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Exercise is music to his ears

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Phillip O'Neill on the forecastle of HMAS Canberra en-route to Pearl Harbour, Harbour to participate in Exercise Rim of The Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Musician Phillip O'Neill on the forecastle of HMAS Canberra en-route to Pearl Harbour, Harbour to participate in Exercise Rim of The Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Able Seaman Musician Phill O’Neill has toured Afghanistan, visited the Kokoda Track and played the trumpet to a live audience of over one million people in India.

Accidental inspiration for motivated Marine Technician

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels sets up for a dead lift in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium Weight Room.   (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels sets up for a dead lift in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium Weight Room.

For HMAS Stirling's Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels, 17 December 2015 is the date etched firmly in his mind.

Navy closes loop on 70-year Army Dixie find

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Zealanders, Australian's, British and the people of Crete came together to remember those that lost their lives during the Battle of Crete at the New Zealand memorial in Galatas, Crete.  (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Zealanders, Australian's, British and the people of Crete came together to remember those that lost their lives during the Battle of Crete at the New Zealand memorial in Galatas, Crete.

For one Navy Commander, commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete provided an opportunity to return a family favour.

Aviation excellence rewarded

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

723 Squadrons, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Nicole Otte, uses a multimeter to conduct maintenance on a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter.   (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

723 Squadrons, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Nicole Otte, uses a multimeter to conduct maintenance on a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter.

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Nicole Otte from 723 Squadron has been recognised as a standout performer in aviation maintenance.

Confidence key to graduation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simone Reid (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Midshipman Andrew Kilgannon, Moran Division, New Entry Officer Cadet 54, HMAS Creswell.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Midshipman Andrew Kilgannon, Moran Division, New Entry Officer Cadet 54, HMAS Creswell.

Midshipman Andrew Kilgannon says he is a more confident leader with greater self-esteem since he graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College in mid-June. 

Gascoyne visit to Newcastle a booming success

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LCDR Alan Parton (author)

Fort Scratchley fires off four blank rounds during a traditional farewell ceremony for HMAS Gascoyne as she leaves Newcastle. (photo: Unknown)

Fort Scratchley fires off four blank rounds during a traditional farewell ceremony for HMAS Gascoyne as she leaves Newcastle.

HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from the port of Newcastle was met with a boom of excitement - four booms, in fact!

Cadets onboard for trip of a lifetime

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Warrant Officer Timothy Brading shows TS Darwin cadets how to use the fire fighting equipment onboard HMAS Darwin during a sea phase from Singapore to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Warrant Officer Timothy Brading shows TS Darwin cadets how to use the fire fighting equipment onboard HMAS Darwin during a sea phase from Singapore to Darwin.

Six Australian Navy Cadets joined HMAS Darwin in Singapore for the warship’s return to Australia after a seven month deployment to the Middle East. 

HMAS Perth reveals its charitable side

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

High fives for Able Seaman Electronics Technician Charles Smith-Luck and Able Seaman Military Logistics Personnel Serena Gracia after dancing with the school children at Samata Sarana, a christian school and hostel for children, disabled and elderly on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Volunteers from HMAS Perth spent their time ashore during a recent port visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to assist a local charity organisation which cares for children, the elderly and those that are unable to be supported by their families.

Navy Tasmania personnel help with flood relief at Foodbank Tasmania

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Able Seaman Musician Claire Ham, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kyle Wade-Cooper, Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Tracey Fry, Commander Lewis Gaha, Able Seaman Musician Haydn Murtagh and Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham at the Foodbank warehouse in Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Musician Claire Ham, Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Kyle Wade-Cooper, Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Tracey Fry, Commander Lewis Gaha, Able Seaman Musician Haydn Murtagh and Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham at the Foodbank warehouse in Tasmania.

Royal Australian Navy personnel at Navy Headquarters-Tasmania have again turned out in support of their local community in the aftermath of the recent Tasmanian floods when they returned to volunteer at Foodbank Tasmania assisting with a stocktake of the charity's Hobart warehouse. 

Stirling opens its gates to families

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Nikki Howard paints the face of Chayce Donnellan at the Off Watch Centre during HMAS Stirling's Families Day.

HMAS Stirling was recently awash with painted faces and colourful balloons as the base near Rockingham, Western Australia held its inaugural Family Day.