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Darwin still sailing strong

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Her Majesty's Australian Ship Darwin, prepares to come alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin in 2016.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Her Majesty's Australian Ship Darwin, prepares to come alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin in 2016.

Guided missile frigate, HMAS Darwin had a jam-packed 2016 with the frigate deployed on two operations and working with a number of foreign navies across the globe - proof that the old girl still has the goods, going into her 33rd year of service.

Jack Tar meets Jack Frost in Antarctic survey

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michael Kumpis (author)

Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel, Wyatt Earp, for Operation Southern Discovery. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman McKee preparing the Antarctic Survey Vessel, Wyatt Earp, for Operation Southern Discovery.

When Leading Seaman Marine Technician Shaun McKee joined the Navy he never anticipated that he would be located on the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent in the world.

Arunta replenishes as part of Combined Maritime Force

Published on by Lieutenant Pat Velu (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region.

Deployed to the Middle East region, HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, in company with United States Naval Ship Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer.

Arunta boarding training with the US Coast Guard

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Owen Grylls (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.

HMAS Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after commencing operations in the Middle East honing their skills for future patrols.

Strengthening relationships for Manitou mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Steven Christensen (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman.

Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.

Amphibious assurance honoured

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Commander Richard Westoby briefs troops before conducting M1A1 Abrams battle tank trials onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: POIS Paul Mccallum)

Commander Richard Westoby briefs troops before conducting M1A1 Abrams battle tank trials onboard HMAS Adelaide.

Former Royal Marine, Commander Richard Westoby has received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for meritorious service in the field of amphibious warfare development.

Quiet achievers rewarded

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Abbey Johnson is presented an Australia Day Medallion and Certificate by Commodore Jonathan Sadleir, AM, RAN, during a small ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Abbey Johnson is presented an Australia Day Medallion and Certificate by Commodore Jonathan Sadleir, AM, RAN, during a small ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The people that are the glue holding the Australian Navy together on a daily basis have again been recognised with the presentation of Australia Day Achievement Medallions.

Keeping calm under fire saves lives

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.  (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.

Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Supercars sailors at action stations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy incoming and outgoing members of the Prodrive Racing outplacement program (from left) outgoing Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster, the Prodrive Racing Team Manger Chris O'Toole, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jeremy Rupnik and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Mark Richards at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The Royal Australian Navy incoming and outgoing members of the Prodrive Racing outplacement program (from left) outgoing Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Kyle Best, Able Seaman Avionics Technician Aircraft Aaron Armbruster, the Prodrive Racing Team Manger Chris O'Toole, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Tenae Drummond, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jeremy Rupnik and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Mark Richards at the Pro Drive Racing Australia Display Centre, Campbellfield, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy’s partnership with high-performance motor racing raced into its sixth year with a new batch of technical sailors posting into the Prodrive Racing Australia garage.

Pursuit of excellence propels Chief into Honours List

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Chief Petty Officer Gregory Fletcher was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious devotion to duty in the field of propulsion management in HMAS Perth (HMAS Ballarat pictured).
  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Chief Petty Officer Gregory Fletcher was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious devotion to duty in the field of propulsion management in HMAS Perth (HMAS Ballarat pictured).

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Greg Fletcher's devotion to duty and pursuit of engineering excellence has earned him a Conspicuous Service Medal in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.