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Newcastle’s date with Devastator

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

(L-R) United States Navy's Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator and Australian Warship HMAS Newcastle in the Arabian Gulf. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

(L-R) United States Navy's Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator and Australian Warship HMAS Newcastle in the Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Newcastle has made a rendezvous with the United States Navy’s Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator in the Southern Arabian Gulf.

ADF completing tasks on Manus Island

Published on by SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

 (photo: SGT W. Guthrie)

HMAS Choules at Manus Island HMPNGS Tarangau, Lombrum Naval Base.

The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules has arrived at Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, to support Department of Immigration and Citizenship activities as part of Operation LANDSCAPE.

Stokers fix mission critical equipment in the MEAO

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle sailors Able Seaman Phil Mercieca and Able Seaman Blake Wade hard at work on the ship's degaussing system. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Newcastle sailors Able Seaman Phil Mercieca and Able Seaman Blake Wade hard at work on the ship's degaussing system.

Two Marine Technicians onboard HMAS Newcastle have repaired a mission-critical piece of equipment to allow the Australian warship to continue her operational tasking in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Recruit School graduates first Shipp Division

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

Today, for the first time in history, the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School graduated a recruit division which was named after a sailor. 

Wetherill Park man keeping watch over the health of Melbourne’s crew

Published on by ABIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation SLIPPER. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation SLIPPER.

Lauren Briggs had mixed feelings when she proudly bade her partner, Able Seaman Medic Frank Ojeda, farewell when he left the wharf at Fleet Base East (FBE) last week, as he and his shipmates began their journey to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in HMAS Melbourne.

Happy Father's Day from the Middle East Area of Operations

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152.

The ship’s company of the Australian warship HMAS Newcastle have recorded a series of video messages to say Happy Fathers Day!

Outstanding efforts of Creswell’s crew recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff.

Recognition of the efforts of Navy people is a priority at HMAS Creswell and a recent ‘clear lower deck’ provided an excellent opportunity to congratulate some members of ship’s company on their work.

Is there a doctor in the house?

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author and photographer)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's sickbay. (photo: LCDR Linda Morris)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's sickbay.

Close observers would have been surprised by the embarrassment of riches in HMAS Sydney’s sickbay when the Australian warship was leaving Cairns last Monday.

Strong Navy voice at Indigenous conference

Published on by Mr Michael Rowe (author), LCDR Ian Lumsden (photographer)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN Annual Conference, (L-R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, and CMDR Chris Curtis. (photo: Ian Lumsden)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN Annual Conference, (L-R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, and CMDR Chris Curtis.

Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August.

Decades of service recognised

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Commander Phillip Wayne Bell's exceptional achievement of forty years dedicated service to the Royal Australian Navy was recently recognised when Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN presented CMDR Bell with the Federation Star.