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Airwolves commemorate Anzac Day in Alabama

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Aaron Cochrane (author), Mrs Fiona Tremlett (photographer)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford. (photo: Mrs Fiona Tremlett)

ADF personnel attending the Fort Rucker Anzac Day service. Pictured (L-R): CAPT James Highfield, CAPT Charles Hall, CAPT Shane Mitchell, LSA Leeann Mumby, LEUT Aaron Cochrane, and LEUT Grant Rushford.

Royal Australian Navy personnel are posted to all corners of the globe, integrating into the forces of partner nations, contributing to and improving Navy capability. Navy members currently posted to the United States Navy’s Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, known as the Airwolves, recently provided an insight into Anzac Day for their US counterparts.

 

Darwin commemorates the ‘battle that saved Australia’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Gunner Joel Mortlock (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. (photo: Gunner Joel Mortlock)

Australian Defence Force personnel in Darwin, together with the United States Marines, commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.

HMAS Coonawarra has joined with the Darwin community, members of the United States Marines and other Australian Defence Force personnel to commemorate the 76th anniversary of ‘the battle that saved Australia’.

 

Navy commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fire on board former HMAS Westralia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.

A commemoration has been held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.

 

HMAS Canberra hosts French President

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron seized an opportunity to meet with Royal Australian Navy personnel during a three day visit to Australia.

 

NUSHIP Brisbane takes out Eastern Australian Area European Handball title

Published on by LCDR Warren Lynch (author), LSPTI Jarryd Boyd (photographer)

The NUSHIP Brisbane Winning Team for EAA European Handball 2018. (photo: LSPTI Jarryd Boyd)

The NUSHIP Brisbane Winning Team for EAA European Handball 2018.

Esprit de corps and teamwork were common themes during the annual European Handball Championship held at the Fleet Base East Gym recently. Teams from across the Sydney region played it out for the Eastern Australia Area (EAA) European Handball Champion for 2018.

 

Navy women, men start ADF rugby championships on front foot

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOMT Damien Clayton (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships.

After a three-day training camp and with just 13 players on hand, the Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team has joined the men’s line-up in a solid start to the ADF Rugby Championships on 2 May.

Anzac Day in Singapore a moving experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), AB Rye Huckel (photographer)

HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success sailors form a Catafalque Party at the Anzac Day Dawn Service held at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore.

A team from HMAS Success has attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Singapore’s Kranji War Cemetery as part of their deployment to South East Asia.

 

Deployed Navy personnel commemorate Anzac Day abroad

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Members of the catafalque party stand to attention as pipers pipe 'Flowers of the Forest' during an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, Thailand.

Navy people currently deployed to South East Asia have represented the RAN, ADF and Australia at three special Anzac Day services in Thailand.

 

HMAS Newcastle attacks Individual Readiness requirements at sea

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Dental Team, Lieutenant Max Banayar and Able Seaman Dental Laura Rudken, tend to a patient, Able Seaman Lachlan Stevenson, while on transit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle's Dental Team, Lieutenant Max Banayar and Able Seaman Dental Laura Rudken, tend to a patient, Able Seaman Lachlan Stevenson, while on transit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Faced with a number of changes to the ship’s program and to ensure that personnel are fit to fight, HMAS Newcastle has explored alternate options of how to address Individual Readiness shortfalls. Thinking out of the box has allowed a problem to become a challenge and from there, solutions were developed.

 

Shoring relationships between Navies

Published on by SBLT Andrew Murphy (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMA Ships Launceston and Broome instruct a group of young Timorese sailors in the basics of shoring and pipe repair, during their visit to the East Timorese Naval Establishment in Port Hera, Timor-Leste. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMA Ships Launceston and Broome instruct a group of young Timorese sailors in the basics of shoring and pipe repair, during their visit to the East Timorese Naval Establishment in Port Hera, Timor-Leste.

Continuing its commitment to assisting regional naval forces in developing their capabilities, members of HMA Ships Launceston and Broome have paid a visit to the East Timorese Naval Establishment in Port Hera, Timor-Leste.