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Navy blood ambassador calls for life-saving donations

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

2019 Navy Blood Drive Ambassador Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel JD Byrne at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

2019 Navy Blood Drive Ambassador Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel JD Byrne at HMAS Albatross.

Petty Officer Jaylene Byrne's role as Navy’s Blood Drive Ambassador comes with a strong desire to do more and to assist others to decide to donate.

Penguin sailors ‘proud to serve’ the Sir David Martin Foundation

Published on by CMDR Bernadette Alexander (author and photographer)

(L-R) Mrs Anna Beaumont (Sir David Martin’s daughter), Seaman* Paige Darcy, Seaman* Ashley Griffiths, Seaman* Kristina Heron and Lady Susan Martin at the Sir David Martin Foundation annual Bridge Day 2019 at HMAS Penguin. (photo: CMDR Bernadette Alexander)

(L-R) Mrs Anna Beaumont (Sir David Martin’s daughter), Seaman* Paige Darcy, Seaman* Ashley Griffiths, Seaman* Kristina Heron and Lady Susan Martin at the Sir David Martin Foundation annual Bridge Day 2019 at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin recently helped Lady Susan Martin hold her annual Bridge Day to raise funds for David Martin Place.

Navy achieves significant cost savings through Indigenous Procurement partnership

Published on by Ms Rachael Reynolds (author)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton.

A successful partnership between the Navy’s Fleet Support Unit and the Indigenous company Willyama Indigenous ICT Services has paid dividends for the Royal Australian Navy - resulting in significant cost savings and increased productivity.

People sleeping rough to benefit from Canberra's long deployment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef James Elliott with his collection of donated sanitary products onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Some people walk past homeless people in the streets, barely giving them a second thought or at best offering a few coins. But not Chief Petty Officer James Elliott.

Navy’s time to shine in an Army and Air Force town

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. (photo: )

The Royal Australian Navy Band supports a Ceremonial Sunset in the City of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.

Many communities throughout regional Australia have prominent links to Australia’s military history, from cenotaphs and statues to parks and locations. This is particularly true of the city of Wagga Wagga.

Fleet Commander inspects Cerberus on parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members and guard on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Members and guard on parade during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 900 sailors, soldiers and airmen and women marched out for Ceremonial Divisions at HMAS Cerberus last week.

NT Navy Week highlights exciting times ahead for northern fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT. (photo: LEUT Todd Fitzgerald)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT.

Navy Week in the Northern Territory drew to an exciting close when Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

Coonawarra impresses at Mindil Beach sunset ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SSGT Jordan Gilbert (photographer)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT. (photo: SSGT Jordan Gilbert)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT.

The Darwin community turned out in droves to watch more than 100 officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra perform Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony at the iconic Mindil Beach recently.

Business on board for Boss Lift

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: )

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide.

Brisbane was abuzz with excitement as HMAS Adelaide and USS Ronald Reagan steamed into the city for a short break on the way to the multi-national Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Every dog has its day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer last week in what was a special milestone for the four-legged sailor and her proud shipmates.