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Partnership key to future tech capability

Published on by LEUT Christina Rogerson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronic Technician Christopher White, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Taylor and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Ryan Paterson working with the PINPOINT II Circuit Card diagnostic system in the Circuit Card Assembly Test and Repair Facility at the Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Petty Officer Electronic Technician Christopher White, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Paul Taylor and Able Seaman Electronic Technician Ryan Paterson working with the PINPOINT II Circuit Card diagnostic system in the Circuit Card Assembly Test and Repair Facility at the Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling.

Three members of Fleet Support Unit West, at HMAS Stirling in Rockingham, have completed a successful six-week secondment programme designed to develop their technical skills paving exciting developments for the future of Navy’s technical capability.

Pacific protection paramount in counter proliferation

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

HMAS Toowoomba departs Sydney Harbour in June 2017 (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Toowoomba departs Sydney Harbour in June 2017

The Australian Government is joining forces with countries from around the world to conduct Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR, as part of an ongoing major international commitment to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems and related materials.

Regional military cooperation strengthened

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).  (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).

A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Repair reuse recycle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Justin Faint working at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Waterhen.  (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

Leading Seaman Justin Faint working at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Waterhen.

A major initiative is underway at Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney that has the potential to save millions of dollars a year for Navy and keep ships supplied with valuable equipment.

The power and the passion

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

The Royal Australian Navy band in the practise hall in Waterloo, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Royal Australian Navy band in the practise hall in Waterloo, Sydney.

It’s one of the oldest military bands in the country; they’ve performed to hundreds of thousands of people around the nation and throughout the world.  But who are the faces behind the melodies and what does it take to be a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band?

Third win for Rankin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time. 

Survey vessels hit the charts

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author and photographer)

HMAS Mermaid, one of four Paluma class vessels, recently completed an intensive five and a half week training program in North Queensland waters in company with her sister ship HMAS Paluma. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

HMAS Mermaid, one of four Paluma class vessels, recently completed an intensive five and a half week training program in North Queensland waters in company with her sister ship HMAS Paluma.

Training to ‘fight and win at sea’ occurs across the Navy every day of the year, but how does that concept map to the hydrographic fleet and their motto ‘diligence and skill’? – step into the world of the Navy’s survey motor launches.

Newcastle completes operations with US 5th Fleet

Published on by Department of Defence (author), US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston (photographer)

USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, French Navy FS Jean Bart and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle conduct a formation group sail demonstrating combined interoperability and multinational partnership in support of Commander, Task Force 50 operations in the Arabian Gulf. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist Se)

USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, French Navy FS Jean Bart and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle conduct a formation group sail demonstrating combined interoperability and multinational partnership in support of Commander, Task Force 50 operations in the Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Newcastle has completed an attachment with the US Navy’s 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf while deployed on maritime security operations in the Middle East region.

Lifelong friendships sustained in Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shawl from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shawl from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

For Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius, the recent delivery into Dili Harbour of a deployable hospital and medical supplies provided the opportunity to renew a friendship which began during the turmoil of Timor-Leste’s independence struggle in 1999.

Navigating Middle Eastern Waters

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

Looking after the safety of a 4,000-tonne frigate and her crew as it sails thousands of nautical miles from home may seem like a big job, but it’s all in a day’s work for Lieutenant Shaun Stibbard.