April 05, 2017 by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), Kingsley Klau (photographer)
Navy Maritime Logistics - Chefs and Maritime Logistics - Support Operations sailors with chefs from local restaurant Rustico Tapas Bar; local waiters and waitresses; and members of the Salvation Army, in the main dining marquee.
Navy chefs and stewards have again joined forces with top Western Australian foodies, delivering first-class results at the annual Rockingham Long Table Lunch.
Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim.
One of Navy's leading triathletes, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Joel MacAllister, of HMAS
Stirling, was fastest sailor across the line in the Military Division in Ironman New Zealand at Taupo in early March.
April 15, 2017 by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia.
Kalamunda, high in the Perth hills, was the muster-point for fresh legs participating in a ‘relay of resilience’ on the Bibbulmun Track - the long distance walk trail in Western Australia.
The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.
A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.
Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell with an award for the best innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross.
The Fleet Air Arm recently presented the first of an ongoing series of events dedicated to celebrating and inspiring innovation.
Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN.
Minister of Defence, The Honourable Marise Payne, and the local member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis inspected the progress of the $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System and the Fleet Air Arm's operational 816 Squadron at HMAS
Albatross recently .
March 09, 2017 by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)
Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2017.
Navy’s frontline medical staff in HMAS
Adelaide have been training as they would fight in a recent aero-medical evacuation scenario off the south west Australian coast.
Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra.
Applications are soon to close for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.
March 18, 2017 by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.
The Royal Australian Navy-operated Sail Training Ship
Young Endeavour returned to Sydney recently after a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.
Trainee instructors at the Helicopter Aircrew Training System, from left, Warrant Officer Class 2 Joseph Laycock; Major Anton Leshinskas; Captain Anthony Erwin; Major David Oddy; Captain Adrian Ludman; and Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson.
The Royal Australian Navy and Army Joint Helicopter School at HMAS
Albatross is a step closer to lift off with the first group of instructors beginning their training at the multi-million-dollar facility.