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Navy personnel go over the top for youth in crisis

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jarryd Boyd is helped by the support crew for the Sir David Martin Foundation, after he abseiled down the Investa Group Building, Sydney.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jarryd Boyd is helped by the support crew for the Sir David Martin Foundation, after he abseiled down the Investa Group Building, Sydney.

Able Seaman Jarryd Boyd commitment to helping kids in crisis was on show on 17 October, when he abseiled down a Sydney city tower block, in support of the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Newcastle stays connected with mental health

Published on by MIDN Samuel Hicks (author and photographer)

Newcastle’s crew competes at Tug-O-War. (photo: MIDN Samuel Hicks)

Newcastle’s crew competes at Tug-O-War.

HMAS Newcastle’s recent visit to HMAS Stirling was an opportunity for ship's company to discuss the importance of good mental health to maintain the ability to fight and win at sea on a dedicated Mental Health Day.

Navy members looking out for each other and themselves

Published on by Mrs Sara Tennant (author), Ms Elise Willamson (photographer)

Navy mental health professional Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, with Navy participants at a Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. From left: Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Bianca Hall, Lieutenant Commander Matt Curnow and Petty Officer Dental Rachel Edwards. (photo: Elise Willamson)

Navy mental health professional Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, with Navy participants at a Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. From left: Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Bianca Hall, Lieutenant Commander Matt Curnow and Petty Officer Dental Rachel Edwards.

As Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day, Navy Reservist and mental health professional, Commander Steve Dunning has reminded members of the ADF’s commitment to taking care of its key capability - its people, during a recent workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.

Farewell to an officer and a gentleman

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), Unknown (photographer)

Portrait of the late Rear Admiral Owen (Oscar) Hughes, AO, RAN (Rtd). (photo: Unknown)

Portrait of the late Rear Admiral Owen (Oscar) Hughes, AO, RAN (Rtd).

Navy personnel have farewelled a true officer and a gentleman, Rear Admiral Oscar Hughes, who passed away in Canberra recently.

Sun sets on warfare stalwart

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

Lieutenant Ken Norton and his wife Pam pose for a photograph at a wedding. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Ken Norton and his wife Pam pose for a photograph at a wedding.

The Royal Australian Navy warfare community is mourning the loss of one of its stalwarts, Lieutenant Commander Ken Norton who passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Navy pipers ‘on the beat’ at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

Published on by LCDR Neil Carlile (author and photographer)

Pipers from the RAN, Army and Air Force at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Left to Right: Drummer, Leading Aircraftman Luke Greene, and Pipers, Recruit Jess Jeffery, Air Force Sergeant Craig Dawson, Army Captain Glynn Potter, Lieutenant Commander Neil Carlile, and Pipe Major, Commander Dina Kinsman. (photo: LCDR Neil Carlile)

Pipers from the RAN, Army and Air Force at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Left to Right: Drummer, Leading Aircraftman Luke Greene, and Pipers, Recruit Jess Jeffery, Air Force Sergeant Craig Dawson, Army Captain Glynn Potter, Lieutenant Commander Neil Carlile, and Pipe Major, Commander Dina Kinsman.

Royal Australian Navy pipers joined colleagues from Army, Air Force and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) when the AFP Pipes and Drums marched out once again at the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland in early August.

'Staying connected' is key to building good mental health

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

ADF Mental Health Day 'Staying Connected' video. (photo: N/A)

ADF Mental Health Day 'Staying Connected' video.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day 10 October.

Speech in recognition of the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy delivered to the House of Representatives

Published on by MP The Hon Teresa Gambaro (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian White Ensign (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian White Ensign

On Wednesday, 1 October 2014 a speech in recognition of the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy was delivered by The Hon Teresa Gambaro, MP to the House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia.

Success sailors commended for actions during a man overboard

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, presents a Group Commendation to members of HMAS Success' ship's company. From left - Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate (LSBM) Nathan Kane, Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, LSBM Luke Horsburgh, LSBM Lucy Ricketts, Seaman Boatswain's Mate Gemma Hawken and Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Allison Norris, RAN.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, presents a Group Commendation to members of HMAS Success' ship's company. From left - Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate (LSBM) Nathan Kane, Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, LSBM Luke Horsburgh, LSBM Lucy Ricketts, Seaman Boatswain's Mate Gemma Hawken and Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Allison Norris, RAN.

Six people from HMAS Success have been recognised for their calm and professional teamwork during a man overboard incident off Hawaii when they were presented with a Commendation recently by Commodore Warfare, Commodore Pete Leavy.

Navy Seahawk crew recognised with a search and rescue Commendation Award

Published on by Australian Maritime Safety Authority Media Release (author), Mr Robert Crawford (photographer)

The crew of Tiger 74 LEUT Phil Rhodes, PO Colin McCallum, LCDR David O'Toole and LS Blake Woolard with French yachtsmen, Dominique and Bernard Lorenceau, who were winched to safety after their sloop sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay on Sunday, 29 September 2013. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of Tiger 74 LEUT Phil Rhodes, PO Colin McCallum, LCDR David O'Toole and LS Blake Woolard with French yachtsmen, Dominique and Bernard Lorenceau, who were winched to safety after their sloop sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay on Sunday, 29 September 2013.

Due to the high calibre of nominations in this year's Australian Search and Rescue Awards, the National Search and Rescue Council will present a Commendation Award to the crew of the Navy Seahawk helicopter Tiger 74 from 816 Squadron.