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HMAS Hobart celebrates first birthday

Published on by CMDR Anthony Miskelly (author), Department of Defence (author)

Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis (centre) along with the crew's youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott (left) and the crew's most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the cake. (photo: LSCTL Lowe)

Commanding Officer, Captain John Stavridis (centre) along with the crew's youngest member, Seaman Thomas Norris-Elliott (left) and the crew's most experienced member, Chief Petty Officer Ric Macchetta, cut the cake.

The ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, have celebrated their first birthday while enroute to the west coast of the USA.

'Forever indebted for your efforts’ - solo sailor thanks HMAS Ballarat after daunting rescue

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

2018 Golden Globe Race competitor Gregor McGuckin smiles as he prepares to disembark HMAS Ballarat after the ship returns safely home to Fleet Base West from a search and rescue operation in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Ballarat has returned to port after participating in a search and rescue mission for two solo round-the-world yachtsmen.

HMAS Canberra conducts First of Class Flight Trials

Published on by LEUT Tim Craig (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

An Army ARH Tiger helicopter (foreground) on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as a United States Marines MV-22 Osprey aircraft approaches to land. (photo: Department of Defence)

An Army ARH Tiger helicopter (foreground) on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra as a United States Marines MV-22 Osprey aircraft approaches to land.

A team from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) has been hard at work embarked in HMAS Canberra over the last seven weeks conducting the First of Class Flight Trial (FOCFT) between the ARH Tiger helicopter and the LHD.

HMAS Ballarat deploys for nine-month Middle East mission

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Ship's company of HMAS Ballarat wave to families and well-wishers as the ship departs Fleet Base West to take part in Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Ballarat and her Ship’s Company of 190 officers and sailors departed Fleet Base West at Garden Island, Western Australia for maritime security operations in the Middle East on Sunday 28 October 2018.

Olympic shooter appointed to Navy Reserve

Published on by Ms Lisa Smallacombe (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Paul Adams (centre) is congratulated on being appointed to the Royal Australian Navy by his grandmother, Joan Matnieson, and mother, Susan Adams, in Brisbane. (photo: Department of Defence)

Paul Adams (centre) is congratulated on being appointed to the Royal Australian Navy by his grandmother, Joan Matnieson, and mother, Susan Adams, in Brisbane.

Queensland Olympian Paul Adams, 26, has been appointed into the Navy Reserve, where he will apply his professional skills as a Nursing Officer.

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies. (photo: Department of Defence)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.

Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.

Navy Cadet seizes opportunity

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Navy Cadet Petty Officer James Knott in fire fighting rig at the School of Ship Safety and Survivability, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Navy Cadet Petty Officer James Knott in fire fighting rig at the School of Ship Safety and Survivability, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Petty Officer Cadet James Knott was ‘out bush’ on an Australian Naval Cadets camp near his home base of Mandurah in Western Australia when a vacant spot had come up at the ANC National Training Camp at HMAS Cerberus. Was he interested?

Nominations sought for Navy Leadership Development Workshops

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

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Nominations are being sought for Navy Leadership Development Workshop 3 Making Headway and the Navy Strategic Leadership program.

Navy engineers and technical sailors to become masters of their own careers

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Information sessions being conducted around Australia are informing military members of their obligations and how the Naval Engineering Career Continuum will benefit them in their future careers. (photo: Department of Defence)

Information sessions being conducted around Australia are informing military members of their obligations and how the Naval Engineering Career Continuum will benefit them in their future careers.

More exciting change is coming for the Royal Australian Navy’s uniform engineering personnel. The Naval Engineering Career Continuum is set to completely redefine how our military members view, and ultimately, direct their own careers.

Federation Star for Coonawarra Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin.

A Warrant Officer in the Top End has been honoured by Commander Australian Fleet for his long service to Navy.