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Minehunters heading north from successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea.

A Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Task Group, consisting of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, has departed the Republic of Korea bound for a second Mine Warfare Exercise and professional engagement with Japan, as part of a North East Asian Deployment. 

HMAS Brisbane commences Combat System Trials in US

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HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US. (photo: )

HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US.

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement.

Gascoyne leads the way in Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Liam Northend (photographer)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: Lieutenant Liam Northend)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

HMAS Gascoyne, part of a Minehunter Task Group, has spent a busy two weeks far from her usual stomping ground, having travelled over 5000 nautical miles to participate in a Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise in the Republic of Korea.

Rhiannon’s flying support to bushfire operations

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson has come a long way from her school days at Perth Modern School to support firefighting efforts during the catastrophic bushfires across New South Wales in November.

Defence Industry supports Navy helicopters on bushfire operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

Defence Industry is working hand-in-hand with the Royal Australian Navy to support firefighting efforts throughout New South Wales during one of the most dangerous bushfire weeks the nation has ever seen. 

816 Squadron enhances RFS air attack capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters’ superior Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance cameras and sensors have been working throughout the nights to support firefighting efforts across New South Wales.

Navy helicopters working collaboratively with RFS

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter spent the first day of catastrophic fire conditions on search and rescue missions to support firefighting efforts around Kempsey, New South Wales.

A rewarding career leads to appointment as ninth Warrant Officer of the Navy

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

“Wanting to be challenged and seeking adventure” were the main reasons a young woman from Lilydale, Victoria decided to join RAN back in 1989. Roll forward 30 years, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth has assumed the role as Navy’s most senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Navy.

Navy women honour Second World War WRAN

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A plaque and tree are placed in the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton, in honour of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall. (photo: )

A plaque and tree are placed in the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton, in honour of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall.

HMAS Moreton hosted a memorial service for the 75th anniversary of the passing of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall, the only member of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service to die on active service during the Second World War.

Walking in the wake of Waller

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Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right). (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right).

Twenty-three of Navy’s newest recruits have reflected on their experiences of their New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) and sought to understand how it compares with their forebears of 1914.