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Defence members welcomed to Darwin

Published on by Simona Di Toro-Bell (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Aaron, 8, Noah, 6, mum Andrea and dad Timothy Fege, have a look at a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat used by the Royal Australian Navy with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bronson Lowe and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Justin Burgess, at the Defence Community Organisation 'Welcome to the Top End' Exhibition, held at the convention centre, Darwin.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Aaron, 8, Noah, 6, mum Andrea and dad Timothy Fege, have a look at a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat used by the Royal Australian Navy with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bronson Lowe and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Justin Burgess, at the Defence Community Organisation 'Welcome to the Top End' Exhibition, held at the convention centre, Darwin.

Defence has continued to support families relocating around Australia, with Defence Community Organisation hosting a Welcome Expo in Darwin last week.


Giving goes both ways

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.  (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way.

HMAS Adelaide supports the Legacy Foundation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Campbell (author), MIDN Jarrod Buissink (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.

HMAS Adelaide has provided high-profile support to the Legacy Foundation by welcoming a generous family on board for a sea ride recently.

Sydney sailor remembered in AWM service

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

A sailor lost during HMAS Sydney’s battle with a German raider off the coast of Western Australia will be remembered at this afternoon’s Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

2016 Defence White Paper

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne, MP, speaking at the launch of the 2016 Defence White Paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne, MP, speaking at the launch of the 2016 Defence White Paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra.

The 2016 Defence White Paper was released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Defence Minister Marise Payne at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

HMAS Rankin dives into life in Cobar

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

Crew members from HMAS Rankin during their Freedom of Entry visit to the town of Cobar. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members from HMAS Rankin during their Freedom of Entry visit to the town of Cobar.

Fifteen members of the ship's company of submarine, HMAS Rankin, recently exercised Freedom of Entry in Cobar, the birthplace of Lieutenant Commander Robert William Rankin, after who the submarine is named.

Navy commemorates the bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author)

Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.
 (photo: Unknown)

Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat have taken part in Australian Defence Force commemorations in Darwin to mark 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.

Defence's spotlight role in Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of the Combined Military Bands of the Australian Defence Force during the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the Combined Military Bands of the Australian Defence Force during the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Melbourne.

The Australian Defence Force showcased its Combined Military Bands, Australia’s Federation Guard, and for the first time, the Pipes and Drums of the Australian Defence Force contingent during performances at the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Etihad Stadium last weekend.

Stuart leads Royal Hobart Regatta celebrations

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover and LEUT John Cole (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Simon Howard, Commander Dugald Clelland, and Lieutenant James Brandreth on the bridge wing while coming alongside in Hobart, Tasmania.

Bagpipes, cheers and applause greeted the visit of HMAS Stuart to Hobart last week for the ship's duties as Flagship for the Royal Hobart Regatta.

Australian flavour for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The combined military bands of the ADF will perform music crafted for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by Leading Seaman Musician Martyn Hancock, in addition to some of Australia’s most iconic melodies. 
 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The combined military bands of the ADF will perform music crafted for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by Leading Seaman Musician Martyn Hancock, in addition to some of Australia’s most iconic melodies.

More than 250 members of Australia’s Defence Forces are in Melbourne preparing for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, due to be held later this week.