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HMAS Childers returns from Indian Ocean deployment

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

HMAS Childers at sea in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands to take part in MILAN 2014 a maritime activity.

HMAS Childers has arrived in Darwin after participating in MILAN 2014, the biannual international naval event hosted by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Women's forum takes off

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Navy Women's Strategy Advisor, Commander Wendy Gould, RAN, speaks at the Inaugural Shoalhaven Navy Women's Forum which was held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Women's Strategy Advisor, Commander Wendy Gould, RAN, speaks at the Inaugural Shoalhaven Navy Women's Forum which was held at HMAS Albatross.

The challenges of balancing work and life demands, the importance of meaningful mentoring opportunities and the value of establishing a network of female role models were a few of the issues explored at the inaugural Shoalhaven and Fleet Air Arm Navy Women's Forum which was held at HMAS Albatross last week.

Joint Review of Positioning of Vessels Engaged in Operation Sovereign Borders is completed

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The Joint Review between the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service in relation to Australian vessels which entered Indonesian waters has been completed and is now available online.
 

HMAS Darwin visits India

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Chad Mapp, RAN waves to INS Sunayna as she passes by during the end of officer of the watch manoeuvres.

Whilst en route to the Middle East Area of Operations for Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Darwin recently conducted a port visit to Kochi, India which culminated in a successful bilateral exercise. This visit was one in a series of Australian engagements with India to reinforce the two Navy’s interoperability, co-operation and rapport.

Navy Mine Hunters arrive in Auckland for international exercise

Published on by LEUT Alasdair Magill (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland. (photo: Unknown)

HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon berthed at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.

On Sunday last week two of Navy's Mine Hunter - Coastal Ships, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon, set off to transit across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014.

HMAS Paluma on top of Australia

Published on by MIDN Gordon Hutcheon (author and photographer)

HMAS Paluma at anchor off York Island, Cape York, Queensland, Australia.  (photo: MIDN Gordon Hutcheon)

HMAS Paluma at anchor off York Island, Cape York, Queensland, Australia.

Yesterday the Ship’s Company of HMAS Paluma took the opportunity to pause for some well earned rest and relaxation at one of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations, the northernmost point of mainland Australia, Cape York.

New Officers swap university for uniform

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell.

Twenty five of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest officers ‘dipped their toes in the water’ at HMAS Creswell recently on the week-long Undergraduate Officers’ Entry Course.

HMAS Sirius maintains presence in the North West Shelf

Published on by MIDN Mitchell Riley-Meijer (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

Lieutenant Brendan Witt watches over the floating storage/production vessel, Stybarrow Venture, during HMAS Sirius's patrol in the North West Shelf off Western Australia. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

Lieutenant Brendan Witt watches over the floating storage/production vessel, Stybarrow Venture, during HMAS Sirius's patrol in the North West Shelf off Western Australia.

Complementing the Government’s border protection operations, HMAS Sirius has concluded a patrol through the North West Shelf Oil and Gas Fields. This patrol, known as Exercise RED RAPTOR, was designed to provide an overt security presence through the critical national infrastructure of the Australia’s North West Shelf.

HMAS Newcastle adds to the trophy cabinet

Published on by LEUT Liam Walters (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Pretty Officer Maritime Logistics Personal Brenda Cox The Supply Excellence award for the Fleet Unit that has achieved a high standard in Supply Excellence, in front of HMAS Newcastle Ships Company. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Pretty Officer Maritime Logistics Personal Brenda Cox The Supply Excellence award for the Fleet Unit that has achieved a high standard in Supply Excellence, in front of HMAS Newcastle Ships Company.

HMAS Newcastle welcomed in the New Year with a visit from Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral (RADM) Barrett, AM, CSC, for the presentation of two Fleet Awards which Newcastle earned for its performance in 2013. Newcastle accepted the awards following a successful six month deployment to Operation SLIPPER. Newcastle’s awards included the Commodore Wardle Cup and the Supply Excellence Award.

HMAS Sydney crew gain exposure to future capability with United States Navy

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Operations room members from USS Kidd and HMAS Sydney come together for a group photo on the forecastle of USS Kidd at Garden Island Naval Base after conducting training on the Aegis Combat System onboard USS Kidd in preparation for the Royal Australian Navy's new Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Operations room members from USS Kidd and HMAS Sydney come together for a group photo on the forecastle of USS Kidd at Garden Island Naval Base after conducting training on the Aegis Combat System onboard USS Kidd in preparation for the Royal Australian Navy's new Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers, Garden Island.

Members of HMAS Sydney’s crew gained invaluable exposure to the Aegis Combat System this week as they trained onboard the United States Navy Destroyer, USS Kidd, during its port visit to Fleet Base East.