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Navy's Red25 team needs you!

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Sally Gavin from the Australian Red Cross, Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and Nathan Plummer, National Partnerships Officer for the Australian Red Cross at Russell Offices, Canberra. 

Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin accepted the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Outstanding Contribution Award on behalf of Defence Members.
 
Defence members made more than 17,000 blood donations during 2014, potentially saving 51,000 lives.
 (photo: Lauren Larking)

L-R Sally Gavin from the Australian Red Cross, Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and Nathan Plummer, National Partnerships Officer for the Australian Red Cross at Russell Offices, Canberra. Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin accepted the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Outstanding Contribution Award on behalf of Defence Members. Defence members made more than 17,000 blood donations during 2014, potentially saving 51,000 lives.

Navy is calling on all comers to support the Red Cross Blood Service through rolling up the sleeves and becoming blood donors.

Navy Recognised for Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

Published on by LCDR Jennifer Macklin (author), Ms Ann-Marie Calilhanna (photographer)

Defence members at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards at the Westin Hotel, Sydney. (photo: ANN-MARIE CALILHANNA)

Defence members at the Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards at the Westin Hotel, Sydney.

Navy has been recognised in the innovation category of the annual Pride in Diversity Australian Workplace Equality Index awards.

Naval capability enters new era

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), CPL Nicci Freeman (photographer), Mr Ed Garner (photographer)

The launch of a major new warship is a significant day for the Navy and the nation.  

The 7000-tonne destroyer is 75 per cent complete and will now undergo several months of fit out of her sensors and weapons in preparation for her acceptance trials. Only when they are completed and passed will Navy commission her into the Fleet as HMAS Hobart. (photo: Mr Ed Garner)

The launch of a major new warship is a significant day for the Navy and the nation. The 7000-tonne destroyer is 75 per cent complete and will now undergo several months of fit out of her sensors and weapons in preparation for her acceptance trials. Only when they are completed and passed will Navy commission her into the Fleet as HMAS Hobart.

The first of Navy’s new destroyers, NUSHIP Hobart, got to 'feel the water' as she was launched at the ASC shipyard in Adelaide on 23 May.  

Peacekeeping boosted by course for female officers

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown photographer (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jenn Mackli was selected to represent the Australian Defence Force at the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India, which developed a special technical course for female military officers of major Troop Contributing Countries to deploy on peace keeping operations. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Jenn Mackli was selected to represent the Australian Defence Force at the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India, which developed a special technical course for female military officers of major Troop Contributing Countries to deploy on peace keeping operations.

Navy's Deputy Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Macklin, has represented the Australian Defence Force at a landmark course for female military officers.

ANZAC memorial dedicated in NZ

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABAVN Emily Sherriff (author)

Australian Defence Force Tri-service Contigent with members of the New Zealand Defence Force and Gurkhas following the Anzac Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington.  (photo: Unknown)

Australian Defence Force Tri-service Contigent with members of the New Zealand Defence Force and Gurkhas following the Anzac Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington.

Opposite the New Zealand National War Memorial Carillon stand towering pillars of red Australian sandstone interwoven with grey basalt representing Australia's and New Zealand's vast landscapes.

Anzac Day in Brunei

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Charles Nuttall-Smith (author)

HMAS Armidale (Assail Two embarked) led an ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Murara beach (where Australian troops landed in 1945 to liberate Borneo).  (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Armidale (Assail Two embarked) led an ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Murara beach (where Australian troops landed in 1945 to liberate Borneo).

For patrol boat crew Assail Two, embarked in HMAS Armidale, the conclusion of Exercise PENGUIN 2015 on 24 April did not mean the end of official duties.  Instead, Assail Two had the honour of leading the Anzac Day dawn service on Muara Beach, Brunei.

Navy's photographers recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (author)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind, takes out the Rosemary Rodwell photographic memorial prize with his winning image of HMAS Success returning to Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, after a long deployment on Exercise Rim of the Pacific.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind, takes out the Rosemary Rodwell photographic memorial prize with his winning image of HMAS Success returning to Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, after a long deployment on Exercise Rim of the Pacific.

After the dust had settled on this year’s showcase of Navy imagery there was, after much debate, finally a winner – Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind.

History of naval aviation on show

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Fleet Air Arm Museum (FAAM) volunteers (L-R) Mr Bruce Hudson and Mrs Maggie Cooper, the driving force behind the War and Peace exhibition, during the official opening at the FAAM, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Fleet Air Arm Museum (FAAM) volunteers (L-R) Mr Bruce Hudson and Mrs Maggie Cooper, the driving force behind the War and Peace exhibition, during the official opening at the FAAM, Nowra.

Rear Admiral Neil Ralph (Rtd) officially opened the Fleet Air Arm Museum's latest exhibition, War and Peace, a photographic celebration of 100 years of naval aviation.

Adventuring on the agenda

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Raimund Winkler, Commander Cliff Kyle, RAN, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN and Commander Steve Arney, RAN, will be participating in the Mountain Designs GeoQuest, which will be held over the Queens Birthday long weekend in the Myall Coast region, NSW. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Raimund Winkler, Commander Cliff Kyle, RAN, Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN and Commander Steve Arney, RAN, will be participating in the Mountain Designs GeoQuest, which will be held over the Queens Birthday long weekend in the Myall Coast region, NSW.

For many, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is a time for recreation and relaxation.

Commanding respect at Australian Services Rugby Championships

Published on by CPOCSM Chris Boardman (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy men's rugby team front row get ready to packin during a scrum training session before the Australian Services Rugby Championship finals held at Ballymore Oval, Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Royal Australian Navy men's rugby team front row get ready to packin during a scrum training session before the Australian Services Rugby Championship finals held at Ballymore Oval, Brisbane, Queensland.

On 23 May, the 2015 Australian Services Rugby Championship was secured by Army for both senior men’s and women’s teams, but not before hard earned victories against their Royal Australian Navy rivals.