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Maningrida survey for Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Peyton Carey (author and photographer)

 Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT. (photo: ABHSO Carey)

Hydrographic Crew White conduct survey operations within vicinity of Maningrida, NT.

During October and November, eight members of Hydrographic crew White (embarked in HMAS Melville), deployed on the first detached boat camp conducted for several years. 

Mine clearance specialists tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Crew members of HMAS Gascoyne launch a Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicle during Exercise OCEAN RAIDER. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members of HMAS Gascoyne launch a Double Eagle Mine Disposal Vehicle during Exercise OCEAN RAIDER.

The headquarters of the Royal Australian Navy’s mine warfare capability proved it could lead a push from the sea into a conflict area and secure the waters for follow-on forces recently. 

Depth sounder assistance to New Zealand

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

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support. (photo: LADS Phot)

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight meet New Zealand Defence Force counterparts on arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand to assist with post earthquake recovery support.

The Royal Australian Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand.

Alliance strong above and below the water

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Australia and the United States have had an existing framework of collaboration in the development of submarine combat systems and torpedoes for many years, as well as a long history of at-sea exercises.

Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s newest officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alan Trent (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

New Entry Officers Course 55 present arms during their Graduation ceremony at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officers Course 55 present arms during their Graduation ceremony at HMAS Creswell.

Nineteen weeks since walking through the gates of HMAS Creswell to start initial training, 85 officers have graduated into the Royal Australian Navy. 

Training across the Tasman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux conduct a damage control exercise during a passage (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux conduct a damage control exercise during a passage

The crew of HMAS Dechaineux made good use of their recent transit to New Zealand, conducting collective training and qualifying five submariners.

Indian visit a Goa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Greg Payne (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India.

HMAS Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit. 

Task group sails to Bass Strait

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.

Support for families on the move

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant James Tew with his wife Christine and daughter on completion of his ADFA graduation. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant James Tew with his wife Christine and daughter on completion of his ADFA graduation.

The end of the year is a busy time for a variety of reasons but for lots of Defence families, it means a change of scenery as personnel post across the state, continent, or the globe.

Words from the Navy's most Senior Sailor

Published on by Warrant Officer - Navy Gary Wight (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight inspects members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight inspects members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight reflects on his first seven months in the job and the successes of Navy people in 2016.