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Arunta reads to the extreme

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Eleanor Snelling (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Acting Commander of HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Kingsley Scarce taking part in the Extreme Reading Challenge in support of students from Coral Bay Primary School who are participating in the week long reading challenge. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Acting Commander of HMAS Arunta, Lieutenant Commander Kingsley Scarce taking part in the Extreme Reading Challenge in support of students from Coral Bay Primary School who are participating in the week long reading challenge.

HMAS Arunta has developed a relationship with local Western Australian school, Ocean Reef Primary School, to help the school run like a well oiled...ship.

Victoria Cross recipients attend Digger Day at Nowra

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

British Army soldier Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment; and former Australian Army soldier Mr Keith Payne, VC, AM; meet the Shoalhaven rugby team prior to the Digger Day 2015 match in Nowra, NSW.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

British Army soldier Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, VC, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment; and former Australian Army soldier Mr Keith Payne, VC, AM; meet the Shoalhaven rugby team prior to the Digger Day 2015 match in Nowra, NSW.

Navy's 723 Squadron had a special delivery recently, flying four Victoria Cross recipients to a ‘Digger Day’ event in Nowra, New South Wales.

Chefs dive in

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML-C) Rajan Arora (far left), Able Seaman ML-C Peta Nelson (second from left) and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Paul Graham (far right) with chefs from the Rockpool Bar and Grill enjoyed a tour of HMAS Dechaineux to experience the working conditions for chefs posted to submarines. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ML-C) Rajan Arora (far left), Able Seaman ML-C Peta Nelson (second from left) and Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Paul Graham (far right) with chefs from the Rockpool Bar and Grill enjoyed a tour of HMAS Dechaineux to experience the working conditions for chefs posted to submarines.

Chefs employed at Perth restaurant, Rockpool Bar and Grill, have been held in a small space underwater for an extended period, all in the name of an ongoing skills-sharing program.

Pacific Partnership volunteers restore memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Australian Navy, Air Force members and United States Navy personnel help restore  Baros of Siroui's memorial on the coast of Bougainville during Pacific Partnership 2015.

Baros of Sirouii supported the Australian effort in World War II and was subsequently beheaded by Japanese forces. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Australian Navy, Air Force members and United States Navy personnel help restore Baros of Siroui's memorial on the coast of Bougainville during Pacific Partnership 2015. Baros of Sirouii supported the Australian effort in World War II and was subsequently beheaded by Japanese forces.

Australian and United States military volunteers, along with two Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program members, have restored a memorial to a Bougainville chief who supported allied efforts in the Second World War.

Charities say goodbye and a heartfelt thank you

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Tobruk, Commander Leif Maxfield presents a $10,000 cheque raised from the ships welfare fund to Assistant Principal, Five Islands School Sonja Drewitt onboard HMAS Tobruk during it's last visit to Newcastle, NSW, prior to it's decommissioning.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Tobruk, Commander Leif Maxfield presents a $10,000 cheque raised from the ships welfare fund to Assistant Principal, Five Islands School Sonja Drewitt onboard HMAS Tobruk during it's last visit to Newcastle, NSW, prior to it's decommissioning.

The decommissioning of HMAS Tobruk will mark the end of the ship’s links with two community organisations in the Hunter region of New South Wales.   

Surgical teams perform life changing operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy off the coast of Bougainville during patient transfers from the mainland during Pacific Partnership 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy off the coast of Bougainville during patient transfers from the mainland during Pacific Partnership 2015.

More than five hundred patients a day received medical care from teams of doctors and specialists based in United States hospital ship USNS Mercy when the ship anchored off Bougainville coastline recently.

HMAS Dechaineux Crew visit Royal Flying Doctor Service

Published on by AB Joshua Courtney (author)

Members from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service 
Aircraft, Jandakot facility in Perth, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Aircraft, Jandakot facility in Perth, Western Australia.

Four members from submarine crew, HMAS Dechaineux, recently toured the Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations Centre in Jandakot, Western Australia, to broaden their undertanding of operations centre protocols.

Home away from home

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, speaks with Mrs Diane Larose (blue dress) at a morning tea held to welcome new Defence arrivals to the Rockingham area at Marilla House Community Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, speaks with Mrs Diane Larose (blue dress) at a morning tea held to welcome new Defence arrivals to the Rockingham area at Marilla House Community Centre.

A community centre in Rockingham, Western Australia, is providing a family friendly atmosphere which catering to Defence members and their families as a ‘home away from home’. 

Navy breaks fast to celebrate diversity

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

(L-R) unnamed, Mr Samir Bennegadi, the Hon Dr Brendon Nelson, MBBS, MRACGP, FRACP (Hon.), FAMA, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Assistant Minister for Defence The Hon Stuart Robert, MP, Captain Mona Shindy, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger at the Australian War Memorial for the Royal Australian Navy inaugural Ramadan Iftar dinner. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

(L-R) unnamed, Mr Samir Bennegadi, the Hon Dr Brendon Nelson, MBBS, MRACGP, FRACP (Hon.), FAMA, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, Assistant Minister for Defence The Hon Stuart Robert, MP, Captain Mona Shindy, CSC, RAN, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger at the Australian War Memorial for the Royal Australian Navy inaugural Ramadan Iftar dinner.

Navy has marked the month of Ramadan with a special dinner in Canberra attended by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed.

Rough night worthwhile

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Senior Naval Officer Tasmania and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter next to her cardboard box during the Tasmanian 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania. (photo: )

Senior Naval Officer Tasmania and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter next to her cardboard box during the Tasmanian 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout at Aurora Stadium in Launceston, Tasmania.

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, recently roughed it as part of the Tasmanian 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and funds for the plight of Australian homeless people.