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International Submarine Safety Forum comes to the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Richard Martin (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA.

The Royal Australian Navy hosted the International Submarine Safety Forum at HMAS Stirling in September. The forum is rotationally hosted by member nations annually and is focused on technical and governance issues around submarine safety in partner nations.

The Tracker has landed

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

The S-2 Tracker (844) arrives at it's new home of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport after the short flight from HMAS Albatross.

After months of intensive testing and preparation a Grumman Tracker (844) flew, for the first time since 1998, from HMAS Albatross to her new home at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.

Sirius celebration for a milestone birthday

Published on by SBLT Samantha Brandstater (author)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room.

With the recent departure of older siblings HMA Ships Success, Newcastle and later this month, HMAS Melbourne, the average age of the Royal Australian Navy’s ships has lowered and HMAS Sirius is in her prime!

Shark Tank winner sinks its teeth to cut the fat

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Ashley Wallin of HMAS Stirling measures the height of Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Jennifer Kent of HMAS Ballarat, as part of the Fleet Commander approved Navy Individual Readiness Health Promotion Program.

Volunteers from HMA Ships Anzac and Ballarat were queued out the door of a makeshift health facility recently at Henderson shipyards in Western Australia.

Launceston celebrates 12 years of service and miles to the moon and back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Launceston, CMDR Matt Richardson, and youngest member of the crew Gunner Emily Robertson cut the patrol boat’s birthday cake.

The crew of HMAS Launceston celebrated the vessel’s twelfth birthday in a manner that testified to the work ethic of the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol boats: at sea, on operation, protecting Australia’s northern maritime borders.

HMAS Parramatta joins international effort to enforce sanctions on North Korea

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HMAS Parramatta (foreground) conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Hobart (background) while in transit for the Navy's 2-19 Maritime East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Parramatta (foreground) conducts officer of the watch manoeuvres with HMAS Hobart (background) while in transit for the Navy's 2-19 Maritime East Asia Deployment.

Australia is deploying a Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Parramatta in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea.

Navy officer balancing the books in Kabul

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Task Group Afghanistan (TGAFG) Finance Advisor, Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Katrina Burkett (left) and TGAFG Finance Officer, Australian Army soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Donnelly prior to going on a task in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Task Group Afghanistan (TGAFG) Finance Advisor, Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Katrina Burkett (left) and TGAFG Finance Officer, Australian Army soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Brian Donnelly prior to going on a task in Afghanistan.

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Katrina Burkett swapped the ocean for a view of mountains in Afghanistan during a recent deployment.

Captain Andrews leading the way

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Captain Anne Andrews is the Senior Gender Advisor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Captain Anne Andrews is the Senior Gender Advisor to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Captain Anne Andrews knows improvements have been made to the lives of Afghan women and girls, which includes a tenfold increase in school enrolments since 2001.

Positive small ship experience enhances sailor’s first North East Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

Being away from family and friends at home can at times be a challenge for Royal Australian Navy personnel currently deployed on Navy’s East Asia Deployment.

A great career from gap year to Korea for Navy Chef

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina.

Growing up in Silvan, Victoria, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone never envisaged a career at sea, but after a positive experience with the Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Scheme the way ahead was clear.