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New Navy experience in New Caledonia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Sweetenham (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Sweetenham and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Stevie-Jean Morrison visit a school in Noumea. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Ben Sweetenham and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Stevie-Jean Morrison visit a school in Noumea.

HMAS Farncomb recently completed a highly successful port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, in a milestone first for a Collins Class submarine.

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.

Last Aussie-built FFG farewelled at Fleet Base East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The last Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle, was decommissioned at a rousing ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney on Sunday.

HMAS Leeuwin delivers the goods for Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT.

HMAS Leeuwin helped a small Australian charity to transport medical supplies and other donated items to Soibada, Timor-Leste recently, and the goods have had an immediate effect.

Battle Tanker farewelled after 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

HMAS Success (II), the longest serving ship in Navy’s Fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on Saturday.

Fleet Commander at 24

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Shane Cameron (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters on board a LHD Landing Craft during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters on board a LHD Landing Craft during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

He may not be running the entire Royal Australian Navy Fleet, but Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Peters is currently responsible for commanding HMAS Canberra’s fleet of LHD Landing Craft.

Allies and blood ties

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland.

The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide saw double when two sets of siblings posted into the ship recently for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. 

Sharp-eyed sailors ready to shoot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Imagery Specialist Course comprising of members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army conducts a skills test in taking photographs from a moving platform while keeping the subject in focus and correctly composed. (photo: )

The Imagery Specialist Course comprising of members of the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army conducts a skills test in taking photographs from a moving platform while keeping the subject in focus and correctly composed.

Four sailors have become Navy’s newest Imagery Specialists upon completion of five and half months of training.

Gap year turns into Navy career

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons left Shellharbour, New South Wales, for what she thought would be a 12-month stepping stone to a career in the police force. Instead, she found a rewarding career in the Navy.

Albury sailor returns from drug-busting deployment

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat.

While working as a supermarket manager in Albury, New South Wales, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee wanted something more.