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Stamped in history - women in war

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Able Seaman Medic (ABMED) Lillie Heymann from Joint Logistics Command, HMAS Cerberus (left), and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations (LSML-P) Zoraya Tibos, from Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus (right), hold the real 'Women in War' Stamps.

In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia Post, with the assistance of five proud serving Australian Defence Force women, launched a ‘Women in War’ series of stamps on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Tiwi Island Aussie Rules teams with Defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Private Medic Amber Alexander clears the ball in attack, as Able Seaman Debra Toby of HMAS Hobart provides an effective shepherd. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Private Medic Amber Alexander clears the ball in attack, as Able Seaman Debra Toby of HMAS Hobart provides an effective shepherd.

Ten talented Aussie Rules players from the Tiwi Islands recently travelled to Victoria for a mentoring opportunity with the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Rules Women’s Indigenous team and competed in the inaugural Victorian Aboriginal Community Services/AFL Victoria’s Koorie Women’s Carnival.

 

The race that stops a base

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

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.

Fit for life, fit for work, was the theme for the running of the 55th Bonshaw Cup, at HMAS Harman, in Canberra on 27 October.

Task group marks dual birthday celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), SMNEW Harrison Looney (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.

The ship’s companies of HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba recently celebrated their vessels’ birthdays in perfect mariner fashion – at sea as part of a joint task group deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.

Darwin welcomes warfighters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Warfare Officers of the Philippine Navy pose for a photo in front of HMAS Darwin's Guided Missile Launcher with Midshipman Justin Csucsy. (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

Warfare Officers of the Philippine Navy pose for a photo in front of HMAS Darwin's Guided Missile Launcher with Midshipman Justin Csucsy.

With relationships strengthened, and warfare techniques discussed, shortly before departing Manila, HMAS Darwin rolled out the welcome mat for officers from the Philippine Navy.

Hobart’s medical capability on target

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Petty Officer Medical David Young onboard HMAS Hobart during the Mariner Skills Evaluation.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Petty Officer Medical David Young onboard HMAS Hobart during the Mariner Skills Evaluation.

As well as having some of the most advanced weapons systems available, Navy’s newest ship HMAS Hobart boasts a range of assets that help make it a formidable warfighting unit.

Island call for operational ship

Published on by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a three-day port visit to Antsiranana, also known as Diego-Suarez, in Madagascar, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Making more of the maritime

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

A RAAF P-8A Poseidon passes HMAS Darwin as she sails in company with HMAS Adelaide in the South East Asia, during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force have been working ever closer together with a combined anti-submarine exercise undertaken as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group sails through regional waters.

Maitland marches to meet community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Seaman Joey Perrin proudly carries the ship's lifering as HMAS Maitland conduct their freedom of entry march into to the city of Maitland. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Joey Perrin proudly carries the ship's lifering as HMAS Maitland conduct their freedom of entry march into to the city of Maitland.

The small crew of patrol boat HMAS Maitland made a big impact in their namesake city recently, exercising Freedom of Entry and opening their vessel to visitors.

Keeping the task group on task

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a night time replenishment at sea, taking fuel from HMAS Sirius while transiting in the South China Sea.

With no commercial floating petrol stations in the middle of the ocean, Royal Australian Navy ships and helicopters rely on specialised replenishment ships for all their fuel needs.