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Reserve Medical Officer hangs up the stethoscope

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Commander Bruce Greig, a doctor from the Royal Australian Navy treats a local Tongan lady at a medical civil assistance project at NGU Hospital in the Vava'u region of Tonga. (photo: )

Commander Bruce Greig, a doctor from the Royal Australian Navy treats a local Tongan lady at a medical civil assistance project at NGU Hospital in the Vava'u region of Tonga.

During his years as a Reservist, Captain Bruce Greig has seen some significant changes in the way medicine is practised in the Navy, but it was his love of scuba diving that attracted him to the Reserves as a doctor almost twenty-five years ago.

Newcastle hosts family reunion

Published on by CPO Ben Hall (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Rahul Mahajan with his mother and father as he is reunited after not seeing them for more than six years after HMAS Newcastle arrives in Mumbai, India. 

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Hall, Vaishali Mahajan (mother), LSET Rahul Mahajan, Vishvas Mahajan (father), Ships Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughan Heath and brother-in-law Nilesh Deshpande. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Rahul Mahajan with his mother and father as he is reunited after not seeing them for more than six years after HMAS Newcastle arrives in Mumbai, India. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Hall, Vaishali Mahajan (mother), LSET Rahul Mahajan, Vishvas Mahajan (father), Ships Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughan Heath and brother-in-law Nilesh Deshpande.

HMAS Newcastle had the privilege of accommodating a unique family reunion during a recent port visit to Mumbai, India.

Resilience App now available

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Zoe Mack and her husband Petty Officer Kim Green of Canberra look at the new 'High Res' smartphone app to assist Australian Defence Force members. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Zoe Mack and her husband Petty Officer Kim Green of Canberra look at the new 'High Res' smartphone app to assist Australian Defence Force members.

A new smartphone app to help serving and former Australian Defence Force members manage immediate responses to stress, and help build resilience, has been developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in partnership with Defence.

Sailor saves the day at St Georges Basin

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Leading Seaman Air Technical Avionics (LSATV) David Broadhurst in the 817 Squadron hangar at HMAS Albatross. Pictured in 2011 (photo: LS Paul Berry)

Leading Seaman Air Technical Avionics (LSATV) David Broadhurst in the 817 Squadron hangar at HMAS Albatross. Pictured in 2011

Anzac Day was certainly a memorable occasion for the St Georges Basin community on the New South Wales south coast because of a split-second decision by one HMAS Albatross sailor.

Stirling embraces off-watch time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, finds out more about the Table Top Gamers club during the official opening of the Off Watch Centre at the Tamar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, finds out more about the Table Top Gamers club during the official opening of the Off Watch Centre at the Tamar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling has been said to be a long way from anywhere - with an eight kilometre drive, including an ocean gap, from the base to the nearest town centre for a start, life can be challenging for those without a car.

NHQ TAS supports Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

(L to R) Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham, Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks in Hobart. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

(L to R) Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham, Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks in Hobart.

Australian Defence Force members and Defence contractors from the Hobart area took a break to enjoy a cuppa and cake while raising money for the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks.

Accident victim assisted by sailors

Published on by LCDR Michael Mitchell (author)

Two members of HMAS Stuart ships-company came to the assistance of a Sydney motorbike rider who had had the misfortune of being involved in an accident in vicinity of Fleet Base East. Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Todd de Bont was one of the first on the scene and provided initial first aid to the injured. He was ably assisted by Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst and other members of the public. (photo: Unknown)

Two members of HMAS Stuart ships-company came to the assistance of a Sydney motorbike rider who had had the misfortune of being involved in an accident in vicinity of Fleet Base East. Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Todd de Bont was one of the first on the scene and provided initial first aid to the injured. He was ably assisted by Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst and other members of the public.

Two Sydney sailors drew on their first aid training recently in a real-life scenario just outside Fleet Base East, putting their ship's motto 'always prepared' into action.

Lone Pine honours local service

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

From left, Mr Clem Kleinig, Mrs Michele Thurstans and Mrs Karen Crow planting a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

From left, Mr Clem Kleinig, Mrs Michele Thurstans and Mrs Karen Crow planting a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria.

Victoria's HMAS Cerberus supported the local Crib Point Cemetery with a ceremonial planting of a symbolic Lone Pine Tree to honour the Anzac Centenary on 16 May.

Sailors at Albatross pitch in to help Nepal

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

(L-R) Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Kelvin Hockey and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen of HMAS Albatross, have been the driving force behind collecting donations to assist with the Nepal disaster. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Kelvin Hockey and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen of HMAS Albatross, have been the driving force behind collecting donations to assist with the Nepal disaster.

HMAS Albatross personnel were quick to respond to a public call for help from the Australia-Nepal Friendship Society (ANFS) following the devastating earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April.

Bugle calls Sub Lieutenant

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Australian Naval Cadet Sub Lieutenant Lorne Thulgar plays the last post on the bugle during the Gold Creek School assembly. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Australian Naval Cadet Sub Lieutenant Lorne Thulgar plays the last post on the bugle during the Gold Creek School assembly.

Anzac Day is normally a busy time for most members of the Australian Defence Force with ceremonial duties and time for reflection.