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The Chief reflects on Navy's 113th birthday

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN cuts the cake with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Hiep for the Royal Australian Navy's 113th birthday celebration held at HMAS Harman, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN cuts the cake with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Hiep for the Royal Australian Navy's 113th birthday celebration held at HMAS Harman, Canberra.

As Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Ray Griggs AO CSC RAN addressed a reception in honour of Navy's 113th birthday, he reminded all those in uniform that it is a day to remember Navy’s heritage.

Navy leads the way at Mardi Gras

Published on by WO Stuart O'Brien (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy division leads the Australian Defence Force contingent in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

 (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

The Royal Australian Navy division leads the Australian Defence Force contingent in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

The Defence contingent in the 2014 Mardi Gras parade, led by Captain Christine Clarke, RAN, Director of Navy People Policy, has taken to the streets of Sydney to participate in the iconic festival. CAPT Clarke, a strong supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) community, has participated since 2008 and last year led the first official Navy contingent.

Navy gets physical for monthly sports challenge

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Mitchell Bryan breaks through the HMAS Arunta defence during the final of the touch football held at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Mitchell Bryan breaks through the HMAS Arunta defence during the final of the touch football held at HMAS Stirling, WA.

For the second month in a row, the touch football team from HMAS Arunta has taken top points in the HMAS Stirling Monthly Sports Challenge.

Ship shape Sam wins national comp

Published on by ABCSO Steven Thomson (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sam Greenland from Systems Training School, HMAS Watson won his division as a first time competitor at the 2014  International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) novice rising star and rookie of the year bodybuilding championships, held at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sam Greenland from Systems Training School, HMAS Watson won his division as a first time competitor at the 2014 International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) novice rising star and rookie of the year bodybuilding championships, held at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria.

From the dark of the operations room to the bright lights of the stage, first time body building competitor Seaman Sam Greenland of Training Systems School, HMAS Watson strutted his stuff at the Melbourne International Natural Bodybuilding Australia Competition.

Navy personnel get some snow therapy in Canada

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The Australian Defence Force contingent at the 2014 Canadian Winter Sports Camp at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. (photo: Unknown)

The Australian Defence Force contingent at the 2014 Canadian Winter Sports Camp at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Two personnel from HMAS Cairns recently swapped North Queensland’s humid climate for Canada’s extreme cold when they represented the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Defence Force in the 2014 Canadian Paralympic Committee and Soldier On winter sports camp.

Navy Men win service title in ADFF Futsal Carnival

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

File image: Royal Australian Navy Futsal player Able Seaman Ben Sheard (blue and white) dribbles the ball during a game against Defence Australian Public Service (DAPS) during the Australian Defence Force National Futsal Championships at the University of Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

File image: Royal Australian Navy Futsal player Able Seaman Ben Sheard (blue and white) dribbles the ball during a game against Defence Australian Public Service (DAPS) during the Australian Defence Force National Futsal Championships at the University of Sydney.

Navy men’s and women’s futsal teams put out a strong showing at the Australian Defence Force Futsal (ADFF) National Carnival at the weekend with the men coming away with the Inter-Service Shield and second overall.

The Battle Tanker returns

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer), LEUT Kedar Shah (photographer)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.

Navy sailor named Apprentice of the Year

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Justin Macey Winner of the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, was guest speaker at the launch of the 2014 awards at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Justin Macey Winner of the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, was guest speaker at the launch of the 2014 awards at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

“Talk about the cream on the cake” is how Able Seaman Justin Macey described the experience of being named 2013 Illawarra & Southern Region Apprentice of the Year.

Seahawks hitch a ride with Air Force for anti-submarine exercise

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jessica Long (photographer)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise. (photo: Jessica Long)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise.

The airfield at HMAS Albatross was abuzz with activity late last week when three Seahawk helicopters and 84 personnel from 816 Squadron left for Western Australia to participate in TAMEX, a joint maritime training exercise in anti-submarine warfare.

Amphibious Assault Ship sailors qualify on new landing craft in Spain

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Department of Defence (videographer)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). (photo: N/A)

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course in Cadiz, Spain to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).

Fifteen Navy personnel completed a seven week course late last year to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E).