancouver on completion of a memorial service for US Navy submariners lost in action during WWII, held at the National Anzac Centre, Albany, WA.

United States submariners lost at sea while defending Australia have been honoured at a memorial service at the National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia.

 

City celebrates HMAS Ararat (II) visit

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ararat Rural City Council (photographer)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association. (photo: Ararat Rural City Council)

HMAS Ararat (II) exercises its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria for the first time in the Navy and city’s 75 year association.

The crew of HMAS Ararat (II) celebrated 75 years of association with its city namesake by exercising its right to Freedom of Entry to Ararat, Victoria recently.

 

Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s newest officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating class of New Entry Officers' Course 58 at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating class of New Entry Officers' Course 58 at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Navy has graduated 140 officers from the Naval College at HMAS Creswell after their successful completion of 20 weeks of initial training.

HMAS Kuttabul remembers the bravery of 27 lives lost

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSML-P Kylie Jagiello (photographer), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of the HMAS Kuttabul Catafalque Party during the memorial service marking 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour and sinking of RAN depot ship, HMAS Kuttabul.

Personnel at HMAS Kuttabul have paused to remember the 76th anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack in Sydney Harbour, which claimed the lives of 27 service personnel in 1942.

 

Samoan-born sailor returns to homeland during IPE18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saluluelanei Gray on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saluluelanei Gray on the flight deck of HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

It was a homecoming of sorts when Leading Seaman Saluluelanei Gray sailed into Apia, Samoa onboard HMAS Success during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

2RAR soldier reconnects with family in Samoa

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Australian Army soldier, Private Tautau Pelesuma, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, with his aunt, Doris Teo (right), and cousin, Frances Teo, on the wharf after disembarking HMAS Success in Apia, Samoa, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Australian Army soldier, Private Tautau Pelesuma, from 2nd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, with his aunt, Doris Teo (right), and cousin, Frances Teo, on the wharf after disembarking HMAS Success in Apia, Samoa, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Sailing into a foreign port to find family awaiting your arrival was a unique honour for a 2RAR soldier onboard HMAS Success.

 

Success demonstrates community spirit in Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success lend a hand cleaning a youth centre during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success lend a hand cleaning a youth centre during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The team onboard HMAS Success have demonstrated the ship’s philanthropic culture while in Samoa for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

Ship bolsters crucial partnerships during ‘Success’ful’ visit to Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the ship's company of HMAS Success and members of the Samoan Police Force on the police patrol boat Nafanua, during a visit to Apia, Samoa as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMAS Success has achieved the mission of meaningful and mutually beneficial engagement with partner nations after the undertaking of several activities during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

 

HMAS Adelaide sailor re-visits his country of birth

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Trevor Maybir checks inventory in HMAS Adelaide's canteen. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Trevor Maybir checks inventory in HMAS Adelaide's canteen.

Brushes with celebrities and world leaders have added an extra dimension to life in the Royal Australian Navy for Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics – Support Operations Chief Petty Officer Trevor Maybir.