Section: Fleet

Survey team finds historic watering hole

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

L-R: Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Deneki Stewart; Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Tanya Maksimovic; Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager David Neaves; and Lieutenant Jared Willans in front the Fly Away Survey Kit mounted on a vessel of opportunity. (photo: )

L-R: Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Deneki Stewart; Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Tanya Maksimovic; Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager David Neaves; and Lieutenant Jared Willans in front the Fly Away Survey Kit mounted on a vessel of opportunity.

A Navy Hydrographic Survey Team could not get a drink from an old watering hole they found during an exercise in Far North Queensland recently, even though it was surrounded by water.

Training opportunity welcomed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR.

HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.

Adelaide’s Gladiator Games

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

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Rhys Withers takes part in the Gladiator Games 2020 on HMAS Adelaide while transiting to Townsville for Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

HMAS Adelaide’s Marine Technicians have won bragging rights by taking out the top two team positions in the ship’s Gladiator Games 2020.

Task Group certification shows cutting edge of mine warfare

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Minehunter Coastal vessel HMAS Yarra at anchor in the early morning light in Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Minehunter Coastal vessel HMAS Yarra at anchor in the early morning light in Jervis Bay.

Three warships and more than 150 personnel have completed two weeks of realistic training at sea and ashore under the command and control of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group, as part of Exercise CUTTLEFISH 2020.

Australia and Singapore cooperation on show

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland.

HMAS Adelaide has provided a platform for the Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 helicopter crews to qualify and land on the RAN’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra.

Fresh approach to fresh produce

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Julie Shruball from In2Food delivers packaged fresh produce to Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Cook - Submariner Stephen Finnigan of HMAS Sheean. (photo: )

Julie Shruball from In2Food delivers packaged fresh produce to Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Cook - Submariner Stephen Finnigan of HMAS Sheean.

Members of the Fleet Logistic Support Element - Submarines based at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia recently revamped their approach to “breaking down fresh” vitals by working with local supplier In2Food to improve packaging options.

Graduates praise student-instructor relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter.

Twenty-one new Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrewmen have graduated their initial rotary-wing training and into the next phase of their careers.

Arunta exercises with Malaysian Navy

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

KD Perak ship's company from the Royal Malaysian Navy cheer ship to the crew of HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise on East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

KD Perak ship's company from the Royal Malaysian Navy cheer ship to the crew of HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise on East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Arunta has successfully conducted a passage exercise with KD Perak of the Royal Malaysian Navy as part of the ship’s East Asia Deployment.

New facility enhances weapons training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.

Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.

Navy leads Australian business in innovation and process improvement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author)

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville. (photo: )

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville.

In a testament to Navy people and culture, Warfare Innovation Navy and Fleet Support Unit have won Australian Business Awards for Business Innovation and Process Improvement respectively.