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Australia Day Honours - filling opportunities with passion

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author)

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours. (photo: )

RADM Greg Sammut's Navy career, from command of HMAS Farncomb and HMA Ships Ballarat and Toowoomba, to leadership of the Future Submarine Program, have been recognised with the presentation of an Order of Australia (Military Division) medal in last week's Australia Day honours.

Greg Sammut had a long held ambition to join the Royal Australian Navy straight out of high school in 1984.

Navy training for a brave new world

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at  HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall (left) presents Chief Petty Officer Benjamin White with an Australia Day Medallion at HMAS Penguin.

The presentation of an Australia Day Medallion has recognised the energy and drive to transform training systems at the Navy's Hydrographic School.

Cerberus celebrates with community

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Members of the Royal Austalian Navy Band, Melbourne Detachment Able Seaman Musicians Russell Oxley and Jonathan Rendell with thier fellow CFA volunteers during the Western Port Festival in Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Members of the Royal Austalian Navy Band, Melbourne Detachment Able Seaman Musicians Russell Oxley and Jonathan Rendell with thier fellow CFA volunteers during the Western Port Festival in Hastings, Victoria.

The Westernport Festival in Hastings, Victoria, is the largest annual civilian event in the HMAS Cerberus neighbourhood, and gives base personnel the opportunity to stand alongside other groups to celebrate their community. 

Defence members welcomed to Darwin

Published on by Simona Di Toro-Bell (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Aaron, 8, Noah, 6, mum Andrea and dad Timothy Fege, have a look at a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat used by the Royal Australian Navy with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bronson Lowe and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Justin Burgess, at the Defence Community Organisation 'Welcome to the Top End' Exhibition, held at the convention centre, Darwin.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Aaron, 8, Noah, 6, mum Andrea and dad Timothy Fege, have a look at a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat used by the Royal Australian Navy with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bronson Lowe and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Justin Burgess, at the Defence Community Organisation 'Welcome to the Top End' Exhibition, held at the convention centre, Darwin.

Defence has continued to support families relocating around Australia, with Defence Community Organisation hosting a Welcome Expo in Darwin last week.


Giving goes both ways

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.  (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way. He thoroughly enjoys his role training new officers at HMAS Creswell, teaching them the basics of going to sea during initial training. However, unlike many of his peers, to be able to focus on his work life, has had quite a few obstacles to overcome on the home front.

Leading Seaman Matthew ‘Matty’ Andrews has given 15 years of service to the Royal Australian Navy and would not have it any other way.

HMAS Adelaide supports the Legacy Foundation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Amy Campbell (author), MIDN Jarrod Buissink (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The Ford family enjoyed the hospitality of the Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide with dinner in the VIP Dining Room.

HMAS Adelaide has provided high-profile support to the Legacy Foundation by welcoming a generous family on board for a sea ride recently.

Sydney sailor remembered in AWM service

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Paul Cottier will lead the reading to remember Able Seaman Martin Curtis James at the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

A sailor lost during HMAS Sydney’s battle with a German raider off the coast of Western Australia will be remembered at this afternoon’s Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony.

2016 Defence White Paper

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne, MP, speaking at the launch of the 2016 Defence White Paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne, MP, speaking at the launch of the 2016 Defence White Paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra.

The 2016 Defence White Paper was released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Defence Minister Marise Payne at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

HMAS Rankin dives into life in Cobar

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author)

Crew members from HMAS Rankin during their Freedom of Entry visit to the town of Cobar. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members from HMAS Rankin during their Freedom of Entry visit to the town of Cobar.

Fifteen members of the ship's company of submarine, HMAS Rankin, recently exercised Freedom of Entry in Cobar, the birthplace of Lieutenant Commander Robert William Rankin, after who the submarine is named.

Navy commemorates the bombing of Darwin

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author)

Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.
 (photo: Unknown)

Commemorations in Darwin yesterday, 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.

Navy personnel and a patrol boat have taken part in Australian Defence Force commemorations in Darwin to mark 74 years since the largest single attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.