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Set sail aboard the tall ship Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Jennifer Reilly (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Australia's tall ship STS Young Endeavour sails out of Sydney Heads for Auckland. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Australia's tall ship STS Young Endeavour sails out of Sydney Heads for Auckland.

The ballot is now open for young Australians aged 16-23 to set sail for the voyage of a lifetime aboard the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour in 2014. A voyage in Young Endeavour is a unique experience and one which develops skills for life.

The minute that stops the nation

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

ABMT Candice O'Keefe, ABMT Cody Linsley, ABET Pia Bartl and POET Mike Von Tucker sell poppies in Sydney City for Remembrance Day 2011. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

ABMT Candice O'Keefe, ABMT Cody Linsley, ABET Pia Bartl and POET Mike Von Tucker sell poppies in Sydney City for Remembrance Day 2011.

On the 11th of November navy personnel will be volunteering their time to assist with Remembrance Day events. At 11am on 11th November each year, Australians stop what they are doing for a minute of silence to remember those who have given their lives for the country.

CO NHQ Tasmania opens Tall Ships Hobart photographic exhibition

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy HQ Tasmania, CMDR Stacey Porter, officially opens the Tall Ships Hobart 2013 Photographic Exhibition in Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre.                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Commanding Officer Navy HQ Tasmania, CMDR Stacey Porter, officially opens the Tall Ships Hobart 2013 Photographic Exhibition in Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre.

An exhibition of photographs taken by a team of over 30 enthusiastic volunteers at the recent International Tall Ships Hobart 2013 festival was officially opened last night by Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter.

Fleet Support Unit - Sydney grows awareness

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author)

ABMT Justin Wilkinson (front left), ABET Dan Dixon (front right), POMT Kyle Brook (rear left) and ABMT Armen Woskanian from Fleet Support Unit Sydney, shaved extra close this morning to ensure a clean start for their fund raising and beard growing efforts (photo: Unknown)

ABMT Justin Wilkinson (front left), ABET Dan Dixon (front right), POMT Kyle Brook (rear left) and ABMT Armen Woskanian from Fleet Support Unit Sydney, shaved extra close this morning to ensure a clean start for their fund raising and beard growing efforts

Personnel from Fleet Support Unit - Sydney are volunteering their faces and growing beards to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

Charity acknowledges Navy’s efforts

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XO NHQ Tasmania presented with St Giles’s ‘Silver Supporter’ certificate by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten. (photo: )

XO NHQ Tasmania presented with St Giles’s ‘Silver Supporter’ certificate by the Mayor of Launceston, Alderman Albert van Zetten.

NHQ Tasmania’s fund-raising efforts and activities for local charity St Giles were recently recognised at the charity’s Annual General Meeting.

Navy’s first visit to Tasmania’s Longford Show

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author)

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff puts finishing touches to the Navy’s display before the gates open and the crowds arrive at the Longford Show in Tasmania. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Amelia Bivolcheff puts finishing touches to the Navy’s display before the gates open and the crowds arrive at the Longford Show in Tasmania.

Tasmania’s north was buffeted by strong winds and lashings of rain on 19 October, but it all eased to a bright and sunny day which attracted 7000 people to Longford’s 157th annual show…

HMAS Albatross Provides Local Bushfire Support

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services, utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Members of the NSW Rural Fire Services, utilise HMAS Albatross's facilities to refuel aircraft involved in bushfire suppression efforts.

Naval Air Station Nowra, HMAS Albatross, is providing support to a range of emergency services aircraft working to suppress a bushfire, burning within remote country 30 kilometres inland from Ulladulla.

NHQ Tasmania strengthens ties with Royal Hobart Regatta Association

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Project management for the working bee was expertly handled by AB Ben Melville.                      (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Project management for the working bee was expertly handled by AB Ben Melville.

The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team has once again rolled up its collective sleeves to help the local Royal Hobart Regatta Association.

Birdies to go over the edge for youth in crisis

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Abseil for Youth TEAM NAVY Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant OLoughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Abseil for Youth TEAM NAVY Fleet Air Arm (L-R) LCDR Roger Smyth, CMDR Cliff Kyle, CMDR Grant OLoughlan, CAPT Don Dezenjte, CMDR Charlie Stephenson, CDRE Vince Di Pietro, CMDR Michael Waddel, LCDR Natalee Johnson, CAPT Daniel Reilly and CAPT Malcolm Wright

Navy aviators may be accustomed to soaring at great heights and their engineering team helps them to achieve that. But as this is usually done from the relative comfort of a helicopter cockpit or a hangar, the 10 Fleet Air Arm personnel from or attached to HMAS Albatross who are poised to step off the top of the 26 storey AMP Building later this month will also be stepping far outside their comfort zones.

Investing in Foodbank

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan.

On Thursday September 26 2013, Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Toowoomba’s Maritime Logistics Department provided support to Foodbank, Western Australia.