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Sydney acknowledges awards and achievements

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

L-R: Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brayden Matthews; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Allan Rodway; Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Zachary Smith, onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brayden Matthews; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Allan Rodway; Commander Edward Seymour and Lieutenant Zachary Smith, onboard HMAS Sydney.

Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Sydney (V) has taken the time during her busy schedule to celebrate some significant achievements and present awards to crew members.

Fleet to take War on Waste initiative to next level

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commodore Robert Plath, left, and Captain Bernard York from the Fleet War on Waste Committee, on the wharf opposite HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Commodore Robert Plath, left, and Captain Bernard York from the Fleet War on Waste Committee, on the wharf opposite HMAS Sydney at Garden Island, Sydney.

Buoyed by a significant reduction in landfill waste over the last year, the Fleet War on Waste Committee is preparing to expand its activities at ships and bases nationally and encourage wider participation in its waste reduction efforts across Navy.

Graduates ready to deploy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Benjamin Hanson-Murphy (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Graduates from the MH-60R conversion course on the 725 Squadron flight line at HMAS Albatross, NSW. L-R: Lieutenants Dylan Hush; Lachlan Murray; Simon Jeffery; Jake Laidlaw; Eliza Josey and Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Graduates from the MH-60R conversion course on the 725 Squadron flight line at HMAS Albatross, NSW. L-R: Lieutenants Dylan Hush; Lachlan Murray; Simon Jeffery; Jake Laidlaw; Eliza Josey and Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.

The Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm has welcomed ten combat-ready aviators into the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ community, on completion of Operational Flying Training at 725 Squadron.

FSU has the Fleet’s back

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

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jayden Lowe conducts welding at Fleet Support Unit - South East, Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jayden Lowe conducts welding at Fleet Support Unit - South East, Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

By many measures, 2020 has been a uniquely challenging year, but the men and women of Navy’s Fleet Support Unit (FSU) have worked hard to keep Australia’s warships operationally ready.

Sea combat simulated in Exercise VIKING RAIDER

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

HMAS Anzac sailor Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Curtis Willmore monitors his console in the Operations Room of the Frigate Simulator, as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER at the Naval Engineering Support Centre on HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Anzac sailor Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Curtis Willmore monitors his console in the Operations Room of the Frigate Simulator, as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER at the Naval Engineering Support Centre on HMAS Stirling, WA.

Two warships of the Royal Australian Navy have conducted high-end simulated sea combat on opposite coasts as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER.

A century of training for Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn CSM and HMAS Cerberus staff stand with the commemorative plinth erected to acknowledge HMAS Cerberus marking 100 years of service. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn CSM and HMAS Cerberus staff stand with the commemorative plinth erected to acknowledge HMAS Cerberus marking 100 years of service.

The oldest commission in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Cerberus, has marked 100 years of service with the unveiling of a commemorative plinth, at the original site of the establishment’s first commissioning.

Home of Seahawks celebrates 28 years

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Todd Glynn, left, looks on as the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Gene Johns cuts the birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of the recommissioning of the squadron on 23 July 1992. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Todd Glynn, left, looks on as the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Gene Johns cuts the birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of the recommissioning of the squadron on 23 July 1992.

Thursday 23 July was cause for celebration within the Fleet Air Arm with Navy’s 816 Squadron celebrating 28 years of service since recommissioning as the home of Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters.

HMAS Canberra returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia.

HMAS Canberra returned to Sydney after a nearly three-month deployment comprised of multilateral training exercises as part of a task group, maritime integration with Army elements, and a successful search and rescue in the Pacific.

HMAS Gascoyne rises to ‘Return to the Sea’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Benjamin Page (author), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer), LEUT Breece Gevaux (photographer), LSCD Dragan Ivanovic (photographer), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LCDR Sean Aitken)

HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’.

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.