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New mum awarded Fleet Commanders Commendation for community efforts

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.

The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team got together last week to congratulate Leading Seaman Brooke Oram on receiving a Fleet Commanders Commendation.

White Ribbon inaugural event at ADFA

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking (left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon. (photo: John Carroll)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking (left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon.

Recently, White Ribbon Ambassadors of the Australian Capital Territory gathered in the Academy Cadet’s Mess at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) to engage with one another and discuss current issues Australia faces in relation to violence against women.

Navy takes it on the nose for kids

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The crew of HMAS Diamantina come together on the forecastle to celebrate red nose day alongside HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

A warship and two of Navy’s operational helicopters have been given a red nose makeover in support of Red Nose Day being held nationally today.

Colouring competition winners get a tour of HMAS Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Parramatta Council Colouring Competition winners and their parents with the Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN; The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid; and Deputy Mayor Paul Garrard while onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Parramatta Council Colouring Competition winners and their parents with the Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Cannell, RAN; The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr John Chedid; and Deputy Mayor Paul Garrard while onboard HMAS Parramatta.

Last week six children, their families and the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor John Chedid, were treated to a tour of one of the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney-based Anzac class frigates HMAS Parramatta.

Executives stretch their Navy skills in Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Participants squeeze inside a RAN 25-man life raft during the sea survival component of Exercise EXECUTIVE STRETCH at the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), Cairns, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Participants squeeze inside a RAN 25-man life raft during the sea survival component of Exercise EXECUTIVE STRETCH at the Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), Cairns, Queensland.

Exercise EXECUTIVE STRETCH is a Defence run program aimed at employers, or potential employers, of Australian Defence Force Reserve members. The program involves participants taking part in a weekend of physical and intellectual challenges in a Defence environment.

Leading by a nose

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN; along with Mr John Harrison; Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Cerberus, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM; and trainees and staff from the Engineering Facility don red noses to help support Red Nose Day, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN; along with Mr John Harrison; Ships Warrant Officer HMAS Cerberus, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM; and trainees and staff from the Engineering Facility don red noses to help support Red Nose Day, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

More than 340 men and women of HMAS Cerberus opted for a red ‘nose job’ to show the people of Victoria it’s a painless and fun way to support the SIDS and Kids Red Nose Day on 27 June.

School children transition from ship to shore

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Year 6 and 7 students from Ocean Reef Primary on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta  during their tour onboard HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Year 6 and 7 students from Ocean Reef Primary on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during their tour onboard HMAS Stirling.

Students and teachers from Ocean Reef Primary School in Perth’s northern suburbs had a taste of life in the Navy during their recent visit to HMAS Stirling.

12,000th young Australian sails STS Young Endeavour

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author)

Twenty four youths from around Australia joined the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour at Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Twenty four youths from around Australia joined the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour at Cairns.

The 12,000th young Australian to set sail in STS Young Endeavour completed the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program over the weekend, after an eleven day voyage along the Queensland coast.

A week in the life of a Navy Chef

Published on by ASLT Sean May (author), Mr Jack Caban (author), CPOML-S Peter Caban (photographer)

Navy Work Experience Program participant, Jack Caban, working with HMAS Watson Galley Staff. (photo: CPOML-S Peter Caban)

Navy Work Experience Program participant, Jack Caban, working with HMAS Watson Galley Staff.

In late May, HMAS Watson hosted two high school students as part of the Navy Work Experience Program, which included work within the Watson galley, as well as rotations through other sections of the base, including the Bridge Simulator and Health Clinic.

Wylie Park girls ‘Wise Up’ with Navy

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Students from Wylie Park High School test out the ‘big eyes’ during their tour aboard HMAS Success as part of the NSW Police initiative ‘Wise Up’. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Students from Wylie Park High School test out the ‘big eyes’ during their tour aboard HMAS Success as part of the NSW Police initiative ‘Wise Up’.

A group of thirty girls from Wylie Park High School visited Fleet Base East to get a first hand glimpse of how the working Navy works, as part of the New South Wales Police led community engagement program ‘Wise Up’.