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No better time to speak up

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HMAS Anzac's ship's company have a morning tea to talk about domestic violence in support of White Ribbon. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Anzac's ship's company have a morning tea to talk about domestic violence in support of White Ribbon.

Late in 2016 during a busy Sea Qualification Trial the crew of HMAS Anzac still found time to join together in support of White Ribbon and the 'stick your neck out' campaign.

Creative youth set leadership standard

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), Unknown (photographer)

Larissa Anthony (Year 12 and School Captain), LCDR Chris Maxworthy, and Tysha Suarez (Year 10) following the Long Tan Award ceremony at Ku-ring-gai High School. (photo: Unknown)

Larissa Anthony (Year 12 and School Captain), LCDR Chris Maxworthy, and Tysha Suarez (Year 10) following the Long Tan Award ceremony at Ku-ring-gai High School.

In mid-December, naval engineering officer Lieutenant Commander Chris Maxworthy had the pleasure of a trip down memory lane, whilst taking time out to recognise students making memories of their own.

Therapy dog program receives boost

Published on by Mr Cameron Donovan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Steve Bowater, OAM, RAN presented a Young Diggers Dog Squad cheque for $31,306 to Chief Executive Officer of Defence Bank Mr John Linehan and Ms Leanne Kyle, Executive Manager of Defence Bank Foundation. The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, also attended the presentation. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Steve Bowater, OAM, RAN presented a Young Diggers Dog Squad cheque for $31,306 to Chief Executive Officer of Defence Bank Mr John Linehan and Ms Leanne Kyle, Executive Manager of Defence Bank Foundation. The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and his wife, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, also attended the presentation.

Navy personnel at HMAS Cerberus have presented a cheque for more than $31,000 to the Defence Community Dogs program, which supports the training of therapy dogs to help veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Defence Chief launches ‘Navy and the Nation’

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Director Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson,  Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, at the launch of the book 'The Navy and the Nation', held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Director Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson, Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, at the launch of the book 'The Navy and the Nation', held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Despite the oft sung words in the national anthem, Australians live often detached from the reality that “…our home is girt by sea”. In Canberra on 30 January, senior Defence leaders gathered at the Australian War Memorial to help launch a book that highlights Australia’s reliance on sea trade and a formidable Navy to protect sea lanes and prosperity.

Stirling Families Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Able Seaman Medic Shunsuke Takahashi checks the blood pressure of Ella Cordell (6) while sister Lily (8) watches closely at the ambulance display during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Medic Shunsuke Takahashi checks the blood pressure of Ella Cordell (6) while sister Lily (8) watches closely at the ambulance display during the HMAS Stirling Families Day.

The gates were opened to Fleet Base West on 25 January, when HMAS Stirling hosted a Families Day for its 3,000 Defence and Australian Public Service personnel on Garden Island, Rockingham.

Australia Day - a great Navy day!

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr James McPherson (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin hosted the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Port Adelaide, welcoming new Aussies with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt. (photo: Mr James McPherson)

HMAS Leeuwin hosted the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Port Adelaide, welcoming new Aussies with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt.

Royal Australian Navy people spent time on Australia Day getting out into the community. From flag raising ceremonies to an Open Day, the Navy helped celebrate Australia and show how proud all Navy members are to protect Australia’s lifestyle and freedoms.

Japanese-Australian defence ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

From left, Director Cowra Japan Society, Mr Tony Mooney OAM, ORS, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Staff Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa and Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West, stand united after laying wreaths at the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

From left, Director Cowra Japan Society, Mr Tony Mooney OAM, ORS, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Staff Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa and Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West, stand united after laying wreaths at the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has joined Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, to commemorate the lives lost in the ‘Cowra Breakout’ during the Second World War.

Women in Aviation summit success

Published on by FLTLT Barrie Bardoe (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies has a close look at the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache whilst on operations in 2014. She was a guest speaker at the Women In Aerospace Summit. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies has a close look at the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache whilst on operations in 2014. She was a guest speaker at the Women In Aerospace Summit.

Naval Aviators recently participated in the sixth Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit which saw over 150 attendees enjoy a diverse range of presentations.

Early start for Aussie Rules Women

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Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin. (photo: AFC Media)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

A Force to be reckoned with

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Michael Harris at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Michael Harris at HMAS Coonawarra.

Navy’s Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force has had a busy year consolidating key changes while continuing to meet operational requirements.