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.
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.’
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 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.
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.
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.
The Royal Hobart Regatta has been staged annually for the past 175 years without a break, apart from 1967 when disastrous bush fires in southern Tasmania caused its last minute cancellation. The Royal Australian Navy and its predecessors has supported this event every year since its inception in 1838.
A group of Supply Chain and Logistics Management students and professionals attending the biennial Smart Conference and Expo, recently braved the winter rain to participate in a site visit to Fleet Base East and to HMAS Ballarat.
HMAS Creswell recently hosted a meeting of the Shoalhaven Museums and Galleries group. Executive Officer, CMDR Letitia Van Stralen spoke to the group about the history of the Naval training college before inviting them to inspect Creswell’s impressive historical collection.
Members of the Singleton Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade visited HMAS Stirling on Sunday 28th July to observe and participate in fire-fighting exercises at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility West (RANSSSS TF-W).