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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

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Barbara Ham (author), Unknown (photographer)

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.

Navy cyclists help break the cycle of poverty and violence

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

With their mountain bikes prepared, personal fitness honed and a passion to help break the cycle of poverty and violence, Commander Gemma Mountney and Lieutenant Commander Libby Keefe have cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia. (photo: Unknown)

With their mountain bikes prepared, personal fitness honed and a passion to help break the cycle of poverty and violence, Commander Gemma Mountney and Lieutenant Commander Libby Keefe have cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia.

With their mountain bikes prepared, personal fitness honed and a passion to help break the cycle of poverty and violence, Commander Gemma Mountney and Lieutenant Commander Libby Keefe have cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia. 

Pulling the threads together in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), CHAP Colin Tett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Wood and the Executive Officer HMAS Watson Commander Mattew Shand  (photo: Chaplain Colin Tett)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Matthew Wood and the Executive Officer HMAS Watson Commander Mattew Shand

The Defence family has pulled together to support one very special woman in need, who has touched the lives of thousands of operationally deployed Australian Defence personnel.

Australia and New Zealand march as guests of honour in French National Day Parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Janine Fabre (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force contingent is preparing to march in the French National Day parade in Paris on 14 July 2016.  (photo: SGT Janine Fabre)

The Australian Defence Force contingent is preparing to march in the French National Day parade in Paris on 14 July 2016.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) joined the New Zealand Defence Force to march with the French Armed Forces and other military contingents in the French National Day Parade, proudly leading in the ‘Position of Honour’ down the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
 

HMAS Darwin welcomed home from Middle East deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Bradshaw with his partner Kylie and son Wyatt are reunited on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney at HMAS Darwin's welcome home ceremony. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Chris Bradshaw with his partner Kylie and son Wyatt are reunited on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney at HMAS Darwin's welcome home ceremony.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered at Garden Island in Sydney to cheer home HMAS Darwin from a seven month deployment to the Middle East.

Mosaic and Hurricane survivors return to Monte Bello

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

Members of the Australian Ex Services Atomic Survivors Association with their partners and the Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, during a visit to the HMAS Stirling Museum at the unveiling of a new Nuclear Testing exhibit in the associations honour.   (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Members of the Australian Ex Services Atomic Survivors Association with their partners and the Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, during a visit to the HMAS Stirling Museum at the unveiling of a new Nuclear Testing exhibit in the associations honour.

Members of the Australian Ex-Services Atomic Survivors Association have travelled to the Monte Bello Islands marking the  60th Anniversary of the completion of Operation MOSAIC.

Old boys, new tricks in footy competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABML-C Ben Marshell (photographer)

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

A player from HMAS Albatross (white jersey) attempts to push through the defence from HMAS Waterhen during the Grand Final at the Adelaide Cup touch football competition held at Queens Park, Sydney, NSW.

HMAS Albatross took top spot at the recent Navy East Coast touch football championships for the second year running.