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Museum in ship shape condition

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HMAS Castlemaine in the BAE Systems Australia graving dock. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Castlemaine in the BAE Systems Australia graving dock.

Having a bottom scrape might not be for everyone, but it’s bought another 10 years for the museum ship, and stalwart of Melbourne’s Williamstown waterfront, HMAS Castlemaine.

Women in Aerospace Summit inspires

Published on by FLTLT Baz Bardoe (author), Stephen Demchinsky (photographer)

LEUT Kate Cox, LEUT Julia Gibney and CMDR Steve Arney, flanked by staff from DGTA-ADF (photo: Stephen Demchinsky)

LEUT Kate Cox, LEUT Julia Gibney and CMDR Steve Arney, flanked by staff from DGTA-ADF

Navy was well represented at the recent Women in Aviation/Aerospace Summit 2015 held in Melbourne, which featured a stellar lineup of women who have achieved success in aerospace careers.

Pausing to laugh and breathe for ADF Mental Health Day 2015

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

From left, Vanessa van Buuren, Regional Mental Health Team Coordinator, Rob McGregor - RMHT ATODS Soc Worker, Julie Ann Sykley - VVCS Psychologist, Therese Curry - VVCS Psychologist, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, Lieutenant Commander Mark Rowell, RAN, and Petty Officer Tracey Small take part in activities at the Ratty Club, Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Mental Health Week, 2015.
 (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

From left, Vanessa van Buuren, Regional Mental Health Team Coordinator, Rob McGregor - RMHT ATODS Soc Worker, Julie Ann Sykley - VVCS Psychologist, Therese Curry - VVCS Psychologist, Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, RAN, Lieutenant Commander Mark Rowell, RAN, and Petty Officer Tracey Small take part in activities at the Ratty Club, Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Mental Health Week, 2015.

While working in Defence is a rewarding career, the work can place stress on the lives of its members, so it is fitting that the series of Australian Defence Force Mental Health Days held around Australia in October was marked with the theme of ‘Taking Action’.

Stirling acknowledges traditional ownership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Julie McDonald (Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building), Council Deb Hamblin (Rockingham City Council), Mr Barry Sammels (Rockingham City Mayor), Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley, Ashley Garlett (Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee) and Captain Angela Bond, RAN (Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling) following the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Julie McDonald (Rockingham City Council Community Capacity Building), Council Deb Hamblin (Rockingham City Council), Mr Barry Sammels (Rockingham City Mayor), Nyungar Elder Teressa Walley, Ashley Garlett (Chairperson Reconciliation Action Committee) and Captain Angela Bond, RAN (Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling) following the unveiling of the Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony at the main entrance to HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling was the setting for the latest Defence Acknowledgement of Country ceremony recently when a plaque honouring the traditional custodians of the land was unveiled at the base gangway.

Lifting the stigma, one step at a time

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Anna-Lise Rosendahl (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service personnel participating in the ADF Mental Health Walk, a bridge to bridge lap around Lake Burley Griffin, as part Defence Mental Health month. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Australian Defence Force and Australian Public Service personnel participating in the ADF Mental Health Walk, a bridge to bridge lap around Lake Burley Griffin, as part Defence Mental Health month.

Chief of Defence, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin led around 300 Defence personnel in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra on 9 October to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Indonesian cadets get 'Aussie' experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(3rd left) Mr Ray Burt, a volunteer at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm Museum, provides a tour to five visiting Indonesian Navy officer cadets, here on an exchange program.

A group of Indonesian cadets has had a true Australian experience during a two-week visit to Australia recently.

Aviation safety on the agenda

Published on by SQNLDR Tony McDermott (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

The 1/2015 International Aviation Safety Officers Course at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

The 1/2015 International Aviation Safety Officers Course at the Australian War Memorial.

Aviation safety officers from around the world converged on Canberra for the annual International Aviation Safety Officer Course.

Maryborough celebrates 75 year naval history

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Matt Davies Photography (photographer)

Seventy-five years after the corvette HMAS Maryborough (I) was launched, the crew of Maryborough (II) returned to their ship's namesake city and exercised Freedom of Entry on 17 October. (photo: Matt Davies Photography)

Seventy-five years after the corvette HMAS Maryborough (I) was launched, the crew of Maryborough (II) returned to their ship's namesake city and exercised Freedom of Entry on 17 October.

Seventy-five years after the corvette HMAS Maryborough (I) was launched, the crew of Maryborough (II) returned to their ship's namesake city and exercised Freedom of Entry on 17 October.

Strengthening bilateral and family ties in the Philippines

Published on by LEUT Morgan Pierce (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's 'Ceremonial Sunset' guard marches on during a ceremony held onboard as the ship visits Subic Bay, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's 'Ceremonial Sunset' guard marches on during a ceremony held onboard as the ship visits Subic Bay, Philippines.

While in the Philippines for a recent port visit, Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, Australian Defence Attaché to the Philippines Colonel Bruce Murray and Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil were pleased to host members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and distinguished guests onboard Arunta for an official reception.

Indian Ocean maritime security - a key focus

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, holds the floor, during the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs.  Australia currently holds the Chairmanship of IONS.  The regional forum was held during Sea Power 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, holds the floor, during the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Conclave of Chiefs. Australia currently holds the Chairmanship of IONS. The regional forum was held during Sea Power 2015.

Maritime security was top of the agenda at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium meeting of Chiefs, held during the Sea Power 2015 Conference.