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Chief of Navy's end of year message for 2018

Published on by RADM Michael Noonan (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

File image: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, inspects the parade during 822X Squadron's commissioning ceremony held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

File image: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, inspects the parade during 822X Squadron's commissioning ceremony held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW.

As our Navy prepares for the 2018-19 Christmas Reduced Activity Period, I want to thank you all for your dedication, commitment and contribution this year.

Final Recruits for 2018 become Sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

General Entry 367 Emms Division celebrate on completion of their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 367 Emms Division celebrate on completion of their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The final batch of Navy’s new sailors for 2018 are ready to progress their careers following the graduation of General Entry 367.

Putting mental health and wellbeing into action

Published on by Vanessa Barone (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

File image: Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Mark Rigney inspects sailors before the combined HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Freedom of Entry to Nowra, NSW, November 2018. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

File image: Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Mark Rigney inspects sailors before the combined HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Freedom of Entry to Nowra, NSW, November 2018.

Committed to the care for our people, Navy has recently released the Navy Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2018-2023.

Ashes of former sailors committed to the sea they loved

Published on by MIDN Scott Hankey (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan,  ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan, ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher.

HMAS Success took a solemn pause from a busy deployment to farewell two former members of the Royal Australian Navy.

Ongoing concern

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and attached units show their support for White Ribbon Day at the sports oval on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and attached units show their support for White Ribbon Day at the sports oval on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

While Defence members around the country walked, ran and sausage-sizzled in support of White Ribbon Day, Defence leaders were keen to stress the campaign to end violence against women was continuous.

HMAS Penguin hosts community reception and Ceremonial Sunset

Published on by WO Ian Daley (author)

The HMAS Penguin Guard prepares to fire the volley for sunset. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Penguin Guard prepares to fire the volley for sunset.

HMAS Penguin has thanked the local community for their continued support over the last year at their annual community reception - Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset.

Celebrating the 2018 ADFA Graduation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), Michelle Kroll (photographer)

The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize. (photo: Michelle Kroll)

The Chief of Navy’s representative, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN presents Midshipman Sophie Wheen, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize.

ADFA held its annual Graduation Parade with Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, (Retd) as the Reviewing Officer.

Focus on Pacific management

Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Defence Assistant Secretary Pacific and Timor-Leste, Commodore Stephen Woodall, RAN, addresses the forum attended by Australian and New Zealand maritime advisors to Pacific nations.

Australian and New Zealand Navy members who provide advice and support to Pacific island nations operating patrol boats donated by Australia have attended a successful conference.

Navy officers prepare for Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Published on by LEUT Dean Gilbert (author), Bow Caddy Media (photographer)

The ‘Naval Group’ yacht participating in the Sydney to Hobart qualifying race ‘Bird Island Race’ where it placed fourth. (photo: Crosbie Lorimer)

The ‘Naval Group’ yacht participating in the Sydney to Hobart qualifying race ‘Bird Island Race’ where it placed fourth.

Three Royal Australian Navy personnel will be among the French-Australian crew of the 70 foot yacht ‘Naval Group’ entry in the 74th annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

First Guardian Class Patrol Boat handed over to PNG

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Chris Szumlanski (photographer)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Szumlanski)

Papua New Guinea Chief of Defence Force, Major General Gilbert Toropo, DMS, CBE, and Australian Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, shake hands during the signing of the certificate of transfer at the gifting ceremony of a Guardian Class Patrol Boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force held at Austal Australia Shipyard at Henderson in Western Australia.

The first of four new Guardian Class Patrol Boats was handed over to Papua New Guinea on Friday at a ceremony at Austal Ships, Henderson, Western Australia.