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Engineeering excellence rewarded

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer Lieutenant Dee Khanna, in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart, conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Deputy Maritime Engineer Officer Lieutenant Dee Khanna, in a machinery space of HMAS Stuart, conducting rounds during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Lieutenant Commander Aditi (Dee) Khanna's efforts as Acting Marine Engineering Officer in HMAS Stuart have been recognised with awarding of the Vice Admiral Viscount Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence for her commitment to Navy Values.

There’s no place like Jervis Bay for this Birdie

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

Petty Officer Aviation Technical Airframes Greg Hodgson. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Petty Officer Aviation Technical Airframes Greg Hodgson.

Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Greg Hodgson is a happy man. He has a secure and interesting job with the Royal Australian Navy, a family he loves and he lives in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

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.