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HMAS Pirie mercy dash

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author)

Stock image: HMAS Pirie conducts manoeuvres during the Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol 2012. (photo: ABIS James Whittle)

Stock image: HMAS Pirie conducts manoeuvres during the Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol 2012.

A rapid response by HMAS Pirie’s crew may have saved the life of a crew member onboard an Australian fishing vessel.

Kempsey sailor deploys to Middle East

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Boatswains Mate Makinlee Clarke provides force protection for HMAS Melbourne during a visit to a port in the Middle East region. AB Clarke is employed as a weapons specialist aboard HMAS Melbourne and is on her first operational deployment.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Boatswains Mate Makinlee Clarke provides force protection for HMAS Melbourne during a visit to a port in the Middle East region. AB Clarke is employed as a weapons specialist aboard HMAS Melbourne and is on her first operational deployment.

With a passion for firearms, big or small, it is not surprising to find Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Makinlee Clarke is a weapons specialist onboard HMAS Melbourne.

Chief of Navy statement regarding recent change.org online petition

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

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The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has released a statement addressing the change.org online petition in relation to the murder of Kate Malonyay and concerns about Navy's commitment to stand up and speak out about domestic violence issues.

Co-operation commendable for Navy Officer

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Lieutenant Daniel Iwata of 723 Squadron received both a commendation from Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito and the Maritime Self-Defence Force Defence Co-Operation Medal. Only one other recipient had received this medal prior to this. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Daniel Iwata of 723 Squadron received both a commendation from Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito and the Maritime Self-Defence Force Defence Co-Operation Medal. Only one other recipient had received this medal prior to this.

A Royal Australian Navy aviator has been given a special honour by Japan after a recent deployment to the Middle East.
 
Lieutenant Daniel Iwata of 723 Squadron was deployed as Air Operations Officer for Combined Task Force 151, Bahrain, a multinational task force with the mission of disrupting piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Aden.

A Chinese puzzle solved

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Technician Yu Su maintains electrical equipment while deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Technician Yu Su maintains electrical equipment while deployed aboard HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

Since leaving his birthplace of China this sailor has excelled in his career with the Royal Australian Navy.

Keeping the Seahawk aloft

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Aaron Little prepares to test the  S-70B-2 Sea Hawk sensors while aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Aaron Little prepares to test the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk sensors while aboard HMAS Melbourne. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

A quarter of a century into his career, an Australian sailor still gets a high from keeping a multi-million dollar bird aloft.
Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Aaron Little is a maintenance manager for the S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter onboard HMAS Melbourne.

From seaside to Sea Sparrows

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is seen with one of the tools of his trade - the 76mm Naval Gun aboard HMAS Melbourne during a patrol in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is seen with one of the tools of his trade - the 76mm Naval Gun aboard HMAS Melbourne during a patrol in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

A Warrnambool man's love of the ocean has led to a diverse career in seas far from home. Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is deployed onboard HMAS Melbourne, which is currently part of Operation MANITOU, Australia's contribution to the multinational Combined Maritime Forces patrolling waters in the Middle East.

Warship warrior cuts for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jason Duvall (centre) forms part of a HMAS Melbourne boarding party as they prepare to board a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.  (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jason Duvall (centre) forms part of a HMAS Melbourne boarding party as they prepare to board a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

When a Queanbeyan local left his hairdressing salon in Canberra to join the Navy he never expected to be doing his old trade on a warship in the middle of the Arabian Sea.

Queensland aviator on patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christopher Starling RAN, of HMAS Melbourne, prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea during Operation Manitou. As an aviation warfare officer aboard HMAS Melbourne, Lieutenant Starling coordinates the sensors and weapons on the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Christopher Starling RAN, of HMAS Melbourne, prepares for a mission in the Arabian Sea during Operation Manitou. As an aviation warfare officer aboard HMAS Melbourne, Lieutenant Starling coordinates the sensors and weapons on the S-70B-2 Sea Hawk.

A Sunshine Coast man, Lieutenant Chris Starling, has taken his love of flying to a new level in the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.

Experience 'unforgettable' for junior officer

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), SBLT Karl Hoopmann (photographer)

Midshipman Ashley Hill from Port Macquarie at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Midshipman Ashley Hill from Port Macquarie at HMAS Creswell.

Growing up on the coast, and looking for a career travelling the world along with a healthy lifestyle, Midshipman Ashley Hill has certainly achieved some highlights since she joined the Navy in February 2015.