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Navy scaling great heights for kids in need

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

A group of HMAS Darwin sailors abseil down the Investa building in Sydney alongside their sponsors, to help raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

A group of HMAS Darwin sailors abseil down the Investa building in Sydney alongside their sponsors, to help raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Five members of HMAS Darwin’s ship's company abseiled down a thirty-three storey building to raise money and awareness for kids in crisis on 17 October.

Hometown visit for WA submariner

Published on by LEUT Daniel Nixon (author)

HMAS Rankin sails into the quiet coastal town of Esperance, WA. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Rankin sails into the quiet coastal town of Esperance, WA.

HMAS Rankin sailed into the quiet coastal town of Esperance, Western Australia, on 11 September, engaging in community and social engagements that were enjoyed by her crew and the community alike.

Bringing out their artistic sides

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

A Military art program developed specifically for current and former serving military veterans now living in WA started this month. (photo: Unknown)

A Military art program developed specifically for current and former serving military veterans now living in WA started this month.

A military art program developed specifically for current and former serving military veterans now living in Western Australia started this month.

Museum in ship shape condition

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HMAS Castlemaine in the BAE Systems Australia graving dock. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Castlemaine in the BAE Systems Australia graving dock.

Having a bottom scrape might not be for everyone, but it’s bought another 10 years for the museum ship, and stalwart of Melbourne’s Williamstown waterfront, HMAS Castlemaine.

Women in Aerospace Summit inspires

Published on by FLTLT Baz Bardoe (author), Stephen Demchinsky (photographer)

LEUT Kate Cox, LEUT Julia Gibney and CMDR Steve Arney, flanked by staff from DGTA-ADF (photo: Stephen Demchinsky)

LEUT Kate Cox, LEUT Julia Gibney and CMDR Steve Arney, flanked by staff from DGTA-ADF

Navy was well represented at the recent Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit 2015 held in Melbourne, which featured a stellar lineup of women who have achieved success in aerospace careers.

Pausing to laugh and breathe for ADF Mental Health Day 2015

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

From left, Vanessa van Buuren, Regional Mental Health Team Coordinator, Rob McGregor - RMHT ATODS Soc Worker, Julie Ann Sykley - VVCS Psychologist, Therese Curry - VVCS Psychologist, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, Lieutenant Commander Mark Rowell, RAN, and Petty Officer Tracey Small take part in activities at the Ratty Club, Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Mental Health Week, 2015.
 (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

From left, Vanessa van Buuren, Regional Mental Health Team Coordinator, Rob McGregor - RMHT ATODS Soc Worker, Julie Ann Sykley - VVCS Psychologist, Therese Curry - VVCS Psychologist, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, Lieutenant Commander Mark Rowell, RAN, and Petty Officer Tracey Small take part in activities at the Ratty Club, Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Mental Health Week, 2015.

While working in Defence is a rewarding career, the work can place stress on the lives of its members, so it is fitting that the series of Australian Defence Force Mental Health Days held around Australia in October was marked with the theme of ‘Taking Action’.

Stirling acknowledges traditional ownership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Julie McDonald (Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building), Council Deb Hamblin (Rockingham City Council), Mr Barry Sammels (Rockingham City Mayor), Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley, Ashley Garlett (Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee) and Captain Angela Bond, RAN (Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling) following the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Julie McDonald (Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building), Council Deb Hamblin (Rockingham City Council), Mr Barry Sammels (Rockingham City Mayor), Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley, Ashley Garlett (Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee) and Captain Angela Bond, RAN (Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling) following the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling was the setting for the latest Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony recently when a plaque honouring the traditional custodians of the land was unveiled at the base gangway.

Lifting the stigma, one step at a time

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Anna-Lise Rosendahl (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service personnel participating in the ADF Mental Health Walk, a bridge to bridge lap around Lake Burley Griffin, as part Defence Mental Health month. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service personnel participating in the ADF Mental Health Walk, a bridge to bridge lap around Lake Burley Griffin, as part Defence Mental Health month.

Chief of Defence, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin led around 300 Defence personnel in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra on 9 October to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Indonesian cadets get 'Aussie' experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program.

A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently.

Aviation safety on the agenda

Published on by SQNLDR Tony McDermott (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

The 1/2015 International Aviation Safety Officers Course at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

The 1/2015 International Aviation Safety Officers Course at the Australian War Memorial.

Aviation safety officers from around the world converged on Canberra for the annual International Aviation Safety Officer Course.