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Innovative Navy aviator builds new model for deployable capability

Published on by CPO Chris Marsh (author), LACW Jacqueline Forester (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.

Remembering our role in the Battle of the Coral Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

HMAS Australia (II) during WWII. Image scanned from Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

HMAS Australia (II) during WWII. Image scanned from Navy Historic Archive.

Today, many Australians are unaware that the Battle of the Coral Sea was fought in waters that lap Queensland’s coast. However, in 1942, with fears that Australia was facing invasion, our population understood all too well the importance of it.

Engineers prove up to the challenge on board Navy's largest warship

Published on by SBLT Joseph Melbin (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Scott Soeberg conducts routine checks in the engineering spaces aboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Scott Soeberg conducts routine checks in the engineering spaces aboard HMAS Adelaide.

As HMAS Adelaide moved towards conclusion of First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland, her 130-strong engineering team had reason to look proudly back at their achievements during the challenging maintenance period that preceded the trials.

First Navy graduates of Air Force personnel capability course

Published on by FLGOFF Lily Lancaster (author)

Navy Maritime Human resources Officers Lieutenant Karen Dwyer and Lieutenant Megan Haines graduate from the RAAF Personnel Capability Officer Initial Course. (Images were taken separately due to physical distancing requirements, and stitched together in post-editing) (photo: )

Navy Maritime Human resources Officers Lieutenant Karen Dwyer and Lieutenant Megan Haines graduate from the RAAF Personnel Capability Officer Initial Course. (Images were taken separately due to physical distancing requirements, and stitched together in post-editing)

Birthday celebrations were in order last month when Air Force and Navy together welcomed Navy’s newest specialisation, Maritime Human Resources.

Reservist test pilot returns for flight trials in HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy is currently completing reserve time onboard HMAS Adelaide as an MH-60 Romeo test pilot for the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy is currently completing reserve time onboard HMAS Adelaide as an MH-60 Romeo test pilot for the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit.

Flying helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy is a childhood dream come true for Lieutenant Commander Michael Hardy - he grew up watching Westland Sea King and Douglas A4 Skyhawk aircraft fly overhead from nearby HMAS Albatross.

Contact tracing support a success

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy doctor, Lieutenant Commander Anthony Carpenter, and the Commander of Department of Health and Human Services Victoria operations, Merrin Benert, at the State Control Centre in Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy doctor, Lieutenant Commander Anthony Carpenter, and the Commander of Department of Health and Human Services Victoria operations, Merrin Benert, at the State Control Centre in Victoria.

ADF personnel in Victoria have completed their supporting role as part of the contact tracing team with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, by by follow-up calling members of the community diagnosed with COVID-19 and people with whom they had been in close contact.

Commander thanks personnel for support during pandemic

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commander Shore Forces, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, centre, speaks with Able Seaman Lincoln Matahau, left, and Able Seaman Daniel Sawaqed at Sydney International Airport during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Commander Shore Forces, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, centre, speaks with Able Seaman Lincoln Matahau, left, and Able Seaman Daniel Sawaqed at Sydney International Airport during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy working in unique roles at Sydney International Airport and hotels to assist returning overseas passengers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been thanked personally by Commander Shore Force Captain Stephen Bowater.

Navy provides a helping hand

Published on by LEUT Alex Hetherington (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.  (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.

Since the end of March, Navy has been contributing to Headquarters Joint Task Force 629 as part of the contribution to the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. 28 personnel ranging in rank from Seaman to Commodore are assigned, and their skills and experience are filling crucial roles.

Fleet Cyber Unit deploys in support of Op MANITOU

Published on by LCDR Simon Kelly (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Networks Jackson Cronin explains the results of a test to Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Brittany Ely while onboard HMAS Toowoomba. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Cryptologic Networks Jackson Cronin explains the results of a test to Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Brittany Ely while onboard HMAS Toowoomba.

Defending HMAS Toowoomba and deployed for the first time on operations in the Middle East is an element of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Cyber Unit - working across multiple systems and defending networks against cyber attack.

Landlocked sailors help out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nick Hawkins (author), TPR Jonathan Goedhart (photographer), PTE Stuart Rayner (photographer)

Members of the Australian Defence Force assist Queensland Police Service at a Police Check Point on the border of New South Wales and Queensland at Amosfield for Operation COVID-19 Assist. (photo: TPR Jonathan Goedhart)

Members of the Australian Defence Force assist Queensland Police Service at a Police Check Point on the border of New South Wales and Queensland at Amosfield for Operation COVID-19 Assist.

Royal Australian Navy personnel have been working alongside their Australian Army colleagues contributing to the whole-of-government response to the COVID-19 pandemic across country Queensland - in some cases hundreds of kilometres from the ocean.