From left: Lieutenant Jess Webster, Lieutenant John Webster, Midshipman Jessica McGannon, Commander John McGannon, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ann Hooper, and Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper enjoy spending time together following the Anzac Day march in Wollongong. (photo: Unknown)
From left: Lieutenant Jess Webster, Lieutenant John Webster, Midshipman Jessica McGannon, Commander John McGannon, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ann Hooper, and Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper enjoy spending time together following the Anzac Day march in Wollongong.

Keeping it in the family – three Navy dads, three Navy daughters

Following in your father’s footsteps seems to be something of a tradition in Wollongong with three naval officers being joined by their currently serving Navy daughters for Anzac Day commemorations in the Illawarra.

Fleet

  • (Right to Left) Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Daniel Larkins, Leading Seaman Medic Tim Binyon and Able Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock attend a casualty onboard HMAS Adelaide during a Humanitarian Aid exercise. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

    Adelaide rises to the test in unit readiness

    HMAS Adelaide’s ability to safely conduct humanitarian aid, disaster relief and non-combatant evacuation operations was tested this month during the ship’s unit readiness workup in Jervis Bay, on the New South Wales south coast.

People

  • Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Dee Khanna in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

    Engineeering excellence rewarded

    Lieutenant Commander Aditi (Dee) Khanna's efforts as Acting Marine Engineering Officer in HMAS Stuart have been recognised with awarding of the Vice Admiral Viscount Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence for her commitment to Navy Values.

People

  • Petty Officer Aviation Technical Airframes Greg Hodgson. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

    There’s no place like Jervis Bay for this Birdie

    Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Greg Hodgson is a happy man. He has a secure and interesting job with the Royal Australian Navy, a family he loves and he lives in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

Fleet

  • Crew members on the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Bathurst fire a .50 cal machinegun in the South China Sea during Exercise Bersama Shield 16. (photo: UK)

    HMAS Bathurst exercises for war

    On a break from border protection duties, HMAS Bathurst has been participating in Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2016 in company with HMAS Anzac, Singapore's RSS Formidable, and Malaysia's KD Lekir and KD Selangor

Fleet

  • Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Kenneth Marr, RAN, escorts Indian Defence Advisor to Australia, Captain Chetan Chandrkant Chandegave on a tour through the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre (SERC), HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

    Closer ties for submarine rescue

    Indian Defence Advisor to Australia, Captain Chetan Chandegave, recently visited the Royal Austrlaian Navy's Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia. 

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Commander Lewis Gaha (left) joins Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham to pack food hampers at Foodbank of Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Tasmanian goodwill assists families in need This article has photo gallery

Navy Headquarters Tasmania personnel have helped put food on table for 150 families after volunteering their time at Foodbank of Tasmania. 

Hydrographers in Cairns recently hosted 24 students from Djarragun College onboard HMAS Leeuwin for a tour and Navy familiarisation visit. (photo: LEUT Noel Smith)

Navy the ‘career of choice’ for indigenous students This article has photo gallery

Hydrographers in Cairns recently hosted 24 students from Djarragun College onboard HMAS Leeuwin for a tour and Navy familiarisation visit.

Events

From left: Lieutenant Jess Webster, Lieutenant John Webster, Midshipman Jessica McGannon, Commander John McGannon, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ann Hooper, and Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper enjoy spending time together following the Anzac Day march in Wollongong. (photo: Unknown)

Keeping it in the family – three Navy dads, three Navy daughters This article has photo gallery

Following in your father’s footsteps seems to be something of a tradition in Wollongong with three naval officers being joined by their currently serving Navy daughters for Anzac Day commemorations in the Illawarra.

Warrant Officer of the Navy Desig Warrant Officer Gary Wight and Warrant Officer of Navy (WO-N)Warrant Officer Mark Holzberger at the formal WO-N handover ceremony. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

New Warrant Officer of the Navy appointed This article has photo gallery

Navy has a new most-senior sailor with the appointment of Navy’s eighth Warrant Officer of the Navy. 

Sport

The Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association in Newcastle (photo: Unknown)

Women hone skills at first ice hockey training camp This article has photo gallery

While many people gorged on chocolate during the Easter holidays, 13 women from all three services sweated it out with the Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association in Newcastle. 

The 2016 Men's ADF All Stars after their victory over the Australian Combined Emergency Services Team. with Lieutenant  Dave Devlin, Major James Weaver and Brigadier Matt Hall  (photo: Sub Lieutenant James Tew)

Three in a row for ADF Aussie Rules in Anzac Challenge This article has photo gallery

Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 7,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the third consecutive year.