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Seahawks to take flight in nation’s capital

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

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Over 100,000 people are expected to gather on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday 14 March to enjoy the magnificent display that is Skyfire, a celebration of the Canberra region, people and community.

Hitting home with the high notes

This article has photo gallery Published on by POMUSN Stuart Malcolm (author), Wayne Preusker (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Constantine Karatenislis performs alongside students from his former school, Christian College Geelong. (photo: Wayne Preusker)

Able Seaman Musician Constantine Karatenislis performs alongside students from his former school, Christian College Geelong.

On a Sunday in February, the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne, together with hosts Geelong Concert Band and the students from Geelong Grammar School and Christian College Geelong, performed a concert entitled ‘All Bands on Deck’.

Fleet out in force for IWD harbour walk

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AB Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), LS Nadav Harel (photographer), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, with crew members from HMAS Kuttabul, in a walk from Fleet Base East to Mrs Macquarie's Chair to recognise International Women's Day as part of their support to all women in the Australian Defence Force. (photo: AB Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, with crew members from HMAS Kuttabul, in a walk from Fleet Base East to Mrs Macquarie's Chair to recognise International Women's Day as part of their support to all women in the Australian Defence Force.

A contingent of around 250 sailors and officers from HMAS Kuttabul braved light rain and grey skies to complete a 4km return walk around Sydney Harbour in support of International Women’s Day 2020.

Visiting Navy Fellow honours the fallen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Captain Raymond Saad from the Sea Power Centre - Australia, left, and Indian Visiting Naval Fellow, Commander Ranendra Sawan attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Captain Raymond Saad from the Sea Power Centre - Australia, left, and Indian Visiting Naval Fellow, Commander Ranendra Sawan attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The current Indian Naval Fellow, who is a member of the Visiting Naval Fellow (VNF) Program at the Sea Power Centre - Australia, participated at the Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Stuart shines to the delight of Devonport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gregoire Soler leads the march into Devonport, Tasmania during the HMAS Stuart Freedom of Entry. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Gregoire Soler leads the march into Devonport, Tasmania during the HMAS Stuart Freedom of Entry.

The community links between HMAS Stuart and her ceremonial homeport of Devonport, Tasmania, have been made stronger with the ship exercising her right of Freedom of Entry to the city.

Texans welcomed to Aus Navy’s Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chris Forward (author)

Attendees at the 2020 Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner. (photo: )

Attendees at the 2020 Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner.

The annual Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner was a welcome break for Australian Submarine Force officers and senior sailors conducting hectic pre-deployment work.

Hobart on show in Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Liam Walker talks about HMAS Hobart's 5-inch gun with attendees of the HMAS Hobart Open Day during a port visit in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Liam Walker talks about HMAS Hobart's 5-inch gun with attendees of the HMAS Hobart Open Day during a port visit in Melbourne, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy showcased HMAS Hobart last weekend, with an Open Day in Melbourne during the Fleet Certification Period 2020 activity.

An inclusive and supportive Navy on the march

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Mrs Megan Popelier (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy contingent assembles prior to marching at the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. (photo: Mrs Megan Popelier)

The Royal Australian Navy contingent assembles prior to marching at the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

A Navy contingent joined Army and Air Force members and Defence civilians in the 42nd Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night.

Surfing Sub Lieutenant scores ADF Surf Camp a “phenomenal” success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jessica Morris (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Sub Lieutenant Sinead Flaherty takes off on a wave at Narrawallee Beach, NSW during the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women's surf development camp. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Sub Lieutenant Sinead Flaherty takes off on a wave at Narrawallee Beach, NSW during the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women's surf development camp.

From the outset, the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women’s development camp attracted enthusiastic participants and fostered an inclusive and encouraging environment.

Certifying a commitment to training

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy officers Sub Lieutenant Nancy Cotton, left, and Midshipman Sharni Hill on the quarterdeck of HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.