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18 Sep 2014
 Able Seaman Combat Sysytems Operator Mine Warfare (ABCSOMW) Alex Lebrun-Footman, ABCSOMW Dale Timbs, ABCSOMW Ryan McDonald and Leading Seaman Medic Rob Schwartz enjoy a game of Uckers during a quiet period onboard HMAS Yarra.
Life on the high seas in a Huon Class Mine Hunter can be a little 'rough', but only due the ship size and design allowing for rolling and pitching in even the smallest swell. During HMAS Yarra's recent three day passage to Papua New Guinea, the sea state three conditions were a test for morale for the 45-strong crew.

17 Sep 2014
Wreaths and crosses laid at the monument to the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Kokopo.
The Navy footprint in Rabaul is all but gone, with the first major Centenary of Anzac commemorations over, but memories of the two services held there in September will be felt for years to come by those who remain in Papua New Guinea and those who have returned home to Australia.

17 Sep 2014
The annual USN and RAN Strategic Workforce and Personnel Steering Group (SWPSG) held at Fleet Headquarters Sydney. (From front left) Rear Admiral Frederick Roegge (USN), Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo (USN). (From back left) Captain Mike Smith, AOM, RAN, USN Strategic Workforce and Personnel Steering Group Manager of Business, Mr Lee Johnson and Warrant Officer Navy, Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, RAN.
In a sign of the deep ties that underpin the Australian and United States’ security alliance, the Royal Australian Navy hosted the fourth Strategic Workforce and Personnel Steering Group forum between 5th and 6th August, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. The SWPSG reports to and supports the strategic dialogue between the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations and the Australian Chief of Navy.

16 Sep 2014

Today there have been reports in the media about the proceedings of a General Court Martial regarding allegations of inappropriate behaviour that occurred in HMAS Newcastle in 2011.

16 Sep 2014
Graduates of the Aviation Support (AVN) 01/14 Course in front of a Sea King helicopter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

AVN sailors are specialists who will support the enhanced aviation capability of the two Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships entering service with the RAN in 2014 and 2015.
What does a group of people consisting of former Navy Chefs, Stewards, Marine Technicians and Boatswains, an ex-Army Dental Hygienist and an ex-Army Artillery soldier have in common? They all have an exciting future in aviation ahead of them. These twelve members of this group are the newest Training Authority - Aviation graduates in the Aviation Support Category.

Press Releases

19 August 2013

To the Editor, In the 19 August 2013 edition of The Cairns Post there was an article entitled “Call to cut sonar near pods”. The article contains a misleading statement which I need to correct. The article quoted Mr Ben Cropp stating, “As the naval...

23 May 2013

Reports about Kurt Mackenzie published in the Courier Mail and the Northern Territory News on 23 May 2013 stated that “Navy is refusing to explain and release a report into the poisoning of a sailor during an exercise off Darwin seven years ago”....

20 March 2013

Andrew Holman Editor The Mercury GPO Box 334 HOBART TAS 7001 Dear Mr Holman On Monday 18 March 2013 the online version of your newspaper published an editorial which related to the article entitled "Incat sailing at full speed" (17 March 2013). I...