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Pacific matters a key focus for Chief of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), AB Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have dominated the agenda ahead of Navy’s Sea Power Conference, with a gathering of regional maritime leaders in Sydney.

Hundreds of sailors learn how to ask ‘R U OK?’

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Stephen Hughes, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN, and the 'R U OK?' team onboard HMAS Adelaide during the Mental Health Awareness Month event. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Stephen Hughes, CSC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley, RAN, and the 'R U OK?' team onboard HMAS Adelaide during the Mental Health Awareness Month event.

Ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide has marked Mental Health Awareness Month with an event to build confidence in asking ‘R U OK?’ Joined by personnel from sister ship Canberra, they learned how to spot the signs that it might be time to have an R U OK? conversation.

Hack the Machine!

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Fathom5 ‘Trudi’ maritime systems hacking simulator used by the Royal Australian Navy cyber team at the Hack the Machine event in New York. (photo: )

The Fathom5 ‘Trudi’ maritime systems hacking simulator used by the Royal Australian Navy cyber team at the Hack the Machine event in New York.

Five members of the Royal Australian Navy’s emergent Defensive Cyber Operations workforce were provided a rare opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with our closest allies from the US, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand through attendance at the US Navy’s annual Hack the Machine event.

Thinking Navy approach - Sea Power in focus at Sydney summit

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Sea Power Conference, 8-10 October 2019, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: )

Sea Power Conference, 8-10 October 2019, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Navy members of all ranks are being encouraged to attend the Royal Australian Navy’s most important international engagement of the year: Sea Power Conference 2019.

P.A.R.T.Y at the cradle

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

Alfred Hospital staff demonstrate to HMAS Cerberus sailors participating in the P.A.R.T.Y Program the types of trauma injuries that they treat as a result of risky behaviour. (photo: Unknown)

Alfred Hospital staff demonstrate to HMAS Cerberus sailors participating in the P.A.R.T.Y Program the types of trauma injuries that they treat as a result of risky behaviour.

More than 100 sailors from HMAS Cerberus recently undertook an injury prevention and health program designed for young people called Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth or P.A.R.T.Y for short.

Navy Boss Lift a hit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), Ms Robin Hooper (photographer)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: Ms Robin Hooper)

Navy Boss Lift members on HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck for day one of group activities in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy have showcased their maritime skills to civilian employers of Navy reservists from across Australia this week, as Exercise Navy Boss Lift 2019 got underway in Sydney.

Next generation of Navy looking forward to Sea Power Conference 2019

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Midshipman Nelson Dunphy in front of the HMAS Brisbane (II) exhibit during a visit to the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Midshipman Nelson Dunphy in front of the HMAS Brisbane (II) exhibit during a visit to the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Midshipman Nelson Dunphy joined the Royal Australian Navy in January this year and is looking forward to the first Sea Power Conference he will attend as a member of the Navy.

Moreton takes on the Brisbane Rail Trail

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSML-SC Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

Members of Team Moreton carry their “wounded” team member Able Seaman Blue. (photo: LS ML-SC Hayden Eyles)

Members of Team Moreton carry their “wounded” team member Able Seaman Blue.

HMAS Moreton personnel have taken on a bushwalking challenge to test their mental and physical resilience. The old Brisbane rail trail comprises 161km of rugged Australian bushland, often crossing though small Queensland towns, providing a challenge even for the regular bushwalker.

Busy on and off the track

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Ryan Cavanagh (author)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Crich driving his rally car in the Targa West Rally in Western Australia. (photo: )

Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Crich driving his rally car in the Targa West Rally in Western Australia.

Taking a break from his busy maintenance schedule, Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Crich from HMAS Arunta recently competed in a four day, 250km-long, competitive tarmac rally with team Targa West.

Sevens heavens for Navy as women lift the shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer), Ms Lisa West (photographer)

Navy midfielder Able Seaman Jessica Muir beats a defender to the ball and kicks it towards her goal during the South Coast Sevens seven-a-side football tournament in Gerringong, NSW. (photo: Ms Lisa West)

Navy midfielder Able Seaman Jessica Muir beats a defender to the ball and kicks it towards her goal during the South Coast Sevens seven-a-side football tournament in Gerringong, NSW.

Forty Navy footballers pulled up their socks for the annual South Coast Sevens football tournament at Gerringong last weekend - with the Navy women’s team taking the spoils.