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A century of training for Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn CSM and HMAS Cerberus staff stand with the commemorative plinth erected to acknowledge HMAS Cerberus marking 100 years of service. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn CSM and HMAS Cerberus staff stand with the commemorative plinth erected to acknowledge HMAS Cerberus marking 100 years of service.

The oldest commission in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Cerberus, has marked 100 years of service with the unveiling of a commemorative plinth, at the original site of the establishment’s first commissioning.

Home of Seahawks celebrates 28 years

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

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Todd Glynn, left, looks on as the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Gene Johns cuts the birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of the recommissioning of the squadron on 23 July 1992. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Todd Glynn, left, looks on as the youngest member of the Squadron, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Gene Johns cuts the birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary of the recommissioning of the squadron on 23 July 1992.

Thursday 23 July was cause for celebration within the Fleet Air Arm with Navy’s 816 Squadron celebrating 28 years of service since recommissioning as the home of Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters.

HMAS Canberra returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia.

HMAS Canberra returned to Sydney after a nearly three-month deployment comprised of multilateral training exercises as part of a task group, maritime integration with Army elements, and a successful search and rescue in the Pacific.

HMAS Gascoyne rises to ‘Return to the Sea’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Benjamin Page (author), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer), LEUT Breece Gevaux (photographer), LSCD Dragan Ivanovic (photographer), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LCDR Sean Aitken)

HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’.

HMAS Sydney puts Aegis Combat System to the test

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

HMAS Sydney and HMAS Brisbane depart Fleet Base East to conduct Aegis systems training off Sydney Heads. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

HMAS Sydney and HMAS Brisbane depart Fleet Base East to conduct Aegis systems training off Sydney Heads.

In a positive display of the Navy motto “To Fight and Win at Sea”, HMAS Sydney has sailed in company with sister ship HMAS Brisbane to conduct training and testing of the Aegis Combat System.

Gap Year personnel find their bearings in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABETSM Lincoln Commane (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year sailor Seaman Samantha Lindsay with a pair of torpedo tubes in the weapons engineering workshop at Fleet Support Unit - West at Fleet Base West, WA.

Since the beginning of 2020, HMAS Stirling has hosted 16 personnel from the Navy Gap Year Program, as they try their hand at a career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Quarantine seen from both sides

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Peter Bellas at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics­­­ - Supply Chain Peter Bellas knows more than most about mandatory quarantine - in April he undertook 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a Sydney hotel after returning from Operation MANITOU.

From sea to air in the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond is a Senior Surveillance and Control Officer on a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, currently deployed to the Middle East region on Operation ACCORDION. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond is a Senior Surveillance and Control Officer on a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, currently deployed to the Middle East region on Operation ACCORDION.

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Combat System Manager Kieran Lamond never thought he would work 30,000 feet above Iraq with the Royal Australian Air Force when he joined the ADF more than 18 years ago.

Inland Submariner supporting COVID in Shepparton

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Jessica Winnall (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Submariner Gareth James at the Goulburn Valley Health testing site in Shepparton, Victoria, during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: PTE Dustin Anderson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Technician Submariner Gareth James at the Goulburn Valley Health testing site in Shepparton, Victoria, during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Royal Australian Navy Submariner Petty Officer Marine Technician Gareth James is an instructor at HMAS Cerberus, and as a trained Ship’s Medical Emergency Team member he immediately volunteered for Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Pandemic keeps nursing officer on his toes

Published on by CAPT Zoe Griffyn (author), LAC John Solomon (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon, Officer In Charge of the military contingent at the Colac, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. (photo: LAC John Solomon)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon, Officer In Charge of the military contingent at the Colac, Victoria COVID-19 testing site during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.

Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Lee McMahon has had a busy year on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, supporting the Victorian Government and its agencies in the town of Colac as part of his second deployment to Operation COVID-19 ASIST.