Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mark Curtis and Shadbolt contractor Scott Reid perform a confined space entry on the sewage treatment plant of HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Mark Curtis and Shadbolt contractor Scott Reid perform a confined space entry on the sewage treatment plant of HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Industry provides enabling support to bushfire task force at sea

Taking a ship at ‘72 hours notice for sea’ and preparing her to sail in less than 48 hours is no small feat - even more so when you’re talking about the biggest ship in the Navy’s Fleet.

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  • Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Tina Dummett in the heavy vehicle deck onboard HMAS Adelaide during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

    HMAS Adelaide sailor’s commitment close to home

    For Leading Seaman Tina Dummett, the Australian bushfire crisis has hit close to home. The Combat Systems Operator, currently deployed on Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, grew up right in the middle of one of the worst-affected bushfire areas.

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  • Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN thanks Station Officer Stephen Peacock of Broadspectrum firefighting service at HMAS Albatross for their service during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

    Fire operations under threat of fire

    HMAS Albatross and its resident squadrons have made a significant contribution to the aerial component of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s bushfire operations, but the efforts of the base’s contracted firefighters have been equally important in keeping the Naval Air Station at Albatross in the fight.

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Executive Officer HMAS Sheean, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, RAN (third from left) escorts members of the Young and Disengaged Youths Leadership Program and mentors from the Western Australia Police Force, and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Ann Hooper (right) onboard HMAS Sheean during a recent visit to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Disadvantaged youth given a taste of Navy life This article has photo gallery

‘Navy immersion’ has been added to the program of events of a Western Australian Police Force and City of Rockingham initiative that seeks to engage young people identified as being at risk of disengaging from school or the community.

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Submarine Force brings Christmas joy to families This article has photo gallery

In maintaining ties and involvement with the local community, members of the Submarine Force based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia recently gifted food and toys to the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

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HMAS Adelaide’s oldest and youngest guests during family day - Lola Atkins, 91, grandmother of LEUT MLO Samantha Best, right; and Lilah Cook, 9 months, daughter of ABBM Liam Cook, left, joined by the Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathon Ley, centre. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Roll up, roll up, young and old to Navy's largest warship This article has photo gallery

Age was no barrier during the recent family day on board HMAS Adelaide - it would be safe to say that Adelaide can now boast having had the oldest and youngest guests aboard, with a 90-year age difference between the two.

WO Christopher Rowley, left; Head of Navy Engineering, RADM Colin Lawrence, second right; and Manager of the Navy Engineering Challenge CAPT Chris Fealy, right; present the 2019 Electronic Technician trophy to Team ‘Fremulon’, from HMAS Cerberus. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Elemonator, Trident and Tested and Fremulon take engineering prizes This article has photo gallery

Teams of electrical, mechanical and aviation technicians from the Royal Australian Navy descended on HMAS Cerberus in October to compete for the title of engineering champion.

 

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Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney. (photo: CYCA/Hamish Hardy)

Navy One counts down to Sydney to Hobart This article has photo gallery

With the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race only weeks away, the crew of Navy’s entry Navy One have victory in their sights.

Cricket teams from the Royal Australian Navy and Sunshine Heights Cricket Club assemble with RAN and community representatives ahead of the inaugural Lewis-Nizam Shield T20 challenge, played at SHCC Ainsworth Reserve in Melbourne. (photo: Nick Hatzoglou)

Navy cricketers share diversity and inclusion message

Royal Australian Navy cricketers have embraced the chance to engage with community and reinforced a diversity and inclusion message with a T20 match against a local team in Melbourne.