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Tasmanians Observe Vietnam Veterans Day

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LEUT Daryl Peebles (photographer)

ADF representatives lay wreaths and salute at Hobart’s Cenotaph – from left  Squadron Leader Steve de Haan; Lt Colonel Neil Grierson and CMDR Stacey Porter (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

ADF representatives lay wreaths and salute at Hobart’s Cenotaph – from left Squadron Leader Steve de Haan; Lt Colonel Neil Grierson and CMDR Stacey Porter

The more-than 50,000 Australians who served in the Vietnam War were honoured with services of remembrance throughout the nation on the weekend.

Indian-Australian ties strengthened at Creswell

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Captains Michael Spruce and Brett Chandler discuss training methods with Commodore Dhiren Vig of the Indian Navy at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Captains Michael Spruce and Brett Chandler discuss training methods with Commodore Dhiren Vig of the Indian Navy at HMAS Creswell.

Members of the Indian Navy visited the Royal Australian Navy's Officer Training establishment, HMAS Creswell, last week, to compare the training practices of the two navies.

Aussie visitors remind US Navy officer of his past

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Staff of USS Preble with instructors and students of the Australian Defence College on board USS Preble which is berthed at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Staff of USS Preble with instructors and students of the Australian Defence College on board USS Preble which is berthed at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Executive Officer of USS Preble recently invited students and staff of the Australian Defence College onboard the American Guided Missile Destroyer for a tour and a walk down memory lane. 

HMAS Cerberus Springs into Daffodil Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), SBLT Kat Mulheron (photographer)

SMNATA Sean Carruthers and SMNML-S Jessica Carr show off this years Daffodil Day merchandise and look forward to supporting the fight for a cancer free future. (photo: SBLT Katherine Mulheron)

SMNATA Sean Carruthers and SMNML-S Jessica Carr show off this years Daffodil Day merchandise and look forward to supporting the fight for a cancer free future.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus are getting into the spirit of Spring by supporting Daffodil Day! The day falls on August 23 and is marked by a drive to raise funds and awareness in support of the Cancer Council.

Navy Band gives Indonesian Visitor a Familiar Welcome

Published on by LS Cathy Wainwright (author)

Admiral Marsetio arrives at the Heritage Centre, Garden Island as the Royal Australian Navy Band plays the Angklung. (photo: Unknown)

Admiral Marsetio arrives at the Heritage Centre, Garden Island as the Royal Australian Navy Band plays the Angklung.

The Royal Australian Navy Band went to great lengths to welcome the Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Navy, Admiral Dr. Marsetio, to Fleet Base East this week, when he made a counterpart visit to the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

"Team Navy" doing it for the kids

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Friers Offshore Racing’s Team Navy Transport Logistics Manager, Stephen Turner who will

Friers Offshore Racing’s Team Navy Transport Logistics Manager, Stephen Turner who will "transport" Declan Roughsedge, in the annual Konvoy 4 Kids.

Friers Offshore Racing’s ‘Team Navy’ Transport Logistics Manager, Stephen Turner is used to hauling precious cargo - but instead of moving the ‘Team Navy’ Australian Championship Offshore Superboat this weekend, he’ll transport little Mackay Champion, Declan Roughsedge, in the annual ‘Konvoy 4 Kids.’

Top End Navy team ready for the Bash

Published on by CPOML-P Joy Newman (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

The team from HMAS Coonawarra Northern Territory Variety Bash ( L-R) Chief Petty Officer Shane McCallum, Leading Seaman Dipak Nand (kneeling),Ms Larraine Pattel (in car), Able Seaman Alex Davies, Able Seaman Dean Bailey, Leading Seaman William Millward, a (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

The team from HMAS Coonawarra Northern Territory Variety Bash ( L-R) Chief Petty Officer Shane McCallum, Leading Seaman Dipak Nand (kneeling),Ms Larraine Pattel (in car), Able Seaman Alex Davies, Able Seaman Dean Bailey, Leading Seaman William Millward, a

A team from HMAS Coonawarra will hit the road on 31 August in support of the Northern Territory Variety Bash, which will raise funds to empower Northern Territory children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

Kris 'Blue' Skimmings, 'rider with a cause'

Published on by CPOPT Peter Swift (author), LSBM Jason Westcott (photographer)

Kris 'Blue' Skimmings with Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns CMDR Anthony Powell (left). (photo: LSBM Jason Westcott)

Kris 'Blue' Skimmings with Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns CMDR Anthony Powell (left).

Kris 'Blue' Skimmings from Ravenshoe Tablelands in Far North Queensland is an Ex-Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain who completed 20 years service in the RAN in 1991.

HMAS Kuttabul and Fleet Headquarters support Jeans for Genes Day

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Jade Lancaster (front left) organised a Jeans for Genes Day morning tea fund raiser attended by staff at HMAS Kuttabul and Fleet Headquarters, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Jade Lancaster (front left) organised a Jeans for Genes Day morning tea fund raiser attended by staff at HMAS Kuttabul and Fleet Headquarters, Garden Island, Sydney.

Royal Australian Navy personnel found themselves surrounded by a different sea of blue last week when they took part in the national Jeans for Genes Day to raise funds for research into childhood disease.

HMAS Gascoyne helps out in Tonga

Published on by LCDR Aaron Cox (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, presents the Tongan Defence Service with sporting equipment. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, presents the Tongan Defence Service with sporting equipment.

Mine Hunter HMAS Gascoyne has continued her south west Pacific deployment, arriving in Nuku’alofa, Tonga after a four day transit through unrelenting seas from Vanuatu.