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Chief of Navy Message

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus. (photo: )

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett provides his latest message for Navy personnel, recorded during a visit to HMAS Cerberus.

HMAS Cerberus Welcomes Country

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country Plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country Plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus gathered its people to recognise the traditional owners of the Cerberus land by officially unveiling an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians plaque, observing a Welcome to Country and being part of an Indigenous smoke ceremony.

HMAS Parramatta conducts port visit to Solomon Islands

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Chris Saville (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Joel Marrison leads the Ceremonial Guard in a Ceremonial Sunset on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta for more than 90 guests, including the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, The Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo and His Excellency, High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Andrew Byrne, while HMAS Parramatta is berthed alongside Honiara, Solomon Islands, during Operation Solania. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Joel Marrison leads the Ceremonial Guard in a Ceremonial Sunset on the flight deck of HMAS Parramatta for more than 90 guests, including the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, The Hon Gordon Darcy Lilo and His Excellency, High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Mr Andrew Byrne, while HMAS Parramatta is berthed alongside Honiara, Solomon Islands, during Operation Solania.

In support of Operation SOLANIA, HMAS Parramatta conducted a port visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands from 11 - 14 July, to assist in maritime surveillance of the South Pacific Region as coordinated through the Pacific Island Forum Agency.

NUSQN 725 Successfully launches first Mk 54 torpedo

Published on by CMDR Dave Frost (author), LEUT Jakob Kapelj (photographer)

A MH-60R 'Romeo' Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725, loaded with a Mk 54 torpedo during a firing serial in Florida, United States of America. (photo: LEUT Jakob Kapelj)

A MH-60R 'Romeo' Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725, loaded with a Mk 54 torpedo during a firing serial in Florida, United States of America.

In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC).

Plenty of air time for helicopter fleet

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Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Fleet Air Arm has notched up 10,399 hours of air time during the 2013-2014 financial year, the highest number of flying hours since 1991.

808 first birthday

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commanding Officer 808 Squadron Commander Adrian Capner and the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Bradley Hickey, cut the 808 Squadron's 1st birthday cake during the squadron's birthday celebrations. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Commanding Officer 808 Squadron Commander Adrian Capner and the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Bradley Hickey, cut the 808 Squadron's 1st birthday cake during the squadron's birthday celebrations.

On July 11 2013 808 Squadron and the MRH 90 'Taipan' Multi-Role Helicopter were inducted into the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm with the words: “The commissioning of 808 Squadron is a significant milestone for the Navy as we formally welcome into service a new generation maritime support helicopter that not only replaces the retired Sea Kings, but delivers new capabilities and a capacity to meet emerging requirements in the future.”

 

Navy Cadets explore life in the Navy with HMAS Brunei

Published on by LEUT Brenton-James Glover (author), LEUT Des Paroz (author), PONPC Nathan Darvill (photographer), LSBM Jason Westcott (photographer)

Crews of both HMAS BRUNEI and TS NORFOLK after the days activities. (photo: LSBM Jason Westcott)

Crews of both HMAS BRUNEI and TS NORFOLK after the days activities.

Adventure and fun are cornerstones of the Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), so it was fitting that 45 members and seven staff from the ANC’s Training Ship Norfolk recently visited Cairns and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Brunei.

The ANZAC spirit lives on the long road to Gallipoli

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

Crew of HMAS Ballarat watch as HMAS Anzac prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West after undergoing an upgrade at Henderson Naval Base in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Crew of HMAS Ballarat watch as HMAS Anzac prepares to come alongside Fleet Base West after undergoing an upgrade at Henderson Naval Base in Western Australia.

The lead Anzac Class Frigate, HMAS Anzac is commencing the harbour acceptance trials phase of her Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade and has achieved a significant milestone along her journey of returning to sea - returning to HMAS Stirling.

NUSQN 725 sharpens warfare skills

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Four Royal Australian Navy crews from NUSQN 725 completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) alongside their US Navy counterparts in Florida, USA. 
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Four Royal Australian Navy crews from NUSQN 725 completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) alongside their US Navy counterparts in Florida, USA.

Aircrew from NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.

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.