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Adelaide meets her twin - in LEGO!

Published on by LCDR Mark Fullick (author), Mr Sean McPhillips (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship's company located at the BAE Williamstown construction facility in Melbourne Victoria, were recently treated with an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship, the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) constructed entirely out of LEGO. (From left) Executive Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Brendon Zilko, LEGO enthusiast Mr David Low and Enegineering Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Henri Nord-Thomson. (photo: Mr Sean McPhillips)

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship's company located at the BAE Williamstown construction facility in Melbourne Victoria, were recently treated with an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship, the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) constructed entirely out of LEGO. (From left) Executive Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Brendon Zilko, LEGO enthusiast Mr David Low and Enegineering Officer NUSHIP Adelaide Commander Henri Nord-Thomson.

Members of NUSHIP Adelaide's ship’s company were recently introduced to an amazing and inspiring replica of their ship constructed entirely out of Lego!

Preparing for underwater command

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(left) Operations Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, leads the United States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, on a tour of the Collins Class Submarine whilst alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(left) Operations Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, leads the United States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, on a tour of the Collins Class Submarine whilst alongside Fleet Base West.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world and the training for it is justifiably challenging as ten officers from the United States Navy recently found out during their Prospective Submarine Commanding Officers' Course.

Boarding teams enhance skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Bonny Gassner (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, lands on the flight deck. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, lands on the flight deck.

Members of HMAS Melbourne's boarding team recently conducted fast rope training in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area as part of Melbourne’s Unit Readiness work-up.

HMAS Newcastle readying to deploy

Published on by LEUT Douglas Phillips (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is welcomed onboard by Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, RAN. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, is welcomed onboard by Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, RAN.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer met HMAS Newcastle in Jervis Bay in the first week of March to review the ship’s readiness to deploy on Operation MANITOU.

Fleet Commander’s flying visit to Anzac

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN.

In the midst of a busy workup period, the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac hosted the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for a short visit.

Safety on the agenda

Published on by Royal Australian Navy Australian Submarine Force (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Submarine Safety Manager, Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Michael Bell, explains the safety procedures at the top of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre tank to Alcoa maintenance crews, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Submarine Safety Manager, Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Michael Bell, explains the safety procedures at the top of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre tank to Alcoa maintenance crews, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Twenty personnel from Alcoa Australia's Wagerup Bauxite Refinery, situated near Perth, recently visited the Australian Submarine Force as part of an ongoing commitment to safety.

Landing craft get new home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

HMAS Brunei conducts her last ever beaching at Sabina Point, North Queensland while Clearance Divers unload equipment from the open bow door. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Brunei conducts her last ever beaching at Sabina Point, North Queensland while Clearance Divers unload equipment from the open bow door.

The Philippine Navy will be better prepared for natural disasters when they receive two decommissioned landing craft from Australia in May.

American west coast sailors enjoy an Australian west coast welcome

Published on by USN Lt. j.g. Justin Lemon (author), LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Unites States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, visit HMAS Rankin, whilst alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Unites States Navy Prospective Commanding Officers' Course, visit HMAS Rankin, whilst alongside Fleet Base West.

A chance to work with Australian submariners and enjoy West Australian beaches during their down time has brought the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) to HMAS Stirling.

816 Squadron's long haul flight

Published on by LEUT Paul Morrison (author and photographer)

A S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter is refuelled in Forrest, NSW before proceeding on the next leg of their journey to Nowra. (photo: LEUT Paul Morrison)

A S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter is refuelled in Forrest, NSW before proceeding on the next leg of their journey to Nowra.

Navy helicopters and their crews are specifically trained to fly over the water, but recently a team from 816 Squadron flew across the continent and covered a lot of land rather than sea.

Newcastle on display for families

This article has photo gallery Published on by POCIS Michael Baruch (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle pulls away from Fleet Base East, Sydney, with friends and family onboard.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle pulls away from Fleet Base East, Sydney, with friends and family onboard.

HMAS Newcastle recently took the opportunity to thank friends and family of the ship for their support by inviting them onboard for a day at sea.