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3 July 2013
The home page of the new 'Navy Daily' news website.

Today the Royal Australian Navy launched its new online news website Navy Daily at http://news.navy.gov.au. Navy Daily will complement Navy News, Navy internet/intranet sites and social media through...

1 July 2013
SBLT Terron Kelly is hoping to raise $5000 for her charity Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA with her participation in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer 12 - 13 October 2013 where she'll be riding 200kms through scenic New South Wales countryside.

SBLT Terron Kelly is hoping to raise $5000 for her charity Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA with her participation in The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer 12 - 13 October 2013 where she'll be riding...

1 July 2013
CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin.

CMDR Ben Favelle settles in for the night at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Darwin. CMDR Ben Favelle - The Senior Naval Officer NT and Commanding Officer of patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra - "...

1 July 2013
The gangway to HMAS Harman photographed in 1945.

The gangway to HMAS Harman photographed in 1945. It’s almost 70 years since Royal Australian Navy Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra commissioned as HMAS Harman on 01 July 1943. In the early...

28 June 2013
AUS 202 Garden Island Naval Waters Buoy Movements.

Residents and users of Sydney Harbour may observe increased ship movements around Garden Island, as the Royal Australian Navy prepares for the International Fleet Review and the transition to a new...

28 June 2013
Able Seaman Taylor Burgess, Seaman Kasey Senior and Able Seaman Jordan Shephard get close to Mangitungs the cus cus at the community health fair.

Able Seaman Taylor Burgess, Seaman Kasey Senior and Able Seaman Jordan Shephard get close to Mangitungs the cus cus at the community health fair. The veterinary team deployed for Pacific...

28 June 2013
Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger and Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig with the robot named MONTee, the larger of the two concept robots for the Navy Engineering Challenge.

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger and Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig with the robot named MONTee, the larger of the two concept robots for the Navy Engineering Challenge. Navy...

28 June 2013
HMAS Choules set the scene during Exercise Sea Lion 2013 with HMAS Labuan two LCM8's, Zodiacs, MRH90 Helicopter hovering over the Flight Deck and a P3 Orion fly by in North Queensland.

HMAS Choules set the scene during Exercise Sea Lion 2013 with HMAS Labuan two LCM8's, Zodiacs, MRH90 Helicopter hovering over the Flight Deck and a P3 Orion fly by in North Queensland. Exercise...

28 June 2013
HMAS Newcastle and FS Somme send their boarding teams to intercept a Dhow while on a patrol for CTF 150. Image: French Navy.

Nearly 100 years after France and Australia fought side by side on the Somme battlefields, HMAS Newcastle and FS Somme areunited in their security efforts in the Middle East Area of Operation (MEAO...

28 June 2013
VIPs at the opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2013. Left to right: Commander Leif Maxfield, Commander Stewart Dunne, Air Commodore Ken Quinn, Colonel Walter Enuma, the Honourable Dr Sharman Stone MP, Captain Bruce Greig, Commander Bill Haggerson and Colonel Dick Parker. Image: LAC David Cotton.

HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Wewak in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Over 100 embarked personnel travelling with HMAS Tobruk are bringing medical, dental, veterinary and engineering...

27 June 2013
Japanese Maritime Defence Force Murasame Class destroyer JMSDF Murasame (left) and US Navy Arleigh Burke Class destroyer USS Preble sail in company with HMAS Sydney as the three warships participate in officer of the watch manoeuvres in the Pacific Ocean during the lead-up to Exercise Pacific Bond 2013. Image: LS Peter Thompson.

WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The Royal Australian Navy has joined forces with the United States Navy (USN) and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) to participate in a tri-lateral exercise, Pacific...

26 June 2013
Acting Sub Lieutenant Naomi Gammon, Sub Lieutenant Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background).

As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took...

26 June 2013
Commander Stacey Porter, Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, joined sixty local business leaders at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium for the annual St Vincent De Paul CEO Winter Sleepout on 20 June, raising funds for the homeless.

