Section: Events

Into the blue

Published on by SGT Sebastian Beurich (author)

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park. (photo: Unknown)

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park.

Sleeping in snow-caves and trekking across kilometres of snowy ground aren’t normal activities for anyone, let alone the 14 participants in Exercise Blue Ice.

Guardian Class Patrol Boat for Pacific partner Palau

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA.

The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently, when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime Security Program at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

Keel laying of NUSHIP Pilbara - a construction milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Batoft)

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

The National Shipbuilding Program reached another milestone recently with the keel laying for the third Offshore Patrol Vessel, NUSHIP Pilbara, taking place at Henderson, Western Australia.

Chaplains in support of R U OK? Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

There was a little bit of drizzle and plenty of sizzle as HMAS Kuttabul Chaplains manned the barbeques in support of R U OK?Day, which was held nationally on 10 September 2020.

Defence Seaworthiness Symposium 2020

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019. (photo: )

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019.

The annual Defence Seaworthiness Symposium will once again be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra on 17 September 2020.

WWII submariners remembered in Albany ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Lee Griffith (photographer)

Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy at the commemoration service for World War II submariners, in Albany, WA. (This event was held in accordance with State Govt regulations on public gatherings). (photo: Lee Griffith)

Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy at the commemoration service for World War II submariners, in Albany, WA. (This event was held in accordance with State Govt regulations on public gatherings).

Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy gathered in the Western Australian city of Albany on 28 August to remember submariners who lost their lives during World War II operations out of the port city.

Remembering the end of WWII, 2 September 1945

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

Australian delegates at the Japanese surrender ceremony on board USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. L-R, back row: Captain J Balfour; Lieutenant Colonel DH Dwyer; Air Vice Marshal G Jones; Lieutenant General FH Berryman; Commodore JA Collins. Front row: Rear Admiral G Moore; General Sir Thomas Blamey (who signed for Australia); and Air Vice Marshal WD Bostock. (Australian War Memorial Collection 019136) (photo: )

Australian delegates at the Japanese surrender ceremony on board USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. L-R, back row: Captain J Balfour; Lieutenant Colonel DH Dwyer; Air Vice Marshal G Jones; Lieutenant General FH Berryman; Commodore JA Collins. Front row: Rear Admiral G Moore; General Sir Thomas Blamey (who signed for Australia); and Air Vice Marshal WD Bostock. (Australian War Memorial Collection 019136)

It was a cloudy day on 2 September 1945 in Tokyo Bay, Japan. A large Allied had gathered over the preceding two weeks enabling all parties involved of the War in the Pacific to attend the final surrender of Japan.

Remembering those “still on patrol”

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), ABETSM Lincoln Commane (photographer)

National President of the Submarines Association Australia, Commodore Bob Trotter, OAM, RAN (Ret'd), left, and Commander Submarines, Captain Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN attend the Lost Submariners Memorial Service at the Rockingham Navy Club, WA. (photo: ABETSM Lincoln Commane)

National President of the Submarines Association Australia, Commodore Bob Trotter, OAM, RAN (Ret'd), left, and Commander Submarines, Captain Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN attend the Lost Submariners Memorial Service at the Rockingham Navy Club, WA.

Submariners past and present gathered for the Lost Submariners Memorial Service at the Rockingham Navy Club in Western Australia recently, as they remembered submariners whose lives were lost during their service.

Navy Engineers of the future relish world class training and education

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineer in-training Midshipman Rebecca Gonchee tests electrical resistance using a multimeter on her self-built breadboard at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Weapons Electrical Engineer in-training Midshipman Rebecca Gonchee tests electrical resistance using a multimeter on her self-built breadboard at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australian Defence Force Academy's (ADFA) first virtual Open Day is now underway until Saturday 22 August 2020.

Service to mark end of WWII

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August.

A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August, with members of Australia’s Federation Guard rehearsing their drill for the past two weeks for their role in the catafalque party.