A 15-person Australian and New Zealand combined military and civilian delegation has participated in tri-lateral humanitarian and disaster relief exercise, COOPERATION SPIRIT, in China recently. It offered the three countries the opportunity to build a better understanding of the multi-national response that each country is likely to bring to humanitarian and disaster relief and search and rescue operations.
When Captain Lee Goddard handed over the 'weight' of command to Captain Ivan Ingham recently, the ceremony marked a significant turning point in the career for the outgoing HMAS Perth Commanding Officer.
Brisbane gave a warm welcome to RSS Persistence recently when the Singaporean Navy ship made a port call en route to a joint Australian and Singaporean Exercise being conducted off the coast of Queensland.
After months of preparation, HMAS Success departed Garden Island, Sydney this week for a six-month deployment to the Middle East Region and during the ceremony Santa made a surprise visit to join family and friends to farewell the ship.
Navy is working in parthership with the University of New England to help train its supply officers into using Defence logisitics systems and processes more effectively.
The Royal Australian Navy is preparing for the coming bushfire season with MRH90 helicopters and crews are currently training to use the underslung 'Bambi bucket' for water bombing operations.
As the former commanding officer of Navy's dive school, a mine clearance diver and member of the SAS, Commodore Russ Baker (retired) has many stories to tell about the old pool at HMAS Penguin.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, was introduced to the Australian public on 14 November with a spectacular flight over some of Sydney Harbour's most iconic sites.
As the sun slipped below the horizon, the Australian White Ensign was lowered for the final time on Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH).
Defence Materiel Organisation engineer Mr Simon Wong believes his recent sea riding experience in the guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle has provided invaluable insight into what to expect when he conducts sea trials in NUSHIP Hobart next year.