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Lord Howe liaison for Navy team

Published on by LEUT Nathan Softley (author)

A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents. (photo: Unknown)

A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents.

A contingent of Royal Australian Navy personnel has visited Lord Howe Island 75 years on from a whole of Defence effort that saved the life of a resident.

Partnership for benefit of region

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

The success of the multi-national PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP humanitarian aid and disaster relief training series continues to expand, with this year’s mission reaching as far west as Sri Lanka.

Hydrographers show off capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns.

Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.

Support for Defence Reserves lauded

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial.

Supportive employers from across Australia were formally recognised at the Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 25 May.

Help for partners on the rise

Published on by Ms Rachel Bowman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE.

A new program designed to assist employment prospects for those who directly support serving Australian Defence Force members launches mid year.

Maitland medal returned home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner. (photo: Caitlin Schokker)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner.

A Navy Commander has helped a First World War-vintage medal return to the home town of it’s recipient after a series of events led to it being found in a flowerbed.

Officer visits her past to inform the future

Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery gifting Navy Books for the Waikerie High School Library to student Makayla Lill and Teacher Sarah Koch. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery gifting Navy Books for the Waikerie High School Library to student Makayla Lill and Teacher Sarah Koch.

It was a journey back to her roots that took Executive Officer Navy Headquarters – South Australia Lieutenant Commander Ainsley Slattery to the South Australian Riverland as part of the Navy’s regional engagement strategy.

Firefighting skills shared

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy and civilian fire-fighters in Western Australia have joined forces in an effort to share skills and experiences for increased capability.

A fitting close for exhibition

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

L-R: Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, and Director of the Australian War Memorial, The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, stand during the Australian National Anthem.

After travelling more than 200,000 kilometres during its 20-month tenure, the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience closed in Sydney on 27 April. 

Healthy Partnership between nations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.