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Battling the deep blue to support Beyond Blue

Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author)

Lieutenant Kiri Nothdurft, a Maritime Geospatial Officer – Meterology, based at HMAS Stirling, was at Cottesloe Beach to participate in the 25th Anniversary Rottnest Channel Swim.  The swim is an annual 19.7 kilometre open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island of the Western Australian coast. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Kiri Nothdurft, a Maritime Geospatial Officer – Meterology, based at HMAS Stirling, was at Cottesloe Beach to participate in the 25th Anniversary Rottnest Channel Swim. The swim is an annual 19.7 kilometre open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island of the Western Australian coast.

Battling a 25 knot south westerly wind, a two metre swell and shark infested waters may not seem like everyone’s idea of a fun day at the beach, however, Lieutenant Kiri Nothdurft faced the challenge head on.

Secrets from the deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claire Hunt (author)

Group photo, Comet Bay Students with the visiting USN and RAN Sailors and Officers (photo: Ms Clair Hunt)

Group photo, Comet Bay Students with the visiting USN and RAN Sailors and Officers

As part of Navy's ongoing community engagement activities, sailors and officers from two navies took time out and conducted a presentation to students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia.

Aspriring to expand horizons

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann, RAN, welcomes children from Banksia Road Primary School, as they cross the gangway onto HMAS Sydney for an excursion, as part of the Navy Inspire Program. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann, RAN, welcomes children from Banksia Road Primary School, as they cross the gangway onto HMAS Sydney for an excursion, as part of the Navy Inspire Program.

An excited group of primary school kids from Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre, New South Wales, recently had the chance to explore HMAS Sydney as part of the Aspire Role Models Program.

Many ways to 'Keep Watch'

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'  (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'

The old saying 'charity begins at home' is being invoked to support members of the 'Navy family' in need.

Showing and telling Navy history

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Jamie Schmith (left), Mr Neil Hutton and Leading Seaman Tim Howard (right) hold up the four pennants gifted to the Navy Heritage Centre by Mr Neil Hutton at Navy Headquarters Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Chief Petty Officer Jamie Schmith (left), Mr Neil Hutton and Leading Seaman Tim Howard (right) hold up the four pennants gifted to the Navy Heritage Centre by Mr Neil Hutton at Navy Headquarters Tasmania.

Hobart local, Neil Hutton has returned four Royal Australian Navy pennants after preserving them over fifty years.

Penguin releases two little penguins

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN, and Taronga Wildlife Hospital Manager, Ms Libby Hall, release two penguins into the water at Fairlight Beach, Manly.
 (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN, and Taronga Wildlife Hospital Manager, Ms Libby Hall, release two penguins into the water at Fairlight Beach, Manly.

Two rehabilitated penguins were released back into the wild at Fairlight Beach on 5 March by Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Paul Gall and staff from Taronga Zoo.

Passing the baton

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (author)

(l-r) Female pilots, Lieutenant Sally-Anne Malone, Lieutenant Natalie Davies, Lieutenant Tammie Lee Moffatt, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, Ms Shelley Ross, and Ms Catherine Fitzsimons, with the Relay of Flight commemorative baton, in front of the delivering Cessna 182T aeroplane. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(l-r) Female pilots, Lieutenant Sally-Anne Malone, Lieutenant Natalie Davies, Lieutenant Tammie Lee Moffatt, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, Ms Shelley Ross, and Ms Catherine Fitzsimons, with the Relay of Flight commemorative baton, in front of the delivering Cessna 182T aeroplane.

Lieutenant Sally-Ann Malone is one of 70 pilots to participate in the inaugural Women Pilots’ Relay of Flight, which aims to celebrate women in aviation while raising funds for the Cancer Council along the way.

Getting their hands dirty

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ben Robinson (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Petty Officer Kristie Cotton, helps clean up the entrance to HMAS Harman for Clean Up Australia Day.

A combined effort of 40 Navy, Army and Air Force members spent last an afternoon helping make their workplace and surrounds beautiful by participating in the Clean up Australia campaign recently.

HMAS Perth (I) honoured by a new generation

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Boy Scouts of America member, 14 year old Richard Stacpoole, accepts an Australian White Ensign from Australia's Naval Attaché in Jakarta Captain Nick Hart, RAN. (photo: Unknown)

Boy Scouts of America member, 14 year old Richard Stacpoole, accepts an Australian White Ensign from Australia's Naval Attaché in Jakarta Captain Nick Hart, RAN.

The Royal Australian Navy has joined with an American teenager to commemorate one of the most significant naval battles of the Second World War.

Sydney recognises Operation SLIPPER veterans

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

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More than 6,000 New South Wales based members of the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police and other government agencies will march through Sydney on Saturday, 21 March, as part of a national commemoration to mark the completion of Operation SLIPPER.