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Navy mother of three awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.  (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, Staff Officer at the Australian Defence Force’s Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin, has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.

Navy personnel recognised in Queen's Birthday 2014 Honours List

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: )

The Conspicuous Service Medal.

The exceptional service of twenty-three Royal Australian Navy personnel has been recognised with honours and awards in the Queen's Birthday 2014 Honours List.

Navy gets pumped for ADF Blood Challenge

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Midshipman Kieran Davis donating plasma at the Woden Red Cross Donation Centre, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Midshipman Kieran Davis donating plasma at the Woden Red Cross Donation Centre, Canberra.

This year marks the sixth year of the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge and the Royal Australian Navy is getting ready to influence, inspire and support its people for a lifesaving cause.

Victorian sailor keeps an ear out for dangers above and below

Published on by CAPT Bradley Richardson (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Haydon Bonderenko and Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Ben Smith at their work stations aboard HMAS Sheean during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy sailors, Able Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Haydon Bonderenko and Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Ben Smith at their work stations aboard HMAS Sheean during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Submariner Haydn Bonderenko never imagined the opportunities he would have serving in the Navy.

New mum awarded Fleet Commanders Commendation for community efforts

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.

The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team got together last week to congratulate Leading Seaman Brooke Oram on receiving a Fleet Commanders Commendation.

White Ribbon inaugural event at ADFA

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking(left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led campaign to end men’s violence against women. (photo: John Carroll)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking(left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led campaign to end men’s violence against women.

Recently, White Ribbon Ambassadors of the Australian Capital Territory gathered in the Academy Cadet’s Mess at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) to engage with one another and discuss current issues Australia faces in relation to violence against women.

Navy takes it on the nose for kids

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

A warship and two of Navy's operational helicopters have been given a 'red nose' make over in support of Red Nose Day being held nationally today.

Colouring competition winners get a tour of HMAS Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Parramatta Council Colouring in competition winners and their parents with the Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN, The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid and Deputy Mayor Paul Garrard while onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Parramatta Council Colouring in competition winners and their parents with the Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN, The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid and Deputy Mayor Paul Garrard while onboard HMAS Parramatta.

Last week six children, their families and the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor John Chedid, were treated to a tour of one of the Royal Australian Navy's Sydney-based Anzac Class frigates HMAS Parramatta.

Executives stretch their Navy skills in Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Participates in Exercise Executive Stretch squeeze inside a RAN 25 man life raft during the sea survival component of Exercise Executive Stretch at the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), Cairns, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Participates in Exercise Executive Stretch squeeze inside a RAN 25 man life raft during the sea survival component of Exercise Executive Stretch at the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), Cairns, Queensland.

Exercise Executive Stretch is a Defence run program aimed at employers, or potential employers, of Australian Defence Force Reserve members. The program involves participants taking part in a weekend of physical and intellectual challenges in a Defence environment.

Leading by a nose

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN along with Mr John Harrison, Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Cerberus, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM, and trainees and staff from the Engineering Facility don red noses to help support Red Nose Day, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN along with Mr John Harrison, Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Cerberus, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM, and trainees and staff from the Engineering Facility don red noses to help support Red Nose Day, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

More than 340 men and women of HMAS Cerberus opted for a red ‘nose job’ to show the people of Victoria it’s a painless and fun way to support the SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day this June 27.