Section: Community

Young Endeavour completes circumnavigation of Australia

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Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a ten month circumnavigation of Australia. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Training Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a ten month circumnavigation of Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy-operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour returned to Sydney recently after a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.

Fallen sailors remembered by grateful Sydneysiders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Frank Vella (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN, salutes as sailors from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial, Merrylands, NSW. (photo: Frank Vella, Merrylands RSL)

Lieutenant Commander Alan Parton, RAN, salutes as sailors from HMAS Waterhen conduct Colours at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial, Merrylands, NSW.

Of the eight warships the Navy lost in 1942, three had sailors or officers onboard from the Western Sydney suburb of Merrylands.

Navy increases lifesaving blood donations

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Department of Defence ambassadors to the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge donated plasma to Australian Red Cross in Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to support National Blood Donor Week. (L-R) Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, APS civilian Mr Adam Friederich and Warrant Officer Chris Boardman. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Department of Defence ambassadors to the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge donated plasma to Australian Red Cross in Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to support National Blood Donor Week. (L-R) Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, APS civilian Mr Adam Friederich and Warrant Officer Chris Boardman.

The results of the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge are in, with Navy picking up the honours for highest year-on-year growth, increasing blood donations by a massive 38 per cent.

Darwin’s submarine commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Desmond Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN, Director General Boats, Upgrades and Infrastructure Development, Commodore John Chandler, OAM, CSC, CSM, RAN, Rear Admiral Kenjo Sato and Captain Shinsuke Amano at the commemorative plaque unveiling to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese submarine I-124 off the coast of Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN, Director General Boats, Upgrades and Infrastructure Development, Commodore John Chandler, OAM, CSC, CSM, RAN, Rear Admiral Kenjo Sato and Captain Shinsuke Amano at the commemorative plaque unveiling to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese submarine I-124 off the coast of Darwin.

A plaque is to be placed near Darwin’s Casuarina Cliffs to commemorate the sinking of a Japanese submarine during the Second World War.

Along for the ride on Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Timothy Carlin (author), SBLT Timothy Carlin (photographer), RANC SBLT Jarvis TS Endeavour (photographer)

‘Ready to go’ Navy Cadets give the thumbs up as they depart HMAS Leeuwin (photo: RANC SBLT Jarvis TS Endeavour)

‘Ready to go’ Navy Cadets give the thumbs up as they depart HMAS Leeuwin

Early in January HMAS Leeuwin set sail from Cairns to begin a transit to conduct military data gathering operations in the Bass Strait. A number of Australian Navy Cadets and family members for ship's company joined the ship for the first day of the deployment.

Navy engages in the North

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Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay dances to the Royal Australian Navy Band - Melbourne as they entertain at Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin, during Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay dances to the Royal Australian Navy Band - Melbourne as they entertain at Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin, during Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Community Engagement Program in the Northern Territory achieved a number of key milestones throughout 2016, aimed at bringing Navy people out into the community.

No better time to speak up

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HMAS Anzac's ship's company have a morning tea to talk about domestic violence in support of White Ribbon. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Anzac's ship's company have a morning tea to talk about domestic violence in support of White Ribbon.

Late in 2016 during a busy Sea Qualification Trial the crew of HMAS Anzac still found time to join together in support of White Ribbon and the 'stick your neck out' campaign.

Therapy dog program receives boost

Published on by Mr Cameron Donovan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Steve Bowater, OAM, RAN presented a Young Diggers Dog Squad cheque for $31,306 to Chief Executive Officer of Defence Bank Mr John Linehan and Ms Leanne Kyle, Executive Manager of Defence Bank Foundation. The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, also attended the presentation. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Steve Bowater, OAM, RAN presented a Young Diggers Dog Squad cheque for $31,306 to Chief Executive Officer of Defence Bank Mr John Linehan and Ms Leanne Kyle, Executive Manager of Defence Bank Foundation. The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, also attended the presentation.

Navy personnel at HMAS Cerberus have presented a cheque for more than $31,000 to the Defence Community Dogs program, which supports the training of therapy dogs to help veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Creative youth set leadership standard

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Larissa Anthony (Year 12 and School Captain), LCDR Chris Maxworthy, and Tysha Suarez (Year 10) following the Long Tan Award ceremony at Ku-ring-gai High School. (photo: Unknown)

Larissa Anthony (Year 12 and School Captain), LCDR Chris Maxworthy, and Tysha Suarez (Year 10) following the Long Tan Award ceremony at Ku-ring-gai High School.

In mid-December, naval engineering officer Lieutenant Commander Chris Maxworthy had the pleasure of a trip down memory lane, whilst taking time out to recognise students making memories of their own.

Team Navy surf rowers super season

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 (photo: Troy Pudney)

The 2016/17 season of the Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League is well underway with the first events taking place in November and continuing through the summer.