Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)
Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns.

HMAS Cairns helps Life Education launch Ocsober in Queensland

Personnel from HMAS Cairns were on hand to help Life Education with their annual 'Ocsober' campaign in Cairns on 1 October.

Fleet

  • HMAS Larrakia sails into a sunset enroute to Vietnam during her six-week South East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

    HMAS Larrakia visit to Ho Chi Minh City

    HMAS Larrakia recently departed the Vietnamese port of Ho Chi Minh City, after a successful four-day visit that included a mixture of official receptions, a sporting engagement and shore leave for the 34 members of ship's company.

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  • (Left to right) 816 Squadron's Able Seaman Ben Adams, Able Seaman Anna Cernaz, Chief Petty Officer Tim Noble, Petty Officer Ray Solomon, Lieutenant Geoff Winter and Lieutenant Mark Hudson with primary school students from Woolondilly Public School in Goulburn. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

    Squadron faces the big questions at Wollondilly

    “Do you get sick when you fly?” “Do you get sick on ships?” “Do you ever see sharks?” “What does this button do?”

    The crew of a Seahawk helicopter from Nowra's 816 Squadron faced a barrage of these questions on a recent visit to Wollondilly Public School.

Fleet

  • Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Vietnam Peoples Navy (VPN), Admiral Nguyen Van Hien,  acknowledge a general salute by a VPN guard during Vice Admiral Barrett's visit to Ho Chi Minh City. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

    Chief of Navy pays visit to Vietnam

    Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, recently wrapped up a busy inaugural visit to Vietnam where he met a number of government and military officials across the country.

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Fleet

  • Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Iain Marino prepares a main meal of garlic prawns for a formal dining night in HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

    Larrakia gets taste of formal dining

    The crew of Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Larrakia was recently treated to a three-course formal dinner by their two hard-working chefs.

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Lieutenant Troy Baird and Lieutenant Charlotte Rice pose with the Life Education mascot Healthy Harold on the wharf at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Cairns helps Life Education launch Ocsober in Queensland

Personnel from HMAS Cairns were on hand to help Life Education with their annual 'Ocsober' campaign in Cairns on 1 October.

(Left to right) 816 Squadron's Able Seaman Ben Adams, Able Seaman Anna Cernaz, Chief Petty Officer Tim Noble, Petty Officer Ray Solomon, Lieutenant Geoff Winter and Lieutenant Mark Hudson with primary school students from Woolondilly Public School in Goulburn. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Squadron faces the big questions at Wollondilly

“Do you get sick when you fly?” “Do you get sick on ships?” “Do you ever see sharks?” “What does this button do?”

The crew of a Seahawk helicopter from Nowra's 816 Squadron faced a barrage of these questions on a recent visit to Wollondilly Public School.

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Defence Excellence in Security Award winners.
(From left) Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security, Mr Steve Meekin; Petty Officer Julie Fairchild; Lieutenant Adrian Eddy; Petty Officer Beau Jose; Secretary of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson; BSTTech Consulting representatives and Vice Chief of The Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.
 (photo: Grace Costa)

Navy secures victory at awards ceremony

Navy has been recognised for ‘intelligent security practices’ in the 2014 Defence Excellence in Security Awards, announced on 17 September.

Wreaths and crosses laid at the monument to the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force at Bita Paka War Cemetery on the outskirts of Kokopo.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

A legacy born from loss

The Navy footprint in Rabaul is all but gone, with the first major Centenary of Anzac commemorations over, but memories of the two services held there in September will be felt for years to come by those who remain in Papua New Guinea and those who have returned home to Australia.

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Able Seaman Sam Maraldo, centre, fires an arrow as Sapper Matt Taxis, left, and Private Clancy Roberts wait their turn during the novice team event at the Invictus Games in London on September 12. (photo: Unknown)

Invictus Games medal for Navy archer

The novice team-recurve archery event at the Invictus Games in London was a real test of accuracy, precision and nerve. Able Seaman Electronics Technician Sam Maraldo didn't disappoint - winning a silver medal in the event on September 12.

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Navy rugby celebrates a big year with a new home

With 2014 already proving to be a very big year for Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU), a function was held at HMAS Kuttabul last week to send off the men’s team, who will participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup in New Zealand.