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Divers burn steep competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author), Craig Golding (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear. (photo: Craig Golding)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear.

Eight divers from the Australian Defence Force Dive School at Sydney base HMAS Penguin have taken on a ‘hill of hurt’ obstacle course in the name of charity.

Hydrographers show off capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns.

Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.

Help for partners on the rise

Published on by Ms Rachel Bowman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE.

A new program designed to assist employment prospects for those who directly support serving Australian Defence Force members launches mid year.

Firefighting skills shared

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy and civilian fire-fighters in Western Australia have joined forces in an effort to share skills and experiences for increased capability.

Partnership for benefit of region

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

The success of the multi-national PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP humanitarian aid and disaster relief training series continues to expand, with this year’s mission reaching as far west as Sri Lanka.

Officer visits her past to inform the future

Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery gifting Navy Books for the Waikerie High School Library to student Makayla Lill and Teacher Sarah Koch. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery gifting Navy Books for the Waikerie High School Library to student Makayla Lill and Teacher Sarah Koch.

It was a journey back to her roots that took Executive Officer Navy Headquarters – South Australia Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery to the South Australian Riverland as part of the Navy’s regional engagement strategy.

Maitland medal returned home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner. (photo: Caitlin Schokker)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner.

A Navy Commander has helped a First World War-vintage medal return to the home town of it’s recipient after a series of events led to it being found in a flowerbed.

Let the wargames begin

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

HMAS Canberra and HMAS Choules form up outside Sydney Heads enroute to participate in Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Canberra and HMAS Choules form up outside Sydney Heads enroute to participate in Exercise Talisman Saber 2017.

Australia's largest military exercise, Talisman Saber, was officially opened on 29 June aboard the United States Landing Helicopter Dock Bonhomme Richard off the Sydney coast.

A valuable forum for Engineers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus has been a hive of engineering activity recently, hosting Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy engineers for the annual Engineering Week.

Darwin supports Invictus Games countdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales speaks with contenders competing in 2018 Invictus Games as he is escorted by the Royal Australian Navy around Sydney Harbour.

It’s not often you get to brush shoulders with royalty, however, the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin was recently tasked with a very royal mission.