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Celebrations and reflection

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Luke Martin presents Able Seaman Glenn Ritchie with the Adelaide Cup after his team, the Fleet Support Unit took out the annual touch football competition being held at Randwick Barracks. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Luke Martin presents Able Seaman Glenn Ritchie with the Adelaide Cup after his team, the Fleet Support Unit took out the annual touch football competition being held at Randwick Barracks.

During NAIDOC Week, Able Seaman Glenn Ritchie is returning home and spending time with his family, which includes his hero, his Nan.  Able Seaman Ritchie says he is looking forward to having some of his Nan’s nice home cooked food and being with his loved ones during this special time. 

A sense of identity for a Seaman

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Lancaster in front of the Aboriginal Flag at HMAS Watson for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Lancaster in front of the Aboriginal Flag at HMAS Watson for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week.

Our next profile for NAIDOC Week, Seaman Matthew Lancaster, says that a nation’s culture resides in the hearts and soul of its people.

A time for family and to be proud

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author)

Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas on board HMAS Parramatta.
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Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas on board HMAS Parramatta.

Able Seaman Alan Lucas joined the Navy from Redland Bay in South Queensland, and is looking forward to participating in this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations.

White Ribbon on the menu at morning tea

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

Commander Simon Cannell, RAN, Rachel Muller and her husband Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN, with Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, show their support in recognising White Ribbon Day during morning tea held to raise money for the White Ribbon Organisation at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Simon Cannell, RAN, Rachel Muller and her husband Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN, with Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, show their support in recognising White Ribbon Day during morning tea held to raise money for the White Ribbon Organisation at HMAS Kuttabul.

The partners of men serving at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney were invited as guests of honour to a White Ribbon morning tea, held at HMAS Kuttabul on 30 July.

Arunta reads to the extreme

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Eleanor Snelling (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Acting Commander of HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Kingsley Scarce taking part in the Extreme Reading Challenge in support of students from Coral Bay Primary School who are participating in the week long reading challenge. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Acting Commander of HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Kingsley Scarce taking part in the Extreme Reading Challenge in support of students from Coral Bay Primary School who are participating in the week long reading challenge.

HMAS Arunta has developed a relationship with local Western Australian school, Ocean Reef Primary School, to help the school run like a well oiled...ship.

Victoria Cross recipients attend Digger Day at Nowra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

British Army soldier Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment; and former Australian Army soldier Mr Keith Payne, VC, AM; meet the Shoalhaven rugby team prior to the Digger Day 2015 match in Nowra, NSW.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

British Army soldier Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment; and former Australian Army soldier Mr Keith Payne, VC, AM; meet the Shoalhaven rugby team prior to the Digger Day 2015 match in Nowra, NSW.

Navy's 723 Squadron had a special delivery recently, flying four Victoria Cross recipients to a ‘Digger Day’ event in Nowra, New South Wales.

Chefs dive in

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML-C) Rajan Arora (far left), Able Seaman ML-C Peta Nelson (second from left) and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Paul Graham (far right) with chefs from the Rockpool Bar and Grill enjoyed a tour of HMAS Dechaineux to experience the working conditions for chefs posted to submarines. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML-C) Rajan Arora (far left), Able Seaman ML-C Peta Nelson (second from left) and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Paul Graham (far right) with chefs from the Rockpool Bar and Grill enjoyed a tour of HMAS Dechaineux to experience the working conditions for chefs posted to submarines.

Chefs employed at Perth restaurant, Rockpool Bar and Grill, have been held in a small space underwater for an extended period, all in the name of an ongoing skills-sharing program.

Pacific Partnership volunteers restore memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Australian Navy, Air Force members and United States Navy personnel help restore  Baros of Siroui's memorial on the coast of Bougainville during Pacific Partnership 2015.

Baros of Sirouii supported the Australian effort in World War II and was subsequently beheaded by Japanese forces. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Australian Navy, Air Force members and United States Navy personnel help restore Baros of Siroui's memorial on the coast of Bougainville during Pacific Partnership 2015. Baros of Sirouii supported the Australian effort in World War II and was subsequently beheaded by Japanese forces.

Australian and United States military volunteers, along with two Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program members, have restored a memorial to a Bougainville chief who supported allied efforts in the Second World War.

Charities say goodbye and a heartfelt thank you

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Tobruk, Commander Leif Maxfield presents a $10,000 cheque raised from the ships welfare fund to Assistant Principal, Five Islands School Sonja Drewitt onboard HMAS Tobruk during it's last visit to Newcastle, NSW, prior to it's decommissioning.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Tobruk, Commander Leif Maxfield presents a $10,000 cheque raised from the ships welfare fund to Assistant Principal, Five Islands School Sonja Drewitt onboard HMAS Tobruk during it's last visit to Newcastle, NSW, prior to it's decommissioning.

The decommissioning of HMAS Tobruk will mark the end of the ship’s links with two community organisations in the Hunter region of New South Wales.   

Surgical teams perform life changing operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy off the coast of Bougainville during patient transfers from the mainland during Pacific Partnership 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy off the coast of Bougainville during patient transfers from the mainland during Pacific Partnership 2015.

More than five hundred patients a day received medical care from teams of doctors and specialists based in United States hospital ship USNS Mercy when the ship anchored off Bougainville coastline recently.