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Tassie sailors up for the challenge

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Billy the Blood Drop and Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, give the Club Red Corporate Challenge the thumbs up. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Billy the Blood Drop and Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, give the Club Red Corporate Challenge the thumbs up.

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service last week launched the annual national Club Red Corporate Challenge in Hobart, and Navy was there to show its support.

Penguin inspires Young Leaders

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, provides insight into the Navy’s latest ship acquisition to senior high school students, Doria Katos of Mosman High School and Olivia Stainer of Queenwood School for Girls.
 (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, provides insight into the Navy’s latest ship acquisition to senior high school students, Doria Katos of Mosman High School and Olivia Stainer of Queenwood School for Girls.

Sydney base HMAS Penguin recently held its annual Youth Leadership Forum during the nation's 'National Youth Week'.

HMAS Penguin shares in community spirit at Balmoral Swim

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

L-R: Seaman Clearance Diver (SMNCD) Jake Thomson, Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN, SMNCD Alex Rogan, SMNCD Mitch Passmore and SMNCD Bryan Josephson after they competed in the Sprint Relay during the  Balmoral Swim For Cancer at Balmoral Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

L-R: Seaman Clearance Diver (SMNCD) Jake Thomson, Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN, SMNCD Alex Rogan, SMNCD Mitch Passmore and SMNCD Bryan Josephson after they competed in the Sprint Relay during the Balmoral Swim For Cancer at Balmoral Beach, Sydney.

Continuing the tradition for the fifth year, HMAS Penguin was proud to once again play a key role in supporting the annual Balmoral Beach Club Swim For Cancer last weekend.

Buoyant spirits not dampened by wet weather

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPO Carl Stewart (photographer)

The 723 and 808 Squadron teams for the Shoalhaven Relay for Life 2014. (photo: CPO Carl Stewart)

The 723 and 808 Squadron teams for the Shoalhaven Relay for Life 2014.

Torrential rain over the Shoalhaven in the days leading up to the Relay for Life meant the event had to be relocated at the last minute and the format had to be reduced. But, while the rain played havoc with the logistics, it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the 1,300 participants who raised more than $174,000 for the Cancer Council.

HMAS Newcastle visits The Hunter Senior School

Published on by LEUT Alec Fieldsend (author), SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's Leading Seaman Palmer and Gray enjoy some craft activities with students at The Hunter Senior School. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle's Leading Seaman Palmer and Gray enjoy some craft activities with students at The Hunter Senior School.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle share a close relationship with The Hunter Senior School, the Ship’s nominated Charity, and members of the Ship’s Company take the opportunity to visit the school and its pupils when the ship is alongside her home port.

Training pauses in support of 'life'

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author and photographer)

Members of New Entry Officers' Course 50 gather at the end of the Nowra/Shoalhaven Relay for Life. (photo: LEUT Damien Hansen)

Members of New Entry Officers' Course 50 gather at the end of the Nowra/Shoalhaven Relay for Life.

On Saturday, members of the Royal Australian Navy’s New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell participated in the Nowra ‘Relay for Life’.

HMAS Stuart commemorates Anzac Day at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPO Stephen Slack (author), CPOB Ken Lawton (photographer)

Catafalque Guard Commander Lieutenant Simon Dickson, Royal New Zealand Navy delivers a general salute on on the flight deck of HMAS Stuart.   (photo: CPOB Ken Lawton)

Catafalque Guard Commander Lieutenant Simon Dickson, Royal New Zealand Navy delivers a general salute on on the flight deck of HMAS Stuart.

As dawn was breaking on Friday 25th of April, the crew from HMAS Stuart formed up on the ship's flight deck for an Anzac Day Service.

NUSHIP Canberra march as a Ship’s Company for first time on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Commanding Officer NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir AM, RAN and Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mark Elliott lead Canberra's ship's company in the Sydney Anzac Day march.

The Ship’s Company of NUSHIP Canberra reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.

Ships company join Anzac Day March in Queensland town of Kuttabul

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), Ms Barbara Perna (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ships Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, QLD for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014. (photo: Ms Barbara Perna)

HMAS Kuttabul's Ships Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik and Petty Officer Nathan Dwyer with past and serving members at Hampden State School, Kuttabul, QLD for the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2014.

‘Kuttabul’ is synonymous with the Royal Australian Navy values its members hold dear. The name has adorned the hull of a ship and today, a significant Royal Australian Navy base.

Practise Makes Perfect

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department personnel assist the City of Perth ANZAC Day Parade Colour Party during their last drill practise at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.