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Cerberus continues to graduate the next generation

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Recruit George Oram, left, and his brother Seaman Electronic Technician Trainee Jack Oram at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Recruit George Oram, left, and his brother Seaman Electronic Technician Trainee Jack Oram at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy Recruit Training School recently farewelled 137 graduates from General Entry Intake 380 Shipp Division, after 11 weeks of initial entry training, at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria.

Grand achievement for Navy MAWO

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.
 (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale recently celebrated the impressive feat of 1000 hours flying time in Sikorsky Seahawk helicopters while deployed in HMAS Parramatta.

It takes a village

Published on by SBLT Rebecca Davis (author), CPL Veronica McKenna (photographer)

File image: HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea, October 2005. (photo: CPL Veronica McKenna)

File image: HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea, October 2005.

When the crew of HMAS Armidale transferred material control to Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group in Cairns for their scheduled extended maintenance period in February, the coronavirus restrictions had not yet come into force in Australia. What happened next was anything but business as usual.

A Steel Eel, two Kiwis and a couple of Dux

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Wayne McColl (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal New Zealand Navy Officer Acting Sub Lieutenant Jordan Appleton on the bridge onboard HMAS Parramatta during her transit from Darwin, NT, to Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal New Zealand Navy Officer Acting Sub Lieutenant Jordan Appleton on the bridge onboard HMAS Parramatta during her transit from Darwin, NT, to Phuket, Thailand.

The opportunity to deploy in HMAS Parramatta has been the experience of a lifetime for two officers of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Adelaide’s dive team takes to the water to maintain skills

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Malik El-Leissy on the aft door of the loading well dock of HMAS Adelaide during diving operations. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Malik El-Leissy on the aft door of the loading well dock of HMAS Adelaide during diving operations.

The Queensland coast provided a picture perfect training ground for HMAS Adelaide’s dive team to conduct essential training and keep their diving qualifications current.

Warship Sydney commissions at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Sydney (V) 'cheer ship' inside Jervis Bay, NSW following the ship's commissioning ceremony at sea. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

The crew of HMAS Sydney (V) 'cheer ship' inside Jervis Bay, NSW following the ship's commissioning ceremony at sea.

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed its newest Air Warfare Destroyer into the Fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since the Second World War.

From Fleet beat to Joint Police

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Naval Police Coxwains (NPC) outside the Military Police Station at Randwick Baracks, Sydney. From left: LCDR Sean West Money, Leading Seaman (LS) NPC James Downey, LSNPC Kellie Nash and Petty Officer NPC Jean Metcalf. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Naval Police Coxwains (NPC) outside the Military Police Station at Randwick Baracks, Sydney. From left: LCDR Sean West Money, Leading Seaman (LS) NPC James Downey, LSNPC Kellie Nash and Petty Officer NPC Jean Metcalf.

Joint Military Police Station Sydney at Randwick Barracks - staffed by Navy, Army and Air Force members - is a clear example of a tri-service approach achieving the best collective outcome as part of the Joint Military Police Force.

Adelaide provides vital training platform for Army CH-47 helicopters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

An Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter conducts deck landing practice as part of essential training on board HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Queensland. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

An Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter conducts deck landing practice as part of essential training on board HMAS Adelaide off the coast of Queensland.

HMAS Adelaide has recently provided a platform for Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville to conduct training at sea.

Parramatta returns home after South East Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka during her East Asia Deployment, prior to the spread of COVID-19 around the world. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Parramatta arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka during her East Asia Deployment, prior to the spread of COVID-19 around the world.

HMAS Parramatta and her 188-strong company have returned to the ship’s home port in Sydney following a three month overseas deployment - their second in the last eight months.

New Chaplaincy branch introduces non-religious care option

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Stephen Varney, Chaplain Sharon White and Chaplain Majidid Essa with the new non-faith-specific rank Branch insignia. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplain Stephen Varney, Chaplain Sharon White and Chaplain Majidid Essa with the new non-faith-specific rank Branch insignia.

To complement the integral religious pastoral care and spiritual support services offered by Navy Chaplains, the re-named Navy Chaplaincy Branch has introduced secular Maritime Spiritual Wellbeing Officers.