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HMAS Sydney’s Junior Officers under training hone their station-keeping skills

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney during officer of the watch manoeuvres in company with the US Navy destroyer, USS Momsen. (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney during officer of the watch manoeuvres in company with the US Navy destroyer, USS Momsen.

HMAS Sydney’s junior Officers were put through their paces under the watchful eye of the Ship’s Commanding Officer, CMDR Karl Brinckmann, in rainy weather off Japan when the ship joined up at sea with the United States Navy’s Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Momsen.

State versus state, shipmate versus shipmate

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe.

HMAS Newcastle’s (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) crew has cheered on their teams during the first rugby league State of Origin match of 2013 while on their first patrol in the MEAO.

Hearty work from Tobruk’s chefs

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Cameron Moore serves meals from inside the main galley in HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Cameron Moore serves meals from inside the main galley in HMAS Tobruk.

Feeding a ship’s company is no small task, but for the chefs of HMAS Tobruk the job has become a lot bigger.

MIDN Participates in Global Voices Delegation

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The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel meets with Midshipman Nam Nguyen and Mr Jack Greig. (photo: Mr Steve Dent)

The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel meets with Midshipman Nam Nguyen and Mr Jack Greig.

ADFA Midshipman Nam Nguyen has returned from the Global Voices Delegation to the Global Security Conference and Shangri-La Dialogue held on April 18-21 this year. Since returning MIDN Nguyen is now looking forward to seeing his research paper on Australian Maritime Contributions to Conflict Prevention in the next (July) edition of the ADF Journal.

Passing of RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD)

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RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD) (photo: )

RADM David Guy Holthouse AO RAN (RETD)

The Royal Australian Navy is saddened to hear of the passing of Rear Admiral David Guy Holthouse on Friday, 31 May 2013.

The funeral service for RADM Holthouse will take place at 11am Friday, 7 June 2013 at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Elrington Street, Braidwood.

On behalf of those currently serving and the broader Navy family, sincere condolences are extended to RADM Holthouse's family at this difficult time.

Passing of CMDR Ralph MacDonald AM RANR

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CMDR Ralph MacDonald AM RANR (photo: )

CMDR Ralph MacDonald AM RANR

Navy is saddened to hear of the passing of Commander Ralph MacDonald on Saturday, 1 June 2013.

The funeral service for CMDR MacDonald will be held at 1pm Thursday, 6 June 2013 at the Memorial Chapel of Saint George the Martyr, HMAS Watson. Uniform for the funeral is W2 with Mourning Brassards.

On behalf of those currently serving and the broader Navy family, sincere condolences are extended to CMDR MacDonald's family at this difficult time.

Keynote Address kicks off National Reconciliation Week celebrations at Defence

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At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013: (L-R) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of the Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Phi (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013: (L-R) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of the Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Phi

Defence kicked off National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrations in Canberra with an inaugural Keynote Address, delivered this year by Army Australian Defence Force Academy Officer Cadet Thomas Boase, himself a member of the Wakka Wakka people from Brisbane. The title of the address was 'Let's Talk Recognition.'

Latest Aircrewmen get their wings

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Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN stands with Leading Seaman Aircrewman Richard Clark and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Damien Wallace on conclusion of the Aircrewman Rotary Course 06 graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on 23 May 2013. (photo: LS Yuri Ramsey)

Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN stands with Leading Seaman Aircrewman Richard Clark and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Damien Wallace on conclusion of the Aircrewman Rotary Course 06 graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum on 23 May 2013.

It was an exciting day for the Royal Australian Navy’s latest Aircrewman graduates, Richard Clark and Damien Wallace, when they were both presented with their Aircrewman wings and promoted to the rank of Leading Seaman in a ceremony at Nowra’s Fleet Air Arm Museum.