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A Steel Eel, two Kiwis and a couple of Dux

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Wayne McColl (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy Officer Acting Sub Lieutenant Jordan Appleton on the bridge onboard HMAS Parramatta during her transit from Darwin, NT, to Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal New Zealand Navy Officer Acting Sub Lieutenant Jordan Appleton on the bridge onboard HMAS Parramatta during her transit from Darwin, NT, to Phuket, Thailand.

The opportunity to deploy in HMAS Parramatta has been the experience of a lifetime for two officers of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Adelaide’s dive team takes to the water to maintain skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Malik El-Leissy on the aft door of the loading well dock of HMAS Adelaide during diving operations. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Malik El-Leissy on the aft door of the loading well dock of HMAS Adelaide during diving operations.

The Queensland coast provided a picture perfect training ground for HMAS Adelaide’s dive team to conduct essential training and keep their diving qualifications current.

Warship Sydney commissions at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Sydney (V) 'cheer ship' inside Jervis Bay, NSW following the ship's commissioning ceremony at sea. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

The crew of HMAS Sydney (V) 'cheer ship' inside Jervis Bay, NSW following the ship's commissioning ceremony at sea.

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed its newest Air Warfare Destroyer into the Fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since the Second World War.

From Fleet beat to Joint Police

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Naval Police Coxwains (NPC) outside the Military Police Station at Randwick Baracks, Sydney. From left: LCDR Sean West Money, Leading Seaman (LS) NPC James Downey, LSNPC Kellie Nash and Petty Officer NPC Jean Metcalf. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Naval Police Coxwains (NPC) outside the Military Police Station at Randwick Baracks, Sydney. From left: LCDR Sean West Money, Leading Seaman (LS) NPC James Downey, LSNPC Kellie Nash and Petty Officer NPC Jean Metcalf.

Joint Military Police Station Sydney at Randwick Barracks - staffed by Navy, Army and Air Force members - is a clear example of a tri-service approach achieving the best collective outcome as part of the Joint Military Police Force.

Adelaide provides vital training platform for Army CH-47 helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

An Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter conducts deck landing practice as part of essential training on board HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Queensland. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

An Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter conducts deck landing practice as part of essential training on board HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Queensland.

HMAS Adelaide has recently provided a platform for Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville to conduct training at sea.

Parramatta returns home after South East Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka during her East Asia Deployment, prior to the spread of COVID-19 around the world. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Parramatta arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka during her East Asia Deployment, prior to the spread of COVID-19 around the world.

HMAS Parramatta and her 188-strong company have returned to the ship’s home port in Sydney following a three month overseas deployment - their second in the last eight months.

New Chaplaincy branch introduces non-religious care option

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Stephen Varney, Chaplain Sharon White and Chaplain Majidid Essa with the new non-faith-specific rank Branch insignia. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Stephen Varney, Chaplain Sharon White and Chaplain Majidid Essa with the new non-faith-specific rank Branch insignia.

To complement the integral religious pastoral care and spiritual support services offered by Navy Chaplains, the re-named Navy Chaplaincy Branch has introduced secular Maritime Spiritual Wellbeing Officers.

Navy innovation wins national award

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Stephen Delo (author), Australian HR Institute (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Mr Don Moloney (second from left), Lieutenant Commander Stephen Delo, Captain Adam Allica and Commander Steve Thompson from Navy’s Warfare Innovation Branch, with members of the Australian HR Institute National Panel. (Image published with permission of the Australian HR Institute) (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Mr Don Moloney (second from left), Lieutenant Commander Stephen Delo, Captain Adam Allica and Commander Steve Thompson from Navy’s Warfare Innovation Branch, with members of the Australian HR Institute National Panel. (Image published with permission of the Australian HR Institute)

Navy’s innovative culture, challenging of norms, critical thought and agility in problem-solving throughout 2019 has been recognised with a major award.

Plan Galileo transforming maritime sustainment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), LSIS Chris Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Brisbane conducts a cold move to the docking maintenance facilities at Garden Island in Sydney, February 2020. (photo: LSIS Chris Szumlanski)

HMAS Brisbane conducts a cold move to the docking maintenance facilities at Garden Island in Sydney, February 2020.

Plan Galileo is fundamentally changing how Navy carries out sustainment of the Fleet - operating in a nationally integrated sustainment environment that consistently provides affordable, reliable and fit for purpose systems and ships to Navy to fight and win at sea.

Innovative Navy aviator builds new model for deployable capability

Published on by CPO Chris Marsh (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Able Seaman Zacharie Wright-Hansen, right, last year at the Sea Power Conference with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, centre, and Seaman Rosemaree Scarpino. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forester)

Able Seaman Zacharie Wright-Hansen, right, last year at the Sea Power Conference with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, centre, and Seaman Rosemaree Scarpino.

The deployable nature of maritime aviation is ever-evolving, with its assets required in areas as diverse as the back of a ship, embarked on a C-17 or land-based.