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Coonawarra to take on greater leadership role in the north

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, and the Coonawarra command team in front of the new HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, and the Coonawarra command team in front of the new HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters.

The Royal Australian Navy has taken front stage at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin with the relocation of HMAS Coonawarra Command Headquarters to the entrance of the joint Defence base.

Joint helicopter school starts training at HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

An Australian Army OH-58A Kiowa leads a Royal Australian Navy AS-350BA Squirrel and a Eurocopter EC-135 through the skies over Nowra, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

An Australian Army OH-58A Kiowa leads a Royal Australian Navy AS-350BA Squirrel and a Eurocopter EC-135 through the skies over Nowra, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army have joined forces with industry to train rotary wing crews at a new joint helicopter school as part of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System.

Fleet Battle Staff hone skills in task group operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Stephen Hill (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Fleet Battle Staff work in the Joint Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise Ocean Raider. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Fleet Battle Staff work in the Joint Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise Ocean Raider.

Navy's Fleet Battle Staff has capped a very busy 2017 with a highly successful Exercise OCEAN RAIDER off Australia’s east coast.

Naval College accommodates families

Published on by LEUT Travis Lovell (author and photographer)

Training Commander HMAS Creswell, Commander John Wearne (right) and Lieutenant Commander Mikaila Lasalo with her family on completion of a promotion course at HMAS Creswell. (photo: Unknown)

Training Commander HMAS Creswell, Commander John Wearne (right) and Lieutenant Commander Mikaila Lasalo with her family on completion of a promotion course at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has increased its capability to provide accommodation for serving members and their families, with the conversion of an onboard married quarter into fully self-contained live-in accommodation.

Preserving the story of HMAS AE1

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer)

Dr Nigel Erskine (Front Centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Dr Nigel Erskine (Front Centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator.

As the investigation begins into the final moments of the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1, moves are also afoot to educate the public on the submarine's importance to Australia's wartime history.

Garden Island - where conservation meets capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The shore line from Beacon Head to Entrance Point on Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The shore line from Beacon Head to Entrance Point on Garden Island, Western Australia.

There is often something charming about an older building, but if one truly feels like it might be from another century, it may be time to consider some improvements. But what happens when heritage value and modern warfare combine?

Forging ties in Tonga

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Davies and WO1 Semisi Pohahai in VOEA Neiafu alongside Masefield Navy Base, Nuku’Alofa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Davies and WO1 Semisi Pohahai in VOEA Neiafu alongside Masefield Navy Base, Nuku’Alofa.

Since the 1960s, Australia has undertaken a range of capacity-building and engagement activities in the South Pacific and South East Asia under the Defence Cooperation Program.

Simulation keeps it real

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Steven Grosser, Petty Officer Medic - Submarine Errol Campbell, of Fleet Health, and Lieutenant Megan Hoare, of Joint Health Command, at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School Simulation Centre at HMAS Penguin. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Steven Grosser, Petty Officer Medic - Submarine Errol Campbell, of Fleet Health, and Lieutenant Megan Hoare, of Joint Health Command, at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School Simulation Centre at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin’s Medical Simulation Centre has continued to build medical capability under new leadership as Lieutenant Steven Grosser completed a productive three years as Simulation Coordinator.

Australia-New Zealand Indian Ocean operation nets AUD$274 million in heroin

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion flies past HMAS Warramunga's boarding team during an operation in the Western Indian Ocean.

HMAS Warramunga’s crew has conducted one of the largest drug seizures in Operation MANITOUs history as part of the Australian-led Combined Task Force 150.

Navy Medic tackles mission ashore in Afghanistan

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Sarah Hall is a senior medic at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Sarah Hall is a senior medic at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

The sound of an alarm at Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield is a trigger that gets Chief Petty Officer Medic Sarah Hall’s blood pumping.