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Melbourne-Voyager rescue crews commended

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation.

The Chief of Navy has awarded a Group Commendation to the crews of two Royal Australian Navy vessels involved in the search and rescue efforts following the 1964 collision of HMA Ships Melbourne (I) and Voyager.

Vampire loss commemorated

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Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

Seventy-five years to the day since she sunk below the surface of the Indian Ocean, V-class destroyer HMAS Vampire (I) was commemorated at a memorial service at Garden Island.

Running and walking for a cure

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Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN, and the HMAS Albatross Relay for Life team at the 2017 Nowra Relay for Life. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN, and the HMAS Albatross Relay for Life team at the 2017 Nowra Relay for Life.

The rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of participants in the Shoalhaven Relay for Life this year, which included teams from 723 Squadron, HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross.

Kona beckons for Navy Ironman

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim.

One of Navy's leading triathletes, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Joel MacAllister, of HMAS Stirling, was fastest sailor across the line in the Military Division in Ironman New Zealand at Taupo in early March.

Skydivers swoop on medals

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ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia.

Navy personnel soared across the skies near Perth to win medals during the Australian National Skydiving Championships in late March.

AFL All-Stars take home Anzac Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), SGT Robert Hack (photographer)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant James Debono. (photo: SGT Robert Hack)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant James Debono.

Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 12,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team has won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the fourth consecutive year.

Old 'n' bold rugby builds resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Graham Swan (author), Michael Thompson Photography (photographer)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra. (photo: Michael Thompson)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra.

Navy Old Salts turned out against the ACT Vets on 8 April, for a not so torrid 'Golden Oldies' rugby game as a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Fixture in Canberra.

Wave of success for Navy surfers and paddlers

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy during the longboard heats at the 2017 Australian Defence Force Inter-Service Surfing Championships. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy during the longboard heats at the 2017 Australian Defence Force Inter-Service Surfing Championships.

Although conditions were far from ideal for the Inter-Service Surfing Championships held at Ulladulla at the end of March, Navy surfers performed exceptionally well.

Taking the long way for resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Navy personnel from Western Australian units at the start of the Bibbulmun Track in Kalamunda, Western Australia.

Kalamunda, high in the Perth hills, was the muster-point for fresh legs participating in a ‘relay of resilience’ on the Bibbulmun Track - the long distance walk trail in Western Australia.

Team Anzac, united in union

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matt Featherstone (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup.

Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.