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Community spirit welcomed in Nowra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Nowra locals come out in support of the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC), during festivities at the Nowra showgrounds. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Nowra locals come out in support of the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC), during festivities at the Nowra showgrounds.

NAIDOC Week in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales was one of the busiest ever. Celebrations commenced on Monday with the official launch and raising of the Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Australian flags and the program of activities that followed included a memorial service for Indigenous veterans, a soccer tournament, a mass photo opportunity  and a family fun day.

Cameragal Country Recognised at HMAS Penguin

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Indigenous Elder Mr Laurie Bimson performs a smoking ceremony at the unveiling of the Acknowledgement of Country plaque as part of the the National Aborigines Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Indigenous Elder Mr Laurie Bimson performs a smoking ceremony at the unveiling of the Acknowledgement of Country plaque as part of the the National Aborigines Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

An 'acknowledgement of country' plaque was unveiled at HMAS Penguin, Mosman, today as part of ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week.

Connection to land and sea celebrated

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

Bevan Smith from the Wiradjuri Echoes plays the Didgeridoo during the 2015 NAIDOC Week commemorative service held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Bevan Smith from the Wiradjuri Echoes plays the Didgeridoo during the 2015 NAIDOC Week commemorative service held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Defence members and public servants came together at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 8 July to commemorate the service and sacrifice of indigenous veterans.

Historical links help Canberra stay competitive

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd of the Naval Association of Australia, Launceston South sub-section presents the Commanding Officer of HMAS Canberra, Captain Chris Smith with the Athol Ewington Shield to honour the last Tasmanian surviving member of HMAS Canberra (I) which was sunk in 1942.

While Athol Ewington’s service in HMAS Canberra (I) ended nearly 73 years ago when Canberra was lost in the Battle of Savo Island, his name will now live on in Canberra (III) with the introduction of the Athol Ewington Shield.

WILD footy in South Africa

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

Members of HMAS Anzac hand out Navy souvenirs to children from the local community that are engaged in the Footy Wild program, in Cape Town, South Africa. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Members of HMAS Anzac hand out Navy souvenirs to children from the local community that are engaged in the Footy Wild program, in Cape Town, South Africa.

During HMAS Anzac’s recent visit to South Africa, members of ship’s company participated in a clinic with junior AFL players in the township of Khayelitsha, just outside of Cape Town.

A bright future for services rugby

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Sailor, Able Seaman Saluluelanei

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Sailor, Able Seaman Saluluelanei "Lulu" Grey at work at Al Minhad Air Base.

Nine stand out players from the Australian Services Rugby Union women’s team are currently being considered for Wallaroo selection after a strong showing at the recent Women’s Nationals held in Sydney.

Hydrographers unite on special day

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

World Hydrography Day 2015 celebratory cake is cut by Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Charlotte Lauer and Lieutenant Commander Peter Locke. (photo: Unknown)

World Hydrography Day 2015 celebratory cake is cut by Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Charlotte Lauer and Lieutenant Commander Peter Locke.

To some 21 June may have been just another Sunday but to the Royal Australian Navy it was significantly World Hydrography Day. 

The past and the future on display in Spain

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

HMAS Anzac and SPS Almirante Juan de Borbon, of the Spanish Navy, conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres off the coast of Ferrol, Spain. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac and SPS Almirante Juan de Borbon, of the Spanish Navy, conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres off the coast of Ferrol, Spain.

A warm welcome was received by the crew of HMAS Anzac last week when they visited the naval port of Ferrol, in Spain’s Galicia region for a port visit during their NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. 

Australian Defence Force Members Soon to See Effects of New Workplace Remuneration Arrangement

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Members Soon to See Effects of New Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Defence Force Members Soon to See Effects of New Workplace Remuneration Arrangement

Australian Defence Force members will soon see more money in their bank accounts as the first salary increase, including back pay, is processed on July 30.

Newcastle replenishes with French

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dylan Pearse (author)

The distance line is hauled in onboard HMAS Newcastle from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, as both ships conduct a RAS(L) (Replenishment at Sea-Liquids). HMAS Newcastle is tasked to carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialis)

The distance line is hauled in onboard HMAS Newcastle from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, as both ships conduct a RAS(L) (Replenishment at Sea-Liquids). HMAS Newcastle is tasked to carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Newcastle counter narcotics opertations in the Middle East are part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the region, supported by many nations.