Section: Events

Defence Bleeds for Australia

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge. (photo: CPL Vasilis Bill Solomou)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge.

The 2017 Defence Blood Challenge is now underway, with a three-month competition pitting the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Public Servants against each other in an effort to strengthen Australia’s blood supplies and support the Australian community. 

Operational tasking tale told

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Darwin became the launching platform of a different kind, as Navy supported the launch of a contemporary naval history book by Ian McPhedran, titled The Smack Track.
 

Navy in Vietnam remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans Memorial Park. (photo: ABCIS Donald Chaponda)

HMAS Stirling Guard Commander, Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Daniel McLennan, during the Totally and Partially Disabled Veterans of WA, Vietnam Veterans Day Service, held at the Port Kennedy Veterans Memorial Park.

Commemorative services for Vietnam Veterans’ Day involving both current and former Royal Australian Navy members took place across the country recently with Navy’s Western Australian-based personnel attending services at War Memorials in Port Kennedy and the City of Joondalup.

Alternative path to health reopens

Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017. (photo: Unknown)

The stage set from the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) from May 2017.

Navy members facing health and wellbeing issues can turn to their creative side for assistance, with applications again open for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Coonawarra a ceremonial crowd-pleaser

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox of Patrol Boat Headquarters during Ceremonial Divisions at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, AM, CSC and Bar, RAN, speaks with Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott Fox of Patrol Boat Headquarters during Ceremonial Divisions at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.

About 100 Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors turned on a display of professionalism and precision when they conducted Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony to crowds at Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin, recently.

Darwin delivers, with more to come

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin.

More than 5,000 people turned out to get a taste of life in the military when Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, held an Open Day, with Navy’s HMAS Coonawarra combining the activity with Northern Territory Navy Week.

Silent service remembers sailors lost at sea

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra (I)

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII. (photo: Unknown)

The stricken Canberra following the action at Savo Island. After being struck by at least two Japanese torpedoes and numerous enemy salvos, she was deemed unsalvagable and consequently evacuated and sunk off Savo Island on 9 August 1942. This stretch of water is now known as Iron Bottom Sound after 32 Allied ships were sunk there during WWII.

The Royal Australian Navy has remembered the loss of HMAS Canberra (I) with a commemorative service over her final resting place in waters off the Solomon Islands.

Conduct of joint operations hits high note

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT David Coit (author), Unknown (photographer)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band. (photo: Unknown)

Assistant Musical Director United States Marine Corps ‘The Presidents Own’, Captain Ryan J. Nowlan, conducts the RAN Band.

Musical cooperation between two countries could not have been stronger when two conductors shared conducting duties on stage with the Royal Australian Navy Band at the recent Maryborough Music Conference held in Queensland during early July.

Multiple medics graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Ian Daley (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Wodonga TAFE General Manager Mr Graham Hart presents Seaman Peter George with the Education and Training award for his performance on the ADF Medical Course 0017 at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has hosted the graduation of the inaugural Australian Defence Force Medical Course, held at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School and the Australian Defence Force Medic Course graduated from the Army School of Health at Latchford Barracks in Victoria.