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Teamwork toughs it out

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Leisa Hinschen (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Anzac ship's company participated in the Southern Peaks 37km Cross Country Mountain Bike event held in Albany.  (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Anzac ship's company participated in the Southern Peaks 37km Cross Country Mountain Bike event held in Albany.

Five dedicated mountain bikers from the ship’s company of HMAS Anzac participated in the Southern Peaks cross country mountain bike event held in Anzac’s home port of Albany, Western Australia, recently.

 

Views on service life shared

Published on by Ms Alex DeValentin (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Laura Whittle is joined by family members on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney prior to her departure in HMAS Warramunga. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswain Laura Whittle is joined by family members on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney prior to her departure in HMAS Warramunga.

Navy members and their families recently took part in the Australian Defence Force Families Survey to share their experiences of military life and their views on current support services available.

Anzac takes on half-ton trail

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSCIS Meagan Donnellan, (photographer)

Sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, compete in the OXFAM trail walker series in Perth. (photo: LSCIS Meagan Donnellan,)

Sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, compete in the OXFAM trail walker series in Perth.

Four sailors from the ship’s company of frigate, HMAS Anzac, have tested their sea legs, taking on a 50-kilometre walk for charity through the spectacular scenery of the Perth hills.

Navy’s newest leaders graduate

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

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms.

After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest group of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Anti-violence message shared in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence.

Personnel at HMAS Albatross marked White Ribbon Day with a range of events highlighting their support for Defence's commitment to the campaign to end violence against women.

 

HMAS Penguin’s White Ribbon challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.   (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.

The 39th annual HMAS Penguin, White Ribbon Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk was fiercely contested at Middle Harbour in Sydney this week.

Moto-vember supports men’s health

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra. (photo: Supplied)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Alec Beerens stands in front of some of the bikes assembled for the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on 24 September in Canberra.

If you were in Canberra in late September, you might have witnessed an odd sight – almost 200 smartly dressed motorcyclists riding their classic-style motorbikes.

Navy Band performs for 330,000

Published on by CMDR Steve Dunning (author), Ben Crossley (photographer)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex. (photo: Ben Crossley)

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex.

An estimated 330,000 people lined Adelaide streets recently to watch the annual Christmas pageant, the largest parade of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and South Australia’s traditional welcome to the festive season.

Film festival gets heavy hitters

Published on by MAJ Conway Bown (author)

Darkest Hour (photo: Jack English)

Darkest Hour

More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.

 

Stories shared for organisational learning

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

PTE Pamela Amber, AB Kelly Clear, and LACW Lateesha Barlow at the 2017 Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) Conference, Canberra.

‘Dadirri,’ the Aboriginal word for deep listening, was demonstrated by attendees at this year’s Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network conference.