Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week.
Hundreds of family and friends gathered to watch as 63 of Navy’s newest sailors graduated from the RAN Recruit School, closing the chapter on the first stage of their training and advancing toward their careers within Navy.
Royal Australian Navy personnel helped raise funds and awareness of the issue of violence against women at a number of events.
Rural Fire Service volunteer, Canberra based Commander Lewis Gaha has been awarded the National Emergency Medal in recognition of his service during the devastating Victorian Bushfires in 2009.
It was an inspiring visit for Ms Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, when she joined HMAS Choules for a short visit during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.
After welcoming a United States Navy Anti Submarine Warfare Specialist onboard HMAS Sydney during her recent embed with the U.S Navy's 7th Fleet, the ship is now hoping to use the friendly advantage during the joint Australian - U.S Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13)
Forty years of service to Navy’s submarine community by Scientist Officer Mr John Pennefather, BSc (Hons), was commemorated at a function at HMAS Penguin last week.
Ensuring that Navy remains focused on all aspects of diversity is a key priority for the Chief of Navy, which is why he has recently appointed a Strategic Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs.
More than 500 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of HMAS Cerberus formed up on the Main Parade Ground for inspection by Commanding Officer, Captain Katherine Richards, RAN. In doing so, they carried out a time honoured tradition of showing pride in themselves and their service through their dress and bearing.
The final chapter in a naval tradition was closed with a low key yet dignified ceremony at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island with the decommissioning of the legendary Esther Williams trophy.