Section: Fleet

Navy joins forces with civilian firefighters

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

Members from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Trainee Fire Fighter School with instructors from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Members from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services Trainee Fire Fighter School with instructors from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety - West at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy further strengthened ties with State Government agencies in Western Australia recently when members of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services undertook maritime firefighting training at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety – West.

Mission first, people always

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne pulls alongside Garden Island Sydney, after six months deployed throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Navy’s focus on balancing the wellbeing of its people with meeting the mission, is being put into action with an early Christmas present on the horizon for a number of Navy families this year.

Tri-lateral mine warfare exercise puts RAN Minehunters to the test

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

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The forecastle team on HMAS Gascoyne standing smart during the ship's departure from Kure Naval Base, Japan.

At the largest gathering of mine warfare dedicated vessels seen in Japanese waters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have joined with 22 ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Navy (USN) to participate in the first joint mine warfare exercise in the region, Exercise HYUGA NADA 18.

AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 a milestone in allied cooperation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Head of Royal Australian Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, AM, CSC, RAN (right), Australian Defence Force personnel and industry partners watch the Defendtex Tempest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Head of Royal Australian Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, AM, CSC, RAN (right), Australian Defence Force personnel and industry partners watch the Defendtex Tempest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell.

Fifty autonomous technologies and over 500 scientists, technicians and support staff have come together for Autonomous Warrior 2018 (AW18) in Jervis Bay.

Innovation and collaboration in action at AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 18

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ross Bowden, RAN (left), and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Andrew Hodgkinson, discuss the capabilities of the Navy's recently commissioned 822X Squadron during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ross Bowden, RAN (left), and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Andrew Hodgkinson, discuss the capabilities of the Navy's recently commissioned 822X Squadron during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Head of Defence’s Innovation Hub witnessed innovation and industry collaboration in action when visiting AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 (AW18) at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Submarine Force Remembrance Day at the WA Maritime Museum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (author and photographer)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.  (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Submarine Force officers and sailors turned out in force recently for a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

HMAS Stuart welcomed home from Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author and photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's company of HMAS Stuart stand on the upper decks as the ship returns to its home port of Fleet Base West at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

With families and well-wishers waiting eagerly on the wharf, HMAS Stuart has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West after a three-month North East Asian Deployment.

HMAS Melbourne returns to Garden Island after six months regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Al Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.  (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Melbourne returns to her home port of Sydney Harbour and Fleet Base East after an extended period deployed overseas.

HMAS Melbourne has returned to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after nearly six months of operations throughout the Pacific and North East Asian regions.

Innovative concepts on display at Shark Tank 5

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Murray Lindsay (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Dr Wu presents to the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank audience. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Dr Wu presents to the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank audience.

The Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) has maintained its momentum on the Innovative Behaviours Program by conducting the fifth FAA Shark Tank (FAAST) at HMAS Albatross.

Navy members at HMAS Stirling receive industry recognised training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Graduating class of Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Skill Set course with instructors.
Back row, L-R: AB Boatswains Mates Blake Friend and Callaghan Crossley-Murr; LS Boatswains Mate John Jontvedt; and AB Boatswains Mates James Beresford, Hannah Graham, and Kurt Wade-Cooper.
Front row, L-R: South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer Jim Ragg; LS Boatswains Mates Owen Curtin and Rohan Baber; AB Boatswains Mates Jacob Webber, Philip Marks and Kaylin Coleman; and South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer, Stewart Parris. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Graduating class of Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Skill Set course with instructors. Back row, L-R: AB Boatswains Mates Blake Friend and Callaghan Crossley-Murr; LS Boatswains Mate John Jontvedt; and AB Boatswains Mates James Beresford, Hannah Graham, and Kurt Wade-Cooper. Front row, L-R: South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer Jim Ragg; LS Boatswains Mates Owen Curtin and Rohan Baber; AB Boatswains Mates Jacob Webber, Philip Marks and Kaylin Coleman; and South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer, Stewart Parris.

A group of Boatswains Mates from various RAN units around Australia recently completed a Statement of Attainment in Surface Preparation and Coating Application at Fleet Support Unit West (FSU-W) Surface Finishing Unit HMAS Stirling.