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Program Office Turns One

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Maritime System Division’s newest System Program Office (SPO), the Maritime Cross-Platform SPO (MCPSPO) celebrated its first birthday on 10th Nov 15.  (photo: Unknown)

Maritime System Division’s newest System Program Office (SPO), the Maritime Cross-Platform SPO (MCPSPO) celebrated its first birthday on 10th Nov 15.

Director General Maritime Support, Commodore Stephanie Moles has highlighted a number of achievements of Maritime System Division's Maritime Cross-Platform System Program Office, as the office celebrated its first birthday on 10 November.

Being rewarded for playing it safe

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Harman, 723 Squadron, the Submarine Force and HMAS Success were among the winners at the 11th Navy Safety awards held at the Royal Australian Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, in late October.

74th anniversary of sinking commemorated

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A banner stating the battle honours of HMAS Sydney is displayed during the 2015 HMAS Sydney II memorial held at Martin Place, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

A banner stating the battle honours of HMAS Sydney is displayed during the 2015 HMAS Sydney II memorial held at Martin Place, Sydney.

The 645 sailors and officers who lost their lives when HMAS Sydney II was sunk by the German raider Kormoran in 1941 were commemorated at a ceremony at the Cenotaph Martin Place on 19 November.

Reconciliation in action

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The Secretary of Defence, Dennis Richardson , Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, Aunty Agnes Shea, Elder of the Ngunnawal people, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas, and Laurellee Watson from Indigenous Supplier Engagement at the launch of the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan  during  the official renaming of the Russell theatrette to the Ngunnawal  Theatrette.  (photo: David McClenaghan)

The Secretary of Defence, Dennis Richardson , Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, Aunty Agnes Shea, Elder of the Ngunnawal people, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas, and Laurellee Watson from Indigenous Supplier Engagement at the launch of the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan during the official renaming of the Russell theatrette to the Ngunnawal Theatrette.

A plan to attract and retain more indigenous staff in Defence has been released to support reconciliation and contribute to the national efforts to close the gap in indigenous disadvantage.

Navy Captain announced as Telstra Business Woman of the Year

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Captain Mona Shindy was awarded the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for 2015. Image courtesy of Telstra. (photo: Unknown)

Captain Mona Shindy was awarded the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for 2015. Image courtesy of Telstra.

Royal Australian Navy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer, Captain Mona Shindy has been named the 2015 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.

Wearing white makes a statement in HMAS Darwin

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HMAS Darwin's ships company come together on the flight deck to support White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Darwin's ships company come together on the flight deck to support White Ribbon Day.

HMAS Darwin will be marking White Ribbon Day with a symbolic show of white under their uniforms. Organiser, Sub Lieutenant Thomas Rodgers says it was a simple way to show support for a worthy cause.

Military musicians bring colour to festival

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For a second year in a row, the Royal Australian Navy Band Queensland provided musical support to the Jacaranda Festival in Grafton, surrounded by the beautiful purple-flowering trees that the festival is named after.  (photo: Unknown)

For a second year in a row, the Royal Australian Navy Band Queensland provided musical support to the Jacaranda Festival in Grafton, surrounded by the beautiful purple-flowering trees that the festival is named after.

For a second year in a row, the Royal Australian Navy Band provided musical support to the recent Jacaranda Festival in Grafton, New South Wales, surrounded by the beautiful purple-flowering trees that the festival is named after.

HMAS Choules remembers the fallen

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Members of HMAS Choules ship's company during the Remembrance Day ceremony held onboard while at sea. (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall)

Members of HMAS Choules ship's company during the Remembrance Day ceremony held onboard while at sea.

HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday.

Personal remembrance for Canberra school

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Sue Cougar and Helena Rathouski with daughter Nikolina make a donation to Lucy Cambridge and Paris Morris from St. John Paul College II, Nicholls, as they sell poppies and badges for Remebrance Day in the Gungahlin Market Place. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Sue Cougar and Helena Rathouski with daughter Nikolina make a donation to Lucy Cambridge and Paris Morris from St. John Paul College II, Nicholls, as they sell poppies and badges for Remebrance Day in the Gungahlin Market Place.

Each Remembrance Day, the nation pauses to mark the anniversary of the guns of the Western Front falling silent after more than four years continuous warfare on 11 November 1918. The red poppies of the Western Front have become synonymous with remembrance and a symbol to remember all those who have died or suffered wars and armed conflicts.

Aircrew ready to soar

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(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Aircrewman Basic Rotary Course 09 graduates, Leading Seaman (LS) Sean Byrne, LS Dan Hannah, Able Seaman Paul Buckley and LS Gavin Brown, with (Centre) Warrant Officer Navy, WO Martin Holzberger, AM, CSC, during the Aircrewman Basic Rotary course 09 graduation.

Deputy Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Captain Shane Craig, had the honour of formally welcoming four new members to the world of Navy aviation on 29 October.