L-R: Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Group, Commander Ryan Post, RAN; Commander Mine Warfare Hydrographic and Patrol Force, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; and Commanding Officer Australian Clearance Diving Team Four (AUSCDT4) Lieutenant Commander Fletcher Wall and personnel from AUSCDT4 with the Rushcutter Shield at AUSCDT4 in Fleet Base West, WA.
Australian Clearance Diving Team Four has been formally recognised for an outstanding 2019 with the award of the Rushcutter’s Shield in a presentation ceremony at Fleet Base West.
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince of Brunei and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces is welcomed on board by members of the ship’s company of HMAS Dechaineux during a port visit to Brunei.
It was a significant occasion in early March for the crew of HMAS
Dechaineux as it was the first official port visit conducted by any submarine - from any nation - to the southeast Asian nation.
HMAS Arunta fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile off the coast of Western Australia to test its missile systems after undergoing the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade.
Following a 20-month upgrade, Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS
Arunta has fired its first Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) off the coast of Western Australia.
Graduating members of the Clearance Diving Officer Course 36 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. From left: Lieutenant Matthew Smith; Lieutenant Samantha McKay; and Lieutenant Joseph Woods.
Three officers have graduated this month from the Navy’s most mentally and physically challenging specialist program, the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer course.
HMAS Sirius striking an unusual pose alongside Fleet Base West.
Sirius conducted some impressive gymnastics in late January when alongside Fleet Base West, in order to make critical repairs prior to sailing.
March 11, 2020 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)
An 816 Squadron MH-60 Romeo helicopter lands onboard HMAS Canberra for Fleet Certification Period 2020.
Navy’s first major exercise of the year has come to a successful conclusion, focussing on mid-intensity, high-end warfighting, and tested platforms and personnel through detailed maritime warfare serials that graduated in difficulty as the exercise progressed.
Clearance Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One transit between locations to search for inert training mines during Mine Counter-Measure Operations as part of Fleet Certification Period 2020.
A Maritime Advanced Force task unit has successfully demonstrated Navy’s ability to open and maintain sea lanes for amphibious operations during Fleet Certification Period 2020.
Head of Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, right, presents a framed presentation capturing the Maritime Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) workgroup’s RAN history to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis, CSC, RAN, during the ML-P Sailor Workgroup Handover Ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.
The Head of the Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano conducted a handover of the Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Sailor workgroup to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis.
March 09, 2020 by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
L-R: Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jesse Edwards; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Alexander Edwards; Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Jared Bruce; Command Warrant Officer Damian Collins; and Lieutenant Naomi Muir stand as volunteers at the 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series.
With the City of Devonport flag flying proudly from the ship’s halyards, HMAS
Stuart completed a meaningful visit to her ceremonial homeport of Devonport in northern Tasmania.
(L-R) Maritime Logistics Chefs, Leading Seaman Christopher Martin, Seaman Christine Osborne and Able Seaman Emily Churchyard learn how to operate the dehydrator machine once the food waste has been added as part of their training by Veolia Technical Manager Separation Processes, John Hernage.
Chefs at HMAS
Kuttabul in Sydney have a new weapon at their disposal to aid in the Fleet’s war on waste - a food waste dehydrator is capable of reducing 100kg of organic waste by up to 90% of its volume.