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Penguin dives into another busy year

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Guests watch the guard of honour and Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney Detachment during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Guests watch the guard of honour and Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney Detachment during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

On 24 January 2014, Commander Paul Gall assumed command of HMAS Penguin, in Sydney, and since that point it has been all hands on deck. Penguin being heavily involved with the community, participated in a large number of community engagement events throughout the year.

HMAS Success provides assistance to mariners in distress

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.

Only three days into tasking on Operation MANITOU and while transiting the North Arabian Sea, South East of Oman, HMAS Success rendered medical assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel.

Royal Navy rendezvous

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (writer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joel Minichiello in the Cargo Control Room onboard HMAS Success during a Replenishment at Sea with HMS Kent while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.  (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joel Minichiello in the Cargo Control Room onboard HMAS Success during a Replenishment at Sea with HMS Kent while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has again proved her worth as part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Region, by conducting a replenishment at sea with HMS Kent of the Royal Navy on 10 January.

Support to Spanish anti-piracy patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success conducts her first Replenishment at Sea as part of Operation MANITOU with Spanish Ship Rayo while sailing in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success conducts her first Replenishment at Sea as part of Operation MANITOU with Spanish Ship Rayo while sailing in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Success has conducted her first replenishment at sea as part of Operation MANITOU.

Navy and Australian Federal Police on task in Middle East

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), PO1 Todd Stevenson Royal Canadian Navy (photographer)

CAPT Nicholas Stoker (second from left) discusses inter-agency cooperation with AFP Senior Police Liaison Officer Anthony Fox (back right) and AFP Analyst Tim Lindbeck (front right) and fellow Royal Canadian Navy colleague. 
 (photo: PO1 Todd Stevenson, RCN)

CAPT Nicholas Stoker (second from left) discusses inter-agency cooperation with AFP Senior Police Liaison Officer Anthony Fox (back right) and AFP Analyst Tim Lindbeck (front right) and fellow Royal Canadian Navy colleague.

Royal Australian Navy staff from the Combined Maritime Forces counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150, did not let the festive season interrupt their important work in Bahrain after taking over the Task Force in early December.

A reminder of the past as we look to Navy’s future

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), WO Jason McGraw (photographer), ABPH Jarrad Oliffe (photographer), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer), Unknown photographer (HMAS Arrow and Darwin images) (photographer), Mr Leigh Ragless (photographer)

Stores party brings in supplies while HMAS Kanimbla conducts a three way Replenishment at Sea (RAS) and Vertical Replenishment (Vertrep) with USNS Tippecanoe and USS San Jose. (photo: ABPH Bradley Darvill)

Stores party brings in supplies while HMAS Kanimbla conducts a three way Replenishment at Sea (RAS) and Vertical Replenishment (Vertrep) with USNS Tippecanoe and USS San Jose.

Over the Christmas and Boxing Day period we remembered two significant and tragic events in history.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Counter-piracy key to success

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Sydney's Commanding Officer, Commander Brian Schlegel, RAN, and Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hough stand with nearly two tonnes of hashish on the ship's flight deck. The drug haul was a result of a successful counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Sydney's Commanding Officer, Commander Brian Schlegel, RAN, and Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hough stand with nearly two tonnes of hashish on the ship's flight deck. The drug haul was a result of a successful counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Both the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer of a Navy ship have been recognised for their outstanding leadership during a deployment to the Middle East region in 2013-14.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Inaugural Defence Attaché honoured

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial.

Captain Guy Holthouse has earned a place on the Australia Day Honours List for his significant contribution to Naval Warfare.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - A 'conspicuous' Australia Day

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Many mark Australia Day with family and friends, feasting at barbeques and picnics and filling the day with relaxation or celebration. For Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates, this Australia Day will be forever remembered as he was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement in Boatswain training implementation as the Boatswain's Faculty Program Assistant at HMAS Cerberus.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Recognition for former HMAS Brunei XO

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Brenton Glover, stands proud as the last Executive Officer of HMAS Brunei,  on her last voyage before the ship decommissions in November 2014. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Brenton Glover, stands proud as the last Executive Officer of HMAS Brunei, on her last voyage before the ship decommissions in November 2014.

Nudgee boy, Lieutenant Brenton-James 'BJ' Glover has been awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross in the Australia Day Honours, recognising his outstanding achievement of as Executive Officer of Landing Craft Heavy ship HMAS Brunei.