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Commander cha-chas for community support

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, participates in the 'Dancing With Celebrities' Gala Event in Darwin, with his dance partner, Nicole. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, participates in the 'Dancing With Celebrities' Gala Event in Darwin, with his dance partner, Nicole.

A feature of the social calendar in Darwin is the annual Dancing with Celebrities Gala Ball, and this year the Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, participated in an event that was aimed at raising funds and awareness for Total Recreation.

Travel is all in a day's work for Leading Seaman

Published on by LEUT Nick Manning (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid is the high power maintainer on board fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Leading Seaman Marine Technician James Braid says he joined the Navy to see the world.

Sydney's crew should feel justifiably proud

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

HMAS Sydney (IV) passes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as it is moved from Glebe Island, to Fleet Base East. (photo: ABMT Adam Porter)

HMAS Sydney (IV) passes under the Sydney Harbour Bridge as it is moved from Glebe Island, to Fleet Base East.

HMAS Sydney's 32 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy is coming to an end and many of her former crew are looking back on their time on board the vessel which has such a proud history, before they say goodbye at the ship’s decommissioning on the weekend.

Fit for sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.  (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

It’s a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.

Leading the way with logisitics

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins is part of a small dedicated team of sailors who handle the ship's technical and general stores aboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins is part of a small dedicated team of sailors who handle the ship's technical and general stores aboard HMAS Arunta.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins says she loves her job because it has taken her places she would never have gone to without the Navy. She is currently embarked in HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

Too many stories to tell on Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Unknown photographer. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney. (photo: Z77)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy prepares to decommission HMAS Sydney this week, some of her ship's company reflect on their service in the frigate.

High Altitude Combat for Navy Officer

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, presents Lieutenant Peter Hassall with his certificate of completion for Mission Commander on the E-7A Wedgetail, becoming the first Navy officer to do so. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, presents Lieutenant Peter Hassall with his certificate of completion for Mission Commander on the E-7A Wedgetail, becoming the first Navy officer to do so.

Combat Systems Operator to Combat Systems Manager is normally the pinnacle of career progression for ops crew, but Lieutenant Peter Hassall, who commissioned four years ago, took things one step further and is now an E-7A Wedgetail Mission Commander.

Seizing the mo-ment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack;
Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack; Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple.

It seems the six-week Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course at HMAS Cerberus is more than a great place for young Indigenous Australians to grow confidence about future Defence careers. The course also appears to be a great place to grow moustaches.

Cerberus marches with the community for White Ribbon Movement

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria.

At HMAS Cerberus, sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen took to the streets of Hastings to march alongside Police, Fire Fighters, SES, Ambulance, community groups and primary school students, to show their support for White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon support year round

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

AUSCDT ONE conducted a series of events dedicated to the White Ribbon cause.  Activities so far have included a winter ball, a series of BBQ Breakfasts and most recently, a shooting competition at the ADF’s Weapons Tactical Training Simulator.  (photo: Unknown)

AUSCDT ONE conducted a series of events dedicated to the White Ribbon cause. Activities so far have included a winter ball, a series of BBQ Breakfasts and most recently, a shooting competition at the ADF’s Weapons Tactical Training Simulator.

Royal Australian Navy divers have completed a successful White Ribbon campaign, raising funds and awareness through a series of events to help victims of domestic violence.