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The Great Navy Shave

Published on by LSCSO Andrew McKail (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Robert Stain braves the razor as his beard is shaved off by Seaman Medic Jasmin Edgar. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Robert Stain braves the razor as his beard is shaved off by Seaman Medic Jasmin Edgar.

Navy people attending the Army School of Health in Latchford Barracks, Victoria have braved the razor as part of The Great Navy Shave.

 

First Recruits of 2018 graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

General Entry 359 Shipp Division celebrate the completion of their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 359 Shipp Division celebrate the completion of their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

One hundred and twenty nine proud people from around Australia marked the first major milestone in their naval careers last week as they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School.

Chaplain returns to Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling.

The Navy’s Submarine Force Chaplain has returned to the role after several years away providing capability to a variety of units within the RAN.

ADF children meet bullying head on

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12). (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12).

After 10 weeks of anti-bullying training, 20 children of ADF members have passed the first stages of becoming superheroes of the playground.

 

HMAS Newcastle raises funds on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Anita Sellick CSM, RAN, presents a cheque for $15,400 to the Newcastle Senior School. The money was raised by Newcastle's crew during their Operation MANITOU deployment in 2017.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle have conducted a fundraiser with a difference to support a local school that shares a strong affiliation with the ship.

 

HMAS Moreton cleans the streets

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author), LS Hayden Eyles (photographer)

Members of HMAS Moreton ship's company clean the streets of Bulimba in Brisbane, Queensland as part of the Clean Up Australia campaign. (photo: LS Hayden Eyles)

Members of HMAS Moreton ship's company clean the streets of Bulimba in Brisbane, Queensland as part of the Clean Up Australia campaign.

The ship's company of HMAS Moreton have rolled up their sleeves and walked the streets of Brisbane for the Clean Up Australia campaign.

Stirling tour just the ticket

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander welcome the winners of the Royal Flying Doctors VIP Auction before conducting a personal VIP tour of HMAS Stirling. (L-R) Craig Peters, Peter Blackburn, Rhys Edwards, Mark McKay, Hans Versteeg, Alan Quartermaine, John Farrell and Allan Knox. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander welcome the winners of the Royal Flying Doctors VIP Auction before conducting a personal VIP tour of HMAS Stirling. (L-R) Craig Peters, Peter Blackburn, Rhys Edwards, Mark McKay, Hans Versteeg, Alan Quartermaine, John Farrell and Allan Knox.

HMAS Stirling turned on the VIP treatment recently as part of the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s annual fundraising event, Altitude.

Submarine Force lends a hand

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Mrs Margaret McDonald in her new 'gopher' mobility scooter, presented by Mr Steve Danaher of Legacy in cooperation with members of the Royal Australian Navy, from left, Commander Tony Ashley, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ashleigh Egan, Submarine Force Command Warrant Officer Justin Moore, Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani and Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Submarines Analyst Kelly Thomson, at Amana Living - Wearne House in Dudley Park, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Mrs Margaret McDonald in her new 'gopher' mobility scooter, presented by Mr Steve Danaher of Legacy in cooperation with members of the Royal Australian Navy, from left, Commander Tony Ashley, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ashleigh Egan, Submarine Force Command Warrant Officer Justin Moore, Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani and Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Submarines Analyst Kelly Thomson, at Amana Living - Wearne House in Dudley Park, Western Australia.

Navy’s Submarine Force have joined Perth Legacy to assist with the presentation of a war widow’s new mobility scooter.

 

School visit a family affair

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross. (photo: )

MRH-90 Taipan pilot Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston with her husband Lieutenant Commander Gavin Johnston (left), daughter Hannah and son Alasdair (right) join students at Milton Public School during a visit by 808 Squadron of HMAS Albatross.

Navy’s first ever female helicopter pilot has conducted an aircraft school visit with a difference.

 

Easter message from Navy's Head Chaplain

Published on by PCHA Collin Acton (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Director-General Chaplaincy Navy, PCHA Collin Acton.

As the weekend passes and many in Navy are sailing away from their families and loved ones to support Australia’s interests, let’s take time to reflect on our lives and the challenges before us.