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IPDIV on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Policy Advisor to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, Caitlyn Lane, speaks with Commander Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, in the light vehicle deck on board HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Policy Advisor to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, Caitlyn Lane, speaks with Commander Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, in the light vehicle deck on board HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Defence International Policy Officer Caitlyn Lane recently traded her desk job for hands on international engagement aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s largest warship.

 

Recruit School lends a hand

Published on by LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden (author and photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud. (photo: LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud.

Simple initiative shown by a sailor at Navy’s Recruit School has provided a boost to amenities at a local Salvation Army centre.

 

The future is closer than it looks - CN challenges Navy’s new leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer), ABATV Jarryd Capper (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The RAN’s future leaders have played host to Navy’s new Chief, with a tribute to past traditions and some words of advice on their future.

Anzac supports Invictus Games video

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Salty Dingo (photographer)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac. (photo: Salty Dingo)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac.

When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.

Chefos go for gold

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A team of two chefs from HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have turned up the heat during a strongly contested professional cooking competition.

Highlighting Navy women’s leadership

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

Staff Officer-Navy People Branch, Lieutenant Commander Kristy-Lee Cocks and Director General Navy People, Commodore Tony Partridge attend the Women in Leadership luncheon at the National Press Club, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Staff Officer-Navy People Branch, Lieutenant Commander Kristy-Lee Cocks and Director General Navy People, Commodore Tony Partridge attend the Women in Leadership luncheon at the National Press Club, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

The story of Lieutenant Commander Kristy-Lee Cocks is becoming increasingly common across the RAN.

Changing of the guard – Vice Admiral Tim Barrett fondly farewelled in command ceremony

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN handed over command of the Royal Australian Navy to Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN during a ceremonial parade at Blamey Square at Russell in Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN handed over command of the Royal Australian Navy to Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN during a ceremonial parade at Blamey Square at Russell in Canberra.

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has formally ended his term as Chief of Navy, following a handover ceremony at Blamey Square in Canberra. VADM Barrett ended his Permanent Navy career in style, with an honour guard and fly past in his honour.

 

‘On watch since 1943’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, leads HMAS Harman ship's company onto the main street during the Freedom of Entry march in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.

Navy people of the nation’s capital have taken to the streets of nearby Queanbeyan for a Freedom of Entry march to mark a significant milestone.

French conquer Australians in Admiral’s Cup clash

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

The Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) and Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) women's sides face off during their Admiral's Cup match at Victoria Barracks on Friday. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

The Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) and Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) women's sides face off during their Admiral's Cup match at Victoria Barracks on Friday.

The French Women’s Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) 2-week rugby tour to Australia culminated at Victoria Barracks on Friday, with a thrilling 39-21 victory against the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) women's side.

Warriors meet warriors in lead-up to Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Athletes from two very different sporting arenas came together recently when members of the Western Warriors cricket team spent a few hours with the Australian Invictus Games wheelchair rugby team at HMAS Stirling.