Section: Events

Firefly tragedy remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Firefly memorabilia on display during the Firefly memorial in Jervis Bay.

A poignant ceremony was held off the New South Wales south coast on 27 November to mark the loss of aircraft and life 60 years ago.

Art therapy brings a new perspective

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author and photographer)

A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CMDR Chloe Wootten)

A guest views some of the static displays that were presented for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Eight Navy members swapped sea time for stagecraft, scripts and sculpture during November as part of an arts-based recovery program focussing on creative care.

Albatross continues an important conversation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(L-R) Organiser of White Ribbon Day HMAS Albatross, Chief Petty Officer Christopher Hill, Sue Davies and Louise Williams from the Nowra Domestic Violence Intervention Service, and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN at the White Ribbon Day morning tea in the Oasis Mess at HMAS Albatross.

The ship's company of Navy's home of avitation, HMAS Albatross, hosted their annual White Ribbon Day morning tea on 25 November, provoking reflection and debate on the issues surrounding domestic violence. 

Capability a quantum change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author), Concept Image by DCNS (photographer)

A Short fin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design. (photo: DCNS)

A Short fin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design.

Submariners, industry partners, the Australian Defence Force, foreign defence forces, personnel, and those with an interest in all things submarine converged in Canberra last month for two days of high-quality presentations from the cream of the submarine community. 

Combat health knowledge shared

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy medical specialists Commanders Nils Wagner, Anthony Holley, Janine Gregson and Ian Young, are seen in the Australian Defence Force medical facility at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy medical specialists Commanders Nils Wagner, Anthony Holley, Janine Gregson and Ian Young, are seen in the Australian Defence Force medical facility at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq.

Health professionals from all three services recently had the opportunity to give their non-military counterparts an insight into their roles.

Sydney II remembered 75 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Gary McHugh (author), Mr Ben Teo (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Catafalque Party at the HMAS Sydney commemorative service in Carnarvon (photo: BEN TEO)

Royal Australian Navy Catafalque Party at the HMAS Sydney commemorative service in Carnarvon

Commemorations were held for the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Sydney  II over the weekend 19-20 November in Carnarvon and Geraldton, in Western Australia.

Navy fly the flag for White Ribbon Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Members of HMAS Stirling, with cardboard cut-outs of women that represent victims of domestic violence in support of White Ribbon on HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Members of HMAS Stirling, with cardboard cut-outs of women that represent victims of domestic violence in support of White Ribbon on HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck, Western Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy has marked White Ribbon Day with events around the country to highlight Defence’s commitment to the White Ribbon campaign and Defence’s own cultural change programs. 

Solemn seas for Warramunga

Published on by Lieutenant Andrew Harvey (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia. (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

HMAS Warramunga during her transit to South East Asia.

HMAS Warramunga transited the Sunda Strait on Remembrance Day, where Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth I was lost in 1942..

Remote Remembrance Day for Navy in Queensland

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Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson with recipients of the Long Tan Awards in Cooktown, Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson with recipients of the Long Tan Awards in Cooktown, Queensland.

HMAS Cairns took a northern outlook this year for Remembrance Day activities, sending Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, to Cooktown.

Traditional owners acknowledged at logistics base

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Commanding Officer of Joint Logistics Unit-West Commander Sean Noble, RAN, with Ms Dianne Ryder, President of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Veterans Association of WA and Barbara Kickett, Aboriginal Elder unveil a plaque to commemorate the link between the Traditional Owners and Defence at the Acknowledgement To Country ceremony and celebration of the 28th birthday of Palmer Barracks. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer of Joint Logistics Unit-West Commander Sean Noble, RAN, with Ms Dianne Ryder, President of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Veterans Association of WA and Barbara Kickett, Aboriginal Elder unveil a plaque to commemorate the link between the Traditional Owners and Defence at the Acknowledgement To Country ceremony and celebration of the 28th birthday of Palmer Barracks.

The Commanding Officer of Joint Logistics Unit-West, Commander Sean Noble, has formally recognised traditional land custodians as part of the Defence Indigenous Reconciliation Program in ceremony at one of Australia's longest standing military establishments.