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Families that play together

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author)

Defence member Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and his daughter Ciana and partner Hawazin are enjoying an afternoon jumping on trampolines at Gravity Zone in Seaford, Victoria.  An event organized by Defence Community Organisation. (photo: )

Defence member Lieutenant Vishal Bhakoo and his daughter Ciana and partner Hawazin are enjoying an afternoon jumping on trampolines at Gravity Zone in Seaford, Victoria. An event organized by Defence Community Organisation.

Defence families on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, celebrated National Families Week by packing several hours with non-stop jumping, climbing and sneaky battles – the laser tag sort of course. 

Soil testing starts at Albatross and Creswell

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Albatross from the air. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Albatross from the air.

The Department of Defence has commenced an environmental investigation at HMAS Albatross and nearby HMAS Creswell to evaluate the potential presence of chemicals which were historically used in fire fighting foams. 

HMAS Canberra opens gangway for needy kids

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra hosted the 2016 NSW Kids in Need open day media launch on Friday 6 June 16. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra hosted the 2016 NSW Kids in Need open day media launch on Friday 6 June 16.

For kids like 16 year old Scott Green who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, public donations play a large role in providing him with a quality of life. It is kids like Scott, which Navy is hoping to help with HMAS Canberra’s first Sydney open day this weekend.

Stirling hosts Indigenous students

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Peterson shows machining equipment to the students and staff from the Clontarf Aboriginal College in a Fleet Support Unit-West workshop as part of a tour of HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Peterson shows machining equipment to the students and staff from the Clontarf Aboriginal College in a Fleet Support Unit-West workshop as part of a tour of HMAS Stirling.

A group of 18 Indigenous students from the Clontarf Foundation took some time away from the classroom recently and got a taste of Navy life at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia.

Students Experience a taste of Navy life in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPO Tony Thomas (photographer)

Secondary Work Experience Placement on HMAS Wollongong.
L-R Sub Lieutenant  Tran Vo, Lachlan Poole, Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems  David Sivyer, Amelia Lynch, Aubrey Hartley, Sub Lieutenant   Jackson Miller, Kelsey Guerin, Kiann Kennedy.  (photo: CPO Tony Thomas)

Secondary Work Experience Placement on HMAS Wollongong. L-R Sub Lieutenant Tran Vo, Lachlan Poole, Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems David Sivyer, Amelia Lynch, Aubrey Hartley, Sub Lieutenant Jackson Miller, Kelsey Guerin, Kiann Kennedy.

Five high school students from five Australian states participated in a work experience program at Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra Navy base recently to get a taste of life in the Navy.

Canberra cares for kids

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

NSW Kids in Need founder Peter Debnam (L), spokesperson for Muscular Dystrophy NSW, 16-year-old Scott Green (C) and HMAS Canberra Commander Logistics, Commander Ben Macdonald (R) on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for the 2016 NSW Kids in Need open day media launch. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

NSW Kids in Need founder Peter Debnam (L), spokesperson for Muscular Dystrophy NSW, 16-year-old Scott Green (C) and HMAS Canberra Commander Logistics, Commander Ben Macdonald (R) on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra for the 2016 NSW Kids in Need open day media launch.

Two thousand people will have the opportunity to tour HMAS Canberra and help raise funds for charity while the warship is alongside in Sydney on Saturday, 21 May.

Jutland sacrifices remembered 100 years on

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

Dignitaries salute as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland memorial service held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Dignitaries salute as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland memorial service held in Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland with a commemorative service at the Navy Memorial in Canberra.

HMAS Ballarat exercises her Freedom of Entry

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

HMAS Ballarat ship's company led by Commanding Officer, Commander David Landon CSM, RAN, challenged by local Police Superintendant Mr Andrew Allen at the Ballarat Town Hall during it's Freedom of Entry. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Ballarat ship's company led by Commanding Officer, Commander David Landon CSM, RAN, challenged by local Police Superintendant Mr Andrew Allen at the Ballarat Town Hall during it's Freedom of Entry.

In a time honoured tradition officers and sailors from Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Ballarat exercised a Freedom of Entry to their namesake city on 29 May.

Coffs Harbour Welcome 725 Squadron

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Personnel will march with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying. They will be accompanied by local cadets and the Royal Australian Navy Band. (photo: Unknown)

Personnel will march with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, band playing and colours flying. They will be accompanied by local cadets and the Royal Australian Navy Band.

The Coffs Harbour community gave a warm welcome to 725 Squadron when personnel visited to exercise Freedom of Entry.

Atomic survivors visit Stirling

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Operation HURRICANE just moments after a nuclear device was detonated in HMS Plym. (photo: Unknown)

Operation HURRICANE just moments after a nuclear device was detonated in HMS Plym.

The Australian Ex Services Atomic Survivors Association visited HMAS Stirling recently, as the group was in Western Australia preparing to travel to the site of the atomic tests at the Monte Bello Islands in the 1950s.