It's not unusual for the Navy to deploy but it is not every day that the Royal Australian Navy band goes on an international tour.
While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.
A service was held in Parramatta on 27 November to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the loss of the Grimsby-class sloop HMAS Parramatta II.
Midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy are set to rejoin the fleet after graduating from tertiary studies at the University of New South Wales campus in Canberra.
A poignant ceremony was held off the New South Wales south coast on 27 November to mark the loss of aircraft and life 60 years ago.
Eight Navy members swapped sea time for stagecraft, scripts and sculpture during November as part of an arts-based recovery program focussing on creative care.
The ship's company of Navy's home of avitation, HMAS Albatross, hosted their annual White Ribbon Day morning tea on 25 November, provoking reflection and debate on the issues surrounding domestic violence.
Submariners, industry partners, the Australian Defence Force, foreign defence forces, personnel, and those with an interest in all things submarine converged in Canberra last month for two days of high-quality presentations from the cream of the submarine community.
Health professionals from all three services recently had the opportunity to give their non-military counterparts an insight into their roles.
Commemorations were held for the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Sydney II over the weekend 19-20 November in Carnarvon and Geraldton, in Western Australia.