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Armada of education for midshipmen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

Planning for next pay deal

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

HMAS Canberra rounds the point of Garden Island as the ship sails out of Sydney Harbour. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Canberra rounds the point of Garden Island as the ship sails out of Sydney Harbour.

The Chief of the Defence Force has commenced engagement with the Government and Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal to advocate on behalf of Defence personnel for an ongoing fair and contemporary remuneration package.

Improving transition services for outgoing members

Published on by Emily Carnevale (author), Ashleigh Macpherson (author)

Defence members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services. (photo: Unknown)

Defence members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services.

Australian Defence Force members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services.

Tail of a new best friend

Published on by LEUT Naomi Deignan (author)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, with his family with their new canine family member who is from the Dogs for Kids with Disabilities organisation (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, with his family with their new canine family member who is from the Dogs for Kids with Disabilities organisation

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, is hoping the newest addition to his household will make a difference for his young family.

Aerosystems challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Peter Mole (author), Mr Gordon Elias (photographer)

Lieutenant Chris Broadbent receives the Humphrey Memorial Gold Medal which since 1978 has been awarded to the top overall student on course. (photo: Mr Gordon Elias)

Lieutenant Chris Broadbent receives the Humphrey Memorial Gold Medal which since 1978 has been awarded to the top overall student on course.

An Australian Navy Lieutenant has snatched the top honours at the No 48 Aerosystems Course at Royal Air Force base Cranwell, in Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom.

Legatees trek Kokoda

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday 4 June 2017. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday 4 June 2017.

Twenty-six Junior Legatees and their Australian Defence Force mentors have begun a tough training program to prepare them physically and mentally to trek the Kokoda Track.

Executive weekend shows the importance of Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.

Employers of Navy Reservists participating in Exercise Executive Stretch - held at HMAS Stirling - have learned first-hand about their Defence staff’s invaluable skills.

Navy sails into Arnhem Land

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SMNML-P Leah Croker (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Tony Thomas (centre) and Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Kristian Mitchell with members of the Ramingining Community, during a remote community engagement program trip through Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. (photo: Seaman Leah Croker)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Tony Thomas (centre) and Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Kristian Mitchell with members of the Ramingining Community, during a remote community engagement program trip through Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra officers and sailors ‘sailed’ into Arnhem Land recently to spend 15 days visiting remote communities as part of the Northern Territory Navy Community Engagement Program.

Lord Howe liaison for Navy team

Published on by LEUT Nathan Softley (author)

A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents. (photo: Unknown)

A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents.

A contingent of Royal Australian Navy personnel has visited Lord Howe Island 75 years on from a whole of Defence effort that saved the life of a resident.

Support for Defence Reserves lauded

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial.

Supportive employers from across Australia were formally recognised at the Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 25 May.