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  • 29 April 2016

    Australian Navy has a new most-senior sailor with the appointment of Navy’s eighth Warrant Officer of the Navy. Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight took over from Martin Holzberger in a ceremony at Russell Offices on 29 April. Chief of Navy Vice Tim Barrett said the role was important and it was the most […]

  • 3 March 2014

    Warrant Officer (WO) Jo Jordan was selected as the Command Warrant Officer – Divisional System (CWO-DS) and took up the role in January 2014. This appointment distinguishes her as one of four senior Warrant Officers supporting the Warrant Officer of the Navy, and also as the first female appointed as a Tier C Warrant Officer […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Instructor of the Year On-the-Job for 2103, Warrant Officer James McEwan was presented with his award at Garden Island, Fleet Base East on Friday 18 July.   As the Fleet Gunnery Assistant for Sea Training Group from February 2011 through January 2014, Warrant Officer McEwan trained ships’ companies in close range and small arms gunnery, […]

  • 29 June 2015

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis crew held a change of command ceremony Friday in Newport, Rhode Island. Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Morkis relieved Chief Warrant Officer James Allen as the commanding officer of the Ida Lewis. Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis is a 175-foot Coastal Buoy Tender homeported in Newport. The primary mission […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Collingwood welcomes a new Base Warrant Officer (BWO), Warrant Officer 1 Matt Rowlinson has joined from HMS Ocean where he served for the past 2 ½ years. A Marine Engineer by specialisation this is Matt’s first time at HMS Collingwood. He said of his new role: “I deem it an honour and privilege to […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Research & Development

    The Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess HMS Sultan recently welcomed visitors from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity following the news that the facilities will receive an uplift thanks to the Government announcement’s regarding LIBOR fines. During a recent visit to Portsmouth, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced £2m of funding […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On the evening of 27 June, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) promoted 46 officers, 9 Military Experts and 3 Warrant Officers from the Royal Singapore Navy (RSN) at a promotion ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). At the ceremony, Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen presented certificates to personnel promoted to the […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    For the first time in the Navy’s history, the Navy’s most senior sailor, Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N) WO Mark Tandy, welcomed the newest junior sailors into the RAN at a graduation parade at Recruit School HMAS Cerberus on Friday, 4 November 2011. 77 personnel graduated at the parade – they will be the […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Anzac Day is a day of national pride when we stop to remember those who forged our military history, and acknowledge those who continue the legacy. This year in true ANZAC spirit the Ships Company of HMAS Success welcomed eleven sailors from the Royal New Zealand Navy Replenishment Ship HMNZS Endeavour to march alongside them […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Deployment Mullaithivu located in the Eastern Naval Area was commissioned as SLNS Gotabhaya by Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage on 13th September 2013.Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe, senior naval officers attached to the NHQ and Eastern Naval Command were also present on the occasion. In keeping […]

  • 1 February 2017

    The Royal Australian Navy honored HMAS Darwin as its most senior commissioned ship with a newly created perpetual trophy dubbed the ‘First Lady of the Fleet’. The idea for the trophy was developed by Fleet Command Warrant Officer Stephen Downey. He said with new ships coming online, the award recognizes the importance of senior ships and the […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warrant officer lost from Pacific Fleet (PF) destroyer Admiral Tributs was recently found dead, reports RIA Novosti referring to… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, May 31, 2012

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Army watercraft unit based out of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, took part in the U.S. Navy’s quarterly trilateral exercise in the Persian Gulf, from July 24-26, 2017. The trilateral exercise incorporated the U.S. Army, Navy, and Coast Guard, along with the Kuwaiti Navy and Coast Guard, and Iraqi Navy. The 548th Transportation Detachment […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Deployment Panama located in the South Eastern Naval Area was commissioned as SLNS Mahanaga by Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage on 28th October 2013. President of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Srima Colombage, Commander South Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral DEC Jayakody, senior naval officers attached to the […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    All four elements of the UK’s Armed Forces were represented at HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall, for a passing-out-parade held to congratulate the latest group of recruits to complete basic training. While the vast majority of those on parade were wearing the dark blue of the Royal Navy, the VIP inspecting officer for the day and […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Training & Education

    After returning home after spending most of 2014 away from their home port, the ship’s company of HMAS Anzac paused at Fleet Base East take a united stand against violence against women. With one woman killed each week in Australia as a result of domestic violence, Anzac’s crew took the time to draw attention to […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A Portsmouth-based Royal Navy engineer, described as the heartbeat of HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal, has been awarded the MBE. Warrant Officer 1st Class Marine Engineering Mechanic John ‘Whiskey’ Walker, 50, of Portsmouth, is currently serving on board aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious with the job of training the entire ships company in fire fighting […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in a weekly limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant officer (CWO) recruitment training session, May 16. Lincoln holds the training to prepare interested Sailors for the extensive application process, one that provides the Navy with officer technical managers and specialists who exercise […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    In April, a group of 23 indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).   Aside from having an opportunity to see what is arguably the best view in the country, the goal of their visit was to […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Despite the rough seas and howling wind, the crew on HMAS Perth battled the elements to conduct a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with the United States Naval Ship Matthew Perry. With just 50 metres between the two ships, extreme precision is required to keep both ships steady on the same course and maintain the gap […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    A group of Officers and Sailors from HMAS Stuart were privileged to take part in a special commemoration service for HMAS Vampire (I) at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne during a recent ship visit.   The 9 April 2014 marked the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of Vampire (I). Vampire (I) was tragically lost […]

  • 20 February 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy on February 15. The guided missile frigate has steamed more than 1.5 million kilometres – about 37 times the earth’s circumference – and clocked up almost 62,000 hours underway, since commissioning in 1992 at Station Pier, […]

  • 21 November 2014

    Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll has looked to support the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) during her Caribbean deployment raising over £1,700 for this worthy cause. A particular success was her visit to Baltimore where the ship raised over $2,100 in four days. The ship’s company have also taken part in charity bike rides […]

  • 24 October 2017

    Queen Elizabeth visited Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland in London on October 23 to mark the frigate’s 20th birthday. The Queen was welcomed on board the Devonport-based frigate by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Andrew Canale, and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones. The visit after a busy year for HMS Sutherland, which […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Deployment Vakarai and Naval Recruit Training Centre (NRTC) Sampoor located in the Eastern Naval Area were commissioned as SLNS Kashyapa and SLNS Vidura respectively by Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage on 15th August 2013. President of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Srima Colombage, Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral […]

  • 25 September 2013

    The Department of Defense announced yesterday the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Sept. 22, as a result of an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash while operating in the central Red Sea. Both sailors were assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Industry news

    Within the framework of Block IV full-rate FY12 production contract, Raytheon Company delivered the 3000th Tomahawk Block IV missile to the US Navy. The Tomahawk Block IV missile is a surface- and submarine-launched precision strike stand-off weapon designed for long-range precision strike missions. The missile is currently in use by the US Navy’s surface combatants […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) has just departed from Rota Naval Base towards the Mediterranean to integrate into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2) whose mission is to enhance and warrant the security in that Sea. During her deployment in the NATO Task Group, the ‘Reina Sofía’ will call at the following […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Following an intense period of counter-narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean HMS Argyll has held a four-day visit to Bermuda. On arrival the Type-23 frigate, which is on her way back to the UK following a seven-month deployment in the South Atlantic, held a reception and capability demonstration attended by the Bermudian governor, […]