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Perth pauses to reflect on Indigenous sacrifice and service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered on 29 May at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth.

Defence personnel unite in the NT for Reconciliation Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan.

Navy, Army and Air Force came together at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently to show their support for National Reconciliation Week.

Allies remember collision of HMAS Melbourne and USS Frank E Evans

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

A representative and member of the Royal Australian Navy Band - East performs the Last Post as part of the HMAS Melbourne-USS Frank E Evans memorial service.

The Naval Chapel at Garden Island Naval Base and the Australian National Maritime Museum have hosted a memorial service for the American crewmen who lost their lives aboard USS Frank E Evans following a collision with HMAS Melbourne (II) on 3 June 1969.

Friends remember the fallen from 77 years ago

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Catafalque party general salute during the the last post at a memorial service for the 77th anniversary sinking of the ferry Kuttabul at Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

A quiet and solemn ceremony has been held at HMAS Kuttabul to remember the lives lost 77 years ago during World War Two, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney Harbour.

Navy skipper leads ADF team at Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of the Australian Defence Sailing Association onboard 'Godzilla' prior to competing in Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta held at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of the Australian Defence Sailing Association onboard 'Godzilla' prior to competing in Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta held at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria.

Defence competed in the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta for the first time on 6 June.

Soccer brings Australian and Thai Navy teams together

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Soccer teams from HMAS Toowoomba; the Third Naval Area Command Team; and HTMS Sriracha before a match at TK Stadium, Phuket, Thailand.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba has conducted a port visit to Phuket, Thailand. During the visit a soccer team from the ship played a friendly match with a team from the Thai Navy.

ADF Running and Athletics Association supports Navy trail runners at gruelling ultra running event

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Lieutenant Jonathan Milton and Captain Michael Manfield at the start of the Ultra-Trail Australia running event in the Blue Mountains, NSW. (photo: )

Lieutenant Jonathan Milton and Captain Michael Manfield at the start of the Ultra-Trail Australia running event in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Over the weekend of 17-19 May approximately 7000 trail runners participated in the Ultra Trail Australia event in the Blue Mountains.

Navy Rugby makes intentions clear with spirited win over Army

Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships.

Navy Rugby Union has made its future intentions clear after generating a bow wave of momentum both on and off the field at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships, held in Canberra from 12-18 May.

‘Useful Belief’ adopted by Fleet Support staff around Australia

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Author Chris Helder speaks with officers and sailors from Fleet Support Unit - North about the benefit of a constructive mindset using the concept of Useful Belief, in a lecture conducted at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Author Chris Helder speaks with officers and sailors from Fleet Support Unit - North about the benefit of a constructive mindset using the concept of Useful Belief, in a lecture conducted at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

Sailors and officers posted to the Navy’s Fleet Support Units have had the rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s foremost experts on communication and mindset.

Ten nations test their MTOs in Exercise BELL BUOY 19

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author and photographer)

Sydney based participants from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, United States Navy and the Royal Navy, during Exercise BELL BUOY 19. (photo: LEUT Tony White)

Sydney based participants from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, United States Navy and the Royal Navy, during Exercise BELL BUOY 19.

More than 60 Maritime Trade Operations (MTO) Officers from ten navies have wrapped up one of their largest annual Bell Buoy exercises last week with a simulations of conflict between two countries in the Tasman Sea, piracy and the closure of Port Botany due to an underwater improvised explosive device.