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Eighteen recruits graduate from Navy Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program. (photo: )

December 2019 graduates of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.

Eighteen recruits graduated from Navy’s Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns in December, and friends, family and senior officers were there to congratulate them on their accomplishments.

Husband and wife make patrol boat history

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Mr Glenn Campbell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: Glenn Campbell)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont, in the Coonawarra Basin at the Navy's patrol boat base, HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A married couple in Darwin has become the first husband and wife in Royal Australian Navy history to command patrol boats at the same time.

Australian Maritime Warfare Centre puts team building into practice at The Infants’ Home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

Volunteers from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) spent a day helping with maintenance around The Infants’ Home in Ashfield, Sydney, the AMWC’s designated charity. L-R: Leading Seaman Stephen Davies-Griffith; Lieutenant Commander Chito Irlandez; Commander Michael Hicking and Able Seaman Royce Lee. (photo: )

Volunteers from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) spent a day helping with maintenance around The Infants’ Home in Ashfield, Sydney, the AMWC’s designated charity. L-R: Leading Seaman Stephen Davies-Griffith; Lieutenant Commander Chito Irlandez; Commander Michael Hicking and Able Seaman Royce Lee.

A working party from the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre recently lent a hand at The Infants’ Home in Ashfield, Sydney, carrying on a 50-year Navy tradition of support for the charity.

Canberra takes centre stage on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Canberra played a starring role in Sydney’s Australia Day celebrations as the centrepiece of the traditional Salute to Australia on Sydney Harbour.

Navy One does senior service proud in Sydney to Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Navy One sails towards Sydney Heads after the firing of the starting cannon for the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Kel Hockey)

Navy One sails towards Sydney Heads after the firing of the starting cannon for the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

After an 18 year hiatus from the Sydney to Hobart, the crew of Navy One has proven that the Navy belongs in the world-famous yacht race.

Fleet Air Arm’s firefighting support caps off busy 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), 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 Fleet Air Arm has capped off a high tempo year by supporting firefighting efforts on the east coast of Australia, during one of the most dangerous bushfire periods the nation has ever seen.

723 marks end of decade with busy and rewarding year

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

Members of 723 Squadron pictured with families affected by cancer at a static aircraft display at Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW. (photo: )

Members of 723 Squadron pictured with families affected by cancer at a static aircraft display at Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW.

This was a busy year for 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter School, with the Squadron’s rate of effort increasing significantly throughout the year.

WO-N recognises “important work” of patrol boat community

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer - Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, came aboard HMAS Larrakia, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, to present the 2017  crew of HMAS Maryborough with a Joint Operations Command commendation, in recognition of their superior performance of duty during a major fire aboard HMAS Maryborough in 2017. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer - Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, came aboard HMAS Larrakia, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, to present the 2017 crew of HMAS Maryborough with a Joint Operations Command commendation, in recognition of their superior performance of duty during a major fire aboard HMAS Maryborough in 2017.

Two of Navy's senior leaders visited HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin recently to recognise the work of the patrol boat community this year.

Fleet delivers in 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019, June 2019. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019, June 2019.

The past twelve months have been significant for Navy’s Fleet. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel have deployed around the world to exercise high-end warfighting capabilities, support maritime security, contribute to multinational operations and engage with Australia’s regional partners.

Overseas deployments the priority in 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), Navantia (photographer)

HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta conduct replenishment at sea manoeuvres during transit, October 2019. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta conduct replenishment at sea manoeuvres during transit, October 2019.

Navy’s Surface Force has capped off a massive year with most of its combatants deploying overseas.