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Principal Chaplain - Navy Christmas Message

Published on by Director General Chaplaincy - Navy Principal Chaplain Stuart Hall (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

File image: Director General Chaplaincy - Navy, Principal Chaplain Stuart Hall (centre). (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

File image: Director General Chaplaincy - Navy, Principal Chaplain Stuart Hall (centre).

As the end of the year comes upon us, with the opportunity to relax and reflect, we can find ourselves commemorating the various events in our life that have taken place and shaped us over the past 12 months.

Chief of the Defence Force Christmas Message

Published on by Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

File image: Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

File image: Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC.

I am very proud of what the Australian Defence Force has achieved during a busy and demanding 2014. I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and best wishes for 2015.

Warrant Officer - Navy Christmas Message

Published on by Warrant Officer - Navy WO Martin Holzberger (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

File image: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger attends a Commemorative reading of 'A personal story from the Roll of Honour' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

 (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

File image: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger attends a Commemorative reading of 'A personal story from the Roll of Honour' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

At this time of year, I always reflect on the year we’ve had and what Navy has achieved. Who would have thought this time last year, we would have had our ships off Western Australia searching for a lost aircraft, intercepted so many drug smugglers in the Middle East, provided assistance to the people of the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan or that we would be tracking a Russian task force off our east coast?

Chief of Navy commends the Navy Ministerials team

Published on by CMDR Geoff Fiedler (author), CMDR Catherine Rhodes (photographer)

Mr Shane Coles and Mrs Kira Jorgensen receive a Navy Group Commendation for their tireless and exemplary performance in carrying out their responsibilities within Navy by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: CMDR Catherine Rhodes)

Mr Shane Coles and Mrs Kira Jorgensen receive a Navy Group Commendation for their tireless and exemplary performance in carrying out their responsibilities within Navy by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Members of the Navy Communications and Coordination Branch recently gathered in Canberra to witness the recognition of two Australian Public Service staff.

World class Navy qualifications formally recognised by Engineers Australia

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Unknown (photographer)

Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia, Mr Stephen Durkin and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (right) present Lieutenant Emma Houlihan with the first Chartered Professional Engineer qualification for Navy in Melbourne.  (photo: Unknown)

Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia, Mr Stephen Durkin and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (right) present Lieutenant Emma Houlihan with the first Chartered Professional Engineer qualification for Navy in Melbourne.

For the first time, Engineers Australia has acknowledged the Royal Australian Navy Engineer Officer’s Charge Qualification as an equivalent competency to practice as an internationally recognised Chartered Professional Engineer.

Keeping a lookout

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Outgoing Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, CSC, RAN (left) hands over the Telescope to incoming Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commander Melanie Verho, RAN at the Executive Officer handover ceremony held at Seamanship School in Victoria.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Outgoing Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, CSC, RAN (left) hands over the Telescope to incoming Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commander Melanie Verho, RAN at the Executive Officer handover ceremony held at Seamanship School in Victoria.

The end of the year is a busy time for everyone, but often for Navy families it means a change of posting. This was the case for HMAS Cerberus Executive Officer, Commander Mike Oborn, and his replacement Commander Melanie Verho.

Navy's newest recruits in the Defence Indigenous Development Program wear their uniform with pride

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program - Navy march into position for Remembrance Day service at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program - Navy march into position for Remembrance Day service at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program have again been proud ambassadors for Navy, this time at the inaugural Remembrance Day service in the Yungaburra’s Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

Submariners receive deserved recognition

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines.

Members of the submarine community recently gathered in an informal environment to recognise the achievements of some of their personnel.

A job well done

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LSCIS Timothy Shephard (photographer)

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, present Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.  (photo: LSCIS Timothy Shephard)

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, present Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.

Commanding Officer HMAS Huon was hoodwinked by his crew recently, but for good reason.

Navy pilot earns his wings

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Air Commodore Noel Derwort congratulates Acting Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn after graduating from No. 237 Pilots Course at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

Air Commodore Noel Derwort congratulates Acting Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn after graduating from No. 237 Pilots Course at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

The culmination of 15 months training came together for Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn who earned his 'wings' after graduating from Number 237 Pilots' course at RAAF Base Pearce last week. Alongside six Royal Australian Air Force officers, Sub Lieutenant Quinn represented the Royal Australian Navy and successfully completed the intensive 38-week course.