76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.
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76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.

At home on the range

Occupying an area of about 16 hectares on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, West Head Gunnery Range is one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites. With its location comes some difficulty in accessing services that most Navy personnel have at hand – the answer, taking them to the Range.

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  • Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Kris Kneller takes sausage rolls out of the oven prior to lunchtime service in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

    Innovation gains knowledge of products

    ‘On-trend’ HMAS Stirling chefs execute cutting edge ideas for Navy people in Western Australia, preparing food across the spectrum of activities than the service undertakes across the state.

Sport

  • Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

    Super fun super cricket

    Energetic batting and high-scoring cricket will now be on the Navy Cricket calendar, with the introduction of the Super 6s format.

Events

  • Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

    Memorial for Peace

    A memorial to honour the work of more than 80,000 Australian Defence Force members, police and civilian peacekeepers, was dedicated by Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd) on Anzac Parade, Canberra, on 14 September.

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  • The ship's company of HMAS Hobart line the upper decks and cheer ship during HMAS Hobart’s Commissioning Ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

    Welcome to the fleet - HMAS Hobart III

    With a zealous crowd and great fanfare, the guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart was commissioned in to the Royal Australian Navy fleet in a formal ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney today.
     

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76mmn Proof Firing at West Head Gunnery Range.
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At home on the range

Occupying an area of about 16 hectares on the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, West Head Gunnery Range is one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites. With its location comes some difficulty in accessing services that most Navy personnel have at hand – the answer, taking them to the Range.

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Donating blood – a powerful gift This article has photo gallery

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.

Events

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan, BA, LLB, MLA, unveils the Australian Sailor Monument on the Perth foreshore at Elizabeth Quay. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

‘Jack’ pays tribute to those who served This article has photo gallery

A monument to mariners has been unveiled in Western Australia, as a thank you to sailors of all descriptions, from a grateful maritime nation.

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Memorial for Peace This article has photo gallery

A memorial to honour the work of more than 80,000 Australian Defence Force members, police and civilian peacekeepers, was dedicated by Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd) on Anzac Parade, Canberra, on 14 September.

Sport

Seaman Josh Kedwell from the Royal Australian Navy Cricket team smashes the ball during a friendly games of cricket. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Super fun super cricket

Energetic batting and high-scoring cricket will now be on the Navy Cricket calendar, with the introduction of the Super 6s format.

Ship's Warrant Officer (WO) HMAS Stirling, WO Andrew Bertoncin, OAM, will be one of the ADF Team's support staff at the 2018 Invictus Games held in Toronto, Canada.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Coach ready to unleash the unconquered

As one of the biggest crowd-pullers at the Invictus Games, wheelchair rugby will provide a unique opportunity for people to celebrate and honour ill, wounded and injured servicemen and women and a Navy Warrant Officer is one of the driving forces behind the Australian team.