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Anzac commences preparations for a landmark year

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac Navigation Officer Lieutenant Matthew Warren works in the safety of the bridge as the ship sails into rough weather off the coast of Sydney, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac Navigation Officer Lieutenant Matthew Warren works in the safety of the bridge as the ship sails into rough weather off the coast of Sydney, New South Wales.

As the sun rises on the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, Australians everywhere will be pausing to remember the sacrifices made by over 102,000 Australians in war. Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac will take centre stage for several of the major commemorative events.

HMAS Launceston's mercy dash

Published on by ABBM Nicholas Peters (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPOMT Duncan Thomas (photographer)

Doctor Peter Lovell, left, looks on as the injured merchant seaman is carefully lowered from HMAS Launceston's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat by the ship's medical emergency team. (photo: CPOMT Duncan Thomas)

Doctor Peter Lovell, left, looks on as the injured merchant seaman is carefully lowered from HMAS Launceston's Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat by the ship's medical emergency team.

Initiative, training and the rapid response by Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Assail Four has saved the life of a Chinese mariner, critically injured at sea, 80 nautical miles south-east of Christmas Island.

Conquering the Titans on Tuesday

Published on by LEUT Rebecca Wheldrake (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nathan Powell and Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles assessing the extent of a fire in the steering gear compartment aboard HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nathan Powell and Able Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Eyles assessing the extent of a fire in the steering gear compartment aboard HMAS Larrakia.

Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew Attack Four regularly find themselves having one of those days where everything goes wrong. Every Tuesday in fact.

MH-60R USN operations - the final flight

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Commanding Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron - 48, Commander Ed O’Grady (United States Navy), presents  Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost (left), with a signed aircraft panel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (photo: LCDR Stephen Immerz)

Commanding Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron - 48, Commander Ed O’Grady (United States Navy), presents Commanding Officer NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost (left), with a signed aircraft panel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

In early December 2014, NUSQN 725 concluded its flying operations at Naval Air Station Jacksonville with a final flight of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk.

Sailing in the new year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author), Unknown (photographer)

Youth crew on the bowsprit of STS Young Endeavour on their World Voyage. (photo: Unknown)

Youth crew on the bowsprit of STS Young Endeavour on their World Voyage.

Sailing east of New Zealand towards the International Date Line, the crew aboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour were some of the first in the world to celebrate New Year’s Day 2015.

Successful centenary

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Commodore Peter Scott, RAN, Director General Submarine Capability, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, present the Submariner of the Year Award for 2014 to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submariner Ben Slywa. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Commodore Peter Scott, RAN, Director General Submarine Capability, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, RAN, present the Submariner of the Year Award for 2014 to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submariner Ben Slywa.

As 2014 drew to a close, so did the Centenary Year of Australian Submarines.

Huon fosters friendship with close neighbour

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Richard Caton, Commanding Officer HMAS Huon, and Vice Commander Naval Component - Timor Leste Defence Force, Lieutenant Commander Adao Brito exchange gifts. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Richard Caton, Commanding Officer HMAS Huon, and Vice Commander Naval Component - Timor Leste Defence Force, Lieutenant Commander Adao Brito exchange gifts.

Coastal Minehunter, HMAS Huon, has strengthened the friendship between the Royal Australian Navy and the Timor-Leste Defence Force in a recent port visit to the nation's capital Dili.

Newcastle comes of age

Published on by MIDN Morgan Groves (author), POEW Luke Oxley (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's 21st birthday cake.   (photo: POEW Luke Oxley)

HMAS Newcastle's 21st birthday cake.

Recently, the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle celebrated a major milestone - the ship'’s 21st birthday.

Penguin dives into another busy year

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Guests watch the guard of honour and Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney Detachment during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Guests watch the guard of honour and Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney Detachment during a ceremonial sunset held at HMAS Penguin.

On 24 January 2014, Commander Paul Gall assumed command of HMAS Penguin, in Sydney, and since that point it has been all hands on deck. Penguin being heavily involved with the community, participated in a large number of community engagement events throughout the year.

HMAS Success provides assistance to mariners in distress

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Success's doctor, Lieutenant Michael Bonning, RAN (right) prepares to treat an ill fisherman on an Iranian vessel in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.

Only three days into tasking on Operation MANITOU and while transiting the North Arabian Sea, South East of Oman, HMAS Success rendered medical assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel.