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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.

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.

Sailor reaches important career milestone

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: )

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

A career dedicated to service across the Patrol Boat community has recently been acknowledged in Cairns, with ADV Cape Inscription Starboard Crew celebrating PO Rowan Verheijen’s 15 years of service in the RAN.

Navy’s New Deputy Chief

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy officially welcomed Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, RAN, to the role of Deputy Chief of Navy and Head Navy People Training and Resources (HNPTAR) in a small ceremony in Canberra today.

Selfless act - a sign of brotherly love

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

For a long time, Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French and knew that his brother Thomas would one day require a kidney transplant, he just didn’t know when that day would come.

Sailor son-in-law sends thanks

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

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East.

Sydney-raised sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Personnel - Operations Daniel Williams, deployed to the Middle East on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation ACCORDION, says his father-in-law Allan Williams in Australia will be in his thoughts this Father’s Day.

Cerberus - bleeding the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), CWO Michael Connors (photographer)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: CWO Michael Connors)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge.

With Australia currently needing 29,000 blood donations each week, ship’s company of HMAS Cerberus have rallied together to book out an entire daily schedule at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Frankston Donor Centre in Victoria.