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Largest officer cohort to graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has graduated the largest officer cohort in its 107-year history, with 168 members of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 62 completing their initial training.

Directorate of Navy Culture celebrates first anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Rebecca Wilson (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Directorate of Navy Culture team members during the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at Esplanade By Rydges in Fremantle, WA, November 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Directorate of Navy Culture team members during the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at Esplanade By Rydges in Fremantle, WA, November 2019.

A year of optimising Navy’s culture was marked on the first day of April, when the Directorate of Navy Culture celebrated its first anniversary.

Engineering innovation builds pace at sea in HMAS Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Brown (author)

Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Ryan Schweitzer takes a temperature reading during the prototyping phase of the ventilation system enhancement. (photo: )

Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Ryan Schweitzer takes a temperature reading during the prototyping phase of the ventilation system enhancement.

Engineering innovation onboard HMAS Melville has resulted in an increase in the maximum propulsion power available to support the ship’s involvement in task group operations while improving the normal operating conditions for essential machinery.

Third generation of Sydney service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AB Daniel Goodman (photographer)

NUSHIP Sydney crew member Midshipman Samantha Horsfield, RAN, (here with NUSHIP Sydney at Fleet Base East, Garden Island) is the third generation of her family to serve on a ship bearing the name Sydney. (photo: AB Daniel Goodman)

NUSHIP Sydney crew member Midshipman Samantha Horsfield, RAN, (here with NUSHIP Sydney at Fleet Base East, Garden Island) is the third generation of her family to serve on a ship bearing the name Sydney.

When Maritime Warfare Officer Midshipman Samantha Horsfield posted to NUSHIP Sydney this year, she became the third generation of her family to serve in a ship bearing one of the Royal Australian Navy’s most famous and historic names.

AI-search achieves higher detection rate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Samara Kitchener (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Warfare Innovation Navy project manager, Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, on board a C-27J Spartan during an artificial intelligence search and rescue training mission conducted off the coast of Stradbroke Island, Qld. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Warfare Innovation Navy project manager, Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, on board a C-27J Spartan during an artificial intelligence search and rescue training mission conducted off the coast of Stradbroke Island, Qld.

Airborne search and rescue is an expensive and demanding task, but what if there was a better way? AI-Search, Defence’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) prototype to transform airborne search and rescue, is now in its second phase of development.

Gascoyne’s push to greater efficiency in the water

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

HMAS Gascoyne undergoing refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, following a recent deployment. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

HMAS Gascoyne undergoing refit in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, following a recent deployment.

HMAS Gascoyne is receiving renewed life through a five-yearly refit, ensuring she remains ready to fight and live up to her motto “Return to the sea”.

Ararat and Maitland rendezvous for seamanship training

Published on by LEUT Matthew Newman (author)

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin controls HMAS Maitland from the starboard bridge wing as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat prepares to steam alongside HMAS Ararat in waters west of the Tiwi Islands, NT. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Julia Griffin controls HMAS Maitland from the starboard bridge wing as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat prepares to steam alongside HMAS Ararat in waters west of the Tiwi Islands, NT.

The Commanding Officers who made Royal Australian Navy history as the first married couple to command patrol boats at the same time, have found a unique opportunity to rendezvous and test their crews’ seamanship skills.

LHD capability expanded through First of Class Flight Trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher Thornton (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Nicholas Simmons of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit enters test flight data from an MH-60R helicopter into the computer onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Nicholas Simmons of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit enters test flight data from an MH-60R helicopter into the computer onboard HMAS Adelaide.

First of Class Flight Trials on HMAS Adelaide are providing the ship’s Aviation Support team with vital training and the Royal Australian Navy with increased operational capability.

Royal Thai Navy officer marks career milestone on board Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Stafford (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Midshipman Theeratiphong Pannil of the Royal Thai Navy is presented with a certificate of promotion to the rank of Sub Lieutenant by Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan RAN, CSM at a ceremony held aboard HMAS Choules, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

Midshipman Theeratiphong Pannil of the Royal Thai Navy is presented with a certificate of promotion to the rank of Sub Lieutenant by Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan RAN, CSM at a ceremony held aboard HMAS Choules, Garden Island, Sydney.

Royal Thai Navy Officer Theeratiphong Pannil has marked a significant milestone in his Naval career with promotion to the rank of Sub Lieutenant while on an exchange program with the Royal Australian Navy.

Island running tracks offer something for everyone

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

Physical Training Instructor, Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Gregory Smith kneeling on the new running track at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Physical Training Instructor, Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Gregory Smith kneeling on the new running track at the HMAS Stirling Sports Oval.

HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West personnel may have noticed a number of unusual marker posts with various coloured geometric shapes popping up around Garden Island recently and wondered just what they are.