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100 year bond never broken

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

HMAS Arunta approaches HMAS Sirius for replenishment at sea, enroute to Albany, Western Australia. (photo: SBLT Jake Leonard)

HMAS Arunta approaches HMAS Sirius for replenishment at sea, enroute to Albany, Western Australia.

Sirius and Arunta, and Te Kaha have met in Bass Strait during their passage to Albany, in preparation for the centenary of Anzac commemorations commencing 31 October.

Canberra's Damage Control instructors under the spotlight

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Wesley Intihar from Sea Training Group observes members of NUSHIP Canberra's duty watch during a damage control exercise. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Wesley Intihar from Sea Training Group observes members of NUSHIP Canberra's duty watch during a damage control exercise.

NUSHIP Canberra's team of Damage Control Instructors have been under the spotlight during the first Landing Helicopter Dock's (LHD) duty watch certification recently.

First LHD Duty Watches certified

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra and NUSHIP Adelaide sit alongside the Naval Dockyard Williamstown, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

NUSHIP Canberra and NUSHIP Adelaide sit alongside the Naval Dockyard Williamstown, Victoria.

The motivation and mood within NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company has lifted another notch after the ship’s first four duty watch teams were endorsed to take responsibility for the safety and security of the ship in harbour.

Larrakia deployment complete

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

"On this spot, Palo, Leyte, General Douglas Macarthur returned to the Philippines on 20 October 1944 and personally led the swift drive against the Japanese Forces in the Philippines. President Sergio Osmena and some members of the government-in-exile arrived with General Macarthur and proceeded to reorganise restore and administer the government of the commonwealth of the Philippines. Declared a national historical landmark 2004."

After steaming 6,368 nautical miles, taking part in Exercise LUMBAS 14, commemorating 70 years since the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, and visiting four South East Asian ports, HMAS Larrakia (with crew Attack Four embarked) has returned to Darwin Naval Base.

 

CO takes HMAS Success to sea for one last week

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Chris Straughan, presents a farewell gift to out-going Commanding Officer, Captain Allison Norris, on behalf of the ship's company, in a small ceremony at sea off the coast of Victoria. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Executive Officer HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Chris Straughan, presents a farewell gift to out-going Commanding Officer, Captain Allison Norris, on behalf of the ship's company, in a small ceremony at sea off the coast of Victoria.

HMAS Success proceeded to sea for the first time in just over two months on 13 October, but for Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris, it was with mixed emotions as it signified the last week of her command.

Simulation exercise success

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Track Supervisor, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor, keeps her team on task during Exercise Triton Simulation 2014 at HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Track Supervisor, Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor, keeps her team on task during Exercise Triton Simulation 2014 at HMAS Watson.

HMA Ships Sydney, Perth and Melbourne successfully completed the first Exercise TRITON SIMULATION 2014 between 13-17 October.

JDS Kirisame arrives in Fleet Base West

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame alongside at Fleet Base West ahead of her participation in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Japanese Defence Ship Kirisame alongside at Fleet Base West ahead of her participation in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Japanese Defense Ship Kirisame arrived at Fleet Base West on 24 October ahead of her participation in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Newcastle manoeuvres training outcome

Published on by LEUT Clinton Walters (author), SBLT Gideon Watkin (author), ABEW Spencer (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle on the bridge wing during Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Rankin in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABEW Spencer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle on the bridge wing during Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with HMAS Rankin in the West Australian Exercise Area.

While supporting HMAS Rankin’s unit readiness evaluation in the West Australian Exercise Area recently, HMAS Newcastle had the unique opportunity to consolidate anti-submarine warfare skills completed during their unit readiness workup in September. 

Rescue agencies foster friendship

Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), LSCIS Wesley Botten (photographer)

HMAS Launceston hosted members from the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Australia and Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT), while alongside at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. 

From left: Mr Cameron Heathwood (RCC); Mr Dion Curtis, RANR (RCC), Mr Tony Snelling (CEO SLSNT); Mr Chris Duryea (RCC); Commanding Officer Attack Two, Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes; Mr Sam Edwards (SLSNT); Lieutenant Aaron Cochrane. (photo: LSCIS Wesley Botten)

HMAS Launceston hosted members from the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Australia and Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT), while alongside at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. From left: Mr Cameron Heathwood (RCC); Mr Dion Curtis, RANR (RCC), Mr Tony Snelling (CEO SLSNT); Mr Chris Duryea (RCC); Commanding Officer Attack Two, Lieutenant Commander Steven Noakes; Mr Sam Edwards (SLSNT); Lieutenant Aaron Cochrane.

Navy is regularly called upon to support search and rescue activities across Australia, and it is vital that all organisations involved understand each other's capabilities.

Arunta and Parramatta visit Melbourne

Published on by LEUT Alan Clarke (author), LEUT Edwin Goh (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of the HMAS Arunta Association stand with crew members of HMAS Arunta in front of HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta, Station Pier, Melbourne, Victoria. From left: Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Liam Bromley, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Richard Petrie, Mr Wal Bennett, Mr Colin Folan and Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Arunta, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of the HMAS Arunta Association stand with crew members of HMAS Arunta in front of HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta, Station Pier, Melbourne, Victoria. From left: Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Liam Bromley, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Richard Petrie, Mr Wal Bennett, Mr Colin Folan and Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Arunta, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley.

HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta visited Melbourne 17-20 October, coinciding with the centenary of the departure of convoys for the First World War from Port Phillip Bay.