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Taking Command of mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author), LCPL Evan Moore (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Commander Doug Griffith, RAN, competing in the cycling leg of an Ironman event. (photo: )

Commander Doug Griffith, RAN, competing in the cycling leg of an Ironman event.

After seven months in Kabul witnessing some of the worst of humanity, Executive Officer Undergraduates at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Commander Doug Griffiths, returned to Australia mentally tired, somewhat jaded and a bit disenchanted.

White Ribbon at sea on operations

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company, along with visiting Australian parliamentarians, show their support for the White Ribbon campaign while on operations in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation MANITOU. White Ribbon is Australia's national male-led campaign to end violence against women. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company, along with visiting Australian parliamentarians, show their support for the White Ribbon campaign while on operations in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation MANITOU. White Ribbon is Australia's national male-led campaign to end violence against women.

HMAS Newcastle ship’s company reinforced Navy's position against domestic violence with a White Ribbon morning tea in the Middle East on 24 July.

Women on song in Navy band

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMUSN Ellen Zyla (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

(From left) Senior ranking female Royal Australian Navy Musicians, Chief Petty Officer Kara Williams, Chief Petty Officer Camille Martin, Lieutenant Cassandra Mohapp and Chief Petty Officer Natalea Erskine at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

(From left) Senior ranking female Royal Australian Navy Musicians, Chief Petty Officer Kara Williams, Chief Petty Officer Camille Martin, Lieutenant Cassandra Mohapp and Chief Petty Officer Natalea Erskine at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Thirty years ago the Royal Australian Navy Band started to march to a slightly different beat - recruiting their first female sailor and they haven't looked back.

Travelling the world to make a difference

Published on by CHAP Andrew Watters (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Michael Sales hoists signal flags on board HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew carry maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean as part of a Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Michael Sales hoists signal flags on board HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew carry maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean as part of a Combined Maritime Forces.

Able Seaman Michael Sales is seeing the world thanks to his mixture of modern and historic communications skills.

Experience of a lifetime for Navy doctor

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Lieutenant Tenille Chapman onboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour during the first leg of its world voyage. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Tenille Chapman onboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour during the first leg of its world voyage.

Lieutenant Tenille Chapman has been a Navy doctor for little more than a year, but she has already had the experience of a lifetime as part of the staff crew in Australia’s national sail training ship STS Young Endeavour’s during the ship's 2015 World Voyage.

Behind the scenes at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Hayden Eyles conducts a stores check for navigation lights onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Hayden Eyles conducts a stores check for navigation lights onboard HMAS Choules.

When people think of the crew of any ship, many may recall on the officers on the bridge, the boatswains on the lines or the stokers in the engine room but where would a ship go without the logistics department and sailors such as Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Hayden Eyles.

Young Endeavour joins tall ship races

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Petty Officer Jodie Matters aboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour during the Tall Ship Races. (photo: PO Brett Douglas)

Petty Officer Jodie Matters aboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour during the Tall Ship Races.

STS Young Endeavour has sailed across the North Sea to compete in the Sail Training International Tall Ship Races from Norway to Denmark - further north than the brigantine has previously sailed.

Advocate sails with HMAS Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb helps Defence Force Advocate Jeffrey Phillips adjust his OCCABA mask before joining a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb helps Defence Force Advocate Jeffrey Phillips adjust his OCCABA mask before joining a damage control exercise onboard HMAS Darwin.

The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal's Australian Defence Force Advocate, Mr Jeffery Phillips SC, recently took to sea in HMAS Darwin to get a better understanding of life on a Royal Australian Navy ship.

Rear Admiral's South African Commemoration

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Australian Military Representative to NATO and the European Union, Rear Admiral Allan Du toit, AM, RAN, and Chief of Naval Staff, South African Navy, Rear Admiral Robert Higgs, SM, MMM, LOM, SAN, at the official reception onboard HMAS Anzac, in Cape Town, South Africa.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Australian Military Representative to NATO and the European Union, Rear Admiral Allan Du toit, AM, RAN, and Chief of Naval Staff, South African Navy, Rear Admiral Robert Higgs, SM, MMM, LOM, SAN, at the official reception onboard HMAS Anzac, in Cape Town, South Africa.

A special milestone was recognised in Cape Town, South Africa recently, when Australian Rear Admiral Allan du Toit, clocked up a combined 40 years of naval service, firstly in the South African Navy and, for the past 28 years, in the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy pitches in for all creatures great and small

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sonia Leon Sepulveda (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Melanie Nann sell upcakes to raise money for the RSPCA. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Sonia Leon Sepulveda (left) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Melanie Nann sell upcakes to raise money for the RSPCA.

On 25 August, Navy Strategic Command and the Office of the Chief of Navy came together for the annual RSPCA cupcake day to raise money for all creatures great and small.