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RAN accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: )

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy has accepted the first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be introduced into service in 2014, at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Dust settles on helicopter brownouts

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Tim Grabert (author)

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stuart Training Area. (photo: )

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stuart Training Area.

MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter crews will soon be able to operate with increased safety in dusty conditions, thanks to an extensive test program that was conducted at the Mount Stuart Training Area to determine how to best overcome the dangers associated with ‘brownouts’.

Choules centrepiece on Australia Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.

Mobile survey team home from Antarctic mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABHSO Roek Dyer (photographer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp surveying Newcomb Bay. (photo: ABHSO Dyer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp surveying Newcomb Bay.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Support Team returned this week from an important six week Antarctic mission to collect essential data for nautical navigational charts and scientific research.

Queensland homecoming for new HMAS Cairns Executive Officer

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSET Luke Adams (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns. (photo: Department of Defence)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns.

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe has made a welcomed move back to her home state of Queensland where she took over the role of Executive Officer at shore establishment HMAS Cairns this week.

Inaccurate reporting of Navy capability

Published on by Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Chief of Navy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.

The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20 January contains a number of errors of fact.

HMAS Childers arrives in Burma

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Six crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangon, Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Six crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough, is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangon, Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers has arrived in Burma for a four day good will visit - the first visit by an Australian warship to Burma since HMAS Quiberon in 1959.

HMAS Sirius set to keep the fleet moving in 2014

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer), MC2 Jerome D. Johnson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius providing replenishment at sea for USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

HMAS Sirius providing replenishment at sea for USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s hard working replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius is taking on 2014 with the same gusto she used to conquer 2013.

New Commanding Officer takes the helm at Coonawarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, Commander Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the handover of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.