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HMAS Success welcomes new Commanding Officer

Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Captain Allison Norris (right) hands over the 'weight' to in-coming Commanding Officer, Captain Justin Jones, in a ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Captain Allison Norris (right) hands over the 'weight' to in-coming Commanding Officer, Captain Justin Jones, in a ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

As HMAS Success began the last phase of her preparation for a lengthy deployment in November, the ship’s company welcomed a new Commanding Officer.

Symbolic departure marks century since WWI convoy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Crowds gather to observe Naval Ships from Australia, New Zealand and Japan in King George Sound during the symbolic convoy departure as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Crowds gather to observe Naval Ships from Australia, New Zealand and Japan in King George Sound during the symbolic convoy departure as part of the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

A flotilla of Navy ships was a magnificent spectacle in King George Sound, Albany, as the nation marked 100 years since ships departed with soldiers destined for the battlefields of the First World War.

HMAS Success deploys to Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Family and friends of HMAS Success line the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney to farewell the ship and her crew as they sailed for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Family and friends of HMAS Success line the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney to farewell the ship and her crew as they sailed for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island in Sydney today for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region to provide logistic support for coalition forces as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Toowoomba seizes major heroin haul worth $A155 million

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party search a dhow as part of their mission to disrupt the funding of international terrorism and piracy. (photo: LSIS James Whittle )

HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party search a dhow as part of their mission to disrupt the funding of international terrorism and piracy.

HMAS Toowoomba has intercepted a vessel carrying approximately 388 kilograms of heroin in international waters off the east coast of Africa.

Australian Navy to take leadership position with counterterrorism taskforce

Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay, RCN (author), CPL Chris Ringius (photographer)

Seven Royal Australian Navy members of the Combined Maritime Forces Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 at Juno Towers - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (photo: Cpl Chris Ringius)

Seven Royal Australian Navy members of the Combined Maritime Forces Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 at Juno Towers - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Seven Royal Australian Navy members left Australia this week to embed with the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) in the Middle East.

Strathpine sailor helps render safe

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Annaleise Easlea raises the pennant flag during a sunset ceremony onboard HMAS Choules, in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Seaman Communication and Information Systems sailor Annaleise Easlea raises the pennant flag during a sunset ceremony onboard HMAS Choules, in Jervis Bay.

The lifestyle that comes with a career in the Royal Australian Navy appealed the most to Annaleise Easlea when she enlisted at age 20.

Divers on task for G20

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from the Mine Warfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team and Clearance Dive Team One gather following successful completion of an underwater search task using sonar equipment on the Brisbane River. (Clockwise from left: Able Seaman Mine Warfare Dion Harlacz, Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Jonathan Geldof, Lieutenant Principal Warfare Officer Sean Aitken, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Chris Cross, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Jamie Anderson and Able Seaman Mine Warfare Nimai Walsh) (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy members from the Mine Warfare Geospatial Deployable Systems Team and Clearance Dive Team One gather following successful completion of an underwater search task using sonar equipment on the Brisbane River. (Clockwise from left: Able Seaman Mine Warfare Dion Harlacz, Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Jonathan Geldof, Lieutenant Principal Warfare Officer Sean Aitken, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Chris Cross, Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Jamie Anderson and Able Seaman Mine Warfare Nimai Walsh)

Navy’s role in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders’ Summit Security Task Force is helping to keep the Brisbane River safe.

International Partnership at Sea - International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2014

Published on by WOCSMMW Andy Perry (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy mine warfare specialists stand in front of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S Fifth Fleet Headquarters in the Middle East. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy mine warfare specialists stand in front of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S Fifth Fleet Headquarters in the Middle East.

A small team of mine warfare specialists recently deployed under Operation MANITOU as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. The focus of the exercise involved countering sea mines and developing international partnerships.

HMAS Choules central to Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, is seen at anchor off the coast of Bougainville during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

The Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, is seen at anchor off the coast of Bougainville during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

At anchor two kilometres off the coast of Bougainville sits HMAS Choules, the Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, a 180 metre long, 16,000 tonne vessel, currently providing significant life support to almost 450 Australian and international defence force personnel deployed on Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

Church bell to ring again following assistance from Operation RENDER SAFE 2014

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Now a clear space with spire and altar repositioned, the former Catholic Mission Church site in Torokina, Bougainville, was cleared of structural debris following two days of work by members of HMAS CHOULES ship's company during Operation RENDER SAFE 14. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Now a clear space with spire and altar repositioned, the former Catholic Mission Church site in Torokina, Bougainville, was cleared of structural debris following two days of work by members of HMAS CHOULES ship's company during Operation RENDER SAFE 14.

Operation RENDER SAFE 2014, currently underway in the Torokina district of Bougainville, is not just about disposing of Explosive Remnants of War.