HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
The crew of HMAS
Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity.
Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment.
It is widely accepted that a healthy body and mind go hand-in-hand, and this adage rings just as true for those working ashore as it does for those whose jobs take them to sea.
Captain John Cowan with Lieutenant Commander Christensen holding the Maritime Trade Operations Element Battle-worthiness Certification.
In recognition of their mission readiness status, the Maritime Trade Operations Element recently gained their inaugural Battle-worthiness Certification.
Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session.
Moreton regularly checking in on one another’s mental health is par for the course of the weekly routine.
October 15, 2020 by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), CPOA Colin McCallum (photographer)
(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales.
It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.
HMAS Arunta moves away from the wharf as the ship departs Darwin for a six-week East Asia Deployment.
Arunta sailed from the Port of Darwin on October 11 after an 11-day logistical visit to the Top End.
October 09, 2020 by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)
Personnel from HMAS Hobart wave to family and friends at her home Port at Fleet Base East, Sydney, after nearly four-months away on a Regional Presence Deployment.
Hobart and her more than 230 crew members have returned home to Sydney, marking the end of the Royal Australian Navy's largest and most challenging deployment this year.
Sub Lieutenant Tayne Mann and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarrad Jones jointly cut their 23rd birthday cake, celebrated on the same day as HMAS Launceston’s 13th birthday.
Celebrating a birthday at sea can be a very special experience, especially when that birthday is shared with the ship in which you serve.
Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division are also graduates from the Defence Indigenous Development Program.
Hard work and determination paid off for recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program and Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program as they recently graduated from Recruit School at HMAS
Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW.
Sailing out of Sydney Harbour for the first time, aboard HMAS
Adelaide with five ships trailing in company, is an experience never to be forgotten. For the 167 New Entry Officers’ Course 63 trainees, it was an opportunity almost missed due to COVID-19 restrictions.