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Chief of Navy thankful to Brisbane Firefighters for ship fire response

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), 7 News (photographer)

Smoke from a fire onboard HMAS Bundaberg bellows from a maintenance shed in Hemmant, Brisbane. (photo: 7 News)

Smoke from a fire onboard HMAS Bundaberg bellows from a maintenance shed in Hemmant, Brisbane.

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy says he is thankful to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service for their efforts to extinguish a serious fire onboard the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg, in Brisbane, yesterday.

Labuan bids final farewell to Ballina

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), Mr B O'Heire (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Labuan Commanding Officer, Lieutenant James Carroll leads his ship's company through Ballina for a Freedom of Entry march. (photo: Mr Bob O'Heire)

HMAS Labuan Commanding Officer, Lieutenant James Carroll leads his ship's company through Ballina for a Freedom of Entry march.

Royal Australian Navy Ship, HMAS Labuan has exercised her right to Freedom of Entry one last time in the New South Wales town of Ballina.

USN Midshipmen Down Under

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), MIDN Hayden Marsh (author), MIDN Ciara Roseberry (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

United States Navy Midshipman Hayden Marsh and Ciara Roseberry take in sea life during their exchange posting opportunity onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

United States Navy Midshipman Hayden Marsh and Ciara Roseberry take in sea life during their exchange posting opportunity onboard HMAS Parramatta.

For three weeks in July and August, the Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Parramatta hosted two United States Navy Midshipmen as part of a foreign exchange program between Chief of Navy, and the Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy.

HMAS Parramatta honours a legend of the past

Published on by CMDR Andrew Willis (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The guard fires three times as the ashes of Harold and Pearl Moss are committed to sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The guard fires three times as the ashes of Harold and Pearl Moss are committed to sea.

Off the NSW coast, HMAS Parramatta gathered as a ship to honour and farewell a legend of the past - Harold Moss and his wife Pearl.

Fleet Commander celebrates the west

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer meets with members of HMAS Toowoomba's ships company during his first visit to HMAS Stirling since taking on the role in June 2014. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer meets with members of HMAS Toowoomba's ships company during his first visit to HMAS Stirling since taking on the role in June 2014.

Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commander Australian Fleet, journeyed west recently to visit ships alongside at Fleet Base West and the various training and support units within HMAS Stirling.

Tarakan visits Bowen for the last time

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), Whitsunday Regional Council (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Members of the official party for HMAS Tarakan's Freedom of Entry to Bowen pose for a photo after the march. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen (left to right), Whitsunday Regional Council Division One Councellor Jan Clifford, Deputy Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Andrew Willcox, Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott McCartney, Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Jennifer Whitney, Commanding Officer HMAS Tarakan Lieutenant James Carroll. Image courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council. (photo: Whitsunday Regional Council)

Members of the official party for HMAS Tarakan's Freedom of Entry to Bowen pose for a photo after the march. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen (left to right), Whitsunday Regional Council Division One Councellor Jan Clifford, Deputy Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Andrew Willcox, Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott McCartney, Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Jennifer Whitney, Commanding Officer HMAS Tarakan Lieutenant James Carroll. Image courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council.

Royal Australian Navy ship, HMAS Tarakan has berthed alongside the North Queensland town of Bowen for the final time before she is decommissioned later this year.

Melbourne fly team in action

Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

Participants of the Air Capable Course recover a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

Participants of the Air Capable Course recover a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

On 23 June 2014 five members from HMAS Melbourne’s Maritime Logistics Department attended the Royal Australian Navy’s Air Capable Course at HMAS Albatross on the south coast of New South Wales.

First week for Weapons Electrical Engineers in Newcastle

Published on by SBLT Mark Lawley (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer), LSIS Hannah Stiles (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle loads ammunition including missiles at Eden, New South Wales, in preparation for a Combat System Alignment and Sea Qualification Trial. (photo: LSIS Hannah Stiles)

HMAS Newcastle loads ammunition including missiles at Eden, New South Wales, in preparation for a Combat System Alignment and Sea Qualification Trial.

As HMAS Newcastle prepared to sail on a busy day in June, Lieutenant Nathan Tabke and Sub-Lieutenant Mark Lawley joined the ship as new Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineer Officers.

Canberra’s landing craft coxswains demonstrate new skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN visited a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft to witness first hand its capability. This contractor provided training is being delivered to NUSHIP Canberra personnel ahead of the Landing Craft being handed over to Defence in the coming months. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN visited a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft to witness first hand its capability. This contractor provided training is being delivered to NUSHIP Canberra personnel ahead of the Landing Craft being handed over to Defence in the coming months.

Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.

Navy Logistics Officer ends landlocked mission

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

Navy Commander (left) Greg Swinden, Redeployment Fusion Cell Logistics Planner, receives his certificate of appreciation from Major General Craig Orme, Commander Joint Task Force 633. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Navy Commander (left) Greg Swinden, Redeployment Fusion Cell Logistics Planner, receives his certificate of appreciation from Major General Craig Orme, Commander Joint Task Force 633.

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Commander Greg Swinden, has recently returned from his third deployment to Operation SLIPPER marking the end to one of the biggest jobs for Australia in the decade-long Afghan war’s history.