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NHQ TAS supports Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

(L to R) Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham, Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks in Hobart. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

(L to R) Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham, Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks in Hobart.

Australian Defence Force members and Defence contractors from the Hobart area took a break to enjoy a cuppa and cake while raising money for the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks.

Accident victim assisted by sailors

Published on by LCDR Michael Mitchell (author)

Two members of HMAS Stuart ships-company came to the assistance of a Sydney motorbike rider who had had the misfortune of being involved in an accident in vicinity of Fleet Base East. Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Todd de Bont was one of the first on the scene and provided initial first aid to the injured. He was ably assisted by Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst and other members of the public. (photo: Unknown)

Two members of HMAS Stuart ships-company came to the assistance of a Sydney motorbike rider who had had the misfortune of being involved in an accident in vicinity of Fleet Base East. Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Todd de Bont was one of the first on the scene and provided initial first aid to the injured. He was ably assisted by Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst and other members of the public.

Two Sydney sailors drew on their first aid training recently in a real-life scenario just outside Fleet Base East, putting their ship's motto 'always prepared' into action.

Lone Pine honours local service

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

From left, Mr Clem Kleinig, Mrs Michele Thurstans and Mrs Karen Crow planting a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

From left, Mr Clem Kleinig, Mrs Michele Thurstans and Mrs Karen Crow planting a symbolic Lone Pine Tree at the Crib Point Cemetery, Victoria.

Victoria's HMAS Cerberus supported the local Crib Point Cemetery with a ceremonial planting of a symbolic Lone Pine Tree to honour the Anzac Centenary on 16 May.

Sailors at Albatross pitch in to help Nepal

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

(L-R) Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Kelvin Hockey and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen of HMAS Albatross, have been the driving force behind collecting donations to assist with the Nepal disaster. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Kelvin Hockey and Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Daniel Macqueen of HMAS Albatross, have been the driving force behind collecting donations to assist with the Nepal disaster.

HMAS Albatross personnel were quick to respond to a public call for help from the Australia-Nepal Friendship Society (ANFS) following the devastating earthquake which struck Nepal on 25 April.

Bugle calls Sub Lieutenant

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

Australian Naval Cadet Sub Lieutenant Lorne Thulgar plays the last post on the bugle during the Gold Creek School assembly. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Australian Naval Cadet Sub Lieutenant Lorne Thulgar plays the last post on the bugle during the Gold Creek School assembly.

Anzac Day is normally a busy time for most members of the Australian Defence Force with ceremonial duties and time for reflection. 

Record-breaking fundraising

Published on by SBLT Myfanwy Austin-Eames (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Midshipmen Fred Bates of HMAS Waterhen and Able Seaman Courtney Long of HMAS Sydney in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, fundraising for the Returned Services League Anzac Appeal. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Midshipmen Fred Bates of HMAS Waterhen and Able Seaman Courtney Long of HMAS Sydney in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, fundraising for the Returned Services League Anzac Appeal.

In this centenary year of the Gallipoli landings, more than 100 Navy personnel took to the streets of Sydney to raise nearly $200,000 for the Returned and Services League (RSL) Anzac Appeal. 

Navy's Red25 team needs you!

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

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Sally Gavin from the Australian Red Cross, Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and Nathan Plummer, National Partnerships Officer for the Australian Red Cross at Russell Offices, Canberra. 

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin accepted the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Outstanding Contribution Award on behalf of Defence Members.
 
Defence members made more than 17,000 blood donations during 2014, potentially saving 51,000 lives.
 (photo: Lauren Larking)

L-R Sally Gavin from the Australian Red Cross, Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and Nathan Plummer, National Partnerships Officer for the Australian Red Cross at Russell Offices, Canberra. Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin accepted the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Outstanding Contribution Award on behalf of Defence Members. Defence members made more than 17,000 blood donations during 2014, potentially saving 51,000 lives.

Navy is calling on all comers to support the Red Cross Blood Service through rolling up the sleeves and becoming blood donors.

Navy Recognised for Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

Published on by LCDR Jennifer Macklin (author), Ms Ann-Marie Calilhanna (photographer)

Defence members at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards at the Westin Hotel, Sydney. (photo: ANN-MARIE CALILHANNA)

Defence members at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards at the Westin Hotel, Sydney.

Navy has been recognised in the innovation category of the annual Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index awards.

Naval capability enters new era

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer), Mr Ed Garner (photographer)

The launch of a major new warship is a significant day for the Navy and the nation.  

The 7000-tonne destroyer is 75 per cent complete and will now undergo several months of fit out of her sensors and weapons in preparation for her acceptance trials. Only when they are completed and passed will Navy commission her into the Fleet as HMAS Hobart. (photo: Mr Ed Garner)

The launch of a major new warship is a significant day for the Navy and the nation. The 7000-tonne destroyer is 75 per cent complete and will now undergo several months of fit out of her sensors and weapons in preparation for her acceptance trials. Only when they are completed and passed will Navy commission her into the Fleet as HMAS Hobart.

The first of Navy’s new destroyers, NUSHIP Hobart, got to 'feel the water' as she was launched at the ASC shipyard in Adelaide on 23 May.  

Peacekeeping boosted by course for female officers

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown photographer (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jenn Mackli was selected to represent the Australian Defence Force at the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India, which developed a special technical course for female military officers of major Troop Contributing Countries to deploy on peace keeping operations. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Jenn Mackli was selected to represent the Australian Defence Force at the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India, which developed a special technical course for female military officers of major Troop Contributing Countries to deploy on peace keeping operations.

Navy's Deputy Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Macklin, has represented the Australian Defence Force at a landmark course for female military officers.