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Into the blue

Published on by SGT Sebastian Beurich (author)

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

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuzko 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.

Bond with Singapore reaffirmed at 25th iteration of exercise

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

HMA Ships Hobart and Sirius exercise with Republic of Singapore Ships Tenacious, Valiant, Valour and Dauntless in waters off Singapore during Exercise SINGAROO. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMA Ships Hobart and Sirius exercise with Republic of Singapore Ships Tenacious, Valiant, Valour and Dauntless in waters off Singapore during Exercise SINGAROO.

The Australian and Singapore navies have reunited at sea for the 25th iteration of Exercise SINGAROO, which tests warfare skills, enhances interoperability and reinforces the strong friendship of the two nations.

Care packages sweeten the deal for Arunta crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Operations Officer Joint Logistics Unit - West, Lieutenant Amy Beal holds a care package while Able Seamen Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain James Snyder and Cassandra Eaton prepare the remaining care packages to be sent to HMAS Arunta in the dispatch warehouse at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Operations Officer Joint Logistics Unit - West, Lieutenant Amy Beal holds a care package while Able Seamen Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain James Snyder and Cassandra Eaton prepare the remaining care packages to be sent to HMAS Arunta in the dispatch warehouse at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Staff at Joint Logistics Unit - West and the Maritime Logistics Department onboard HMAS Arunta recently collaborated to organise a ‘care package’ program for the ship's company who recently had their deployment extended.

Ties strengthened with Indian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean.

Australian and Indian warships have recently conducted a two-day passage exercise in the Northeast Indian Ocean, with Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Hobart sailing alongside Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Karmuk.

Virtual awards presentation, a first for CN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The global coronavirus pandemic has increased the use of virtual technology and resulted in the adoption of new and inventive ways of doing things, including the recognition of important career achievements.

Navy One to assemble fresh crew to defend Sydney to Hobart title

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

File image: Navy One sails south to Hobart during the running of the 2019 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Kel Hockey)

File image: Navy One sails south to Hobart during the running of the 2019 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Navy will be back in the water for this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race after a successful campaign in 2019 that saw Navy One win the Oggin Cup as the first military-crewed yacht on corrected time.

Collaboration delivers technical mastery

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Danny Taylor (author)

Fleet Support Unit - North East Welding Supervisor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Trent Goodman welding a loading ramp. (photo: )

Fleet Support Unit - North East Welding Supervisor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Trent Goodman welding a loading ramp.

When a call to fabricate two prototype loading ramps was issued, the team at Fleet Support Unit - North East rose to the challenge.

Australia and Philippines show spirit of mateship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LEUT Phillipe Fairs (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's crew waves the Philippines flag on the Gun Director Platform during the Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres exercise, as part of Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Arunta's crew waves the Philippines flag on the Gun Director Platform during the Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres exercise, as part of Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Warships from Australia and the Philippines have exercised for the third time in as many months during a Regional Presence Deployment.

Finding their sea legs

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area. (photo: )

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area.

A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a taste of life at sea.

Winds of change in METOC technology

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matthew Bell (author), LCDR Fiona Simmonds (photographer)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC. (photo: LCDR Fiona Simmonds)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC.

Upgraded weather forecasting technology for Royal Australian Navy meteorologists is getting its first lengthy sea trial during the Regional Presence Deployment 20 (RPD20), offering a boost to capability with quicker and more accurate information.