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Indigenous youth set sail in STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Erin McAuley (author)

STS Young Endeavour Youth Crew Member Jessica Lowth receives her Certificate of Completion from Lieutenant Adam Farley RAN, Commanding Officer STS Young Endeavour. (photo: Unknown )

STS Young Endeavour Youth Crew Member Jessica Lowth receives her Certificate of Completion from Lieutenant Adam Farley RAN, Commanding Officer STS Young Endeavour.

A recent graduate of the Defence Indigenous Development Program and a Navy Cadet from Esperance in Western Australia were amongst the excited young crew who embarked on an 11 day adventure at sea when Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour departed Cairns on 25 July.

Contributions recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Alex DeValentin (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul.

For the past 20 years, the Defence Community Organisation has worked with Command, families and community organisations to develop a strong, connected and resilient Defence community that supports Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Watson Chapel gets an organ transplant

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), SMNML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The new organ at the HMAS Watson Memorial Naval Chapel of St George the Martyr, replacing the old organ that had blessed the chapel with its music for the previous decade. (photo: SMNML-SC Craig Walton)

The new organ at the HMAS Watson Memorial Naval Chapel of St George the Martyr, replacing the old organ that had blessed the chapel with its music for the previous decade.

The electronic organ at HMAS Watson Chapel has played at many of the 3000 weddings, baptisms and funerals held at the historic building, but it played its final note this month.

Success pauses for White Ribbon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), WO Justin Moore (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Success SEAD 011/16 (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success SEAD 011/16

The crew of HMAS Success took time out of a busy deployment to South East Asia to promote the ideals of the White Ribbon campaign last month.


Navy's domestic violence conversation continues

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Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women.

Navy’s ongoing campaign against family and domestic violence received a major boost recently with ships’ companies and teams across the nation doing their bit to raise money for White Ribbon.
 

Navy Vietnam veterans still serving the nation

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

As the Australian public gather to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, three members from the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Headquarters will take an opportunity to reflect on their own contributions to the Vietnam War and those of their ship mates.
 

Adelaide says no to violence against women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Louisa Stodulka (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Members of HMAS Adelaide's Ships Company who assisted with the organising and baking of delicious treats, to raise money and awareness for White Ribbon day.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Members of HMAS Adelaide's Ships Company who assisted with the organising and baking of delicious treats, to raise money and awareness for White Ribbon day.

HMAS Adelaide's ship's company proved you can have your cake and eat it too during a bake off last month, raising money and awareness for White Ribbon - the campaign to stop men's violence against women.

Band saves the day

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

ABSUMN's Stephanie McCorkelle with her Grandmother Moreen Thomson (photo: Unknown)

ABSUMN's Stephanie McCorkelle with her Grandmother Moreen Thomson

When Hobart Legacy planned its nonagenarian high tea, held in July at Drysdale House in Hobart, it seems whoever was responsible for booking the entertainment dropped the ball.
 

Waterhen Fleet Support Unit staff break the silence around violence

Published on by AB Isaac Batterham (author), Unknown (photographer)

From left to right: Able Seaman Stephanie Jelley, Able Seaman Isaac Batterham, Leading Seaman Cameron Cox, Tatjana Dotzauer, Seaman James Hoffman, Seaman Joshua Guy.
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From left to right: Able Seaman Stephanie Jelley, Able Seaman Isaac Batterham, Leading Seaman Cameron Cox, Tatjana Dotzauer, Seaman James Hoffman, Seaman Joshua Guy.

An eye-watering hot sauce challenge was among a number of good spirited challenges at a White Ribbon fundraiser held by sailors from HMAS Waterhen Fleet Support Unit.

Cricket a common language across Defence

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra's Engineering Officer, Commander Guy Lewis presents cricket gear to the Fijian cricket association on behalf of Cricket New South Wales.

On the way home from Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), HMAS Canberra has delivered cricket equipment and clothing to the Fijian Cricket Board on behalf of New South Wales Cricket.