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Navy leads Australian business in innovation and process improvement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author)

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville. (photo: )

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville.

In a testament to Navy people and culture, Warfare Innovation Navy and Fleet Support Unit have won Australian Business Awards for Business Innovation and Process Improvement respectively.

Ballarat protects energy resources

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), AB Connor Webber (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia. (photo: AB CONNOR WEBBER)

HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

The crew of HMAS Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity.

Arunta’s crew stays fit to fight at sea

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

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment.

It is widely accepted that a healthy body and mind go hand-in-hand, and this adage rings just as true for those working ashore as it does for those whose jobs take them to sea.

Navy’s Maritime Trade Operations Element gains Battle-worthiness Certification

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Captain John Cowan with Lieutenant Commander Christensen holding the Maritime Trade Operations Element Battle-worthiness Certification. (photo: Unknown)

Captain John Cowan with Lieutenant Commander Christensen holding the Maritime Trade Operations Element Battle-worthiness Certification.

In recognition of their mission readiness status, the Maritime Trade Operations Element recently gained their inaugural Battle-worthiness Certification.

Every week is Mental Health week at HMAS Moreton

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

Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session.

For HMAS Moreton regularly checking in on one another’s mental health is par for the course of the weekly routine.

Anti-submarine warfare skills put to the test

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

(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales.

It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.

Arunta departs Darwin for East Asian Deployment

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

HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Arunta sailed from the Port of Darwin on October 11 after an 11-day logistical visit to the Top End.

Navy ships return home after “enormously successful” regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Hobart wave to family and friends at her home Port at Fleet Base East, Sydney, after nearly four-months away on a Regional Presence Deployment. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Personnel from HMAS Hobart wave to family and friends at her home Port at Fleet Base East, Sydney, after nearly four-months away on a Regional Presence Deployment.

HMAS Hobart and her more than 230 crew members have returned home to Sydney, marking the end of the Royal Australian Navy's largest and most challenging deployment this year.

HMAS Launceston celebrates her 13th birthday

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Beau Taylor (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Tayne Mann and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarrad Jones jointly cut their 23rd birthday cake, celebrated on the same day as HMAS Launceston’s 13th birthday. (photo: )

Sub Lieutenant Tayne Mann and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarrad Jones jointly cut their 23rd birthday cake, celebrated on the same day as HMAS Launceston’s 13th birthday.

Celebrating a birthday at sea can be a very special experience, especially when that birthday is shared with the ship in which you serve.

Recruits from Navy Indigenous Development Program graduate

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program.

Hard work and determination paid off for recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program and Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program as they recently graduated from Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.