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Surveyors graduate to the fleet

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Warramunga engages with regional neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author and photographer), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee. (photo: LCDR Fiona Eggans)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee.

New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.

Port visits relished by underwater crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kara Wansbury (author)

HMAS Dechaineux alongside in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Dechaineux alongside in Hobart.

Following a lumpy transit across the Southern Ocean, HMAS Dechaineux took a well-earned break in Hobart for a few days recently.

Fresh workplace approach the key to change

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Robert Thompson from Fleet Support Unit - South East (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Robert Thompson from Fleet Support Unit - South East

A ‘listen and learn’ approach to the workplace has helped Fleet Support Unit – South East in Sydney become a more positive and productive workplace, according to a key player in the change process.

Collaboration lays benchmark for international award

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

Royal Australian Navy Adelaide Class Frigate, HMAS Newcastle sails off the coast of Cable Beach, Western Australia during Exercise Northern Shield 2016. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy Adelaide Class Frigate, HMAS Newcastle sails off the coast of Cable Beach, Western Australia during Exercise Northern Shield 2016.

A combined Defence and industry team has won the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management Innovation Award for Operational Improvement. 

HMAS Darwin on task in Kaikoura

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Darwin approaches Underway Replenishment Tanker HMNZS Endeavour to conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Darwin approaches Underway Replenishment Tanker HMNZS Endeavour to conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

 Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin has sailed to Kaikoura to provide humanitarian and disaster relief support at the request of the New Zealand government.

Australian and Canadian ships tested

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Members of HMAS Darwin's boarding party return via sea boat from boarding drills aboard HMCS Vancouver during passage from Brisbane to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Members of HMAS Darwin's boarding party return via sea boat from boarding drills aboard HMCS Vancouver during passage from Brisbane to Auckland for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

HMAS Darwin used a trans-Tasman voyage to brush up on her boarding drills with friends from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver.

Task group training begins off NSW coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta (154) leaves Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Parramatta (154) leaves Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercises has begun in several locations off the New South Wales coast.

Amphibious operations a joint effort

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Kristin Gardiner (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

A 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment Mercedes Benz Unimog disembarks from a HMAS Canberra Landing Craft at Suva, Fiji. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

A 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment Mercedes Benz Unimog disembarks from a HMAS Canberra Landing Craft at Suva, Fiji.

Staff from Brisbane-based 1st Division/Deployable Joint Force Headquarters joined other Defence representatives for an amphibious force staff exercise in Townsville in October.

Following a mermaid's tale

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Brooke Turner (author and photographer)

A view of the sunset over Brunswick Bay from the boat camp
 (photo: MIDN Brooke Turner)

A view of the sunset over Brunswick Bay from the boat camp

An innovative team from Navy’s Hydrographic Survey Red Crew have charted remote coasts off north Western Australia for the first time in almost 200 years.