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Warramunga supports children’s cancer research

Published on by LEUT Patrick Collins (author), LCDR David Knight (photographer)

Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball Tour onboard HMAS Warramunga (photo: LCDR David Knight)

Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball Tour onboard HMAS Warramunga

On 16 December HMAS Warramunga hosted a luncheon in support of cancer research. The opportunity to attend an exclusive tour and luncheon was auctioned at the Children's Cancer Institute Diamond Ball in August. The Institute is committed to putting an end to Childhood Cancer, and the Diamond Ball is a significant fundraising activity that has been held every year for the last 20 years.

Back to roots with Long Tan Awards

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Mr Keith Hedgeland (photographer)

Senior recipient Logan Wake, a Year 12 student who was recognised for his leadership and teamwork skills, sporting prowess, musical talent and involvement in community fundraising events, receives the Long Tan award from Lieutenant Karen Thomson. (photo: Mr Keith Hedgelan)

Senior recipient Logan Wake, a Year 12 student who was recognised for his leadership and teamwork skills, sporting prowess, musical talent and involvement in community fundraising events, receives the Long Tan award from Lieutenant Karen Thomson.

For Perth-born Training Systems Officer and former secondary school Japanese language teacher, Lieutenant Karen Thomson, delivering speeches at school assemblies and presenting awards to students is almost second nature. So when the opportunity to return to her roots to present two recipients with Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Awards at Leeming Senior High School's Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony and Term 4 Assembly, Lieutenant Thomson did not hesitate to volunteer her time as a guest presenter.

Change in command at the 'stone frigate'

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood (left) last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

Command of Canberra's HMAS Harman passed to Commander Alison Westwood last month, with outgoing Commander Jayne Craig taking up her new posting as the Director of Navy Employment Conditions in Canberra.

 

HMAS Adelaide helps Sydney celebrate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide sails through Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2016. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Adelaide sails through Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 2016.

The Navy’s newest warship, HMAS Adelaide, took centre stage for the Sydney Australia Day celebrations, hosting the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC DSC (Rtd), NSW Australian of the Year finalists and other Australia Day Council guests.

A new phase awaits for 808

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer 808 Squadron, Commander Adrian Capner (left) hands the weight of command to Commander Michael Waddell, during the handover ceremony held in the hanger of 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Navy's home to the MRH-90 helicopter, 808 Squadron, assembled for the traditional rowing ashore of the outgoing Commanding Officer as Commander Adrian Capner handed over the “trident of power” to Commander Michael Waddell recently.

Fleet Air Arm Commander leaves his mark

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.  (photo: LS Sarah Williams)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, (left) receives the weight of command from Commodore Vince Di Pietro at a supersession ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

There was no need of car or driver to transport Commodore Vince Di Pietro to his recent change of command ceremony at the home of Navy's Fleet Air Arm in Nowra.

Remembering Operation DESERT STORM

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft, and organiser of the evening), and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash, at the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra. (photo: unknown)

Warrant Officer Fred Campbell with Mr Rick Meehan (Nowra RSL secretary, retired Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft, and organiser of the evening), and Lord Mayor of Shoalhaven city, Joanna Gash, at the 25th anniversary of the first Gulf War Commemorative Dinner at Nowra.

Navy has continued to honour its heritage and the contribution of serving members, with a memorial dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the first Gulf War.


Personal histories shared at Australian National Maritime Museum

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Vic MacIntosh, Leading Seaman Kat Jones and Able Seaman Isaac Ingui with staff from the Australian National Maritime Museum. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Vic MacIntosh, Leading Seaman Kat Jones and Able Seaman Isaac Ingui with staff from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

An insight into life into sailors and officers in the Royal Australian Navy is on show as part of 'Action Stations', a new exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum Warship Pavilion.

Indigenous graduates test Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland. (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Seventeen Recruits stood tall in front of friends and family on 16 December, at a ceremony to recognise their graduation from the fourth iteration of the Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program.

Defence basketball goes on the road

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lara Pilton runs with the ball during the Australian Defence Force Basketball Association National Championships grand final match between combined Service teams from NSW and QLD last month. The sport's focus will now move to Tasmania for a friendly tournament highlighting the skills of Defence players.  
 (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lara Pilton runs with the ball during the Australian Defence Force Basketball Association National Championships grand final match between combined Service teams from NSW and QLD last month. The sport's focus will now move to Tasmania for a friendly tournament highlighting the skills of Defence players.

The Australian Defence Force men's and women's basketball teams are in Tasmania this weekend for a friendly competition and to spread the word on the various careers available in the Australian Defence Force.