Topic:

Remembering those lost at sea

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Foreign Defence Force Delegates pay their respects at Monument Hill in Fremantle by laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for fallen sailors and soldiers after the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) in Fremantle, WA. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Foreign Defence Force Delegates pay their respects at Monument Hill in Fremantle by laying a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph for fallen sailors and soldiers after the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 (APSC) in Fremantle, WA.

A small group of senior Australian and international naval officers took time out from the recent Asia Pacific Submarine Conference to pay respects to fallen submariners.

Chief of Navy launches Family and Domestic Violence Strategy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, launches the Navy Family and Domestic Violence Strategy at Russell Offices, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, launches the Navy Family and Domestic Violence Strategy at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Navy family received a boost recently with the launch of a specific strategy to prevent, respond to and support victims of family and domestic violence.

Observers absorb wartime lessons during exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

Regional partners tour the Darwin Military Museum during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Regional partners tour the Darwin Military Museum during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

International observers at the recent Exercise KAKADU in Darwin made time to appreciate Australia’s military and cultural history, touring the Darwin Military Museum and Second World War Oil Storage Tunnels.

Swimming for the Top End Shield

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information System Breanna Davidson of HMAS Coonawarra competes in the Female 100 meter women's freestyle event at the HMAS Coonawarra Top End Shield Swimming Carnival held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Communications and Information System Breanna Davidson of HMAS Coonawarra competes in the Female 100 meter women's freestyle event at the HMAS Coonawarra Top End Shield Swimming Carnival held at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin.

As southern states emerged from winter, the sailors, soldiers and marines located in Darwin enjoyed a tropical October day for the annual Top End Shield Swimming Carnival.

Keeping in touch with community

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), Mr Ben Wickham (photographer)

LS Jodie Khan (centre), ADF Touch Football team, attempts to tag a player from Matraville Sports High School during the grand final. (photo: Ben Wickham)

LS Jodie Khan (centre), ADF Touch Football team, attempts to tag a player from Matraville Sports High School during the grand final.

Members of the local Aboriginal community were put to the test against Defence touch football sides during a tournament at Randwick, Sydney, in late
 September.

Albatross outplays Penguin in netball final

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Jodie Khan from HMAS Albatross with the ball during the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, held at the Indoor Sports Centre, Alexandria.

A male-dominated HMAS Albatross side won the Eastern Australian Area Netball Competition, outdoing HMAS Penguin in the final at Alexandria in late September.

Perth puts on the power

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black bench pressing during the HMAS Perth powerlifting competition.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Petty Officer Medical Samone Black bench pressing during the HMAS Perth powerlifting competition.

In the scorching heat of Bahrain, clanking of iron and grunts of effort have been heard emanating between decks in HMAS Perth.

AFL achievements recognised in draft selection

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), Unknown (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe

High achieving Navy sportswoman Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe made both Navy and AFL history when she was drafted by the Adelaide Crows Women’s Team on 18 October.

Bowled over in stiff competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Members of the Australian Services Bowls Association during the National Inter-Service Carnival at Windsor Bowls Club near Richmond, NSW. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Members of the Australian Services Bowls Association during the National Inter-Service Carnival at Windsor Bowls Club near Richmond, NSW.

After winning the past five Australian Services Bowls Association championships, Navy could not make it six in a row after being defeated in the 2016 final by the Air Force at Windsor Bowls Club, New South Wales.  

Harman Golf Day a hit for Legacy

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Scott Brown (author), LEUT Tony White (author), Unknown (photographer)

For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith. (photo: Unknown)

For the second year in a row, last place was taken by the team from Navy Strategic Command made up of Commander Marcus Buttler, Lieutenant Commander Luke Hartfiel and Mr Alistair Smith.

The annual HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day, held on 23 September at the former Air Force base at Fairbairn in Canberra, proved to be yet another great success, raising over $2,700 for Queanbeyan Legacy.