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Navy sails into remote communities

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra. (photo: )

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra.

Six Northern Territory-based sailors recently ventured into the heart of Australia on a 17-day mission to engage with remote communities and strengthen Navy’s reputation.

Partnership opens doors to STEM careers for Top End students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Kim Parkinson (author), CPO Tony Thomas (author)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon. (photo: CPO Tony Thomas)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon.

Six high school students got a hands-on understanding of what life is like in the Royal Australian Navy during a week of work experience at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Penguin civic virtue at 2019 Balmoral Burn

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Members of current diving courses from HMAS Penguin at the top of the hill after the 'Hill of Hurt' event during the 2019 Balmoral Burn.

Beautiful autumn skies greeted the 19th running of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation Balmoral Burn charity fun run, held on Sunday 26 May 2019.

Navy celebrates 190 years on Garden Island, WA

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Governor of Western Australia, The Hon Kim Beazley, AC; Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Bill Prince; and Seaman Gap Year Isaac Crook use a ceremonial sword to cut a cake made to celebrate the 190th anniversary of Navy on Garden Island, WA in the Sir James Stirling Mess on HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Governor of Western Australia, The Hon Kim Beazley, AC; Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Bill Prince; and Seaman Gap Year Isaac Crook use a ceremonial sword to cut a cake made to celebrate the 190th anniversary of Navy on Garden Island, WA in the Sir James Stirling Mess on HMAS Stirling.

One hundred and ninety years of Navy presence on the unique shores of Garden Island, Western Australia was celebrated recently at HMAS Stirling.

Navy at 'D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944' IMAX experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Bree Gaudette - Love Bree Photography (photographer)

A screening of the documentary film 'D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944' at IMAX Melbourne. (photo: )

A screening of the documentary film 'D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944' at IMAX Melbourne.

A small group of Navy personnel recently attended the Australian premiere of the IMAX documentary film ‘D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944’ in Melbourne.

Perth pauses to reflect on Indigenous sacrifice and service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered on 29 May at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth.

Defence personnel unite in the NT for Reconciliation Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan.

Navy, Army and Air Force came together at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently to show their support for National Reconciliation Week.

Allies remember collision of HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service.

The Naval Chapel at Garden Island Naval Base and the Australian National Maritime Museum have hosted a memorial service for the American crewmen who lost their lives aboard USS Frank E Evans following a collision with HMAS Melbourne (II) on 3 June 1969.

Friends remember the fallen from 77 years ago

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

A quiet and solemn ceremony has been held at HMAS Kuttabul to remember the lives lost 77 years ago during World War Two, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Soccer brings Australian and Thai Navy teams together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Phuket, Thailand. During the visit a soccer team from the ship played a friendly match with a team from the Thai Navy.