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HMAS Sydney puts Aegis Combat System to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

HMAS Sydney and HMAS Brisbane depart Fleet Base East to conduct Aegis systems training off Sydney Heads. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

HMAS Sydney and HMAS Brisbane depart Fleet Base East to conduct Aegis systems training off Sydney Heads.

In a positive display of the Navy motto “To Fight and Win at Sea”, HMAS Sydney has sailed in company with sister ship HMAS Brisbane to conduct training and testing of the Aegis Combat System.

Gap Year personnel find their bearings in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABETSM Lincoln Commane (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA.

Since the beginning of 2020, HMAS Stirling has hosted 16 personnel from the Navy Gap Year Program, as they try their hand at a career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Back to where it all began

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Courtney Jay (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee Midshipman Madeline Moroney directs vehicles through the Gisborne South Vehicle Checkpoint during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee Midshipman Madeline Moroney directs vehicles through the Gisborne South Vehicle Checkpoint during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Midshipman Madeline Moroney is a Maritime Logistics Officer Trainee, who, with just two weeks left of her initial employment training at HMAS Cerberus, finds herself supporting Operation COVID-19 ASSIST in her hometown region of Goulburn Valley in Victoria.

Quarantine seen from both sides

Published on by LCDR John Thompson (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics­­­ - Supply Chain Peter Bellas knows more than most about mandatory quarantine - in April he undertook 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a Sydney hotel after returning from Operation MANITOU.

From sea to air in the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond is a Senior Surveillance and Control Officer on a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, currently deployed to the Middle East region on Operation ACCORDION. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond is a Senior Surveillance and Control Officer on a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, currently deployed to the Middle East region on Operation ACCORDION.

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Combat System Manager Kieran Lamond never thought he would work 30,000 feet above Iraq with the Royal Australian Air Force when he joined the ADF more than 18 years ago.

Inland Submariner supporting COVID in Shepparton

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Jessica Winnall (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Submariner Gareth James at the Goulburn Valley Health testing site in Shepparton, Victoria, during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Submariner Gareth James at the Goulburn Valley Health testing site in Shepparton, Victoria, during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Royal Australian Navy Submariner Petty Officer Marine Technician Gareth James is an instructor at HMAS Cerberus, and as a trained Ship’s Medical Emergency Team member he immediately volunteered for Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Pandemic keeps nursing officer on his toes

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

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon, Officer In Charge of the military contingent at the Colac, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon, Officer In Charge of the military contingent at the Colac, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon has had a busy year on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, supporting the Victorian Government and its agencies in the town of Colac as part of his second deployment to Operation COVID-19 ASIST.

Ceremonial Sword continues service at HMAS Moreton

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis with the Reverend Ian McGilvray, and the Reverend’s ceremonial sword.

When retired Royal Australian Navy Officer, and now the Reverend Ian McGilvray, decided to present his ceremonial sword back the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Moreton willingly accepted his generous offering.

Navy Indigenous Development Program Course 14 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford (photographer)

Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland. (photo: LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford)

Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland.

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed their newest recruits for the second Navy Indigenous Development Program for 2020.

“Value our People” retirement ceremony initiative

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author)

Warrant Officer Mark Baker was honoured recently at his formal discharge ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Mark Baker was honoured recently at his formal discharge ceremony.

A Next Generation Navy initiative to appropriately recognise the service and sacrifice of all Navy personnel and their families has seen the recent approval of formal retirement and discharge ceremonies.