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Pride on show as 28 new officers embark on Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author and photographer)

Hayden Dover with his Certificate of Appointment after he was welcomed into the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.  (photo: SBLT Nancy Cotton)

Hayden Dover with his Certificate of Appointment after he was welcomed into the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

Family members watched proudly on Friday 17 July as HMAS Moreton hosted an induction of new officers into the Royal Australian Navy at a ceremony conducted on the banks of the Brisbane River.

Innovation earns high praise and enhances safety above and below the surface

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

Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jacob Williams of 725 Squadron conducts fuel sampling using the interfacing adaptor on an MH-60R helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jacob Williams of 725 Squadron conducts fuel sampling using the interfacing adaptor on an MH-60R helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

The 2019 Annual Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award has been awarded jointly to Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Nathan Mayfield and Petty Officer Gavin Mason.

Resilience and commitment on display at ADF Diving School

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Diving School trainees conducting a fitness session for the VIP day held at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Australian Defence Force Diving School trainees conducting a fitness session for the VIP day held at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

The Navy mission “To Fight and Win at Sea” was on prominent display during the recent Clearance Diver Aptitude Assessment at the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin in Balmoral Sydney.

Adding a win to the tally for the small boat community

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author)

ADV Cape Fourcroy's new tally band. (photo: )

ADV Cape Fourcroy's new tally band.

Sailors in Navy’s Cape Class Patrol Boats are buoyed by the recent approval by Chief of Navy to replace their ‘Royal Australian Navy’, ‘HMA Patrol Boat’ and ‘Patrol Boat Group’ tally bands with their own ship's name.

Penguin turns 78 years young

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer), LSBM Bradley Reyonlds (photographer)

The youngest sailor on base, Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Chelsea Calderbank, centre, holds the Base's life ring with ship's company during celebrations for HMAS Penguin's 78th birthday. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

The youngest sailor on base, Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Chelsea Calderbank, centre, holds the Base's life ring with ship's company during celebrations for HMAS Penguin's 78th birthday.

Taking time out from their busy schedule, the officers, sailors and civilian staff of HMAS Penguin have celebrated the Sydney establishment’s 78th birthday.

Junior officers take to the sea under sail in STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Maritime Warfare Officer Course participants on deck aboard STS Young Endeavour. (photo: )

Maritime Warfare Officer Course participants on deck aboard STS Young Endeavour.

Maritime Warfare Officers recently completed their first at sea training program in the Royal Australian Navy’s Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.

Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Michael Mulquiney (photographer), Mr Markus Winhofer (photographer)

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck. (photo: )

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia.

‘Parra’ enters dry dock ahead of next phase of deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Parramatta during a refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements.

Indigenous recruits ready for the next chapter

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Andrew Watson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: Andrew Watson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Glenn Williams OAM, RAN presents Seaman Evelyn Sagigi with the Navy Values Award for the Navy Indigenous Development Program during the Graduation Parade held in Cairns, Queensland.

Twenty-one recruits who took part in the Navy Indigenous Development Program stood proudly on 22 June, graduating from the five-month course at HMAS Cairns.

From San Diego to Victoria to lend a hand

Published on by CAPT Zoe Griffyn (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Steve Grosser, officer in charge of the military contingent at Fawkner, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 Assist. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Steve Grosser, officer in charge of the military contingent at Fawkner, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 Assist.

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Steven Grosser has paused the posting of a lifetime to return to Australia and help with Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.