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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.

Sirius flies white ribbons

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

Lieutenant Darryl Wagstaff, RAN, proudly holds his prize from a raffle to raise money for White Ribbon. (photo: LEUT Jake Leonard)

Lieutenant Darryl Wagstaff, RAN, proudly holds his prize from a raffle to raise money for White Ribbon.

The ship's company of HMAS Sirius have taken a stand against domestic violence, marking White Ribbon's Night In.

Fond farewell to the workhorse of the Fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

The crew of HMAS Tobruk at her decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

The crew of HMAS Tobruk at her decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

After almost 35 years of dedicated service, the Royal Australian Navy’s humanitarian aid and disaster relief ship, HMAS Tobruk, was decommissioned at her homeport of Garden Island, in Sydney, today.

Landing craft sail to new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, AFP, Flag Officer in-Command Philippine Navy, shakes hands with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, after signing the official documentation for the Australian government to gift two decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy to the Government of the Philippines. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, AFP, Flag Officer in-Command Philippine Navy, shakes hands with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, after signing the official documentation for the Australian government to gift two decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy to the Government of the Philippines.

HMAS Cairns hosted a unique ceremony on 23 July during which two ships were commissioned into the Philippines Navy before they departed Australia for their new home.

Wheels roll in Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ryan Brook from Fleet Support Unit - South East catches a pass during a celebrity match onboard HMAS Canberra during Disability Sports Australia's 25th Anniversary of Wheelchair Rugby. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ryan Brook from Fleet Support Unit - South East catches a pass during a celebrity match onboard HMAS Canberra during Disability Sports Australia's 25th Anniversary of Wheelchair Rugby.

It was a big bash of a different kind as the sound of custom-made wheelchairs colliding at speed echoed in HMAS Canberra’s hangar deck this week.

Navy prepares for AFL curtain raiser

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

The Navy AFL team's Able Seaman Clearance Diver Lachlan Whitfield looks for hand ball options during their training session at Fleet Base West sports oval in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

The Navy AFL team's Able Seaman Clearance Diver Lachlan Whitfield looks for hand ball options during their training session at Fleet Base West sports oval in preparation for the annual Sydney II Memorial AFL Match against the Air Force.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling have been training hard recently - not for a deployment, but an Aussie Rules Football game.

MH17 remembered one year on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Families of victims place a floral tribute in remembrance of those lost during the National Memorial Service for Flight MH17 held at Parliament House, Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Families of victims place a floral tribute in remembrance of those lost during the National Memorial Service for Flight MH17 held at Parliament House, Canberra.

In a moving memorial service at Parliament House on 17 July, the nation and its leaders paused to remember the 298 people killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last year.