Section: Events

Navy’s newest leaders graduate

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

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms.

After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest group of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Anti-violence message shared in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence.

Personnel at HMAS Albatross marked White Ribbon Day with a range of events highlighting their support for Defence's commitment to the campaign to end violence against women.

 

HMAS Penguin’s White Ribbon challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.   (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.

The 39th annual HMAS Penguin, White Ribbon Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk was fiercely contested at Middle Harbour in Sydney this week.

Navy Band performs for 330,000

Published on by CMDR Steve Dunning (author), Ben Crossley (photographer)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex. (photo: Ben Crossley)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex.

An estimated 330,000 people lined Adelaide streets recently to watch the annual Christmas pageant, the largest parade of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and South Australia’s traditional welcome to the festive season.

Moto-vember supports men’s health

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra. (photo: Supplied)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra.

If you were in Canberra in late September, you might have witnessed an odd sight – almost 200 smartly dressed motorcyclists riding their classic-style motorbikes.

Stamped in history - women in war

Published on by CPL Bill Solomau (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps.

In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia Post, with the assistance of five proud serving Australian Defence Force women, launched a ‘Women in War’ series of stamps on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Huon’s Tassie homecoming

Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), LSNPC Dylan Kiehn (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville. (photo: Unknown)

Ship's Company of HMAS Huon prior to conducting a Freedom of Entry into Huonville.

HMAS Huon capped off a South West Pacific deployment recently with the final of six port visits to Hobart, Tasmania, and her nearby namesake city of Huonville.

Stories shared for organisational learning

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra.

‘Dadirri,’ the Aboriginal word for deep listening, was demonstrated by attendees at this year’s Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network conference.

 

Navy welcomes Indian circumnavigators

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, stands with the six crew members of the Indian Sail Training Ship Tarini berthed at the Fremantle Yacht Club during his visit to the vessel in Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, stands with the six crew members of the Indian Sail Training Ship Tarini berthed at the Fremantle Yacht Club during his visit to the vessel in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Indian Navy sailing boat INSV Tarini stopped in Fremantle recently, further developing the friendship with the Royal Australian Navy before sailing ‘across the ditch’ as part of a historic journey to circumnavigate the world.

 

Film festival gets heavy hitters

Published on by MAJ Conway Bown (author)

Darkest Hour (photo: Jack English)

Darkest Hour

More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.