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Yarra explores the history of her newly awarded battle honour

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Yarra IV makes her way towards East New Britain in Papua New Guinea to commemorate a number of historically significant events that took place at the start of World War I.  (photo: )

HMAS Yarra IV makes her way towards East New Britain in Papua New Guinea to commemorate a number of historically significant events that took place at the start of World War I.

HMAS Yarra is on the way to East New Britain in Papua New Guinea to commemorate a number of historically significant events that took place during World War I. The voyage will take her to the site where HMAS Yarra I earned a Unit Citation for Gallantry, awarded earlier this year.

Fleeting visit to celebrate Darwin’s homecoming

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(3rd Left) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer arrives onboard HMAS Darwin in 'Blackout', the embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(3rd Left) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer arrives onboard HMAS Darwin in 'Blackout', the embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk.

When the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recently returned to its home port of Sydney, it had a special guest embarked: Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar - Navy’s Commander Australian Fleet.

Clearance divers perform heavy-lifting in multi-agency training

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

Members of the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia inspect the car wreck that was retrieved from the Canning River during a training exercise.   (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Members of the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia inspect the car wreck that was retrieved from the Canning River during a training exercise.

Australian Clearance Diving Team Four recently combined with the Western Australia Police Dive Squad, Swan River Trust, Department of Transport and Fire Rescue Service in a combined training activity in Perth.

An 'aggressive' two days for Romeo squadron

Published on by LCDR Todd Glynn (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter armed with Hellfire missiles takes off during Exercise Grey Fox, a major missile firing exercise in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter armed with Hellfire missiles takes off during Exercise Grey Fox, a major missile firing exercise in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter squadron New Squadron 725 has sent another nine Hellfire Missiles off the rails of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Maritime Combat Helicopter during a major missile firing exercise in Jacksonville, Florida.

Governor-General launches national ballot for Young Endeavour 2015 World Voyage

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd.), Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, Commanding Officer Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe, OAM, RAN, and other members of the official party with the STS Young Endeavour crew and representatives of the Young Endeavour alumni in front of the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, as part of the 2015 STS Young Endeavour world voyage launch. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Rtd.), Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, Commanding Officer Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe, OAM, RAN, and other members of the official party with the STS Young Endeavour crew and representatives of the Young Endeavour alumni in front of the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, as part of the 2015 STS Young Endeavour world voyage launch.

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) has launched a national ballot for a world voyage in 2015 by the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

Aviation engineering skill sets on show

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The 2014 Fleet Air Arm Engineering Challenge at 723 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The 2014 Fleet Air Arm Engineering Challenge at 723 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

The annual Navy Engineering Challenge aims to promote teamwork, skill-of-hand and job planning skills amongst technical Sailors and is divided into three skill sets: Mechanical, Electronics, and Aviation.

HMAS Toowoomba intercepts drugs off coast of Africa

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, intercepted from a dhow in the Middle East Region, is counted on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba during Operation Manitou.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, intercepted from a dhow in the Middle East Region, is counted on the flight deck of HMAS Toowoomba during Operation Manitou.

A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated $280 million (AUD).

Father’s Day in a sandy land abroad

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Russell Toohey looks at a photo album of his family while serving on Australian Defence Force operations at Al Minhad Air Base, UAE.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Lieutenant Commander Russell Toohey looks at a photo album of his family while serving on Australian Defence Force operations at Al Minhad Air Base, UAE.

Lieutenant Commander Russell Toohey is one of many Navy fathers serving away from home on Australian Defence Force operations this Fathers Day.

Today, he'll connect with his daughter Emma, 9, over Skype. 

Forest Lake lad in the search for lost WWI submarine

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Alex Lebrun-Footman from HMAS Yarra pauses at the grave site of a fallen sailor at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Rabaul. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Alex Lebrun-Footman from HMAS Yarra pauses at the grave site of a fallen sailor at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Rabaul.

Forest Lake boy, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Alexander Lebrun-Footman has travelled the world since leaving Forest Lake State High School, but his most recent deployment to Papua New Guinea enabled him to be a part of history.

Hornsby sailor proud to be part of search for lost WWI submarine

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Mine Warfare Michael Leahy in the ship's dive boat with HMAS Yarra in the background. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Mine Warfare Michael Leahy in the ship's dive boat with HMAS Yarra in the background.

Hornsby boy, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Mine Warfare Michael Leahy has had a busy twelve months, including a few special days that he considers to be the best of his Navy career, so far.