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Graduates praise student-instructor relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter.

Twenty-one new Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrewmen have graduated their initial rotary-wing training and into the next phase of their careers.

Arunta exercises with Malaysian Navy

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

KD Perak ship's company from the Royal Malaysian Navy cheer ship to the crew of HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise on East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

KD Perak ship's company from the Royal Malaysian Navy cheer ship to the crew of HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise on East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Arunta has successfully conducted a passage exercise with KD Perak of the Royal Malaysian Navy as part of the ship’s East Asia Deployment.

New facility enhances weapons training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.

Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.

Navy leads Australian business in innovation and process improvement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author)

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville. (photo: )

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville.

In a testament to Navy people and culture, Warfare Innovation Navy and Fleet Support Unit have won Australian Business Awards for Business Innovation and Process Improvement respectively.

Ballarat protects energy resources

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), AB Connor Webber (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia. (photo: AB CONNOR WEBBER)

HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia.

The crew of HMAS Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity.

Arunta’s crew stays fit to fight at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment.

It is widely accepted that a healthy body and mind go hand-in-hand, and this adage rings just as true for those working ashore as it does for those whose jobs take them to sea.

Navy’s Maritime Trade Operations Element gains Battle-worthiness Certification

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Captain John Cowan with Lieutenant Commander Christensen holding the Maritime Trade Operations Element Battle-worthiness Certification. (photo: Unknown)

Captain John Cowan with Lieutenant Commander Christensen holding the Maritime Trade Operations Element Battle-worthiness Certification.

In recognition of their mission readiness status, the Maritime Trade Operations Element recently gained their inaugural Battle-worthiness Certification.

Every week is Mental Health week at HMAS Moreton

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session.

For HMAS Moreton regularly checking in on one another’s mental health is par for the course of the weekly routine.

Anti-submarine warfare skills put to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), CPOA Colin McCallum (photographer)

(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales.

It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.

Arunta departs Darwin for East Asian Deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Arunta sailed from the Port of Darwin on October 11 after an 11-day logistical visit to the Top End.