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Army’s Amphibious Beach Team extends Choules’ capabilities on land

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: )

Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

The ability of Navy and Army to combine for an expanded amphibious capability has been put to the test throughout the ongoing bushfire emergency in south-east Australia this summer.

Logistics sailor credits gap year for providing career direction

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.

Emu reels in big bushfire donations

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam 'Emu' Carruthers hands Garry Brown, Deputy Captain of the Sussex Inlet Rural Fire Brigade, a cheque for $9000, the proceeds of the charity auction he organised. L-R: Terry Davies, Debbie Simpson, Wally Cook, Garry Brown, Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, Manfred Simpson, Terry Davies, Jim Denchem and Mandy Cropper. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam 'Emu' Carruthers hands Garry Brown, Deputy Captain of the Sussex Inlet Rural Fire Brigade, a cheque for $9000, the proceeds of the charity auction he organised. L-R: Terry Davies, Debbie Simpson, Wally Cook, Garry Brown, Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, Manfred Simpson, Terry Davies, Jim Denchem and Mandy Cropper.

Outside of working hours, 725 Squadron’s Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam ‘Emu’ Carruthers is a keen angler, who regularly competes in and wins fishing tournaments around Australia.

14,000 Young Australians sail in Young Endeavour

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Image courtesy of YEYS (photographer)

Congratulations to our 14,000th youth crew member, Matthew Shelverton, and to the other 13,999 Australians who've made the Young Endeavour program such a success. Image courtesy of YEYS. (photo: Image courtesy of YEYS)

Congratulations to our 14,000th youth crew member, Matthew Shelverton, and to the other 13,999 Australians who've made the Young Endeavour program such a success. Image courtesy of YEYS.

The 14,000th young Australian to embark in Sailing Training Ship Young Endeavour has completed his 11-day voyage aboard the square-rigged tall ship.

Indian school for the blind hits Toowoomba sailors for six

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jay Crutch (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rebekah Curry tries her hand at blind cricket at the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind during HMAS Toowoomba's port visit to Mumbai, India. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rebekah Curry tries her hand at blind cricket at the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind during HMAS Toowoomba's port visit to Mumbai, India.

Fourteen sailors from HMAS Toowoomba visited the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind during a recent port visit to Mumbai, India.

Commemorating HMAS Voyager (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), Mr Robert Hogan (photographer)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown) (photo: Unknown)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown)

More than 40 people recently attended a commemoration service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to remember the souls lost when HMAS Voyager (II) sunk.

New officers inducted at Moreton ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMN Mara Johnsen (author and photographer)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: SMN Mara Johnsen)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

HMAS Moreton welcomed 130 guests to the stunning backdrop of the Brisbane River for Defence Force Recruiting to conduct its first New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony for 2020.

Top-notch aviators’ story told

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Former naval aviators, Jed Hart, left, and Commodore Jack McCaffrie (Ret’d) hold their book ‘Wings of Gold’ in front of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Former naval aviators, Jed Hart, left, and Commodore Jack McCaffrie (Ret’d) hold their book ‘Wings of Gold’ in front of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, HMAS Albatross.

Naval pilots and observers that earn the coveted ‘Wings of Gold’ are considered by many to be the best in the world, especially considering that their runway is located in choppy seas.

Competition winners get a taste of submarine life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN (2nd left) stands with members from the Submarine Recruiting Team, staff from Defence Force Recruiting and the 2020 National Submariner Tour and Competition winners with HMAS Rankin and HMAS Sirius in the background at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN (2nd left) stands with members from the Submarine Recruiting Team, staff from Defence Force Recruiting and the 2020 National Submariner Tour and Competition winners with HMAS Rankin and HMAS Sirius in the background at Fleet Base West, WA.

A group of young Australians were given the VIP treatment recently when they participated in the National Submarine Competition Tour and Immersion Experience at Fleet Base West.

Team Navy surf boat series strengthens community links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast. (photo: )

L-R: Sub Lieutenant Barton Heeney, Commander Brad Mackay and Sub Lieutenant Thomas Goodwin of HMAS Albatross prepare to take part in the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open at Mollymook Beach on the NSW South Coast.

Navy’s ongoing partnership with the Australian Surf Rowers League has continued for a 12th year with support to Australia’s premier surf boat event - the 2020 Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League Open, recently held at Mollymook Beach, NSW.