Commanding Officer HMAS Warramunga Commander Dugald Clelland (right) is presented a plaque by Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area and Naval Aviation Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM during the ship's visit to Goa, India, as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment to Operation Manitou.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)
Commanding Officer HMAS Warramunga Commander Dugald Clelland (right) is presented a plaque by Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area and Naval Aviation Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM during the ship's visit to Goa, India, as part of HMAS Warramunga's deployment to Operation Manitou.

Australian-Indian ties draws closer

The Navy to Navy relationship between Australia and India was deepened recently with HMAS Warramunga conducting exercises with INS Subhadra.

People

  • Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.  (photo: LEUT Teresa Swift)

    Communication key to supply

    Whatever the role of the warship, there’s still the requirement for professionals of all descriptions onboard, and in Navy’s combat support vessels communication is in high demand.

Fleet

  • Commodore Peter Leavy, the Naval Attache in Washington and a former Commanding Officer of Sydney IV took the opportunity of being in Seattle to present a certificate of appreciation, to former members of Todd Shipyards at a  group to dinner. (photo: Unknown)

    A mystery in a bottle returned

    The HMAS Sydney IV whisky retrieval story has added a new chapter, with an Australian Navy memento being presented to members of the ship’s American build team.

     

Events

  • Darkest Hour (photo: Jack English)

    Film festival gets heavy hitters

    More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.

     

Fleet

  • Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

    Training technology displayed

    Participants the recent Sea Power Conference in Sydney experienced a taste of Navy training at the adjoining Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.

Events

  • PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

    Stories shared for organisational learning

    ‘Dadirri,’ the Aboriginal word for deep listening, was demonstrated by attendees at this year’s Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network conference.

     

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HMAS Stirling has received a community award that celebrated the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness. (photo: Unknown)

Champions of equal opportunity

HMAS Stirling has received a community award at an annual event that celebrates the growth of employment and training for people with disabilities and mental illness.

Chief Petty Officer Tristan

Navy medic shows resilience in trans-continental trek

Following six months on the road, 4,358 kilometres, and nine pairs of joggers, Chief Petty Officer Medic Tristan Harris has successfully trekked across Australia.

Events

Darkest Hour (photo: Jack English)

Film festival gets heavy hitters

More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.

 

PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Stories shared for organisational learning

‘Dadirri,’ the Aboriginal word for deep listening, was demonstrated by attendees at this year’s Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network conference.

 

Sport

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The race that stops a base This article has photo gallery

Fit for life, fit for work, was the theme for the running of the 55th Bonshaw Cup, at HMAS Harman, in Canberra on 27 October.

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

Back-to-back win for Navy Dragons

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.