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Aussie cricketers visit HMAS Toowoomba in the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Michael Moroney (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba's ships company welcome on board the Australian Cricket team, while alongside in Dubai, UAE. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Toowoomba's ships company welcome on board the Australian Cricket team, while alongside in Dubai, UAE.

Aussie cricketers had a small taste of life in the Royal Australian Navy on when they visited HMAS Toowoomba in Dubai on 1 October.

Landing craft crew prepare for goodbye

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

From left, Able Seaman Jacob Morel, Leading Seaman Gordon Spooner and Seaman Christopher Hall enjoy a hearty breakfast inside HMAS Brunei's Junior Sailors cafe. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

From left, Able Seaman Jacob Morel, Leading Seaman Gordon Spooner and Seaman Christopher Hall enjoy a hearty breakfast inside HMAS Brunei's Junior Sailors cafe.

As the last of the Royal Australian Navy fleet of Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels prepare to be decommissioned this November in Cairns, Leading Seaman Gordon Spooner shares his first-hand knowledge of the important amphibious capability that the vessels have provided to the Navy.

Forty years and still sailing

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Gavin 'Russ' Benham was awarded his federation star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting in Fairbairn, ACT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Gavin 'Russ' Benham was awarded his federation star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting in Fairbairn, ACT.

Lieutenant Benham was presented a Federation Star, recognising the forty year milestone, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in a small ceremony at Headquarters Defence Force Recruiting, Canberra, among co-workers, friends and with his wife Danielle by his side.

Navy personnel go over the top for youth in crisis

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jarryd Boyd is helped by the support crew for the Sir David Martin Foundation, after he abseiled down the Investa Group Building, Sydney.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jarryd Boyd is helped by the support crew for the Sir David Martin Foundation, after he abseiled down the Investa Group Building, Sydney.

Able Seaman Jarryd Boyd commitment to helping kids in crisis was on show on 17 October, when he abseiled down a Sydney city tower block, in support of the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Newcastle stays connected with mental health

Published on by MIDN Samuel Hicks (author and photographer)

Newcastle’s crew competes at Tug-O-War. (photo: MIDN Samuel Hicks)

Newcastle’s crew competes at Tug-O-War.

HMAS Newcastle’s recent visit to HMAS Stirling was an opportunity for ship's company to discuss the importance of good mental health to maintain the ability to fight and win at sea on a dedicated Mental Health Day.

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

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

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.