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Training Ship Pioneer enjoys Freedom of Entry to Mackay

Published on by Australian Navy Cadets LEUT Linda McKenna (author), Photos by Nell (photographer)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld. (photo: Photos by Nell)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld.

With swords drawn, band playing, drums beating and flags flying, the cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercised their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay this month, as part of 60th anniversary celebrations for the Australian Navy Cadets unit.

 

Green Ghost crew remembers those who served before them

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kieran Skewes (author), ABEW Stuart McManus (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin leads the Remembrance Day 2019 ceremony underneath the Australian White Ensign. To his left are ABET Joshua Lowe, LEUT Jacob Hepner, ABML-SC Frank Cook and CPOCIS Michael Baruch. (photo: ABEW Stuart McManus)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin leads the Remembrance Day 2019 ceremony underneath the Australian White Ensign. To his left are ABET Joshua Lowe, LEUT Jacob Hepner, ABML-SC Frank Cook and CPOCIS Michael Baruch.

During the major Japan-US Exercise ANNUALEX, the crew of HMAS Hobart spared a minute to reflect on those that sacrificed their lives in the very waters they sailed.

Green Ghost pays tribute to UN fallen service members

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT David Llewellyn (author), ABCTS Ryan Lomsargis (photographer)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Hobart and the Australian Maritime Task Group at the 74th UN Day Ceremony at the UN Memorial Cemetery Busan, Republic of Korea, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABCTS Ryan Lomsargis)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Hobart and the Australian Maritime Task Group at the 74th UN Day Ceremony at the UN Memorial Cemetery Busan, Republic of Korea, during their East Asia Deployment.

A group of 50 officers and sailors from HMAS Hobart recently participated in a ceremony to mark the 74th United Nations Day at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, in Busan, Republic of Korea, during the ship’s current East Asia Deployment.

 

Penguin opens its doors for Ceremonial Sunset

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Ceremonial Sunset guard prepares to fire a volley with blank cartridges during a ceremony at HMAS Penguin, Mosman on 6 November 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Ceremonial Sunset guard prepares to fire a volley with blank cartridges during a ceremony at HMAS Penguin, Mosman on 6 November 2019.

HMAS Penguin has continued its annual tradition of inviting the people of Mosman and the Northern Beaches to a reception to thank the community for their ongoing support, and an opportunity for locals to learn more about Penguin’s mission and get a taste of Navy culture with a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset.

Final LADS flight - a job well done

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight crew on completion of the LADS Flight end of service ceremony at Cairns Airport, Queensland. L-R: Petty Officer Jarrod McCann; Chief Petty Officer Luke Heard; LADS Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews; LADS Executive Officer Lieutenant Cheyne Colley; and Leading Seaman John Krasicki. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Royal Australian Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight crew on completion of the LADS Flight end of service ceremony at Cairns Airport, Queensland. L-R: Petty Officer Jarrod McCann; Chief Petty Officer Luke Heard; LADS Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Mark Matthews; LADS Executive Officer Lieutenant Cheyne Colley; and Leading Seaman John Krasicki.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight (LADS) has conducted its final sortie after 26 years of outstanding service.

RAN marks Philippines friendship in WWII commemorations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin transits in the Hinatuan Passage during the commemorative service for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait in the Philippines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Leeuwin transits in the Hinatuan Passage during the commemorative service for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Surigao Strait in the Philippines.

The Royal Australian Navy was the centre of local attention during a high-profile five days in the Philippines, attending two World War II commemorations, hosting two Ambassadors and a Vice Admiral and entertaining local dignitaries and community leaders at an official reception.

HMAS Melbourne decommissions, era of the FFG ends

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer), LCPL Brodie Cross (photographer), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's ship's company stand at attention as Commanding Officer, Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN, carries the ship's Australian White Ensign during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

HMAS Melbourne's ship's company stand at attention as Commanding Officer, Commander Marcus Buttler, RAN, carries the ship's Australian White Ensign during the ship's decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has celebrated the completion of 27 years of service by HMAS Melbourne, the last of her class. The 138 metre long Adelaide class guided missile frigate was decommissioned at her home port at Fleet Base East, Garden Island in Sydney.

Warm welcome for HMAS Stuart at Leyte Gulf 75th anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines.

A group of officers and sailors of HMAS Stuart had the honour of representing the Royal Australian Navy at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II.

No bridge too far for mental health

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Defence personnel show their support for World Mental Health Day 2019 by taking part in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. (photo: Mr Jay Cronan)

Defence personnel show their support for World Mental Health Day 2019 by taking part in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

Hundreds of Australian Defence Force personnel and Department of Defence public servants took time away from their desks to focus on mental health in Canberra.

Tiger 75’s stripes on display in new exhibit

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), LS James McDougall (photographer)

The new S-70B Seahawk helicopter exhibit was opened at the Australian National Museum Maritime, Sydney, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral  Mike Noonan AO, RAN, on 9 October 2019. (photo: PTE Rodrigo Villablanca)

The new S-70B Seahawk helicopter exhibit was opened at the Australian National Museum Maritime, Sydney, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, on 9 October 2019.

An icon of naval aviation now features at the Australian National Maritime Museum with the new S-70B-2 (Bravo) Seahawk ‘Tiger 75’ exhibit officially opened during the 2019 Sea Power Conference.