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Navy Task Group returns from East Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart returns to Fleet Base East following a three-month East Asian deployment.

Three Royal Australian Navy warships have returned to Sydney following a three month deployment through East Asia. HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta were the lead element of a Task Group of eleven vessels deployed to the region since September.

Stuart MTs achieve 12 new qualifications during East Asia Deployment

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Marine Technicians (with certificates), from left, Leading Seaman Andrew MacDonald, Leading Seaman Alex Edwards and Seaman Steven Williamson, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart Commander Luke Ryan, after receiving certificates reflecting their new marine engineering qualifications. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Marine Technicians (with certificates), from left, Leading Seaman Andrew MacDonald, Leading Seaman Alex Edwards and Seaman Steven Williamson, with Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart Commander Luke Ryan, after receiving certificates reflecting their new marine engineering qualifications.

The HMAS Stuart Engineering team maintained a steady pace of work, study and training during their East Asia Deployment, resulting in 12 new qualifications since the ship left Fleet Base East in late September.

Minehunters achieve first raft refuel exercise with JMSDF

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author and photographer), LCDR Daniel Lister (photographer), JMSDF photographer (photographer)

HMAS Diamantina (86) rafts up to Japanese Ship Uraga for a replenishment at sea. (photo: JMSDF photographer)

HMAS Diamantina (86) rafts up to Japanese Ship Uraga for a replenishment at sea.

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne completed a complex dual refuel and stores replenishment with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Japanese Ship Uraga.

A successful NEW HORIZON for Sirius and Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea.

Members of the Australian and Indonesian navies held a triumphant closing ceremony on board HMAS Arunta to mark the successful completion of Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019.

Australian, Indonesian sailors enjoy friendly competition in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Sailors and officers from HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta donned extra-long skis, jumped into sacks and joined hands with their Indonesian Navy counterparts to participate in traditional games and sport in Surabaya, Indonesia, ahead of joint maritime exercises.

Exercise NEW HORIZON dawns in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia.

HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia, in November to a warm welcome that included a traditional dance performance at the Jamrud Utara wharf and an opening ceremony at the Indonesian Navy’s Second Fleet Command.

Seven-week journey pushes Minehunters to new northern record

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author)

Huon class minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne arrive in Hakodate, Japan for a port visit during their Maritime East Asia deployment. (photo: Unknown)

Huon class minehunters HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne arrive in Hakodate, Japan for a port visit during their Maritime East Asia deployment.

A new record for the Royal Australian Navy’s minehunters has been set, with HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne making their furthest journey north during a recent port visit to Hakodate, Japan.

Navy tanker back home for Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Family and friends of the ship's crew wave as HMAS Sirius returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Family and friends of the ship's crew wave as HMAS Sirius returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA.

Following a busy 12 months for HMAS Sirius, the Royal Australian Navy’s west coast-based replenishment ship returned to her home port of Fleet Base West on Sunday, to the smiling faces of family and friends.

Getting work-life balance right at the hub of Navy aviation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Fiona Sneath; Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Braedon McGuinness; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Kyle McPherson; and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross Commander David Hutchinson at the opening ceremony of the Sea Monkey Garage.

Two exciting new work-life balance initiatives have recently been launched at HMAS Albatross - The Sea Monkey Garage and the Chief Petty Officer Kane Vandenberg Memorial Mountain Bike and Running Trail are already proving popular with members.

DUGONG tests shallow water mine countermeasures

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

Defence personnel from Australia, United States and New Zealand take part in a live underwater demolition exercise at Bindoon Military Training Area in Western Australia as part of Exercise DUGONG 19. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Defence personnel from Australia, United States and New Zealand take part in a live underwater demolition exercise at Bindoon Military Training Area in Western Australia as part of Exercise DUGONG 19.

RAN’s premier international mine countermeasure exercise recently concluded at Fleet Base West, WA. Exercise DUGONG plays a major role in enhancing interoperability between participating nations in all facets of maritime mine warfare.