HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue. (photo: Unknown)
HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue.

Style and substance: Ballarat barber cuts hair for a cause

Getting a good haircut at sea can be hard, but Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to a warship are still required to maintain high personal grooming standards even while underway.


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  • Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

    Navy blood-letting a life saver

    The gloves are off and sleeves are rolled up within Defence with the launch of the annual Defence Blood Challenge in support of the Red Cross Blood Service.

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  •  Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

    New-look canteen for Albatross

    HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.

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  • An Australian Army CH47F Chinook helicopter launches from the deck of HMAS Adelaide, as the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials for the CH47F. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

    Big birds soar in Tasmania’s winter skies

    HMAS Adelaide has been working in Tasmanian waters to conduct cold weather aspects of the first of class flight trials for the ‘big birds’ of the Army; the new Chinook CH-47F.

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  • Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management), Thomas W. Hicks, pioneer of the Alternative Transport Fuels Initiative, Dr. Susan Pond, AM, of Sydney University, and Director for Operational Energy at U.S. Department of Navy, Chris Tindal aboard the USS Stethem. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

    Biofuels on agenda during US Navy visit

    Alternative fuels and energy efficient systems were on everybody’s lips when American ship USS Stethem, arrived alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, this month.


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Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Navy blood-letting a life saver This article has photo gallery

The gloves are off and sleeves are rolled up within Defence with the launch of the annual Defence Blood Challenge in support of the Red Cross Blood Service.

 Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

New-look canteen for Albatross

HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.

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Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Navy's domestic violence conversation continues This article has photo gallery

Navy’s ongoing campaign against family and domestic violence received a major boost recently with ships’ companies and teams across the nation doing their bit to raise money for White Ribbon.
 

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Navy Vietnam veterans still serving the nation

As the Australian public gather to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, three members from the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Headquarters will take an opportunity to reflect on their own contributions to the Vietnam War and those of their ship mates.
 

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Club members regularly race with the Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club in Division 1 on the two Navy yachts based at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Swag of trophies for south coast sailors

After winning some significant trophies in the local sailing club competition at the end of the 2015-16 season, the Creswell Albatross Sailing Club is gearing up for the 2016-17 season.

Sub Lieutenant Zebedee Learoyd evades being tackled during the 2016 Patron's Cup, held at Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Choules a cut above the rest This article has photo gallery

HMAS Choules outclassed a swag of other Navy sides to win the annual Patrons Cup Rugby League Competition in late July at Cronulla Sharks League Club in Sydney.