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Navy members looking out for each other and themselves

Published on by Mrs Sara Tennant (author), Ms Elise Willamson (photographer)

Navy mental health professional Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, with Navy participants at a Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. From left: Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Bianca Hall, Lieutenant Commander Matt Curnow and Petty Officer Dental Rachel Edwards. (photo: Elise Willamson)

Navy mental health professional Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, with Navy participants at a Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia. From left: Commander Steve Dunning, RANR, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Bianca Hall, Lieutenant Commander Matt Curnow and Petty Officer Dental Rachel Edwards.

As Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day, Navy Reservist and mental health professional, Commander Steve Dunning has reminded members of the ADF’s commitment to taking care of its key capability - its people, during a recent workshop held at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia.

Farewell to an officer and a gentleman

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), Unknown (photographer)

Portrait of the late Rear Admiral Owen (Oscar) Hughes, AO, RAN (Rtd). (photo: Unknown)

Portrait of the late Rear Admiral Owen (Oscar) Hughes, AO, RAN (Rtd).

Navy personnel have farewelled a true officer and a gentleman, Rear Admiral Oscar Hughes, who passed away in Canberra recently.

Sun sets on warfare stalwart

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Ken Norton and his wife Pam pose for a photograph at a wedding. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Ken Norton and his wife Pam pose for a photograph at a wedding.

The Royal Australian Navy warfare community is mourning the loss of one of its stalwarts, Lieutenant Commander Ken Norton who passed away recently after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Navy pipers ‘on the beat’ at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014

Published on by LCDR Neil Carlile (author and photographer)

Pipers from the RAN, Army and Air Force at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Left to Right: Drummer, Leading Aircraftman Luke Greene, and Pipers, Recruit Jess Jeffery, Air Force Sergeant Craig Dawson, Army Captain Glynn Potter, Lieutenant Commander Neil Carlile, and Pipe Major, Commander Dina Kinsman. (photo: LCDR Neil Carlile)

Pipers from the RAN, Army and Air Force at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland. Left to Right: Drummer, Leading Aircraftman Luke Greene, and Pipers, Recruit Jess Jeffery, Air Force Sergeant Craig Dawson, Army Captain Glynn Potter, Lieutenant Commander Neil Carlile, and Pipe Major, Commander Dina Kinsman.

Royal Australian Navy pipers joined colleagues from Army, Air Force and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) when the AFP Pipes and Drums marched out once again at the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland in early August.

'Staying connected' is key to building good mental health

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ADF Mental Health Day 'Staying Connected' video. (photo: N/A)

ADF Mental Health Day 'Staying Connected' video.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has called on all Navy members to “look out for each other and themselves” on ADF Mental Health Day 10 October.

Speech in recognition of the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy delivered to the House of Representatives

Published on by MP The Hon Teresa Gambaro (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian White Ensign (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian White Ensign

On Wednesday, 1 October 2014 a speech in recognition of the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy was delivered by The Hon Teresa Gambaro, MP to the House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia.

Success sailors commended for actions during a man overboard

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, presents a Group Commendation to members of HMAS Success' ship's company. From left - Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate (LSBM) Nathan Kane, Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, LSBM Luke Horsburgh, LSBM Lucy Ricketts, Seaman Boatswain's Mate Gemma Hawken and Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Allison Norris, RAN.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, presents a Group Commendation to members of HMAS Success' ship's company. From left - Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate (LSBM) Nathan Kane, Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, LSBM Luke Horsburgh, LSBM Lucy Ricketts, Seaman Boatswain's Mate Gemma Hawken and Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Allison Norris, RAN.

Six people from HMAS Success have been recognised for their calm and professional teamwork during a man overboard incident off Hawaii when they were presented with a Commendation recently by Commodore Warfare, Commodore Pete Leavy.

Navy Seahawk crew recognised with a search and rescue Commendation Award

Published on by Australian Maritime Safety Authority Media Release (author), Mr Robert Crawford (photographer)

The crew of Tiger 74 LEUT Phil Rhodes, PO Colin McCallum, LCDR David O'Toole and LS Blake Woolard with French yachtsmen, Dominique and Bernard Lorenceau, who were winched to safety after their sloop sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay on Sunday, 29 September 2013. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of Tiger 74 LEUT Phil Rhodes, PO Colin McCallum, LCDR David O'Toole and LS Blake Woolard with French yachtsmen, Dominique and Bernard Lorenceau, who were winched to safety after their sloop sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay on Sunday, 29 September 2013.

Due to the high calibre of nominations in this year's Australian Search and Rescue Awards, the National Search and Rescue Council will present a Commendation Award to the crew of the Navy Seahawk helicopter Tiger 74 from 816 Squadron.

Raising the bar

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney makes an Ocsober donation to Healthy Harold at HMAS Harman.  (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney makes an Ocsober donation to Healthy Harold at HMAS Harman.

Passing the half way mark of the 2014 Ocsober campaign, 169 Navy members are meeting the challenge of saying ‘no’ to alcohol and spreading the message to keep fit and healthy.

Chief of Navy engaged in cultural diversity journey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (author)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at cadet unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at cadet unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales.

Navy's commitment to cultural diversity has never been more apparent than over the weekend of 19-20 October with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett attending three significant and unique events in Sydney.