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Brisbane’s Navy base commissions as HMAS Moreton

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Manning (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Cryptologic Systems Paige Blake prepares to raise the Australian white ensign in preparation for the commissioning of HMAS Moreton in Brisbane Queensland. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Seaman Cryptologic Systems Paige Blake prepares to raise the Australian white ensign in preparation for the commissioning of HMAS Moreton in Brisbane Queensland.

The Royal Australian Navy formally commissioned Navy Headquarters – South Queensland in Brisbane as HMAS Moreton today, in a ceremony steeped in tradition.

Prodrive V8 Supercar team visit Stirling

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LS Brad Darville (author)

Navy Health Ambassador, Bathurst winning V8 Supercar driver and honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert with Seaman Communications and Information Systems Tristan Brooker and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson during Chaz Mostert's visit to HMAS Stirling in the build up to the V8 Supercars Perth Super Sprint at the Barbagallo Raceway. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Navy Health Ambassador, Bathurst winning V8 Supercar driver and honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert with Seaman Communications and Information Systems Tristan Brooker and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Dale Tiyce-Nelson during Chaz Mostert's visit to HMAS Stirling in the build up to the V8 Supercars Perth Super Sprint at the Barbagallo Raceway.

Ford Supercar driver Chaz Mostert and Team Navy mechanics have visited HMAS Stirlingto warm up for the weekend's racing at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.

Navy on show for AFL Armed Forces Day

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (author)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Al Kristenson kicks a goal at the AFL curtain-raiser match between Navy and Indigenous football team Moorditj Koort at the Australian AFL Commission's Armed Forces Day at Subiaco Oval. * (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Al Kristenson kicks a goal at the AFL curtain-raiser match between Navy and Indigenous football team Moorditj Koort at the Australian AFL Commission's Armed Forces Day at Subiaco Oval. *

A Royal Australian Navy AFL team has been narrowly beaten in a commemorative game against the Western Australian Indigenous Moordijt Koort side at Subiaco Oval on 1 May.
 
The match was played as a curtain-raiser to the West Coast Eagles versus Collingwood match and was part  of the Australian AFL Commission Armed Forces Day which commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.  
 

This is Sirius, Mum!

Published on by ABCIS Bonnie Foster (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (author)

Mrs Deanne Newman, Lieutenant Elizabeth Newman, Mrs Allison Foster, Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bonnie Foster, Mrs Virginia Oakley and Lieutenant Sonia Clark onboard HMAS Sirius during Families Week.
 (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

Mrs Deanne Newman, Lieutenant Elizabeth Newman, Mrs Allison Foster, Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bonnie Foster, Mrs Virginia Oakley and Lieutenant Sonia Clark onboard HMAS Sirius during Families Week.

Families of the ship's company of HMAS Sirius were given an insight into the working lives of their loved ones when they joined the replenishment ship  on the final leg of a seven-week deployment, sailing from Adelaide to Rockingham, Western Australia.

Keeping it in the family – three Navy dads, three Navy daughters

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Melinda McMullen (author)

From left: Lieutenant Jess Webster, Lieutenant John Webster, Midshipman Jessica McGannon, Commander John McGannon, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ann Hooper, and Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper enjoy spending time together following the Anzac Day march in Wollongong. (photo: Unknown)

From left: Lieutenant Jess Webster, Lieutenant John Webster, Midshipman Jessica McGannon, Commander John McGannon, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Ann Hooper, and Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper enjoy spending time together following the Anzac Day march in Wollongong.

Following in your father’s footsteps seems to be something of a tradition in Wollongong with three naval officers being joined by their currently serving Navy daughters for Anzac Day commemorations in the Illawarra.

Army takes prize at rugby championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Mick Trainor (author), LEUT Kirsti Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Brenton Kwaterski (photographer)

Sergeant Brooke Saunders takes on the Navy defence during the women's Navy versus RAAF game at the ADF Rugby Union Championships. (photo: CPL Brenton Kwaterski)

Sergeant Brooke Saunders takes on the Navy defence during the women's Navy versus RAAF game at the ADF Rugby Union Championships.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Rugby elite took to the field recently at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships held at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane. 

Navy rugby train for championship

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Chris Boardman (author)

The Royal Australian Navy Men’s Rugby Union side prepare for the ADF Rugby Union championship 2016 at Borneo Barracks in Cabarlah, Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy Men’s Rugby Union side prepare for the ADF Rugby Union championship 2016 at Borneo Barracks in Cabarlah, Queensland.

Players representing the Royal Australian Navy in Rugby Union are in Brisbane for this year’s Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Championship.

Footballers get a taste of Victory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Stephen Cole (author)

In breaks from games at Portsmouth and Exeter, the squad visited HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world and the flagship of the First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy. (photo: Unknown)

In breaks from games at Portsmouth and Exeter, the squad visited HMS Victory - the oldest commissioned naval vessel in the world and the flagship of the First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy.

As part of their recent UK tour, members of the Navy Football Federation Australia were inspired by history and tradition to support their on-field performance.

Footballers make their mark in UK

Published on by LEUT Kellie Brown (author)

On Thursday 14th April 2016, 38 Navy Footballers gathered at HMAS Kuttabul, ready to embark on what would be only the Navy Football Federation’s (Navy FFA’s) second international tour, this time to the home of the world game, the United Kingdom. (photo: Unknown)

On Thursday 14th April 2016, 38 Navy Footballers gathered at HMAS Kuttabul, ready to embark on what would be only the Navy Football Federation’s (Navy FFA’s) second international tour, this time to the home of the world game, the United Kingdom.

On 14 April, 38 Navy Footballers gathered at Sydney's HMAS Kuttabul, ready to embark on the Navy Football Federation’s second only international tour, this time to the home of the world game, the United Kingdom.

Navy Rugby – Determined to win it back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women's team, Leading Seaman Kerryn Seaborn, drives through the RAAF's defensive line during a game at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women's team, Leading Seaman Kerryn Seaborn, drives through the RAAF's defensive line during a game at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland.

Navy women hope to win back the title they last won in 2012 and the men are determined to overcome Army in an underdog victory at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships currently being held at Ballymore Stadium.