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HMAS Sirius stands up for White Ribbon

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

HMAS Sirius crew members bake for a cause with a large cake in the shape of a White Ribbon prepared for a fundraising morning tea. 

L- R: Petty Officer Peter Kenyon, Ships Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Jodie Bonney, Midshipman Patrick Brown and Ables Seaman Tessa Wheeler (photo: )

HMAS Sirius crew members bake for a cause with a large cake in the shape of a White Ribbon prepared for a fundraising morning tea. L- R: Petty Officer Peter Kenyon, Ships Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Jodie Bonney, Midshipman Patrick Brown and Ables Seaman Tessa Wheeler

The crew of HMAS Sirius will be still on deployment on White Ribbon Day but that won’t stop them from marking the event.

Blood challenge in home stretch

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author and photographer)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

With the potential of saving up to 300 lives, Royal Australian Navy Commander, Chloe Wootten, has reached an amazing milestone of donating blood 100 times for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Citation for Gallantry finds its home

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

Mrs Roden is the daughter of the late Ordinary Seaman William Clark, who served in Yarra  during the Second World War and receives the Unit Citation for Gallantry insignia for her father who served on HMAS Yarra (II),from Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd. (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Roden is the daughter of the late Ordinary Seaman William Clark, who served in Yarra during the Second World War and receives the Unit Citation for Gallantry insignia for her father who served on HMAS Yarra (II),from Lieutenant Commander Stephen Hurd.

Just in time for Remembrance Day, the daughter of one of only 13 crew members to survive the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) on 4 March 1942, has received an award in his honour over 70 years on.

Awards recognise youth leaders

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

Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin presents  Isobel Hamer who is a Year 12 student at Mount Gravatt High School with the Seniorr Long Tan Award. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin presents Isobel Hamer who is a Year 12 student at Mount Gravatt High School with the Seniorr Long Tan Award.

Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin returned to Mt Gravatt High State School in Queensland recently, to help recognise two outstanding students who received ADF Long Tan Awards for leadership and teamwork.

Seagoing identity revealed almost 30 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), Unknown (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Darren Marshall reunites Mr John Watson with his ID Card that was lost almost 30 years ago. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Darren Marshall reunites Mr John Watson with his ID Card that was lost almost 30 years ago.

An unexpected reunion was the result of some keen investigative work, after a decades-old military identification card was found inside a compartment of HMAS Darwin.

A whale of a time at Eden

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy Members share a joke with a visitor to the Eden Whale Festival Oct 30 - Nov 1 2015. HMAS Harman participated in the event as part of the Navy Engagement Program. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Members share a joke with a visitor to the Eden Whale Festival Oct 30 - Nov 1 2015. HMAS Harman participated in the event as part of the Navy Engagement Program.

Royal Australian Navy personnel were amongst thousands who flocked to the New South Wales coastal town of Eden recently, for the annual Whale Festival.

Program Office Turns One

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT John Metzl (author)

Maritime System Division’s newest System Program Office (SPO), the Maritime Cross-Platform SPO (MCPSPO) celebrated its first birthday on 10th Nov 15.  (photo: Unknown)

Maritime System Division’s newest System Program Office (SPO), the Maritime Cross-Platform SPO (MCPSPO) celebrated its first birthday on 10th Nov 15.

Director General Maritime Support, Commodore Stephanie Moles has highlighted a number of achievements of Maritime System Division's Maritime Cross-Platform System Program Office, as the office celebrated its first birthday on 10 November.

Being rewarded for playing it safe

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the recipients of the Safety Excellence Awards outside the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Harman, 723 Squadron, the Submarine Force and HMAS Success were among the winners at the 11th Navy Safety awards held at the Royal Australian Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney, in late October.

74th anniversary of sinking commemorated

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A banner stating the battle honours of HMAS Sydney is displayed during the 2015 HMAS Sydney II memorial held at Martin Place, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

A banner stating the battle honours of HMAS Sydney is displayed during the 2015 HMAS Sydney II memorial held at Martin Place, Sydney.

The 645 sailors and officers who lost their lives when HMAS Sydney II was sunk by the German raider Kormoran in 1941 were commemorated at a ceremony at the Cenotaph Martin Place on 19 November.

Reconciliation in action

Published on by Michael Hughes (author), David McClenaghan (photographer)

The Secretary of Defence, Dennis Richardson , Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, Aunty Agnes Shea, Elder of the Ngunnawal people, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas, and Laurellee Watson from Indigenous Supplier Engagement at the launch of the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan  during  the official renaming of the Russell theatrette to the Ngunnawal  Theatrette.  (photo: David McClenaghan)

The Secretary of Defence, Dennis Richardson , Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, Aunty Agnes Shea, Elder of the Ngunnawal people, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas, and Laurellee Watson from Indigenous Supplier Engagement at the launch of the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan during the official renaming of the Russell theatrette to the Ngunnawal Theatrette.

A plan to attract and retain more indigenous staff in Defence has been released to support reconciliation and contribute to the national efforts to close the gap in indigenous disadvantage.