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RAN Minehunters lead the pack in mine detection, identification and neutralisation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Combined dive teams from HMA Ships Huon and Gascoyne join with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts on JMSDF Yugeshima following a successful Mine warfare EOD exercise during HYUGA NADA 18.

RAN Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have been commended by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Captain Yasushi Noguchi for their excellent result in successfully finding all underwater mines in a designated exercise area in minimal time.

Aviation graduates ready to support Squadrons

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW. (photo: ABEW Ryan McKenzie)

The graduating class and support staff of the Aviation Support Course 02-18 outside the Fleet Air Arm Museum located in Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy has nine new Aviation Support sailors, recently graduated from 19 weeks of training at HMAS Albatross.

Technical sailors compete for Engineering Challenge titles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), LEUT Ryan Zerbe (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN (right), addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence OAM, RAN (right), addresses competitors following the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge at HMAS Cerberus.

More than 50 technical sailors from around Australia have come together at HMAS Cerberus to contest the national final of the 2018 Navy Engineering Challenge.

HMAS Arunta back in the water after major upgrade

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

HMAS Arunta undocks after more than 400 days undergoing Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Arunta undocks after more than 400 days undergoing Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia.

After more than a year out of the water as part of her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta has undocked at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

Deployed Ballarat crew able to video chat with home

Published on by LEUT Kane Stuart (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

ABML-P Ellen Storie-Gregory (left) and LSCSO Kaitlin Shaw (second left) keep in contact with family and friends via social media from the Junior Sailors' Mess, using HMAS Ballarat's Wi-Fi network. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

ABML-P Ellen Storie-Gregory (left) and LSCSO Kaitlin Shaw (second left) keep in contact with family and friends via social media from the Junior Sailors' Mess, using HMAS Ballarat's Wi-Fi network.

Ship's Company onboard HMAS Ballarat, deployed on operations to the Middle East, have access to the very best communication with family and friends while they are away.

Final Recruits for 2018 become Sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

General Entry 367 Emms Division celebrate on completion of their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 367 Emms Division celebrate on completion of their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The final batch of Navy’s new sailors for 2018 are ready to progress their careers following the graduation of General Entry 367.

Ashes of former sailors committed to the sea they loved

Published on by MIDN Scott Hankey (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan,  ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan, ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher.

HMAS Success took a solemn pause from a busy deployment to farewell two former members of the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Penguin hosts community reception and Ceremonial Sunset

Published on by WO Ian Daley (author)

The HMAS Penguin Guard prepares to fire the volley for sunset. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Penguin Guard prepares to fire the volley for sunset.

HMAS Penguin has thanked the local community for their continued support over the last year at their annual community reception - Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset.

Focus on Pacific management

Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations.

Australian and New Zealand Navy members who provide advice and support to Pacific island nations operating patrol boats donated by Australia have attended a successful conference.

First Guardian Class Patrol Boat handed over to PNG

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chris Szumlanski (photographer)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Szumlanski)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia.

The first of four new Guardian Class Patrol Boats was handed over to Papua New Guinea on Friday at a ceremony at Austal Ships, Henderson, Western Australia.