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Synthetic training simulates real world experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta Commander Troy Van Tienhoven (left); Commander Surface Force Commodore Stephen Hughes (second left); Captain Sea Training Captain David Landon (centre); Flight Commander HMAS Parramatta Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale (second right) and Head of Maritime Warfare Commander Anthony Nagle during the Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019 warfare simulation held at HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: LSIS Chris Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta Commander Troy Van Tienhoven (left); Commander Surface Force Commodore Stephen Hughes (second left); Captain Sea Training Captain David Landon (centre); Flight Commander HMAS Parramatta Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale (second right) and Head of Maritime Warfare Commander Anthony Nagle during the Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019 warfare simulation held at HMAS Watson, NSW.

An important aspect of training to fight and win at sea is the ability for Navy units and personnel to develop skills and test process in a simulated environment without the restrictions of the real world.

Divers sharpen their claws

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), US Department of Defence (photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019. (photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Ho)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019.

Explosive experts from the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have joined their counterparts from three other navies for Exercise HYDRACRAB in Guam.

White family recognised for outstanding contribution of service to the nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has joined the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld in presenting a number of service medals to three brothers who between them have accumulated more than 80 years of service to our nation.

Endeavour leads to promotion

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Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides.

Following 26 years of hard work and dedication in the Navy, Guv Renfrey received his well-earned promotion to Warrant Officer on 2 September 2019.

Mine Warfare and Divers in deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean.

The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.

Navy veteran scores a ton

Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)

100-year-old Tom Upton (front and centre) with his grandson Shaun and granddaughter Melissa, celebrating his birthday with Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Petty Officer Tara Fischer, Commander Jace Hutchison and Chief Petty Officer Martin Sammut. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

100-year-old Tom Upton (front and centre) with his grandson Shaun and granddaughter Melissa, celebrating his birthday with Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Petty Officer Tara Fischer, Commander Jace Hutchison and Chief Petty Officer Martin Sammut.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II and is also the year Harold (Tom) Upton turned 100 years old. The Second World War Navy veteran celebrated his century surrounded by family and some new friends from today’s Navy.

Police commendation for brave Navy Diver

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Christopher Wright receives a New South Wales Police Area Commander’s Commendation from Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander Northern Beaches Police Area Command, at Dee Why RSL Club, in Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Christopher Wright receives a New South Wales Police Area Commander’s Commendation from Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander Northern Beaches Police Area Command, at Dee Why RSL Club, in Sydney, NSW.

There are plenty of accounts of Navy personnel displaying bravery in dangerous situations at sea, but for one Clearance Diver heroism on land has earned him a special commendation from the New South Wales Police.

Moreton volunteers make great headway with Brisbane Badge Week efforts

Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), CPO Paul Cannard (photographer), Kate Scott (photographer)

HMAS Moreton volunteers at Anzac Square, Brisbane, supporting Legacy Badge Week 2019. (photo: CPO Paul Cannard)

HMAS Moreton volunteers at Anzac Square, Brisbane, supporting Legacy Badge Week 2019.

Legacy Week is a time when Legacy sells its iconic badges and other merchandise to raise funds for the vital work it does for families of veterans. Legacy Week is always the first week of September and has been held since World War II.

Roll up, roll up, and be part of Navy’s life-saving record attempt

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Liz McCallum signs up Able Seaman Emma Davies for a blood donation, with Billy the Blood Drop at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Liz McCallum signs up Able Seaman Emma Davies for a blood donation, with Billy the Blood Drop at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has called for volunteers to participate in Navy’s record-breaking attempt as part of the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge.

Harman continues its Legacy of support to an important cause

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Tim Overall buys the first badge of the 2019 Legacy Badge Week in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area from Able Seaman Morgan Foster. (photo: )

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Tim Overall buys the first badge of the 2019 Legacy Badge Week in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area from Able Seaman Morgan Foster.

Officers and sailors from HMAS Harman will be out in force from tomorrow selling Legacy bears and badges to raise funds to help the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.