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Family’s sacrifice in service to nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta.

Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.

Driving sailors' service excellence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney.

A unique program has been launched designed to upskill and professionalise hospitality sailors in a move that will bring civilian expertise and skills to Sydney’s First Fleet Mess and broader fleet.

A turtle-y awesome rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Couch (author), LSCIS Fane Cokanauto (photographer)

Franklin the Turtle and HMAS Childers Executive Officer Lieutenant Danielle Couch on their way back to Darwin.  (photo: LSCIS Fane Cokanauto)

Franklin the Turtle and HMAS Childers Executive Officer Lieutenant Danielle Couch on their way back to Darwin.

The crew of patrol boat, HMAS Childers stuck their necks out for a marine friend when they rescued an injured green sea turtle off the coast of the Tiwi Islands recently.

Navy walkers support community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017 (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017

Adelaide-based Royal Australian Navy personnel were out in force on a cold winter’s morning in support of the Hutt Street Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ campaign.

Community contributes to survey success

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Dean Gilbert (author)

Members of ships' company from HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla ashore to conduct a community engagement activity in Warruwi Primary School, Arnhem Land. (photo: Unknown)

Members of ships' company from HMA Ships Shepparton and Benalla ashore to conduct a community engagement activity in Warruwi Primary School, Arnhem Land.

Survey operations near the Goulburn Islands, 300 kilometres east of Darwin, has provided an opportunity to engage with a remote local community.

Navy 'Boss' stays the course

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide.

The ‘boss’ of Navy’s South Australian-based personnel has all but walked over hot coals in an effort to raise money for Legacy.

Promoting pumping plasma

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), Unknown (photographer)

Robert Bateman (photo: UNKNOWn)

Robert Bateman

A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.

Bags of appreciation for seamless sailors

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

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West.

A group of 12 students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia, have presented hand-made laundry bags to sailors at local base, HMAS Stirling as a token of appreciation for their service.

Oath for the environment in Palau

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Unknown (photographer)

Laura Clarke, co-founder of the Palau Legacy Project and spouse of Lieutenant Commander Ben Fennell (photo: C.B.Fennell)

Laura Clarke, co-founder of the Palau Legacy Project and spouse of Lieutenant Commander Ben Fennell

The spouse of a Navy Maritime Surveillance Adviser posted to the island nation of Palau has put her own skills to good use during the posting and co-founded a project intended to protect the country’s fragile environment.

Defence doors open for Darwin display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPH Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

Australian Defence Force service men and women and United States Marines are busy putting the finishing touches on displays and activities in readiness for the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, 12 August.