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Australia’s Deputy Naval Chief receives warm welcome in Padang

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author and photographer)

Australia’s Deputy Chief of NavyRear Admiral Mike Noonan, AM, RAN, poses for photos with enthusiastic locals during the opening parade for Exercise Komodo in the Indonesian city of Padang, West Sumatra. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

Australia’s Deputy Chief of NavyRear Admiral Mike Noonan, AM, RAN, poses for photos with enthusiastic locals during the opening parade for Exercise Komodo in the Indonesian city of Padang, West Sumatra.

Australia’s Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mike Noonan, has experienced the warmest of welcomes during a visit to Padang in West Sumatra.

HMAS Anzac contributes to key exercise in Indonesia

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An Indonesian Navy sailor (TNI-AL) looks on as HMAS Anzac participates in an International Fleet Review, marking the start of Exercise KOMODO, off the Indonesian city of Padang, West Sumatra. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

An Indonesian Navy sailor (TNI-AL) looks on as HMAS Anzac participates in an International Fleet Review, marking the start of Exercise KOMODO, off the Indonesian city of Padang, West Sumatra.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Anzac has flown the flag for improved maritime trust and cooperation joining ships from 23 nations for Exercise KOMODO off Padang in West Sumatra over the past week.

HMAS Anzac’s tribute to HMAS Sydney (II)

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HMAS Anzac held a memorial service for HMAS Sydney II during a South East Asia Deployment, Ship's Company gave their respects with a one minute silence. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Anzac held a memorial service for HMAS Sydney II during a South East Asia Deployment, Ship's Company gave their respects with a one minute silence.

A memorial ceremony was held onboard HMAS Anzac on 5 April near the resting place of HMAS Sydney II in the Indian Ocean to commemorate the tragic loss of the ship with all hands 75 years ago.  

Preparing young women for leadership roles in the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LCPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seamen Aaron Scott explains the layout of HMAS Ballarat to participants in the Women in Navy Leadership Camp. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seamen Aaron Scott explains the layout of HMAS Ballarat to participants in the Women in Navy Leadership Camp.

The Royal Australian Navy has hosted a Defence work experience activity designed to attract future female Navy leaders.

Bikes on show for good cause

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

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, with his bike at HMAS Stirling's Show and Shine which was held at the Off Watch Centre; raising funds for the Prostrate Cancer Foundation of Australia and to support Long Ride 2016, a charity bike ride held to raise funds to help find a cure for the cancer. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, with his bike at HMAS Stirling's Show and Shine which was held at the Off Watch Centre; raising funds for the Prostrate Cancer Foundation of Australia and to support Long Ride 2016, a charity bike ride held to raise funds to help find a cure for the cancer.

With an easterly sea breeze and revving engines combined, naval marine technicians and civilian motor enthusiasts alike could not be kept away from HMAS Stirling as they hosted  its first 'Show and Shine' motorcycle show. 

Perth sailors strengthen City of Perth ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, and members of HMAS Perth's ships company met with The Right Honourable, The  Lord Mayor of Perth, Lisa Scaffidi, MP, to exchange gifts at her offices in the City of Perth, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Perth, Captain Ivan Ingham, AM, RAN, and members of HMAS Perth's ships company met with The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Perth, Lisa Scaffidi, MP, to exchange gifts at her offices in the City of Perth, Western Australia.

HMAS Perth will take pieces of its namesake city across the world when the frigate deploys later this year after an exchange of gifts with City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

Indigenous heritage on show in Jakarta

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Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group (from L to R) ABBM Arthur Bagie, ABBM Jiorde Lenroy, (back) ABBM Thomas Fuji and ABBM Alan Patterson conduct a welcome dance in front of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, during the opening ceremony for the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Bungaree dancers have just completed a week-long visit to Jakarta, performing at several high profile events (photo: Graham Crouch)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group (from L to R) ABBM Arthur Bagie, ABBM Jiorde Lenroy, (back) ABBM Thomas Fuji and ABBM Alan Patterson conduct a welcome dance in front of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, during the opening ceremony for the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Bungaree dancers have just completed a week-long visit to Jakarta, performing at several high profile events

Navy’s Bungaree Dancers have recently completed a week-long visit to Jakarta, performing at several high profile events.

Engineering NETworking

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon McCowan (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Captain Matt Hudson, RAN, introduces the first Naval Engineering Talk at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Captain Matt Hudson, RAN, introduces the first Naval Engineering Talk at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.

It is widely known that networking and knowledge sharing is vital for the success of individuals and organisations to grow, change, and innovate within their fields.

Almost a century of training at Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN (left) and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN (left) and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations, Victoria.

April Fools’ Day is often one of the most light-hearted days of the year. With a long tradition of pranksters competing for the ultimate hoax one might wonder who would seriously consider choosing the day as a ‘birthday’, but at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria, it’s a day to be celebrated as the day Navy’s largest training establishment was commissioned in 1921. 

Working together for better outcomes

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Leigh Watson (author), CPL David Gibbs (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

A pair of C-130J Hercules over fly a Royal Australian Navy Collins-Class Submarine. (photo: CPL David Gibbs)

A pair of C-130J Hercules over fly a Royal Australian Navy Collins-Class Submarine.

Mastering multiple domains in times of peace or war is the way ahead for increased joint effects for Defence.