Section: Events

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.

 

All things maritime celebrated in Fremantle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle.

With the decks swabbed and the bulkheads scrubbed, submarine HMAS Waller featured quayside for all to see during Maritime Day in the working Port of Fremantle.

 

Navy’s WW1 history on display

Published on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author)

HMAS AE2, Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: Navy Archive)

HMAS AE2, Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

One hundred and three years ago, Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 disappeared while patrolling the seas near present-day New Guinea. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has ever been found. This story is now being told in a new exhibition at the Queensland Maritime Museum, War at Sea– the Navy in World War I.

Seeking assistance key to lifting stigma

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs with The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty  launched the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 on World Mental Health Day. The Strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs with The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty launched the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 on World Mental Health Day. The Strategy consolidates and recognises Defence's commitment to a whole of organisation approach to improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Defence personnel.

Dispelling the stigma attached to mental health concerns is one of the key aims of the Defence Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2023 recently released in Canberra.

Brisbane Navy Week delights

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), Unknown (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.   (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.

Brisbane became a hive of naval activity in the middle of October, with service men and women out in force for Navy Week Southeast Queensland.

Sailor remembered in Madagascar

Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle at the Diego Suarez War Cemetery after a memorial service for Able Seaman John Frederick Ellis in Antsiranana, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle’s crew have held the inaugural Australian Defence Force memorial service in Diego Suarez, Madagascar, for a Royal Australian Navy sailor lost during the Second World War.

Helicopter Flight Vietnam 50 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Helicopter Flight Vietnam, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, dignitaries and guests attend the memorial plaque dedication at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra, NSW for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Helicopter Flight Vietnam, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, dignitaries and guests attend the memorial plaque dedication at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra, NSW for the 50th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.

Almost 200 veterans and their families gathered in Nowra on 15 October for three days of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of the formation of Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam.

 

Ain’t no mountain high enough

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Liam Northend (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Huon personnel at the summit of Mt Gower on Lord Howe Island as the  crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Huon personnel at the summit of Mt Gower on Lord Howe Island as the crew members of HMAS Huon conducted a 10-day deployment for an invaluable training opportunity.

The team in minehunter HMAS Huon never miss an opportunity to test their physical and mental toughness, and even the fittest on board hit their limits during a recent visit to Lord Howe Island.