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Stirling rides for Ocsober support

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Dental Assistant Charni Atkins on the bike representing the Health Centre at the HMAS Stirling 24 Spinathon for Ocsober 2015.

It was all aboard the stationary bikes recently as personnel from HMAS Stirling took part in the annual 24-hour Spinathon to raise awareness for the upcoming Ocsober.

Defence pride on show at ball

This article has photo gallery Published on by Melissa Hennessy (author)

From left, SQNLDR Vince Chong, MAJ Donna Harding, WO Stuart O'Brien, MAJGEN Gus Gillmore, SCDT James Smith, SQNLDR Cate Humphries, Stuart Martin and CAPT Christine Clarke at the Military Pride Ball in Sydney on September 5. (photo:                                     )

From left, SQNLDR Vince Chong, MAJ Donna Harding, WO Stuart O'Brien, MAJGEN Gus Gillmore, SCDT James Smith, SQNLDR Cate Humphries, Stuart Martin and CAPT Christine Clarke at the Military Pride Ball in Sydney on September 5.

A network to support Defence lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) personnel was launched at the inaugural Military Pride Ball at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 5 September. 

Engineering challenges for Navy sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer, Electronic Technician Tikoina Vuli (right) and Electronic Technician, Able Seaman Linda Widdicombe represent Fleet Support Unit - North in the Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer, Electronic Technician Tikoina Vuli (right) and Electronic Technician, Able Seaman Linda Widdicombe represent Fleet Support Unit - North in the Navy Engineering Challenge held at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Technical sailors are again vying for the right to be crowned Champion Technician in the annual Navy Engineering Challenge.

Kangaroo March has maritime flavour

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

As part of a re-enactment of the 1915 Kangaroo Recruiting March, 77 Royal Australian Air Force members, eight Royal Australian Navy members and three Australian Army soldiers marched down Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, representing the 88 Wagga Wagga men who took part in the original march.

The 88 members dressed in coveralls and floppy hats to imitate the original marchers. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

As part of a re-enactment of the 1915 Kangaroo Recruiting March, 77 Royal Australian Air Force members, eight Royal Australian Navy members and three Australian Army soldiers marched down Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, representing the 88 Wagga Wagga men who took part in the original march. The 88 members dressed in coveralls and floppy hats to imitate the original marchers.

It's a long way from the sea but Navy played a leading role in the Kangaroo recruiting march re-enactment, which left Wagga Wagga on 5 September.

Support to helicopter training project on track

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

Digital impression of the completed HATS facility (photo: Unknown)

Digital impression of the completed HATS facility

A major step towards delivering a comprehensive helicopter training system for the Australian Defence Force occurred on 12 September with the commencement of a $157 million construction project at HMAS Albatross and Jervis Bay Airfield.

Commander of Joint Logistics honoured

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, AM, CSC, RAN, speaks at the opening of the Joint Logistics Complex - West, named in his honour.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, AM, CSC, RAN, speaks at the opening of the Joint Logistics Complex - West, named in his honour.

Rear Admiral Clint Thomas, Commander Joint Logistics, has been honoured with in the official naming of the upgraded Joint Logistics Unit - West facility at HMAS Stirling.

AUSINDEX sea phase underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (author), LSML-SO Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, presents Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat of the Indian Navy with a Sirius cap. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked on Sirius as a liaison officer for the sea phase of AUSINDEX 15. (photo: LSML-S Joshua Matthews)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, presents Lieutenant Aravirnd Bhat of the Indian Navy with a Sirius cap. Lieutenant Bhat was embarked on Sirius as a liaison officer for the sea phase of AUSINDEX 15.

Australian and Indian ships sailed from Visakhapatnam, on the eastern coast of India, on 16 September undertake the first biennial maritime exercise between the two nations - AUSINDEX.

HMAS Arunta hosts the Indian Navy

Published on by LEUT Travis kemsley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling addresses the guests at the Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta for AUSINDEX 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling addresses the guests at the Official Reception and Ceremonial Sunset held on board HMAS Arunta for AUSINDEX 2015.

HMAS Arunta has hosted both Indian and Australian dignitaries, plus naval personnel from both countries at an an official reception as part of AUSINDEX15.

A day on the green for Legacy

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Ship's company and defence civilians from HMAS Harman, conduct a charity golf day at Fairbairn Gold Club to raise much needed money for Queanbeyan Legacy. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Ship's company and defence civilians from HMAS Harman, conduct a charity golf day at Fairbairn Gold Club to raise much needed money for Queanbeyan Legacy.

HMAS Harman took to the green and hosted their fifth annual charity golf day on 11 September to raise much needed funds for the ship’s charity - Queanbeyan Legacy.

Students engineer success in Switzerland

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr Pierrick Contin (photographer)

The student team from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, including two Navy Engineering Division-sponsored naval architecture scholarship students. (photo: Pierrick Contin)

The student team from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, including two Navy Engineering Division-sponsored naval architecture scholarship students.

A student team from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, including two Navy Engineering Division-sponsored naval architecture scholarship students, took out the prize for ‘best boat design’ at an international competition in Switzerland in July.