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Diverse leadership celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WGCDR Vince Chong (author), Mr Daniel Spellman (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths (third from left) is presented with her Award for Excellence at the DEFGLIS Military Pride Ball 2017. (photo: Daniel Spellman)

Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths (third from left) is presented with her Award for Excellence at the DEFGLIS Military Pride Ball 2017.

More than 300 Defence people, friends and family gathered in Sydney recently to celebrate advances in an inclusive Defence culture and to encourage diverse and inclusive leadership.

HMAS Penguin exercises her Freedom of Entry

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Children from Mosman Public and the Mosman Church of England Preparatory schools cheer as the ship's company of HMAS Penguin march down Military Road, Mosman.

With pride and enthusiasm, up to 200 officers and sailors from HMAS Penguin have exercised their Freedom of Entry into the Municipality of Mosman.

‘Birds of a feather’ share torpedo knowledge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Director General Explosive Material, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, makes an opening address prior to the 'Welcome to Country' ceremony at the Torpedo Organisation United States, Canada, Australia, and Netherlands (TOUCAN) International Forum meeting in the HMAS Stirling Cinema, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Director General Explosive Material, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, makes an opening address prior to the 'Welcome to Country' ceremony at the Torpedo Organisation United States, Canada, Australia, and Netherlands (TOUCAN) International Forum meeting in the HMAS Stirling Cinema, Western Australia.

Some of the world’s foremost authorities for the MK48, MK46 and MK54 torpedo systems came together recently at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

A right Royal visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) speaks with the ship's company of Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD, ADC(P) speaks with the ship's company of Guided Missile Destroyer, HMAS Hobart.

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York had an important message for the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy during a recent visit to Australia.

Chiefs of Navy discuss future with leading strategists

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

VIPs and guests attending the 2017 Sea Power Conference at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

VIPs and guests attending the 2017 Sea Power Conference at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy has drawn Sea Power Conference 2017 to a close after three intense days of presentations, bilateral meetings, industry engagements and discussions on the future of naval operations and maritime capabilities.

Brainstorming the future

Published on by Aurora Daniels (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, disembarks from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of large-scale amphibious assault during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William Sykes)

Landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 10, assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, disembarks from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as part of large-scale amphibious assault during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017.

Defence is holding its first force design conference to gather ideas from around Australia and the globe on designing the future force.

Navy welcomes the world for Sea Power Conference

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at Sea Power Conference 2017 at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN speaks at Sea Power Conference 2017 at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy is hosting the biennial Sea Power Conference with senior naval delegations from around the world descending on Sydney for three days of discussions and Navy-to-Navy engagements.

Back-to-back win for Navy Dragons

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.

Defence indigenous footballers join national carnival

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.  (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Seaman Communication Information Systems Tamati Smith from the Australian Defence Force Indigenous AFL team competes for the ball against Gippsland during the AFL Victoria NAIDOC carnival in Ballarat.

A team of Australian Defence Force indigenous footballers recently participated in the Yannanayowoit Dullallally Football Carnival in Ballarat – the theme of which was to be proud of one’s indigenous heritage. 

Improving mind, body and spirit

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), POET Scott O'Donohue (photographer)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.  (photo: POET Scott O'Donohue)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.

Seagoing deployments have not stopped one proactive and enthusiastic sailor from bringing her passion for fitness with her – and she is converting a ship’s company in the process.