Section: Community

International partner visits Dahlgren training center

Published on by Ms Kimberly M. Lansdale (author), Mr Daryl Roy, ATRC, U.S. Navy (photographer)

Aegis Training and Readiness Center's Commanding Officer Capt. Ian Hall (middle) and LEUT Colin Holloway (right) discuss how ATRC uses instructor-led classrooms, simulation and hands-on training labs to train Sailors during Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Commodore Michael Noonan's (left) visit to the schoolhouse. (photo: Daryl Roy, ATRC, U.S. Navy)

Aegis Training and Readiness Center's Commanding Officer Capt. Ian Hall (middle) and LEUT Colin Holloway (right) discuss how ATRC uses instructor-led classrooms, simulation and hands-on training labs to train Sailors during Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Commodore Michael Noonan's (left) visit to the schoolhouse.

The Royal Australian Navy's Commodore of Training visited the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), co-located onboard Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Virginia, on Nov. 8.

Gascoyne Remembers

Published on by SBLT Clodagh O'Neill (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, addresses HMAS Gascoyne's Ship's Company during the Remembrance Day service. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, addresses HMAS Gascoyne's Ship's Company during the Remembrance Day service.

HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company paused during passage of the Whitsunday Islands to commemorate Remembrance Day 2013.

Tour down under promotes exchange of ideas

Published on by CMDR John Metzl (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Visiting members of the Pakistan Navy and members of the Royal Australian Navy pose for a photograph in Canberra. From L-R: CDR DR Nadeem Kureshi, CAPT Chris Smallhorn, Mr Dan Milford, VADM Sayyid Khawar HI(M), CMDR John Metzl, CDRE Peter Laver, Mr Luke Hartfiel, CDRE Bilal Nasir, LCDR Imran Warraich, SBLT Joel Marrison, CMDR Chris Stephens. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Visiting members of the Pakistan Navy and members of the Royal Australian Navy pose for a photograph in Canberra. From L-R: CDR DR Nadeem Kureshi, CAPT Chris Smallhorn, Mr Dan Milford, VADM Sayyid Khawar HI(M), CMDR John Metzl, CDRE Peter Laver, Mr Luke Hartfiel, CDRE Bilal Nasir, LCDR Imran Warraich, SBLT Joel Marrison, CMDR Chris Stephens.

The system used by the Royal Australian Navy to measure its progress towards its strategic objectives has captured the attention of Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Mohamad Asif Sandila.

St Giles recognises Navy support

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LS Brooke Oram (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe and Friends of St Giles Patron, Mrs Frances Underwood, with 10-year-old Joseph Reynolds and St Giles speech pathologist Peter Hockley. Image courtesy of St Giles. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe and Friends of St Giles Patron, Mrs Frances Underwood, with 10-year-old Joseph Reynolds and St Giles speech pathologist Peter Hockley. Image courtesy of St Giles.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania has supported St Giles, as its adopted charity, for over five years. These efforts were recognised in a ceremony in Hobart last night at which the Royal Australian Navy was elevated to a ‘Gold Member’ status.

HMAS Cairns sailors visit Ozcare retirement home in Port Douglas

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Rosalyn Elliott (author)

Port Douglas Care Facility (photo: Unknown)

Port Douglas Care Facility

Late last month, members from HMAS Cairns visited Port Douglas Ozcare retirement home as part of the base's Navy Community Engagement Program.

Birdies dodge the rain to remember diggers

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day service at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra.

Wet weather meant the HMAS Albatross Remembrance Day ceremony was relocated to the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s World War One exhibition area where the guests were seated alongside a replica of the Sopwith Pup biplane flown by WW1 flying ace Captain Robert Alexander Little.

Darwin community donates to Legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Down town Darwin, Lieutenant Patrick Scott from Darwin Based Patrol Boats shows his support for Legacy's 2013 Remembrance Day Campaign by selling poppy merchandise, at Smith Street mall, Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Down town Darwin, Lieutenant Patrick Scott from Darwin Based Patrol Boats shows his support for Legacy's 2013 Remembrance Day Campaign by selling poppy merchandise, at Smith Street mall, Darwin.

In recognition of the 95th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, all Headquarters Northern Command personnel gathered silently to pay their respects for one minute at 11am.

HMAS Coonawarra Spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Nikola Ford (author), CPO Paul Weatherspoon (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra Spin-a-thon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spin-A-Thon challenge. (photo: CPO Paul Weatherspoon)

HMAS Coonawarra Spin-a-thon Spinners and Healthy Harold spin together for HMAS Coonawarra’s Ocsober Spin-A-Thon challenge.

A team from HMAS Coonawarra rallied together in October to conduct Spin-A-Thon in support of Coonawarra’s Ocsober challenge. The ‘HMAS Coonawarra Spinathon Spinners’ completed the Spin-A-Thon over the course of 12 hours, with each individual completing multiple sessions on a spin bike.

Set sail aboard the tall ship Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Jennifer Reilly (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Australia's tall ship STS Young Endeavour sails out of Sydney Heads for Auckland. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Australia's tall ship STS Young Endeavour sails out of Sydney Heads for Auckland.

The ballot is now open for young Australians aged 16-23 to set sail for the voyage of a lifetime aboard the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour in 2014. A voyage in Young Endeavour is a unique experience and one which develops skills for life.

The minute that stops the nation

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

ABMT Candice O'Keefe, ABMT Cody Linsley, ABET Pia Bartl and POET Mike Von Tucker sell poppies in Sydney City for Remembrance Day 2011. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

ABMT Candice O'Keefe, ABMT Cody Linsley, ABET Pia Bartl and POET Mike Von Tucker sell poppies in Sydney City for Remembrance Day 2011.

On the 11th of November navy personnel will be volunteering their time to assist with Remembrance Day events. At 11am on 11th November each year, Australians stop what they are doing for a minute of silence to remember those who have given their lives for the country.