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Navy continues to roll up sleeves to save lives

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

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, donates blood to the Australian Red Cross at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, donates blood to the Australian Red Cross at the Navy Indoor Sports Centre, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

Commodore Training Michael Rothwell joined 60 other Navy people of all ranks at the Fleet Gym at HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney, to donate blood on 8 March.

Defence Indigenous Development Program - a graduates perspective

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Trainee Seaman Caleb Ober is a graduate of the Defence Indigenous Development Program. He is currently undertaking the Initial Boatswains Course at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Trainee Seaman Caleb Ober is a graduate of the Defence Indigenous Development Program. He is currently undertaking the Initial Boatswains Course at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

An innovative program that provides a pathway for Indigenous people from remote communities into Defence is getting top marks from its participants.

Navy reaches out and inland in Northern Territory

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (photographer)

Students and staff from Timber Creek School with CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (Centre), Rear left to right, CPOBM Ray Manley, ABMT Ben Kahler and ABBM Nathan Moore (photo: CPOML-SC Tony Thomas)

Students and staff from Timber Creek School with CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (Centre), Rear left to right, CPOBM Ray Manley, ABMT Ben Kahler and ABBM Nathan Moore

Navy's Northern Territory Community Engagement Program has kicked off for the year with a visit to the remote Northern Territory community of Timber Creek.

Long Tan Awards hit right note at Conservatorium High

Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author)

Lieutenant Commander Peter Button, Deputy Director - Fleet Support Contracts office, presented the 2015 Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards at Sydney’s Conservatorium High School in February during their Annual Speech Night. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Peter Button, Deputy Director - Fleet Support Contracts office, presented the 2015 Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards at Sydney’s Conservatorium High School in February during their Annual Speech Night.

Lieutenant Commander Peter Button, Deputy Director - Fleet Support Contracts office, had the honour of presenting the 2015 Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards at Sydney’s Conservatorium High School in February during their annual speech night.

Fleet’s discipline and pride on show for Governor-General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy assembled during Fleet Divisions held aboard HMAS Adelaide at Garden Island, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop, provided a spectacular setting for Fleet Base East Divisions on 24 March.

Praying for those who serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABEWSM Brett Cogdon (author and photographer)

Chaplain Stephen Hutchison recites the RAAF prayer with Chaplain Grant Ludlow (right) and Commander Gavin Reeves during the National Day of Prayer for Defence at Chapel of Saint Paul on HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABEWSM Brett Cogdon)

Chaplain Stephen Hutchison recites the RAAF prayer with Chaplain Grant Ludlow (right) and Commander Gavin Reeves during the National Day of Prayer for Defence at Chapel of Saint Paul on HMAS Stirling, WA.

It is said that there are no atheists in fox holes, but for many Navy members their spiritual side can be neglected in the pace of service life. That said for the National Day of Prayer for Defence, some Navy Chaplains joined forces to pray for Defence members and their families as a reminder to acknowledge the sacrifices service can require.

Landing craft move to a new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author and photographer)

Commander John Navin, ADC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra presents Commodore Rene Vmedina, AFP, Commander Sea Lift Amphibious Force, Philippine Navy, the signed certificate of acceptance for three Landing Craft Heavy vessels, from the Royal Australian Navy, during a recent visit to HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: LEUT Desmond Paroz)

Commander John Navin, ADC, RAN, Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra presents Commodore Rene Vmedina, AFP, Commander Sea Lift Amphibious Force, Philippine Navy, the signed certificate of acceptance for three Landing Craft Heavy vessels, from the Royal Australian Navy, during a recent visit to HMAS Coonawarra.

The Royal Australian Navy’s final three Landing Craft Heavy – ex-HMA Ships BalikpapanBetano and Wewak – were officially signed over to the Philippines Navy at a ceremony held at Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra naval base recently.

Taking the Long Ride for the big C

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Ian McConachie attended a Prostate Cancer Awareness Show 'n' Shine at Russell Offices, Canberra, on March 10, 2016, with his Honda 500 motorcycle. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Ian McConachie attended a Prostate Cancer Awareness Show 'n' Shine at Russell Offices, Canberra, on March 10, 2016, with his Honda 500 motorcycle.

Motorcycle enthusiasts put their pride and joy on display at Russell Offices in Canberra on 10 March, for a show-and-shine for prostate cancer awareness.

Students look inside Navy tradition

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

Reviewing Officer, Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, stops to speak to a member of the guard during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Reviewing Officer, Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, stops to speak to a member of the guard during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus, in Victoria, held its first Ceremonial Divisions for 2016 on 18 March. The Melbourne catchcry is ‘four seasons in a day’ but the weather gauge was firmly stuck on ‘cold, wet and please turn up the thermostat’ for the parade as more than 500 sailors, soldiers, airmen drew on their discipline to stand still and proud while guests watched a tradition play out before them.

Tasmania’s wilderness run for veterans

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author)

Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham and Warrant Officer Kris Amiet, Australian Army, during the Mates4Mates run. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham and Warrant Officer Kris Amiet, Australian Army, during the Mates4Mates run.

Chief Petty Officer Musician Mark Ham and Army Warrant Officer Kris Amiet have completed marathon efforts to run 82 kilometres of wilderness trails in Tasmania to support veterans.