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Women are team players in the Navy's future

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, is the global day recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women. For women in the Navy who make up approximately 21% of the full-time RAN workforce, it is not just another day at sea or ashore but also a day to take pride in their duties and reflect on their role in Navy.

 

Moreton embraces resilience development

Published on by ABML-P Caitlyn Motum (author)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland.

Team building and resilience was the theme for Navy members from HMAS Moreton and surrounding outstations as they recently participated in a range of outdoor activities.

 

Navy speaks with indigenous engineering candidates

Published on by LEUT Luke Marconi (author), Indigenous Australian Engineering School (photographer)

Commodore Colin Dagg and Lieutenant Luke Marconi talking to Indigenous Australian Engineering School students. (photo: Indigenous Australian Engineering School)

Commodore Colin Dagg and Lieutenant Luke Marconi talking to Indigenous Australian Engineering School students.

Director Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, has presented on his experiences in Navy, including Defence Force career options for engineers, to indigenous students.

 

Navy joins ADF and Darwin community for Cyclone Marcus clean-up

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), USMC Cpl Andrew Piehler (photographer)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus. (photo: Cpl Andrew Piehler, USMC)

Navy personnel assist Darwin locals with the clean-up following Cyclone Marcus.

Officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra have joined forces with other Australian Defence Force personnel and the local community for the massive clean-up operation following Cyclone Marcus, which struck Darwin on 17th March.

Charity golf day supports White Ribbon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Organisers and sponsors of the White Ribbon Golf Day at Cerberus Golf Club, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Organisers and sponsors of the White Ribbon Golf Day at Cerberus Golf Club, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Senior sailors at HMAS Cerberus have raised more than $5,000 for White Ribbon Australia during the annual Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess charity golf day, supporting a nationwide campaign to prevent violence against women.

 

Navy joins forces with Victoria Police

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Naval Police Coxswains Leading Seaman Adam Kong and Leading Seaman Rebecca Surman from HMAS Cerberus took part in Operation ADIONA, a joint roadside safety initiative in partnership with officers from Victoria Police. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Naval Police Coxswains Leading Seaman Adam Kong and Leading Seaman Rebecca Surman from HMAS Cerberus took part in Operation ADIONA, a joint roadside safety initiative in partnership with officers from Victoria Police.

A team of Naval Police Coxswains have combined forces with officers of the Victoria Police to carry out a road safety operation at HMAS Cerberus.

 

Remembering heroism and sacrifice of Australian Army Nurses

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Graichen (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen at the memorial on Radji Beach. (photo: Bangka Post newspaper)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Graichen at the memorial on Radji Beach.

On the 14th of February 1942, 22 Australian Army nurses and other survivors waded ashore at Radji Beach, Bangka Island in what is now Indonesia after their ship, the Vyner Brooke succumbed to Japanese air attack, sinking in the Bangka Strait.

 

Navy’s contribution to blood stocks recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge. (photo: Unknown)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge.

A senior sailor from HMAS Stirling was recently recognised for her efforts in helping make Navy one of the major blood donators on the west coast.

 

Trading places underwater for a cause

Published on by ABML-SSM Linda Fielmich (author), Unknown (photographer)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland. (photo: Unknown)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland.

At the end of a long and successful deployment, most submariners dream of seeing loved ones, a long hot shower and their own bed - and everyone longs for the luxury of open space. As the only person on board with “room to swing a cat”, HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officer Commander Dan Sutherland recently decided to share this privilege for one day, for a good cause.

 

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Stuart Watters (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ship's flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ship's flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Toowoomba and HMS Sutherland have held simultaneous memorial services in honour of the lives lost during the sinking of Australia’s first submarine.