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Stirling Families Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Able Seaman Medic Shunsuke Takahashi checks the blood pressure of Ella Cordell (6) while sister Lily (8) watches closely at the ambulance display during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Medic Shunsuke Takahashi checks the blood pressure of Ella Cordell (6) while sister Lily (8) watches closely at the ambulance display during the HMAS Stirling Families Day.

The gates were opened to Fleet Base West on 25 January, when HMAS Stirling hosted a Families Day for its 3,000 Defence and Australian Public Service personnel on Garden Island, Rockingham.

Australia Day - a great Navy day!

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr James McPherson (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin hosted the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Port Adelaide, welcoming new Aussies with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt. (photo: Mr James McPherson)

HMAS Leeuwin hosted the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day citizenship ceremony in Port Adelaide, welcoming new Aussies with Minister for Defence Industry the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Lieutenant Commander Adam Muckalt.

Royal Australian Navy people spent time on Australia Day getting out into the community. From flag raising ceremonies to an Open Day, the Navy helped celebrate Australia and show how proud all Navy members are to protect Australia’s lifestyle and freedoms.

Japanese-Australian defence ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

From left, Director Cowra Japan Society, Mr Tony Mooney OAM, ORS, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Staff Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa and Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West, stand united after laying wreaths at the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

From left, Director Cowra Japan Society, Mr Tony Mooney OAM, ORS, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Staff Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa and Mayor of Cowra, Councillor Bill West, stand united after laying wreaths at the Japanese War Cemetery at Cowra, NSW.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has joined Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, to commemorate the lives lost in the ‘Cowra Breakout’ during the Second World War.

Women in Aviation summit success

Published on by FLTLT Barrie Bardoe (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies has a close look at the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache whilst on operations in 2014. She was a guest speaker at the Women In Aerospace Summit. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy pilot, Lieutenant Natalie Davies has a close look at the cockpit of an AH-64 Apache whilst on operations in 2014. She was a guest speaker at the Women In Aerospace Summit.

Naval Aviators recently participated in the sixth Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit which saw over 150 attendees enjoy a diverse range of presentations.

Early start for Aussie Rules Women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Michael Harris (author)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin. (photo: AFC Media)

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

Surrounded by some of the nation’s best Australian Rules Football players, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Rhiannon Metcalfe felt in her best form before a pre-season trial match with the Adelaide Crows on 14 January in Darwin.

A Force to be reckoned with

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Michael Harris at HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Michael Harris at HMAS Coonawarra.

Navy’s Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force has had a busy year consolidating key changes while continuing to meet operational requirements.

Chief of the Defence Force Christmas Message

Published on by ACM Mark Binskin (author)

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016.

Chief of Defence Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin gives his best wishes for the season.

Chief of Navy Christmas Message

Published on by Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Chief of Navy wishing everyone a safe and merry Christmas. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy wishing everyone a safe and merry Christmas.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett shares his thoughts on “a very busy and rewarding year for Navy”.

A final return for Dechaineux Commander

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, stands on the casing.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, stands on the casing.

Smiling, familiar faces greeted the crew of HMAS Dechaineux upon her return to Fleet Base West after a two month deployment to Tasmania and New Zealand. Arriving a week ahead of Christmas the submarine crew were welcomed by friends, family and representatives of the Submarine Force.

United for the common good

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

Maritime Warfare Officers (L) Lieutenant (LEUT) Matthew Smith, RAN and (R) LEUT Melanie Kristensen, RAN, with 808 Squadron Pilot, LEUT Tammie-Lee Hunter and Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod, RAN, in the Flying Control Office, HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Maritime Warfare Officers (L) Lieutenant (LEUT) Matthew Smith, RAN and (R) LEUT Melanie Kristensen, RAN, with 808 Squadron Pilot, LEUT Tammie-Lee Hunter and Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod, RAN, in the Flying Control Office, HMAS Adelaide.

The Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide, have presented opportunities to break down stereotypes within the Navy and between services as the platforms reflect true combined capability.