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Navy determined to be a contender in Australia’s largest blood challenge

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's 2014 Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador, Sub Lieutenant Kieren Davis, stands in front of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop.  (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

The Royal Australian Navy's 2014 Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador, Sub Lieutenant Kieren Davis, stands in front of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop.

The Commander of Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force has urged Navy people to roll up their sleeves, give blood, and “knock the Army off their perch” in Australia’s largest blood donation challenge, launched today in Canberra.

HMAS Perth heads home after hospitable Albany port visit

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Members of the Albany community look around the forecastle during Perth's open day in the city of Albany, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Members of the Albany community look around the forecastle during Perth's open day in the city of Albany, Western Australia.

After a successful port visit to the Great Southern, HMAS Perth this week farewelled the extremely hospitable community of Albany in Western Australia.

Chief of Navy inspects fire damage to HMAS Bundaberg

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LEUT John Hooper (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (third from left) inspects the hull of the fire damaged Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg at a Brisbane dockyard. (photo: LEUT John Hooper)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (third from left) inspects the hull of the fire damaged Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg at a Brisbane dockyard.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has today inspected the fire damage sustained by the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg when she caught fire in a Brisbane dockyard on Monday. 

Chief of Navy thankful to Brisbane Firefighters for ship fire response

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), 7 News (photographer)

Smoke from a fire onboard HMAS Bundaberg bellows from a maintenance shed in Hemmant, Brisbane. (photo: 7 News)

Smoke from a fire onboard HMAS Bundaberg bellows from a maintenance shed in Hemmant, Brisbane.

The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy says he is thankful to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service for their efforts to extinguish a serious fire onboard the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg, in Brisbane, yesterday.

Labuan bids final farewell to Ballina

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), Mr B O'Heire (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Labuan Commanding Officer, Lieutenant James Carroll leads his ship's company through Ballina for a Freedom of Entry march. (photo: Mr Bob O'Heire)

HMAS Labuan Commanding Officer, Lieutenant James Carroll leads his ship's company through Ballina for a Freedom of Entry march.

Royal Australian Navy Ship, HMAS Labuan has exercised her right to Freedom of Entry one last time in the New South Wales town of Ballina.

USN Midshipmen Down Under

Published on by LEUT Louella Yu (author), MIDN Hayden Marsh (author), MIDN Ciara Roseberry (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

United States Navy Midshipman Hayden Marsh and Ciara Roseberry take in sea life during their exchange posting opportunity onboard HMAS Parramatta. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

United States Navy Midshipman Hayden Marsh and Ciara Roseberry take in sea life during their exchange posting opportunity onboard HMAS Parramatta.

For three weeks in July and August, the Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Parramatta hosted two United States Navy Midshipmen as part of a foreign exchange program between Chief of Navy, and the Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy.

HMAS Parramatta honours a legend of the past

Published on by CMDR Andrew Willis (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The guard fires three times as the ashes of Harold and Pearl Moss are committed to sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The guard fires three times as the ashes of Harold and Pearl Moss are committed to sea.

Off the NSW coast, HMAS Parramatta gathered as a ship to honour and farewell a legend of the past - Harold Moss and his wife Pearl.

Fleet Commander celebrates the west

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer meets with members of HMAS Toowoomba's ships company during his first visit to HMAS Stirling since taking on the role in June 2014. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer meets with members of HMAS Toowoomba's ships company during his first visit to HMAS Stirling since taking on the role in June 2014.

Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Commander Australian Fleet, journeyed west recently to visit ships alongside at Fleet Base West and the various training and support units within HMAS Stirling.

Tarakan visits Bowen for the last time

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), Whitsunday Regional Council (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Members of the official party for HMAS Tarakan's Freedom of Entry to Bowen pose for a photo after the march. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen (left to right), Whitsunday Regional Council Division One Councellor Jan Clifford, Deputy Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Andrew Willcox, Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott McCartney, Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Jennifer Whitney, Commanding Officer HMAS Tarakan Lieutenant James Carroll. Image courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council. (photo: Whitsunday Regional Council)

Members of the official party for HMAS Tarakan's Freedom of Entry to Bowen pose for a photo after the march. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen (left to right), Whitsunday Regional Council Division One Councellor Jan Clifford, Deputy Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Andrew Willcox, Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Scott McCartney, Mayor Whitsunday Regional Council Jennifer Whitney, Commanding Officer HMAS Tarakan Lieutenant James Carroll. Image courtesy of Whitsunday Regional Council.

Royal Australian Navy ship, HMAS Tarakan has berthed alongside the North Queensland town of Bowen for the final time before she is decommissioned later this year.

Melbourne fly team in action

Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

Participants of the Air Capable Course recover a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

Participants of the Air Capable Course recover a S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

On 23 June 2014 five members from HMAS Melbourne’s Maritime Logistics Department attended the Royal Australian Navy’s Air Capable Course at HMAS Albatross on the south coast of New South Wales.