NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns)
NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.

'Excellence Under Pressure' - enhancing inter agency relations

A perfect day in Sydney’s Middle Harbour set the scene for the first of many waterborne rescue exercises for the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) based at HMAS Penguin.

 

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  • HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSA Rhys Withers)

    Two hauls in two days for HMAS Warramunga

    HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.

     

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  • Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend. (photo: Unknown)

    Horse whispering helps Navy people understand communication

    Improving the resilience of Navy members has been a key outcome of a Fleet Base East Personnel Support Unit (PSU) initiative. In April a group of 11 individuals from PSU had the opportunity to trial a 3-day course on equine handling. The course was designed to assist their understanding of how positive relations, verbal and non-verbal, can help people communicate more effectively.

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Driver Blaine Grills displays his Formula Ford’s new Team Navy livery as he takes turn four at Sandown Raceway. (photo: Unknown)

Blaine Grills Racing joins Team Navy

Team Navy has received a major boost, joining Mildura’s Blaine Grills Racing. The association coincides with the start of the Victorian Formula Ford season for 2018 with Blaine Grills driving car number 68.

 

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Newcastle raises funds on deployment This article has photo gallery

The crew of HMAS Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.

 

Events

The poppies at the Australian War Memorial will be the culmination of more than a million hours of volunteer work over the last five years, and a true labour of love. (photo: CMDR Fenn Kemp)

Service buttons needed to remember our fallen

Navy members present and past are being encouraged to send in their old dress uniform buttons as part of an ambitious project to commemorate those who died in World War One.

NSW Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Honourable David Elliott MP, addresses the ceremony for collecting soil from the Garden Island heritage precinct for extensions to the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Soil from Garden Island to feature in a tribute to veterans This article has photo gallery

Soil from Sydney's Garden Island has been collected as part of an upgrade to the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and a moving artwork by artist Fiona Hall.

 

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The NUSHIP Brisbane Winning Team for EAA European Handball 2018. (photo: LSPTI Jarryd Boyd)

NUSHIP Brisbane takes out Eastern Australian Area European Handball title

Esprit de corps and teamwork were common themes during the annual European Handball Championship held at the Fleet Base East Gym recently. Teams from across the Sydney region played it out for the Eastern Australia Area (EAA) European Handball Champion for 2018.

 

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: Unknown)

Navy women, men start ADF rugby championships on front foot This article has photo gallery

After a three-day training camp and with just 13 players on hand, the Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team has joined the men’s line-up in a solid start to the ADF Rugby Championships on 2 May.