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Keeping the sea-lanes, free lanes

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS SYDNEY and HMAS BALLARAT come to the aid of merchant ships under attack by pirates.

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HMAS SYDNEY and HMAS BALLARAT come to the aid of merchant ships under attack by pirates.

Today is the International Maritime Organization's ‘Day of the Seafarer’ - and for an island nation, with seven maritime neighbours and more than 25 thousand kilometres of coastline, it's a chance to reflect.

Creative outlet helps Navy members recover

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

Keren Short breaks out a sea shanty during the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS).  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Keren Short breaks out a sea shanty during the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS).

The Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program has wrapped up at the University of Canberra recently with a showcase performance and gallery viewing of the works produced throughout the course.
 

Queen's Birthday 2016 Honours List announced

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2016 Honours List. From left: Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2016 Honours List. From left: Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), has approved awards announced today in The Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List.

Ferry sinking anniversary marked

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, salutes during the Australian National Anthem at the 74th Anniversary memorial service for HMAS Kuttabul held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commander Surface Force, Commodore Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, salutes during the Australian National Anthem at the 74th Anniversary memorial service for HMAS Kuttabul held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Consulate representatives attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney, to mark the 74th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul.

Navy rescue revisited 50 years on

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

Fleet Air Arm Museum Director, Terry Hetherington reads through the journal entry for the morning of the 21st May1966, where two Iroquois helicopters from HMAS Albatross responded to a Mayday call from WD Atlas. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Fleet Air Arm Museum Director, Terry Hetherington reads through the journal entry for the morning of the 21st May1966, where two Iroquois helicopters from HMAS Albatross responded to a Mayday call from WD Atlas.

The last survivor of the 1966 sinking of dredge, WD Atlas has donated dramatic footage of the rescue operation to the Fleet Air Arm Museum. 

Navy rugby players against Australia's best

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), LACW Casey Gaul (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Australian Navy Womens Rugby Team

(This image has been digitally altered)  (photo: CPL Casey Gaul)

Australian Navy Womens Rugby Team (This image has been digitally altered)

The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Women's team are preparing to take on Australia’s best in a bid for victory and international Wallaroo selection. The Defence team will compete in the Australian Rugby Union National 15s Women’s Championship starting 24 June in Sydney. 

Enter the dragon-boat challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (photographer)

Finalists paddle for victory in the inaugural Fleet Commander�s Dragon Boat Tug of War Challenge, held at Fleet Landing, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

Finalists paddle for victory in the inaugural Fleet Commander�s Dragon Boat Tug of War Challenge, held at Fleet Landing, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

A team of four from Navy’s Fleet Headquarters, Sydney, has emerged victorious after round one of the inaugural Fleet Commander’s Dragon Boat Tug-of-War Challenge.

Hockey duo California dreaming

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

(L-R) Leading Seaman Nicholas Simmons and Warrant Officer William McConnell of HMAS Albatross, will be heading to California, USA, to play in a hockey tournament and to raise funds for the charity, Mates4Mates. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Leading Seaman Nicholas Simmons and Warrant Officer William McConnell of HMAS Albatross, will be heading to California, USA, to play in a hockey tournament and to raise funds for the charity, Mates4Mates.

Two Royal Australian Navy sailors have travelled to the United States, to compete in the California Cup International Field Hockey Tournament in Los Angeles.

First sporting win to LHD little sister

This article has photo gallery Published on by Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

(L-R) Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kristian Weldon and Nathan Adamson with the inaugural LHD Championship Trophy on completion of the 2016 Eastern Australian Area AFL Competition at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(L-R) Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Kristian Weldon and Nathan Adamson with the inaugural LHD Championship Trophy on completion of the 2016 Eastern Australian Area AFL Competition at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

HMAS Adelaide has beaten her older sister in the first test of sporting prowess between the two ships’ companies.

Fitting tribute to First Lieutenant

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Mrs Christine Von Senden presents the winners trophy to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician John Belford (R) and Mr Stephen Hazel (L) at the Al Von Sendedn Golf Classic held at Secret Harbour Golf Links, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Mrs Christine Von Senden presents the winners trophy to Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician John Belford (R) and Mr Stephen Hazel (L) at the Al Von Sendedn Golf Classic held at Secret Harbour Golf Links, Western Australia.

HMAS Stirling and Secret Harbour Golf Links hosted the 2nd Annual Al Von Senden Memorial Golf Classic on 29 April.