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Flying high for Navy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

(l-r) Acting Sub-Lieutenant Brendan Schofield, Sub-Lieutenant Stewart Parr, Sub-Lieutenant Edward Costigan and Lieutenant Sarah McWilliam (Royal New Zealand Navy) on completion of the No.67 Aviation Warfare Officer Course. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Acting Sub-Lieutenant Brendan Schofield, Sub-Lieutenant Stewart Parr, Sub-Lieutenant Edward Costigan and Lieutenant Sarah McWilliam (Royal New Zealand Navy) on completion of the No.67 Aviation Warfare Officer Course.

There's a strong naval presence in Gippsland, Victoria, in the skies rather than the water.

Changing of the Guard

Published on by WO William Mansfield (author)

After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church (left) hands over to is Lieutenant Commander Mark Janiszewski  (photo: Unknown)

After an illustrious forty year career Lieutenant Commander Greg Church (left) hands over to is Lieutenant Commander Mark Janiszewski

On 17 December Fleet Support Unit–West at HMAS Stirling said goodbye to a stalwart and welcomed a new face.

Science and design aid comfort

Published on by LCDR Emma McDonald-Kerr (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, is scanned during Royal Australian Navy Anthropometrics at HMAS Stirling Health Centre, Rockingham (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, is scanned during Royal Australian Navy Anthropometrics at HMAS Stirling Health Centre, Rockingham

Efforts to build a Navy avatar are off to a flying start with more than 500 west coast-based officers and sailors taking the challenge to their east coast compatriots.
Defence Trial 922 (DT 922) involves the anthropometric (body shape and size) measurement of Navy personnel, with the aim of collecting data on more than 1,500 members.

Mapping out an icy summer

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

The Casey Hydrography team for 2014/15 season, from left to right LCDR Geoff Walker (OIC DGST), Dean Forrest, LSHSO Hannah Lee, ABHSO Glen Cooksey, Chris Carson, on board the RV Howard Burton with Casey in the background. (photo: Unknown)

The Casey Hydrography team for 2014/15 season, from left to right LCDR Geoff Walker (OIC DGST), Dean Forrest, LSHSO Hannah Lee, ABHSO Glen Cooksey, Chris Carson, on board the RV Howard Burton with Casey in the background.

This summer, a multidisciplinary team of scientists and Navy hydrographic surveyors attempted to uncover the secrets of the icy depths of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

US Chief of Naval Operations visits Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, United States Navy, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, lay wreaths at the USS Peary Memorial in Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, United States Navy, and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, lay wreaths at the USS Peary Memorial in Darwin, Northern Territory.

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathon Greenert has paid his respects at the USS Peary memorial during a recent visit to Darwin.

First aid a must at sea

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Ship's Medical Emergency Team member, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Operations Support (Steward) John Baguio in the resuscitation room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Ship's Medical Emergency Team member, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Operations Support (Steward) John Baguio in the resuscitation room onboard HMAS Canberra.

Despite having one of the most advanced medical facilities in the fleet, first aid is still vital for life at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.

Up for the challenge

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Sea Training Groups Fleet Executive Officer, Commander Darron Rowe RAN, briefs HMAS Melbourne's Ships Company prior to sailing for week one of the ships Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Sea Training Groups Fleet Executive Officer, Commander Darron Rowe RAN, briefs HMAS Melbourne's Ships Company prior to sailing for week one of the ships Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Early morning on 19 January, HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding Officer, Commander William Waters mustered his crew on the flight deck in anticipation of a testing day.

A century of military aviation on show

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Matthew Dufty marshals a MRH90 Taipan helicopter onto the flight deck of NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Matthew Dufty marshals a MRH90 Taipan helicopter onto the flight deck of NUSHIP Canberra.

The Australian International Airshow at Avalon is back and will be bigger and better than ever with Navy having a significant footprint at the aviation showcase.

It's ‘magic’

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

HMAS Canberra's Well Dock receives the first of four of the ship's Landing Craft for the very first time. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Canberra's Well Dock receives the first of four of the ship's Landing Craft for the very first time.

The idea of a ship letting 4,200 tonnes, or 4.2 million litres of water into a large space inside its stern may sound crazy, but for the Landing Helicopter Dock, that is exactly what happens when the ship 'docks down'.

Underway and all smiles

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

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Christopher Boehm and Chief Petty Officer Jim Soar check procedures in the Aft Engine Room as HMAS Canberra prepares to sail from Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Christopher Boehm and Chief Petty Officer Jim Soar check procedures in the Aft Engine Room as HMAS Canberra prepares to sail from Fleet Base East, Sydney.

There was a quiet and controlled buzz of excitement throughout HMAS Canberra as the 400 strong ship’s company prepared her for sailing for the first time in December.