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Choules takes the cake

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Chris Aulmann with Seaman Kelam Nona (middle) and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Jesse Hadley cutting the cake for Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules Birthday. (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Chris Aulmann with Seaman Kelam Nona (middle) and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Jesse Hadley cutting the cake for Chief Petty Officer Claude Choules Birthday.

For one Australian Navy ship March has been a milestone month. Hot on the heels of marking the Navy's 115th birthday, the ship's company of HMAS Choules celebrated what would have been the 115th birthday of their namesake.

Antarctic rescue mission for stranded squirrels

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSATA Tim Graham (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

AS350 Squirrel Helicopters belonging to the Australian Antarctic Division, are prepared by 723 Squadron Aviation Technician Airframe maintainers, for transport back to Australia in 36 Squadron RAAF C-17 Globemaster III, A41-213. (photo: LSATA Tim Graham)

AS350 Squirrel Helicopters belonging to the Australian Antarctic Division, are prepared by 723 Squadron Aviation Technician Airframe maintainers, for transport back to Australia in 36 Squadron RAAF C-17 Globemaster III, A41-213.

Do you have a Squirrel helicopter you need recovered from Antarctica? Who you gonna call?...Who else but 723 Squadron!

Coast series not complete without Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

723 Squadron pilot, Lieutenant Mark Green is interviewed by Great Southern Television for the Coast Australia documentary program. (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron pilot, Lieutenant Mark Green is interviewed by Great Southern Television for the Coast Australia documentary program.

Navy will again feature in the upcoming series of ‘Coast Australia’ - this time in an episode that focuses on Jervis Bay on the New South Wales south coast.

Innovation across the Submarine Force

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Lieutenant Karin Leepere with Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster near Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Lieutenant Karin Leepere with Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster near Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

The wellbeing of junior submariners is the focus of an innovative program which has been created and coordinated by a junior officer and a Chief Petty Officer from the Submarine Force at HMAS Stirling.

Choules connects with Cocos Islands School

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

SBLT Christopher Liszka shows the Cocos Keeling Secondary School students the various consoles onboard HMAS Choules bridge. (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall )

SBLT Christopher Liszka shows the Cocos Keeling Secondary School students the various consoles onboard HMAS Choules bridge.

HMAS Choules has welcomed students and staff from Cocos Islands District High School for a tour the ship while at anchor off the Cocos (Keeling) Islands recently.

No Greenhorns in Green Team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Members of Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Members of Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels at HMAS Coonawarra.

With more than 200 combined years of experience, the members of the Sea Training Unit – Minor War Vessels know a thing or two about ‘small boat’ operations.

Keeping the sea lanes, mine-free lanes

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Able Seaman Joshua Hilliard and Able Seaman Peter Dixon prepare for the final 60 metre dive, against the dramatic backdrop of Balls Pyramid, adjacent to Lord Howe Island
 (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Joshua Hilliard and Able Seaman Peter Dixon prepare for the final 60 metre dive, against the dramatic backdrop of Balls Pyramid, adjacent to Lord Howe Island

Divers attached to Royal Australian Navy minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne, have spent a week conducting deep water diving operations training in the crystal waters off Lord Howe Island.

Kayaking to keep fit to fight

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Kuttabul raft their kayaks together to allow Petty Officer Mathew McDonald to move between Kayaks during the introduction to kayaking lesson at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney NSW. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from HMAS Kuttabul raft their kayaks together to allow Petty Officer Mathew McDonald to move between Kayaks during the introduction to kayaking lesson at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney NSW.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer has challenged all Commanding Officers to promote physical fitness within their commands through encouragement of participation in sport and outdoor activities.

HMAS Mermaid visits old friend to test new technology

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michael Casey (author)

Full density colour image of HMAS Warrnambool on the ocean floor. (photo: Unknown)

Full density colour image of HMAS Warrnambool on the ocean floor.

While conducting hydrographic survey work in Far North Queensland recently, Survey Motor Launch HMAS Mermaid  made a brief detour to conduct a condition assessment of the wreck of HMAS Warrnambool (I).

Birdies hone anti-submarine warfare skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

725 Squadron's MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter conducts a DIPEX serial in the Jervis Bay area. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

725 Squadron's MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter conducts a DIPEX serial in the Jervis Bay area.

Over the past two weeks, aviation personnel from the Royal Australian Navy’s 725 Squadron based at HMAS Albatross, have been conducting anti-submarine warfare exercises with submarine, HMAS Rankin, off Jervis Bay.