Navy personnel at the West Head Gunnery School in Victoria have been praised for their innovation to resolve an issue that could have arisen as the Royal Australian Navy’s shipbuilding program gathers pace.
A report on suicide issued on 30 June, has revealed that Defence personnel serving full-time or in the Reserves are far less likely to take their own lives compared to the general population.
The Royal Australian Navy’s first Warrant Officer of the Navy, has recently passed away after a brief battle with cancer.
For the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, an Australian Defence Force operational gender adviser course was conducted by Headquarters Joint Operations Command at the Peace Keeping Operational Training Centre at the Australian Defence Force Academy in June.
Navy chaplains from across Australia descended on Canberra recently to take part in an annual forum that helps reinforce the relevance of the role in a modern fighting force.