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Family 'honoured' to be part of first Shipp graduation

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (author)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

Family members of Noel Shipp, the namesake of the newest Division at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, were guests of honour at the first graduation on 30 August 2013.

Albatross officer takes out 'Boss of the Year'

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

(L-R) CO Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and XO HMAS Albatross, CMDR Mat Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bosses across the Shoalhaven. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) CO Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and XO HMAS Albatross, CMDR Mat Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bosses across the Shoalhaven.

In the hotly contested Defence category, Lieutenant Commander Darren Nasato, Commanding Officer of the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre was awarded the Shoalhaven ‘Boss of the Year’ title this year.

Navy helicopter crew to be awarded Group Bravery Citation for flood rescue

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

With a Black Hawk helicopter landing in the background local residents board a Sea King helicopter at the Laidley sports ground for transfer to Laidley Hospital to escape rising flood waters. (photo: Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko)

With a Black Hawk helicopter landing in the background local residents board a Sea King helicopter at the Laidley sports ground for transfer to Laidley Hospital to escape rising flood waters.

Four Royal Australian Navy members will be recognised with a Group Bravery Citation for rescuing a man during the 2011 Queensland floods. 

Rugby raises funds for Canberra hospital

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel visited Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) on 16 September 2013 to join the ACT Veterans Rugby Club in presenting to the PatCH Foundation a $1000 donation from local Canberra based company iCognition.

NUSHIP Canberra people do their bit to boost numbers

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney.

With the Ambassador for this year’s Defence Blood Challenge, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, being part of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company, personnel are well versed on the importance of donating blood.

Navy spins for Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

Teams from HMAS Stirling complete a 24 hour spin bike challenge for the Ocsober charity.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West ported ships showed their support for Life Education’s ‘Ocsober’ by participating in a 24 hour spin bike marathon at the Fleet Base West gymnasium over 19-20 September.

Top End sailors back Ocsober

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

'Healthy Harold' the lovable giraffe mascot receives attention at the commencement of the 2013 Ocsober campaign at HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End sailors have enjoyed a ‘long neck’ of a different variety this Friday with a visit by Life Education’s giraffe mascot ‘Healthy Harold’ to patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra.

Creswell bowled over by Gilchrist visit

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are (back L-R) LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes (front, L-R) AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.

HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from ship’s company.

Cerberus dives into a dry October

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

CPO Dion McCrabb, Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus CMDR Mike Oborn, Healthy Harold and the Cerberus Ocsober co-ordinator LEUT Melissa Lindsay launch the HMAS Cerberus 12 hour Ocsober swim challenge.

Sailors from HMAS Cerberus dived into the launch of Ocsober in Victoria. Around 300 swimmers took the plunge for a good cause, taking part in a continuous 12 hour swimming relay.

Navy completes 'step one' to White Ribbon accreditation

Published on by CMDR Andrew Schroder (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

A White Ribbon pin displayed in the hands of a Navy member as part of International White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

A White Ribbon pin displayed in the hands of a Navy member as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Chief of Navy recently reminded Navy people that violence against women is a significant issue that required all sectors of the Australian community to take action to prevent. Because of its importance, Navy participates in ‘White Ribbon’ - a male led movement to end violence against women.