Section: Community

Support for Defence Reserves lauded

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial.

Supportive employers from across Australia were formally recognised at the Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 25 May.

Help for partners on the rise

Published on by Ms Rachel Bowman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE.

A new program designed to assist employment prospects for those who directly support serving Australian Defence Force members launches mid year.

Maitland medal returned home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner. (photo: Caitlin Schokker)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner.

A Navy Commander has helped a First World War-vintage medal return to the home town of it’s recipient after a series of events led to it being found in a flowerbed.

Officer visits her past to inform the future

Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery gifting Navy Books for the Waikerie High School Library to student Makayla Lill and Teacher Sarah Koch. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery gifting Navy Books for the Waikerie High School Library to student Makayla Lill and Teacher Sarah Koch.

It was a journey back to her roots that took Executive Officer Navy Headquarters – South Australia Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery to the South Australian Riverland as part of the Navy’s regional engagement strategy.

Firefighting skills shared

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy and civilian fire-fighters in Western Australia have joined forces in an effort to share skills and experiences for increased capability.

A fitting close for exhibition

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem.

After travelling more than 200,000 kilometres during its 20-month tenure, the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience closed in Sydney on 27 April. 

Healthy Partnership between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Navy Mums unwrap smiles for Mother's Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers deployed to Vietnam for Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 have marked Mother's Day in a particularly meaningful way this year - spending time with children with disabilities at an Agent Orange Rehabilitation Centre in Da Nang.

Top End welcome for Darwin crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

LSEW Brooke Gregory, CPOET William Edmondston, WO Jack Parnell, Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin CMDR Phillip Henry and ABBM Amber Phineasa are pictured at the Cenotaph on the Esplanade following the 2017 Anzac Day Dawn Service in Darwin.

In her final year of service, members of HMAS Darwin’s ship’s company have seized the opportunity to reinforce links with her namesake city.

Young women set to soar

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Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.   (photo: Unknown)

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.

Brisbane Airport played host to the inaugural Aviation Careers Day for Young Women, showcasing an exciting array of career options and industry disciplines to 80 female high school students from over 20 schools in the greater Brisbane area.