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New officers pull together for community

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author), Mr Brendan Dumbrell (photographer)

New Entry Officer's Course trainees took time out of the busy pace of initial training to participate in the Nowra Relay for Life. (photo: Brendan Dumbrell)

New Entry Officer's Course trainees took time out of the busy pace of initial training to participate in the Nowra Relay for Life.

The Cancer Council’s Relay for Life is an annual world-wide event with 2015 marking the sixteenth year it has been held Australia-wide.

723 Squadron relays for life

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Adam Jameson (author), LEUT Mark Green (photographer)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart. (photo: LEUT Mark Green)

Some of the 723 Squadron team taking a well earned breather. From left to right: Ms Mary Milgate, Corporal Bel Althaus, Lieutenant Nat Davies, Able Seaman Rachael Whitworth, and Able Seaman Josh Deckart.

A marathon effort was made by members of 723 Squadron during their support of the annual Relay for Life, held at Nowra Showground over 24 hours on the weekend of 28-29 March.

Indian Anzac Day for Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by CHAP Andrew Watters (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen plays the didgeridoo during the Dawn Service held on-board the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in a short visit to Mumbai, India, as the ship and crew transit to the Middle East region in support of Operation MANITOU.
 (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaleb Cohen plays the didgeridoo during the Dawn Service held on-board the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in a short visit to Mumbai, India, as the ship and crew transit to the Middle East region in support of Operation MANITOU.

In the balmy pre-dawn quiet of a Mumbai morning, the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle mustered on the flight deck to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. 

Lethality key to legitimacy

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Lisa Nipp (photographer)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, speaks on

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy, speaks on "Mahan and Turner Restored: Naval Power and the Democratic State in the 21st Century" at the 2015 Sea Air Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett has recently returned from a successful visit to Maryland, USA, where he was invited to speak at at the United States Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition.

Success in Athens for Centenary of Anzac

Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Success Ships Company pay their respects  during the Anzac Day dawn service onboard HMAS Success while in Athens, Greece taking part in Centenary of Anzac commemorations. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

HMAS Success Ships Company pay their respects during the Anzac Day dawn service onboard HMAS Success while in Athens, Greece taking part in Centenary of Anzac commemorations.

HMAS Success was Athens, Greece, for Centenary of Anzac commemorations, and has been at the island of Lemnos in the lead up to Anzac Day, the site of the Australian Field Hospitals and the stepping off point for the troops sent to Gallipoli.

Canberra's open day draws big crowds

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Hobart locals Rhonda and Ross Colley on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the public open day. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Hobart locals Rhonda and Ross Colley on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during the public open day.

The Navy’s newest ship, HMAS Canberra was the hottest ticket in town when she opened her gangway to the public in Hobart on the Anzac Day weekend.

Commemorating the Centenary of Anzac

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac lines the upper decks as the ship sails past Anzac Cove during the dawn service on the Gallipoli Peninsula. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac lines the upper decks as the ship sails past Anzac Cove during the dawn service on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac represented Australia at the Centenary of Anzac commemorative events at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.

Dawn Service at Sea

Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Choules junior sailors lay flowers to honour those who have served our nation in a dawn service ceremony for the Centenary of Anzac held on the flight deck of HMAS Choules whilst sailing the South China Sea.

Row by row sailors, soldiers and officers took stock in the stillness of the pre-dawn onboard HMAS Choules' flight deck, to remember the bravery and the courage shown by the ANZACs.

First Anzac Day for HMAS Canberra crew

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, AM RAN and Petty Officer Electronics Technician Che Simons lead the ship's company of HMAS Canberra in the Anzac Day march in Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Sadleir, AM RAN and Petty Officer Electronics Technician Che Simons lead the ship's company of HMAS Canberra in the Anzac Day march in Hobart, Tasmania.

As the sun rose over the Hobart Cenotaph, members of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company joined the community to commemorate one hundred years since the first ANZACs landed at Gallipoli.

Prime Minister Abbott visits Anzac in Turkey

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, AC, and Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, with members of HMAS Anzac's crew on the forecastle, on the eve of Anzac Day. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, AC, and Commanding Officer HMAS Anzac, Commander Belinda Wood, RAN, with members of HMAS Anzac's crew on the forecastle, on the eve of Anzac Day.

On the eve of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, the crew of HMAS Anzac was joined for breakfast by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbott, and the Chief of the Australian Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, while near Gallipoli, Turkey.