Commander Stacey Porter, Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, joined sixty local business leaders at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium for the annual St Vincent De Paul CEO Winter Sleepout on 20...

26 June 2013
The Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Perth keeps a watchful eye as HMAS Melbourne comes astern in preparation for a Tow Exercise in the East Australian Exercise Area, Jervis Bay.

The Officer of the Watch onboard HMAS Perth keeps a watchful eye as HMAS Melbourne comes astern in preparation for a Tow Exercise in the East Australian Exercise Area, Jervis Bay. HMAS Perth is a...

26 June 2013
Medics treat a "patient" during a casualty exercise onboard HMAS Choules as part of Exercise Sea Lion 2013. Image: ABIS Chantell Bianchi

Medics treat a "patient" during a casualty exercise onboard HMAS Choules as part of Exercise Sea Lion 2013. Image: ABIS Chantell Bianchi Medical staff onboard HMAS Choules have been honing their...

25 June 2013
Ship's Company and embarked forces enjoy morning tea onboard HMAS Choules.

Ship's Company and embarked forces enjoy morning tea onboard HMAS Choules. The chefs onboard HMAS Choules (Commander Ashley Papp) have been busier than usual lately as the ship’s company and...

25 June 2013
Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, Able Seaman Tiffany White and Commander Northern Command Air Commodore Ken Watson at Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin enjoy a brew to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, Able Seaman Tiffany White and Commander Northern Command Air Commodore Ken Watson at Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin enjoy a brew to raise...

25 June 2013
Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from the USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney.

As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh...

25 June 2013
Personnel from three navies work together in the operations room of HMAS Sydney to establish tactical systems interoperability between HMAS Sydney and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force destroyer JMSDF Murasame. From left to right: Lieutenant Commander Jonathon Bannister (Royal Navy, currently serving with the RAN aboard HMAS Sydney), Ensign Koya Yotsuikari, Lieutenant Junior Grade Tao Masahiro, Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Dougl

Personnel from three navies work together in the operations room of HMAS Sydney to establish tactical systems interoperability between HMAS Sydney and the Japanese Maritime Defence Force destroyer...

25 June 2013
Director International Fleet Review (IFR), Captain Nick Bramwell, RAN (right) and CEO Sydney Legacy Mr Andrew Condon sign an agreement for Legacy to support the Legacy IFR Secondary Schools History Competition at Defence Plaza in Sydney with school student representatives standing in the background. Standing back L to R: Malachi Lavy, Jake Gazzard (Masada College) Thea Ross, North Sydney Girls High School and Edward Chang, North Sydney Boys High School. Image: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez

The Royal Australian Navy and Legacy Sydney have signed a Memorandum of Understanding confirming Legacy’s support for the International Fleet Review NSW and ACT Secondary Schools History Essay...

24 June 2013
Able Seaman Medic Lachlan Cox (left) and Able Seaman Medic David Cusak practice their clinical protocols on the Simulation Mannequin (SIMMAN) who has been programmed with symptoms for a crushed lung as part of their training during the Underwater Medical Course at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School, HMAS Penguin.

Able Seaman Medic Lachlan Cox (left) and Able Seaman Medic David Cusak practice their clinical protocols on the Simulation Mannequin (SIMMAN) who has been programmed with symptoms for a crushed lung...

24 June 2013
Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jason Chamberlain in his workspace onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013.

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jason Chamberlain in his workspace onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013. Ulladulla local lad Jason Chamberlain has come a long way since graduating...

24 June 2013
Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan. Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim...

24 June 2013
Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) passes alongside the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) following a maneuvering exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/Released)

Royal Australian Navy guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) passes alongside the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) following a maneuvering exercise. (U.S. Navy...

24 June 2013
hips Company show the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal team some of the hard work involved with being at sea whilst conducting an Air Warfare Serial with the firing of the 5in Gun in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area during the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal Inspection onboard HMAS Melbourne.

Ships Company show the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal team some of the hard work involved with being at sea whilst conducting an Air Warfare Serial with the firing of the 5in Gun in the Eastern...

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