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Going postal in support of needy kids

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Mudgee Guardian Photographer Sam Potts (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Jim Lawless rides a Navy branded postie bike through Mudgee as part of the Late Mail postie bike ride. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Jim Lawless rides a Navy branded postie bike through Mudgee as part of the Late Mail postie bike ride.

After seven days and close to 1,750 kilometres on a 'postie' bike, Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Jim Lawless has raised over $2,650 for charity Wings4Kidz.

Controlling the Shoalhaven skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

 Squadron Leader Teresa Wynter, Flight Commander of 453 Squadron - Nowra Detachment explains the duties of an

Squadron Leader Teresa Wynter, Flight Commander of 453 Squadron - Nowra Detachment explains the duties of an "Approach" Air traffic Controller in the Approach Room located in the HMAS Albatross Airfield Control Building. Leading Seaman Michael Solomon and Able Seaman Sean Payne listen closely to the brief.

The high stakes of Defence air traffic control were explained at the recent HMAS Albatross Air Traffic Control Tower open day.

Team Navy Sailors impress at Bathurst

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Brooke Marshall (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), SGT Brett Sherriff (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers met with Team Navy Mechanic Seaman Dale Tyce-Nelson on the starting Grid at Bathurst on Race Day. (photo: SGT Brett Sherriff)

Royal Australian Navy Officers met with Team Navy Mechanic Seaman Dale Tyce-Nelson on the starting Grid at Bathurst on Race Day.

Navy made its mark in the sky and on the ground at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 supercars race.

Capability on Show at HMAS Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of HMAS Cerberus guard salute during the 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset' performance at the 2016 Open Day at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
  (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of HMAS Cerberus guard salute during the 'Beat to Quarters' and 'Ceremonial Sunset' performance at the 2016 Open Day at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus opened the gates at on 23 October for their biennial open day, offering visitors an insight into initial training, naval tradition, new capabilities and life in the ‘blue suit’.

 

Remembering those lost at sea

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Foreign Defence Force Delegates pay their respects at Monument Hill in Fremantle by laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for fallen sailors and soldiers after the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) in Fremantle, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Foreign Defence Force Delegates pay their respects at Monument Hill in Fremantle by laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for fallen sailors and soldiers after the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) in Fremantle, WA.

A small group of senior Australian and international naval officers took time out from the recent Asia Pacific Submarine Conference to pay respects to fallen submariners.

Chief of Navy launches Family and Domestic Violence Strategy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, launches the Navy Family and Domestic Violence Strategy at Russell Offices, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, launches the Navy Family and Domestic Violence Strategy at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Navy family received a boost recently with the launch of a specific strategy to prevent, respond to and support victims of family and domestic violence.

Observers absorb wartime lessons during exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

Regional partners tour the Darwin Military Museum during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Regional partners tour the Darwin Military Museum during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

International observers at the recent Exercise KAKADU in Darwin made time to appreciate Australia’s military and cultural history, touring the Darwin Military Museum and Second World War Oil Storage Tunnels.

Swimming for the Top End Shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information System Breanna Davidson of HMAS Coonawarra competes in the Female 100 meter women's freestyle event at the HMAS Coonawarra Top End Shield Swimming Carnival held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Communications and Information System Breanna Davidson of HMAS Coonawarra competes in the Female 100 meter women's freestyle event at the HMAS Coonawarra Top End Shield Swimming Carnival held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin.

As southern states emerged from winter, the sailors, soldiers and marines located in Darwin enjoyed a tropical October day for the annual Top End Shield Swimming Carnival.

Keeping in touch with community

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Mr Ben Wickham (photographer)

LS Jodie Khan (centre), ADF Touch Football team, attempts to tag a player from Matraville Sports High School during the grand final. (photo: Ben Wickham)

LS Jodie Khan (centre), ADF Touch Football team, attempts to tag a player from Matraville Sports High School during the grand final.

Members of the local Aboriginal community were put to the test against Defence touch football sides during a tournament at Randwick, Sydney, in late
 September.

Albatross outplays Penguin in netball final

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria.

A male-dominated HMAS Albatross side won the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, outdoing HMAS Penguin in the final at Alexandria in late September.