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Forum engages emerging leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN; Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Alisha Mosley; Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Submarines Laura Frayling; Lieutenant Lachlan McArthur-Gibbs; and guest speaker, Women's AFL coach Michelle Cowan, at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN; Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Alisha Mosley; Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Submarines Laura Frayling; Lieutenant Lachlan McArthur-Gibbs; and guest speaker, Women's AFL coach Michelle Cowan, at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle.

The second in a series of nine Navy Emerging Leaders Forums was held at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia, recently.

Navy sailor saves four-day old baby

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Able Seaman Medic Carly Burke of HMAS Ararat, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Able Seaman Medic Carly Burke of HMAS Ararat, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

A Darwin-based sailor has been branded a hero after she saved the life of four-day old baby, injuring herself in the process.

Change of command for Navy's flagship

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession.

Captain Terry Morrison has joined HMAS Canberra as her fourth Commanding Officer, having previously served as Director Destroyers - a job which had him in charge of the Hobart Class project.

Federation Star awarded to serving Navy Vietnam vet

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Commander Robert Eames, OAM, RAN (centre left) and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre right) after receiving his second Federation Star, representing 45 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, together with colleagues from Navy International Engagement, during a ceremony held in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Commander Robert Eames, OAM, RAN (centre left) and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre right) after receiving his second Federation Star, representing 45 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, together with colleagues from Navy International Engagement, during a ceremony held in Russell Offices, Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan presented Commander Bob Eames with the fifth clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal last week.

HMAS Kuttabul celebrates NAIDOC Week with smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019.

An indigenous smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul has taken place to mark the end of NAIDOC Week.

Smoke, sticks and dance steps mark NAIDOC

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Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross.

A smoking ceremony, message sticks, energetic dancing and a positive spirit of reconciliation were the hallmarks of NAIDOC Week celebrations at HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, NSW.

Navy singers strike a chord in Defence choir

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra.

As the Chief Legal Officer to the Chief of Navy and a mother-of-three children, you wouldn’t think Commander Rachel Jones would have much time for hobbies, but her posting to Navy Headquarters has unexpectedly given her an opportunity to reconnect with one of her first loves: singing.

Messes fund new chair for Matt

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.

HMAS Benalla first Freedom of Entry in 15 years

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Ship's Company of HMAS Benalla march through the city of Benalla during their Freedom of Entry march. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship's Company of HMAS Benalla march through the city of Benalla during their Freedom of Entry march.

The officers and sailors of Royal Australian Navy Survey Ship HMAS Benalla (II) have visited the ship’s namesake city of Benalla, Victoria to conduct their first Freedom of Entry march in over 15 years.

Aus-Japan Navy to Navy talks bolster long-standing relations between nations

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Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Director General Operations and Plans Department, Rear Admiral Akira Saito at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force in a week-long visit to Australia that built on the strong bilateral relationship shared by the two defence forces for more than a decade.