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Commander Shore Force heads west

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (author)

Commander Shoreforce, Captain Brett Chandler, RAN, conducts a discussion with Senior Sailors and an Officer of Fleet Support Unit - West during his visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Shoreforce, Captain Brett Chandler, RAN, conducts a discussion with Senior Sailors and an Officer of Fleet Support Unit - West during his visit to HMAS Stirling.

Commander Shore Force (COMSHORE) Captain Brett Chandler spent a few days visiting the HMAS Stirling units under his command recently.

Defend the Flag and United We Stand

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

The crew of HMAS Ballarat receive their new ball-caps and patches as they prepare to take up their new post on HMAS Anzac after it arrived alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The crew of HMAS Ballarat receive their new ball-caps and patches as they prepare to take up their new post on HMAS Anzac after it arrived alongside Fleet Base West.

Moving offices in the civilian world is a little less complicated and spectacular than the Royal Australian Navy way as was displayed last week at Fleet Base West.

Upgrades provide significant benefits

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Junior and Senior Sailors sorting through returned stores in the new Returns Area at the Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines warehouse, HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Junior and Senior Sailors sorting through returned stores in the new Returns Area at the Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines warehouse, HMAS Stirling.

It has been evolution rather than revolution at Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines over the past year as ongoing upgrades to facilities and an update of procedures at the Fleet Base West warehouse facility significantly increased efficiencies.

NUSHIP Canberra people master Mass Evacuation System training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson (right), prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE systems' Maritime's Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of Sea Training Group, Lieutenant Commander John Moores, RAN, and Warrant Officer Simon Allanson (right), prepare to go down the evacuation slide at BAE systems' Maritime's Landing Helicopter Dock Training Centre in Sydney, NSW.

NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1,400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found out the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System training.

Indigenous names for Navy ships from the first

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), Unknown photographer. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMA Ships Paramatta (I) & Yarra (I). (photo: Unknown. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive.)

HMA Ships Paramatta (I) & Yarra (I).

The Royal Australian Navy has is a long history of naming assets with Indigenous names of aboriginal origin.

Minister visits Australia's two new Landing Helicopter Dock ships

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Marcos Alfonso, LHD Project Director, Captain Craig Bourke, DMO, Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston and Bill Saltzer Director of Maritime for BAE Systems at NUSHIP Canberra, Williamstown, VIC. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Marcos Alfonso, LHD Project Director, Captain Craig Bourke, DMO, Defence Minister Senator the Hon David Johnston and Bill Saltzer Director of Maritime for BAE Systems at NUSHIP Canberra, Williamstown, VIC.

Defence Minister David Johnston visited the Williamstown dockyard where Australia’s two Landing Helicopter Dock ships are being completed and was briefed on progress of the project in the lead up to the commissioning of the first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra.

HMAS Launceston in the right place, at the right time

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Stock Image: HMAS Launceston makes an approach to HMAS Benalla for a light line transfer off the coast of Cairns during the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

Stock Image: HMAS Launceston makes an approach to HMAS Benalla for a light line transfer off the coast of Cairns during the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period.

Three recreational fishermen are grateful for the crew of HMAS Launceston who came to their aid off the Northern Territory coast this month.

Ocean Shield crew commended for top job

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Captain Anthony Rayner with the crew of ADV Ocean Shield after presenting the civilian crew with a Commander Australian Fleet group commendation. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Captain Anthony Rayner with the crew of ADV Ocean Shield after presenting the civilian crew with a Commander Australian Fleet group commendation.

The civilian crew of Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield yesterday received a Commander Australian Fleet commendation for their professional excellence, dedication and esprit-de-corps during their recent service to the Royal Australian Navy.

First World War wreck AE2 recorded and preserved in the Sea of Marmara

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (photographer)

Starboard ballast pump suction and discharge pressure gauges of AE2.  (photo: DSTO)

Starboard ballast pump suction and discharge pressure gauges of AE2.

More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.

New night vision capability for HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author and photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Stock Image: HMAS Newcastle, takes part in Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres with HMAS Parramatta.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Stock Image: HMAS Newcastle, takes part in Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres with HMAS Parramatta.

HMAS Newcastle is the first Adelaide Class Frigate and the second Royal Australian Navy ship to be fitted with new equipment specifically designed to interface with the night vision equipment worn by crews of Navy helicopters.