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HMAS Anzac Chefs presented CJOPS Group Commendation

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The Catering Department of HMAS Anzac received a Commander Joint Operations Commendation. (From left) ABML-C Luke Barton, ABML-C Zacharii Morris, POML-C Paul Lucas, LCDR David Perry and POML-C Daniel Douglas. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The Catering Department of HMAS Anzac received a Commander Joint Operations Commendation. (From left) ABML-C Luke Barton, ABML-C Zacharii Morris, POML-C Paul Lucas, LCDR David Perry and POML-C Daniel Douglas.

The Commander Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General Ash Power, has presented HMAS Anzac’s former Catering Department with a Group Commendation for its efforts and hard work while deployed to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations.

How a Navy Officer found his land legs in Afghanistan

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

Lieutenant Commander Paul O'Hara in his full protective kit in Kabul, Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Paul O'Hara in his full protective kit in Kabul, Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.

When LCDR Paul O’Hara was selected for an Operation SLIPPER deployment, little did he know he would end up being land-locked in Afghanistan.

Historical lessons valuable for training

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joshua Armstrong (author), LEUT Andrew Callander (photographer), SBLT Joshua Armstrong (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES. (photo: LEUT Andrew Callander)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES.

Ninety-nine years to the day since the declaration of the First World War, New Entry Officers’ Course 49 undertook a series of practical leadership and teamwork exercises modelled on the experiences of one of the first Royal Australian Navy submarine crews.

HMAS Cerberus: Recognising local accomplishments

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN (centre) presents the Australian Defence Medal to members from the left Able Seaman (AB) Drysdale, AB Clark, AB Shipman and AB Sherrin during HMAS Cerberus' monthly morning tea held at the Warr (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN (centre) presents the Australian Defence Medal to members from the left Able Seaman (AB) Drysdale, AB Clark, AB Shipman and AB Sherrin during HMAS Cerberus' monthly morning tea held at the Warr

Fifty seven Navy members were recognised for significant milestones in their careers during a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus recently.

Australians Diggers remembered in Defence Honour Roll readings

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke reads a personal story from the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Assistant curator of the Roll of Honour, Meredith Duncan, is in background. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke reads a personal story from the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Assistant curator of the Roll of Honour, Meredith Duncan, is in background.

On August 1, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke became one of the latest members of the Royal Australian Navy to enjoy the honour of taking part in the Australian War Memorial’s closing ceremony.

ATTACK SIX tours Guadalcanal

Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. (photo: LEUT Patrick Scott)

Tour members at the HMAS Canberra Memorial at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

Eight personnel from ATTACK SIX and HQ NORCOM have conducted a Battlefield tour of the Solomon Islands as part of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat Crews team building program. The group conducted tours of the legendary Guadalcanal battlefields with renowned historian and expert tour guide Mr John Innes.

Boatswains Mate excels on UK’s Royal Marine Commando Course

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ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013. (photo: Ms Natasha Pine)

ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013.

As part of the revised Exercise LONG LOOK program with the UK, one of the Royal Australian Navy's Bosuns Mates has just completed the demanding Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course (AACC) in the UK, and shining above the 89 course members by receiving one of the top awards.

Launch of the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Griggs today announced the Royal Australian Navy would contribute a further $150,000 towards the total cost of designing and constructing the Australian Sailor Monument.

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, today.

Farewell tribute to Arthur Bancroft: A legend and inspiration

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author)

Left stands CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, and right Arthur Bancroft, sharing a  joke with the audience during the book launch of

Left stands CAPT Brett Dowsing, RAN, CO HMAS Stirling, and right Arthur Bancroft, sharing a joke with the audience during the book launch of "Arthurs War" held at the Barry Cable Room, Subiacco Oval, WA.

On 28 July 2013 Australia and its Navy lost a living legend when Arthur Bancroft, a veteran of Perth I passed away.

Defence Blood Challenge Launches for 2013

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Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds,  Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri. (photo: David McClenaghan)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin with Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams and Defence Force Blood Ambassadors Warrant Officer 2 Graeme Reynolds, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, and Joe Guarnieri.

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin joined Australian Red Cross Blood Service CEO Jennifer Williams today to launch Australia’s largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.