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Navy achieves significant cost savings through Indigenous Procurement partnership

Published on by Ms Rachael Reynolds (author)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton.

A successful partnership between the Navy’s Fleet Support Unit and the Indigenous company Willyama Indigenous ICT Services has paid dividends for the Royal Australian Navy - resulting in significant cost savings and increased productivity.

People sleeping rough to benefit from Canberra's long deployment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Some people walk past homeless people in the streets, barely giving them a second thought or at best offering a few coins. But not Chief Petty Officer James Elliott.

In memory of our submariners still on patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

More than 250 people gathered at the HMAS Orion Fin, in the Naval Memorial Park in Rockingham WA, for the Lost Submariners Memorial Service to pay respects to all Australian submariners who have lost their lives during their period of service since the inception of the modern day Australian Submarine Force. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

More than 250 people gathered at the HMAS Orion Fin, in the Naval Memorial Park in Rockingham WA, for the Lost Submariners Memorial Service to pay respects to all Australian submariners who have lost their lives during their period of service since the inception of the modern day Australian Submarine Force.

The inaugural Lost Submariners Memorial Service was hosted by The Submarines Association of Australia last week, with more than 200 past and present submariners in attendance.

Navy’s time to shine in an Army and Air Force town

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Many communities throughout regional Australia have prominent links to Australia’s military history, from cenotaphs and statues to parks and locations. This is particularly true of the city of Wagga Wagga.

Fleet Commander inspects Cerberus on parade

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

Members and guard on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Members and guard on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 900 sailors, soldiers and airmen and women marched out for Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus last week.

NT Navy Week highlights exciting times ahead for northern fleet

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT. (photo: LEUT Todd Fitzgerald)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT.

Navy Week in the Northern Territory drew to an exciting close when Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

Coonawarra impresses at Mindil Beach sunset ceremony

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SSGT Jordan Gilbert (photographer)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT. (photo: SSGT Jordan Gilbert)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT.

The Darwin community turned out in droves to watch more than 100 officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra perform Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony at the iconic Mindil Beach recently.

Business on board for Boss Lift

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: )

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide.

Brisbane was abuzz with excitement as HMAS Adelaide and USS Ronald Reagan steamed into the city for a short break on the way to the multi-national Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Every dog has its day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer last week in what was a special milestone for the four-legged sailor and her proud shipmates.

Australian and Singaporean navies bond on the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Australian Navy Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra together with Midshipmen from the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Resolution during a friendly sports competition held at Larrekeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Australian Navy Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra together with Midshipmen from the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Resolution during a friendly sports competition held at Larrekeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT.

Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution arrived in Darwin recently for what shaped as four days of rest and relaxation during a busy training deployment.