Section: Events

Memorial for Peace

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Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

A memorial to honour the work of more than 80,000 Australian Defence Force members, police and civilian peacekeepers, was dedicated by Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd) on Anzac Parade, Canberra, on 14 September.

Half ton for remote communication station

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), Miss Sophie Pearse (photographer), ABC News North-West WA (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Aquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station, Harold E. Holt, in Exmouth WA. (photo: Miss Sophie Pearse)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Aquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station, Harold E. Holt, in Exmouth WA.

It’s been 50 years since one of the key communications hubs for the submarine community opened its gates and created a remote Western Australian town in the process.

Relationships reaffirmed in region

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HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

The annual Australian and Malaysian Navy to Navy talks were held at Sydney base, HMAS Penguin in August as part of on-going engagement activities with Malaysia.

Discussions focus on shared interests

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Australia’s focus in the Asian region and on improving defence ties with Indonesia was recently highlighted with two visits from Australian Navy leaders in a week. (photo: )

Australia’s focus in the Asian region and on improving defence ties with Indonesia was recently highlighted with two visits from Australian Navy leaders in a week.

Australia’s focus in the Asian region and on improving defence ties with Indonesia was recently highlighted with two visits from Australian Navy leaders in a week.

Platypus history preserved

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus. (photo: Unknown)

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus.

A ceremony to remember lost Australian submariners was held at the former HMAS Platypus submarine base on Sydney Harbour on 18 August.

Defence Bleeds for Australia

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge. (photo: CPL Vasilis Bill Solomou)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge.

The 2017 Defence Blood Challenge is now underway, with a three-month competition pitting the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Public Servants against each other in an effort to strengthen Australia’s blood supplies and support the Australian community. 

Operational tasking tale told

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'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Darwin became the launching platform of a different kind, as Navy supported the launch of a contemporary naval history book by Ian McPhedran, titled The Smack Track.
 

Navy in Vietnam remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans Memorial Park. (photo: ABCIS Donald Chaponda)

HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans Memorial Park.

Commemorative services for Vietnam Veterans’ Day involving both current and former Royal Australian Navy members took place across the country recently with Navy’s Western Australian-based personnel attending services at War Memorials in Port Kennedy and the City of Joondalup.

Alternative path to health reopens

Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017. (photo: Unknown)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017.

Navy members facing health and wellbeing issues can turn to their creative side for assistance, with applications again open for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Coonawarra a ceremonial crowd-pleaser

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox of Patrol Boat Headquarters during Ceremonial Divisions at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox of Patrol Boat Headquarters during Ceremonial Divisions at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

About 100 Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors turned on a display of professionalism and precision when they conducted Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony to crowds at Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin, recently.