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Navy training helps save pro surfer's life

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy of Navy Gym West reflects on a life changing surf trip to the Maldives.   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy of Navy Gym West reflects on a life changing surf trip to the Maldives.

A surfing holiday in the Maldives last August could have resulted in certain death for a fellow Australian surfer if it wasn't for the quick thinking and Navy training by Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Roger Roy, Sports Officer at Fleet Base West.

Chief of Navy's Christmas Message

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel.

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund adds some Christmas cheer

Published on by LSML-PO Kathleen Clifford (author)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.

As the festive season gets into full swing, the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund will be once again doing its bit to assist Navy personnel enjoy a Merry Christmas.


Navy officers chart a promising future

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course 51  at attention during their Passing Out Parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

New Entry Officers' Course 51 at attention during their Passing Out Parade at HMAS Creswell.

Forty-nine naval officers graduated initial training yesterday during a formal passing out parade for New Entry Officers’ Course 51 at the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Chief of Navy message following ABC 7.30 report on Operation RESOLUTE

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

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Chief of Navy responds to ABC 7.30 which aired a program on Tuesday 2 December looking at Defence activity in support of Operation RESOLUTE.

Squadron provides parting Christmas cheer

Published on by LEUT Callum Newton (author), United States Navy (photographer)

Members from NUSQN 725 with Christmas gifts for the children who will be in Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, over the holiday season. 

From left- Lieutenant Stephen McConville, Leading Seaman Celeste Bowie, Able Seaman Tenae Scott, Commander David Frost, Lieutenant Daniel Heffernan and Lieutenant Callum Newton. (photo: USN PRO)

Members from NUSQN 725 with Christmas gifts for the children who will be in Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, over the holiday season. From left- Lieutenant Stephen McConville, Leading Seaman Celeste Bowie, Able Seaman Tenae Scott, Commander David Frost, Lieutenant Daniel Heffernan and Lieutenant Callum Newton.

As Royal Australian Navy Romeo Seahawk helicopter flying operations ceased in Jacksonville, Florida, and the final aircraft returned to Australia, the crews donated Christmas toys as a parting gift for children of Shands, the major Jacksonville hospital.

Taking more than a glance

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Graduates of the LongLook program give their final presentation on naval aviation on the completion of their vocational aviation program. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Graduates of the LongLook program give their final presentation on naval aviation on the completion of their vocational aviation program.

Work experience opportunities in regional areas can be very limited so an HMAS Albatross innovation fills a real need in the Shoalhaven community.

Newcastle lends a hand

Published on by MIDN Morgan Groves (author), ABEW Courtney Irvine (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company with students from Newcastle Senior School, during a working bee at the school.  (photo: ABEW Courtney Irvine)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company with students from Newcastle Senior School, during a working bee at the school.

Recently, members of HMAS Newcastle attended the Newcastle Senior School to roll up their sleeves and help a namesake.

Community in focus

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Staff and families of Noah's, a local Nowra charity, enjoy a visit to 816 Squadron. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Staff and families of Noah's, a local Nowra charity, enjoy a visit to 816 Squadron.

HMAS Albatross plays an integral role in the Shoalhaven community with personnel participating in every aspect of local life - ceremonial, sporting, educational, cultural and charitable.

Cooking for the community

Published on by LCDR Paul Hayes (author), AB Matthew Murphy (photographer)

Members from the New Generation Navy, Sydney and Defence Community Organisation volunteering at 'Our Big Kitchen' in Bondi, Sydney. (photo: AB Matthew Murphy)

Members from the New Generation Navy, Sydney and Defence Community Organisation volunteering at 'Our Big Kitchen' in Bondi, Sydney.

Navy and Defence Community Organisation have strengthened relationships across and beyond Navy, by getting messy in the kitchen.