Section: Fleet

Ballarat returns from Indian Ocean Deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in Cockburn Sound upon returning to Fleet Base West, Western Australia, following a successful Indian Ocean Deployment. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Ballarat in Cockburn Sound upon returning to Fleet Base West, Western Australia, following a successful Indian Ocean Deployment.

HMAS Ballarat has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West near Rockingham, WA, following a successful Indian Ocean deployment.

Navy’s most advanced ships exercise together for first time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), Mr Peter Beeh (photographer), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (author)

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney sail in formation through the the Eastern Australian Exercise Area off the coast of New South Wales. (photo: Mr Peter Beeh)

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney sail in formation through the the Eastern Australian Exercise Area off the coast of New South Wales.

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney have exercised together for the first time, setting the standard for blue water combat capability in our region.

Award-winning training

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Lieutentant Ashley Bick, left, and Captain Heath Robertson from Training Authority - Maritime Warfare with the Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Award for Best Blended Learning Solution for Maritime Warfare Officer Course Phase III. (photo: )

Lieutentant Ashley Bick, left, and Captain Heath Robertson from Training Authority - Maritime Warfare with the Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Award for Best Blended Learning Solution for Maritime Warfare Officer Course Phase III.

Navy Training Force has been presented an Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Excellence Award for the dynamic delivery of one of its most popular courses.

Navigation training goes online

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Sub Lieutenants Simon Fenech, Ryan Denholm, Josh Mavin and Natasha Price of HMAS Choules completed the Integrated Bridge Systems Operator Training. (photo: )

Sub Lieutenants Simon Fenech, Ryan Denholm, Josh Mavin and Natasha Price of HMAS Choules completed the Integrated Bridge Systems Operator Training.

The Royal Australian Navy is providing junior officers with a unique training experience that provides a greater level of hands-on application on one of the fleet’s largest ships.

Lights out for FFG sustainment program

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

The Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates System Program Office staff at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

The Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates System Program Office staff at Garden Island, Sydney.

The last remaining support program for the Navy’s now decommissioned Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFGs) has officially closed.

New facility aids spiritual health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Chaplaincy Centre Coordinator Chaplain Grant Ludlow addresses attendees at the official opening of the  Multi-Faith Prayer Room. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Cerberus Chaplaincy Centre Coordinator Chaplain Grant Ludlow addresses attendees at the official opening of the Multi-Faith Prayer Room.

HMAS Cerberus has officially opened the latest addition to their personnel support facilities, supporting and acknowledging the religious beliefs and needs of our people.

Small world for Northam’s navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat.

The chances of three sailors from the same town serving on the same Navy frigate at the same time are almost as remote as the town they originate from.

Maritime Task Group Commander hands over after two busy years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The inaugural Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, CAPT Andrew Quinn, has handed over the role to CAPT David Tietzel following the successful completion of a two-year appointment.

Eden named NUSHIP Supply’s ceremonial home port

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Ship's company of NUSHIP Supply participated in a smoking ceremony which preceded the announcement that the Port of Eden will be NUSHIP Supply's ceremonial homeport, in Eden, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Ship's company of NUSHIP Supply participated in a smoking ceremony which preceded the announcement that the Port of Eden will be NUSHIP Supply's ceremonial homeport, in Eden, NSW.

The Port of Eden has been announced as NUSHIP Supply’s ceremonial home port during an event held by the waters of Cocora Beach, Eden over the weekend.

Arunta returns home after more than 160 days at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Family, friends and members of the Navy community gather on Oxley Wharf in Fleet Base West, WA to welcome home HMAS Arunta, returning after a five-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Family, friends and members of the Navy community gather on Oxley Wharf in Fleet Base West, WA to welcome home HMAS Arunta, returning after a five-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

HMAS Arunta has returned to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after 164 days at sea, strengthening relations in the Indo-Pacific.