Section: Community

HMAS Kuttabul celebrates NAIDOC Week with smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019.

An indigenous smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul has taken place to mark the end of NAIDOC Week.

Smoke, sticks and dance steps mark NAIDOC

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross.

A smoking ceremony, message sticks, energetic dancing and a positive spirit of reconciliation were the hallmarks of NAIDOC Week celebrations at HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, NSW.

Navy singers strike a chord in Defence choir

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

The Defence Choir perform their winter concert in the Ngunnawal Theatrette at Russell Offices, Canberra.

As the Chief Legal Officer to the Chief of Navy and a mother-of-three children, you wouldn’t think Commander Rachel Jones would have much time for hobbies, but her posting to Navy Headquarters has unexpectedly given her an opportunity to reconnect with one of her first loves: singing.

Messes fund new chair for Matt

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Brown (front right), pictured with fellow Navy amputee Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (front left), is presented with a wheelchair rugby chair by HMAS Stirling personnel at the Tammar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

A sailor who lost his leg in a motor vehicle accident in 2018 was recently presented with a custom-made sports wheelchair to help him participate in the Australian Defence Force’s acclaimed Adaptive Sports Program.

Moreton crew put their backs into preserving Navy history

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Personnel from HMAS Moreton lend a hand at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane. (photo: LS Hayden Eyles)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton lend a hand at the Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane.

HMAS Moreton joined forces with the incredible volunteers at the Queensland Maritime Museum on a beautiful winter’s day in June.

Navy Health donation helps Navy keep watch over sailors in need

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

L-R: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight, AM; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief Executive Office Navy Health, Ron Wilson; Chairman Navy Health, Commodore Syd Lemon, Ret'd; Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN; and Commander Christina Ween, RAN; with the $15,000 cheque presented to Keeping Watch from Navy Health, during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

L-R: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight, AM; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief Executive Office Navy Health, Ron Wilson; Chairman Navy Health, Commodore Syd Lemon, Ret'd; Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN; and Commander Christina Ween, RAN; with the $15,000 cheque presented to Keeping Watch from Navy Health, during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Royal Australian Navy members in need have been given a boost with a donation of $15,000 to the Keeping Watch Navy benevolent fund.

New powerboat for TS Darwin

Published on by Cadet Leading Seaman Adam Christensen (author)

Cadets from TS Darwin with their new powerboat. (photo: )

Cadets from TS Darwin with their new powerboat.

The Australian Navy Cadets Training Ship TS Darwin was recently fortunate to receive a brand new power boat from the department of Defence.

Navy sails into remote communities

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra. (photo: )

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra.

Six Northern Territory-based sailors recently ventured into the heart of Australia on a 17-day mission to engage with remote communities and strengthen Navy’s reputation.

Partnership opens doors to STEM careers for Top End students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Kim Parkinson (author), CPO Tony Thomas (author)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon. (photo: CPO Tony Thomas)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon.

Six high school students got a hands-on understanding of what life is like in the Royal Australian Navy during a week of work experience at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Penguin civic virtue at 2019 Balmoral Burn

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Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn.

Beautiful autumn skies greeted the 19th running of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Balmoral Burn charity fun run, held on Sunday 26 May 2019.