Officers and sailors from fleet and lodger units of Fleet Base East parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for Fleet Divisions, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)
Officers and sailors from fleet and lodger units of Fleet Base East parade on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for Fleet Divisions, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Pride and professionalism on display in Fleet Divisions

With great fanfare, more than 1,500 officers and sailors have lined the decks of HMAS Canberra in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions.

Fleet

  • STOCK PHOTO: Chief Petty Officer Communication and Information Systems Leighton Potts communicates via signal lamp with HMAS Sirius during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
 (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

    Support Ship returns from Indo-Pacific mission

    True to her motto of ‘To Serve and Provide’- HMAS Sirius sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West after almost four months at sea on 15 December, in time for well-earned Christmas break.

People

  • Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

    Join the Navy, see the world...

    Royal Australian Navy recruitment posters plastered on walls in 1969 said ‘join the Navy, see the world’, and it delivered in spades for a country teenager excited to face the next step of his life.

     

Events

Community

  • Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre. (photo: Unknown)

    Donation exceeds targets

    A small contingent from 725 Squadron recently took great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $12,265 to their chosen charity.

     

People

  • Seaman Electronic Warfare Davina Hughes at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

    From hard-hats to high-tech

    A former civil construction labourer’s career has evolved from reconstructing roads to identifying hostile or friendly ships over the horizon.

     

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Danielle Lam, Commander Matthew Royals and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Zara Fisk-Gibson with a cheque for $12,265 which is being donated to the Shepherd Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Donation exceeds targets This article has photo gallery

A small contingent from 725 Squadron recently took great pleasure in presenting a cheque for $12,265 to their chosen charity.

 

The HMAS Toowoomba team look on as Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Spencer Doyle send his first bowl towards the jack. (photo: Unknown)

Stirling ‘hits the Jack’ for special needs kids

Lawn bowls may invoke images of the elderly, but for a group of Navy members, the reality for Navy has been markedly different, as part of HMAS Stirling’s ongoing commitment to raising funds for children with disabilities.

Events

ADFA's graduating class of 2017 throw their hats in the air to symbolise completion of three years military training and academic studies. (photo: AHC Studios)

Navy’s newest leaders graduate from the Australian Defence Force Academy This article has photo gallery

More than 260 Midshipmen and Officer Cadets graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra today, prepared to serve our nation with distinction.

Navy has emphasised support for women returning to work after the birth of a child with the launch of a guide to breastfeeding in the workplace.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Navy supports breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

Navy has emphasised support for women returning to work after the birth of a child with the launch of a guide to breastfeeding in the workplace.

Sport

Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technical Airframes Steve Atkins, right, accepts his award as High Gun (overall top shot) of the ADF Clay Target Association Interservice Carnival.

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Straight shooter is top gun yet again

Navy’s Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Steven Atkins walked away from the Australian Defence Force Clay Target Association Interservice Carnival as the overall top shot for the sixth time in seven years.

 

LAC Samantha Smith, playing for Navy, takes on an Army player during the ADFIHA tournament in Newcastle.

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Navy Tigersharks play it cool

Navy gave their Army colleagues a tough fight, but the Army Knights clinched their third consecutive title in the recent Australian Defence Force Ice Hockey Association tournament.