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Wiggles and Navy unite to launch Legacy Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LEUT Andrew Ragless (photographer)

The Wiggles; Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy and Captain Feathersword joined with Sunrise weather  presenter Sam Mac, Legacy families and the ships company of HMAS Choules this morning for the launch of Legacy Week. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

The Wiggles; Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy and Captain Feathersword joined with Sunrise weather presenter Sam Mac, Legacy families and the ships company of HMAS Choules this morning for the launch of Legacy Week.

The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, and a small but enthusiastic group of young fans took over the flight deck of HMAS Choules to launch Legacy Week this morning.

Navy blood-letting a life saver

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016.

The gloves are off and sleeves are rolled up within Defence with the launch of the annual Defence Blood Challenge in support of the Red Cross Blood Service.

New-look canteen for Albatross

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

 Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening.

HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.

Success visits centre for rescued children

Published on by WO Justin Moore (author), Unknown (photographer)

Some of the crew of HMAS Success and kids from the Child Protection and Development Centre aftera friendly game of soccer. (photo: Unknown)

Some of the crew of HMAS Success and kids from the Child Protection and Development Centre aftera friendly game of soccer.

The crew of replenishment ship, HMAS Success had a break from military routine recently, sharing smiles with local kids during their south-east Asian deployment.


Indigenous youth set sail in STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Erin McAuley (author)

STS Young Endeavour Youth Crew Member Jessica Lowth receives her Certificate of Completion from Lieutenant Adam Farley RAN, Commanding Officer STS Young Endeavour. (photo: Unknown )

STS Young Endeavour Youth Crew Member Jessica Lowth receives her Certificate of Completion from Lieutenant Adam Farley RAN, Commanding Officer STS Young Endeavour.

A recent graduate of the Defence Indigenous Development Program and a Navy Cadet from Esperance in Western Australia were amongst the excited young crew who embarked on an 11 day adventure at sea when Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour departed Cairns on 25 July.

Contributions recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Alex DeValentin (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul.

For the past 20 years, the Defence Community Organisation has worked with Command, families and community organisations to develop a strong, connected and resilient Defence community that supports Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Watson Chapel gets an organ transplant

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), SMNML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

The new organ at the HMAS Watson Memorial Naval Chapel of St George the Martyr, replacing the old organ that had blessed the chapel with its music for the previous decade. (photo: SMNML-SC Craig Walton)

The new organ at the HMAS Watson Memorial Naval Chapel of St George the Martyr, replacing the old organ that had blessed the chapel with its music for the previous decade.

The electronic organ at HMAS Watson Chapel has played at many of the 3000 weddings, baptisms and funerals held at the historic building, but it played its final note this month.

Success pauses for White Ribbon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), WO Justin Moore (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Success SEAD 011/16 (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success SEAD 011/16

The crew of HMAS Success took time out of a busy deployment to South East Asia to promote the ideals of the White Ribbon campaign last month.


Navy's domestic violence conversation continues

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Royal Australian Navy is an accredited White Ribbon workplace and supports the prevention of violence against women.

Navy’s ongoing campaign against family and domestic violence received a major boost recently with ships’ companies and teams across the nation doing their bit to raise money for White Ribbon.
 

Navy Vietnam veterans still serving the nation

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Vietnam Veterans, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain (CPONPC) William Bowley and CPONPC Mark Mobley of Fleet Headquarters, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

As the Australian public gather to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, three members from the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Headquarters will take an opportunity to reflect on their own contributions to the Vietnam War and those of their ship mates.