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Fit for sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.  (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

It’s a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.

Leading the way with logisitics

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins is part of a small dedicated team of sailors who handle the ship's technical and general stores aboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins is part of a small dedicated team of sailors who handle the ship's technical and general stores aboard HMAS Arunta.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Danielle Collins says she loves her job because it has taken her places she would never have gone to without the Navy. She is currently embarked in HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

Too many stories to tell on Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Unknown photographer. Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney. (photo: Z77)

30 June 1995 edition of Navy News, featuring visit to Russia by HMAS Sydney.

As the Royal Australian Navy prepares to decommission HMAS Sydney this week, some of her ship's company reflect on their service in the frigate.

High Altitude Combat for Navy Officer

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, presents Lieutenant Peter Hassall with his certificate of completion for Mission Commander on the E-7A Wedgetail, becoming the first Navy officer to do so. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, presents Lieutenant Peter Hassall with his certificate of completion for Mission Commander on the E-7A Wedgetail, becoming the first Navy officer to do so.

Combat Systems Operator to Combat Systems Manager is normally the pinnacle of career progression for ops crew, but Lieutenant Peter Hassall, who commissioned four years ago, took things one step further and is now an E-7A Wedgetail Mission Commander.

Seizing the mo-ment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack;
Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The handover of funds raised by the Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) at Both Watches Cafe of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. From the left: Petty Officer Mark Woodhouse; Private Jessica McCormack; Sue Guiney (Navy Canteens); Henry Burns (IPRC Winner of the Moustache Challenge); Sergeant Ben Vickery and; Kym Kepple.

It seems the six-week Indigenous Pre-Recruitment Course at HMAS Cerberus is more than a great place for young Indigenous Australians to grow confidence about future Defence careers. The course also appears to be a great place to grow moustaches.

Cerberus marches with the community for White Ribbon Movement

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

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Members of the male community of Hastings take the 'Oath' during the the White Ribbon Day march through High Street of Hastings, Victoria.

At HMAS Cerberus, sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen took to the streets of Hastings to march alongside Police, Fire Fighters, SES, Ambulance, community groups and primary school students, to show their support for White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon support year round

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

AUSCDT ONE conducted a series of events dedicated to the White Ribbon cause.  Activities so far have included a winter ball, a series of BBQ Breakfasts and most recently, a shooting competition at the ADF’s Weapons Tactical Training Simulator.  (photo: Unknown)

AUSCDT ONE conducted a series of events dedicated to the White Ribbon cause. Activities so far have included a winter ball, a series of BBQ Breakfasts and most recently, a shooting competition at the ADF’s Weapons Tactical Training Simulator.

Royal Australian Navy divers have completed a successful White Ribbon campaign, raising funds and awareness through a series of events to help victims of domestic violence.

Cairns says no to domestic violence

Published on by LEUT Andrew Gabbott (author), POHSM Jade Germein (photographer), LSMT Jenna Harvey (photographer)

On White Ribbon Day 2015, LCDR Adam Muckalt leads male members of the HMAS Cairns community in reading the oath and committing to stand against Men's violence against Women. (photo: Unknown)

On White Ribbon Day 2015, LCDR Adam Muckalt leads male members of the HMAS Cairns community in reading the oath and committing to stand against Men's violence against Women.

HMAS Cairns collectively said no to Men's violence against Women on Wednesday, with 73 male members of the HMAS Cairns community lining up three-ranks-deep to take an oath in support of National White Ribbon Day.

Sydney Navy members 'stand up and speak out' for White Ribbon

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gaul, makes a donation in support of White Ribbon Day 2015 before the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gaul, makes a donation in support of White Ribbon Day 2015 before the annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate Fun Run.

Sailors and officers across Sydney have joined forces to send a clear message to that violence against women is never acceptable.

ADFA recognised for its commitment to cultural change

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Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, speaks at the Australian Defence Force Academy's White Ribbon Day event. (photo: Michael Jackson-Rand   )

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, speaks at the Australian Defence Force Academy's White Ribbon Day event.

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) officially received its White Ribbon workplace accreditation during a ceremony in Canberra yesterday.