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HMAS Moreton staff go west

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Richard Gorey (author)

AB Jack Taylor urges his mount towards the finish line in Race 4 at the Mitchell Camel Races. (photo: )

AB Jack Taylor urges his mount towards the finish line in Race 4 at the Mitchell Camel Races.

At first glance, seeing five Navy personnel west of Amberley Air Base seems a bit odd. But dig a little deeper and there is a good reason that the Navy Community Engagement Program (NCEP) Team from HMAS Moreton saddled up the wagons and headed west.

HMAS Moreton accepts the challenge

Published on by LS Hayden Eyles (author), LS Regan Kid (photographer)

Blood donors from south-east Queensland’s HMAS Moreton have helped Navy to a leading place in three of the four Defence Blood Challenge categories. (photo: LS Regan Kid)

Blood donors from south-east Queensland’s HMAS Moreton have helped Navy to a leading place in three of the four Defence Blood Challenge categories.

As a parting favour for retiring Chief Petty Officer Bernard Matson, personnel from HMAS Moreton rolled up their sleeves and donated enough blood to save 30 lives.

Top End Cadets enjoy snapshot of patrol boat life

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LEUT ANC Jane Reptik (photographer)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat. (photo: Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat.

A group of Australian Navy Cadets has enjoyed a surprise tour of a working patrol boat during a visit to Top End naval establishment HMAS Coonawarra.

RAN Band to set tone for Remembrance

Published on by LSMUSN Svetlana Yaroslavskaya (author)

In front of the RAN Band  - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs. (photo: )

In front of the RAN Band - Sydney, (left to right) RAN Director of Music, LCDR Steven Stanke, conductors LEUT Brian O’Kane, composer PO Martyn Hancock, former ABC broadcaster and author Mike Carlton, and conductor LEUT Matthew Klohs.

The Royal Australian Navy Band will perform two special concerts commemorating Remembrance Day.

Stepping towards better mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Canberra based ADF and APS staff and their families participate in the Defence Mental Health Day Bridge-to-Bridge Walk held around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Canberra based ADF and APS staff and their families participate in the Defence Mental Health Day Bridge-to-Bridge Walk held around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

Navy personnel have stepped out in Canberra as part of a group of around 300 Defence personnel showing support to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Defence commemorates Krait anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Deputy Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, salutes after laying a memorial wreath on board MV Krait during the 75th anniversary memorial service of Operation JAYWICK at the Australian National Maritime Musuem, Sydney.

The Australian Defence Force has commemorated the 75th anniversary of Operation JAYWICK, with a wreath laying ceremony on board the MV Krait at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Launceston edges out Philippine Navy in sports competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tobias Phelps (author), LCDR James Brewster (photographer), LEUT Justin Mellross (photographer)

Well played, members of HMAS Launceston and the Philippine Navy’s Western Command following two extremely close sporting contests. (photo: )

Well played, members of HMAS Launceston and the Philippine Navy’s Western Command following two extremely close sporting contests.

HMAS Launceston and members of the Philippine Navy’s Western Command have enjoyed a sports day to celebrating the fifth PN-RAN Combined Maritime Training Activity.

Invictus opening accompanied by the best of ADF music

Published on by LEUT David Coit (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

LCDR Steven Stanke (seated, centre) may have operated in the shadow of Prince Harry, but he played an important role in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony. (photo: Department of Defence)

LCDR Steven Stanke (seated, centre) may have operated in the shadow of Prince Harry, but he played an important role in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony.

The Royal Australian Navy Band has played a significant role in the opening ceremony of the fourth Invictus Games.

Underdogs do Cerberus proud

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

The HMAS Cerberus 'Doggies' celebrate winning the Southern Football and Netball League Division Four Grand Final at Keysborough Reserve in Victoria. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Cerberus 'Doggies' celebrate winning the Southern Football and Netball League Division Four Grand Final at Keysborough Reserve in Victoria.

The HMAS Cerberus AFL team - dubbed the ‘Doggies’ - have stormed their way through the second half of the Southern football and netball league season to take out their first senior division premiership since 1958.

Sailor displays resilience and courage to achieve a goal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team member, Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (left), passes the ball during a wheelchair rugby exhibition match against the WA Enforcers, in Perth WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team member, Able Seaman Marine Technician Mark Daniels (left), passes the ball during a wheelchair rugby exhibition match against the WA Enforcers, in Perth WA.

A Navy member who suffered an amputation as a result of a motorcycle accident has overcome serious challenges to remain active, both professionally and in his down time.