Captain Neville Teague, RAN, Able Seaman Musician Ellen Zyla and Warrant Officer Stuart O'Brien at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards 2016. (photo: Steven Bruni)
Captain Neville Teague, RAN, Able Seaman Musician Ellen Zyla and Warrant Officer Stuart O'Brien at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards 2016.

Diverse Defence awarded again

The Department of Defence has maintained its status as a diversity employer of choice - being recognised for the second year in a row by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

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Events

  • Australia's Federation Guard members rest on arms during the service at the Hellenic - Australian park in Rethymno, part of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete Commemoration services held across the Island of Crete. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

    Battle of Crete commemorated

    The immense courage and sacrifice by Australian and New Zealand troops fighting in the Battle of Crete has been remembered in the battle’s 75th anniversary commemorations.

Fleet

  • 725 Squadron has achieved another milestone with the graduation of the first MH-60R Basic Operational Flight Training undertaken in Australia. (photo: Unknown)

    Australian Navy trained Romeo crews graduate

    Home of the 'Romeo' helicopter, 725 Squadron, has achieved another milestone with the graduation of trainees from the first MH-60R Basic Operational Flight Training undertaken in Australia. 

Fleet

  • Lieutenant Shawn Mortimer in the new Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform which is being trialled throughout the navy. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

    Tailored for maritime combat

    Navy’s ‘working rig’, the Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform or DPNU that has been worn since 2009, is scheduled to be replaced by late 2017.

Fleet

  • United States and Australian EOD technicians prepare to deal with a simulated roadside improvised explosive device.  (photo: Unknown)

    Tricrab strengthens diver interoperability

    Explosives Ordnance Disposal personnel from Australian Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have completed training with US, Singapore and New Zealand counterparts at Guam Naval Base for Exercise Tricrab 2016.

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Defence member Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and his daughter Ciana and partner Hawazin are enjoying an afternoon jumping on trampolines at Gravity Zone in Seaford, Victoria.  An event organized by Defence Community Organisation. (photo: )

Families that play together This article has photo gallery

Defence families on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, celebrated National Families Week by packing several hours with non-stop jumping, climbing and sneaky battles – the laser tag sort of course. 

HMAS Albatross from the air. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Soil testing starts at Albatross and Creswell

The Department of Defence has commenced an environmental investigation at HMAS Albatross and nearby HMAS Creswell to evaluate the potential presence of chemicals which were historically used in fire fighting foams. 

Events

Captain Neville Teague, RAN, Able Seaman Musician Ellen Zyla and Warrant Officer Stuart O'Brien at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards 2016. (photo: Steven Bruni)

Diverse Defence awarded again

The Department of Defence has maintained its status as a diversity employer of choice - being recognised for the second year in a row by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

Australia's Federation Guard members rest on arms during the service at the Hellenic - Australian park in Rethymno, part of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete Commemoration services held across the Island of Crete. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Battle of Crete commemorated This article has photo gallery

The immense courage and sacrifice by Australian and New Zealand troops fighting in the Battle of Crete has been remembered in the battle’s 75th anniversary commemorations.

Sport

In breaks from games at Portsmouth and Exeter, the squad visited HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world and the flagship of the First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy. (photo: Unknown)

Footballers get a taste of Victory This article has photo gallery

As part of their recent UK tour, members of the Navy Football Federation Australia were inspired by history and tradition to support their on-field performance.

The Royal Australian Navy Men’s Rugby Union side prepare for the ADF Rugby Union championship 2016 at Borneo Barracks in Cabarlah, Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Navy rugby train for championship This article has photo gallery

Players representing the Royal Australian Navy in Rugby Union are in Brisbane for this year’s Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Championship.