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Navy raises over $12,000 for Beyond Blue in Perth’s City to Surf

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City to Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth. (photo: Unknown)

The Navy ‘Choose to Live – Love your Life’ team on completion of the Perth City to Surf. (L-R) CMDR Cass Ryan, CAPT Wendy Malcolm, Elise Reeves, LCDR Kelly Haywood, LCDR Lauren Harmer, CPO Chris Harmer and LS Bri Leth.

After the loss of a very close friend and work colleague, LCDR Kelly Haywood took time reflect on how deeply affected she and many others had been by depression and suicide.

Schools call for today's leaders to recognise the qualities of tomorrow's

Published on by CMDR Bob Nelson (author)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Rachel Bobko presents 2012 Long Tan Awards to students at Al-Faisal College in Auburn, NSW.

This year over 4200 senior school students across the country will be presented with a Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork.

Forces unite at wildlife park

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

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin; US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris; and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park. (photo: LSIS Brad Darvill)

The United States Consul General for Perth, Cynthia Griffin; US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class D'anngelo Harris; and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Todd Williams hold a koala at the Cohunu Koala Park.

This month, crew members from USS Chicago took time out from their normal duties to conduct community engagement and provide a helping hand at the Cohunu Koala Park in Byford, Western Australia.

Excitement builds as Broome makes way for an ‘explosive’ IFR

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

LSBM Margo Stanmore practices to 'cheer ship' at the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review while HMAS Broome makes a short stop in Moreteon Bay on her way to Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

LSBM Margo Stanmore practices to 'cheer ship' at the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review while HMAS Broome makes a short stop in Moreteon Bay on her way to Sydney.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew ATTACK FIVE is using its transit between Cairns and Sydney to prepare for the key role it will play in the International Fleet Review pyrotechnics and light show spectacular on Sydney Harbour next weekend.

Warship open days selling out

Published on by LCDR Victoria Rendall (RNZN) (author)

Flagship of 1913 festivities, HMAS Australia (I) hosted interested visitors during their Open Day. (Sydney Mail, 8 October 1913) (photo: Unknown)

Flagship of 1913 festivities, HMAS Australia (I) hosted interested visitors during their Open Day. (Sydney Mail, 8 October 1913)

Tickets are selling at pace for the International Fleet Review Warship Open Days in Sydney Harbour, with one opportunity to see international warships already sold out.

Australian Defence Credit Union and International Fleet Review launch competitions

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell and Chief Executive Officer Australian Defence Credit Union, John Ford, co-sign a sponsorship agreement for the IFR Photographic and Arts Competition. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell and Chief Executive Officer Australian Defence Credit Union, John Ford, co-sign a sponsorship agreement for the IFR Photographic and Arts Competition.

Photographers and visual artists are invited to enter The International Fleet Review (IFR) Online Art and Photographic Competitions, for a chance to prizes up to $4000.

International Fleet Review artist commissioned

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(L-R) Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell; Mr Alan Woolford, CEO QinetiQ Australia; Mr Ian Hansen, Commissioned Artist; and RAN Director Public Relations and Marketing for the IFR, CMDR Nick Hart. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

(L-R) Director International Fleet Review (IFR) CAPT Nick Bramwell; Mr Alan Woolford, CEO QinetiQ Australia; Mr Ian Hansen, Commissioned Artist; and RAN Director Public Relations and Marketing for the IFR, CMDR Nick Hart.

Director of the 2013 International Fleet Review, Captain Nick Bramwell, has congratulated Australian naval artist Ian Hansen who has been awarded the International Fleet Review Art Commission to paint the commemorative re-enactment for the centenary of the arrival of the First Australian Fleet Unit into Sydney Harbour.

IFR personnel fly through testing time

Published on by LCDR Victoria Rendall (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

(L-R) Leading Senior Constable Michael Morris, ABCIS Rebecca O'Keefe, Philip Holliday, Richard Lorraine, Lieutenant Nathan Cole and Andre Uljee in the IFR Command Information Centre. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

(L-R) Leading Senior Constable Michael Morris, ABCIS Rebecca O'Keefe, Philip Holliday, Richard Lorraine, Lieutenant Nathan Cole and Andre Uljee in the IFR Command Information Centre.

Royal Australian Navy personnel supporting the Command Information Centre during the International Fleet Review were put through their paces during a scenario based exercise.

Navy takes to the sky to promote the International Fleet Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West and Mr Ben Wickham (author)

A Navy Seahawk and Squirrel conduct a flag flypast over Sydney Harbour to promote the International Fleet Review.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

A Navy Seahawk and Squirrel conduct a flag flypast over Sydney Harbour to promote the International Fleet Review.

Two Royal Australian Navy helicopters gave Sydney's beach-goers their first taste of the International Fleet Review on the weekend, when they conducted a series of fly-overs in the city.

Australian officer joins Indian ship INS Sahyadri for the International Fleet Review

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LCDR Watson (middle) is shown aboard by officers of INS Sahyadri, LCDR Pradeep Raja (left) and LCDR Santosh Kumar Mohanta (right). (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Watson (middle) is shown aboard by officers of INS Sahyadri, LCDR Pradeep Raja (left) and LCDR Santosh Kumar Mohanta (right).

Lieutenant Commander Jamie Watson has joined Indian warship INS Sahyadri, commanded by Captain Sanjay Vatsayan, in Fremantle ahead of the International Fleet Review.