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Penguin celebrates in style

Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin Commander Ian Campbell, RAN (right), Ex-servicemen Mr Keith Hearnden (centre) and Seaman Medical Giaan Holland (left) cut a cake to celebrate the 75th Birthday of HMAS Penguin during a clear lower deck.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin has marked 75 years of service with a celebration onboard and a community engagement ceremonial sunset and dinner.

Freedom of Entry for HMAS Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

The CO of HMAS Cairns leading the Officers and Ships Company through the streets of Cairns during the Freedom Of Entry as part of navy week celebrations in Far North Queensland.

With swords drawn and colours flying, more than 150 officers and ship’s company from HMAS Cairns exercised their Freedom of Entry marching through the streets of Cairns.

Naval aviation gains graduate group

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

The Aviation Support graduates at the School of Aviation Training. (photo: Unknown)

The Aviation Support graduates at the School of Aviation Training.

Navy has a larger pool of skills and talent for aviation operations after 22 sailors graduated from the School of Aviation Training at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales.

Community strengthened by recognition

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The Yonga Boys perform a Yonga (Kangaroo) dance at the NAIDOC Week welcome exhibition held at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham, WA. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Yonga Boys perform a Yonga (Kangaroo) dance at the NAIDOC Week welcome exhibition held at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham, WA.

Navy and Army joined forces with the City of Rockingham to celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Gary Holland Community Centre near HMAS Stirling.

Moreton conquers Mt Tamborine

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMN*AVN Georgia Bronkhorst (author), Unknown (photographer)

The team moving through some yoga poses. (photo: Unknown)

The team moving through some yoga poses.

Members of HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company recently embarked on a trip to Mt Tamborine in Queensland, and were put through their paces by Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor June Cunningham for an adventure training exercise.

Watson team blitzes basketball comp

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warefare Jakeb Morrison, dribbles the ball down the court during the final game of HMAS Watson vs Army held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Electronic Warefare Jakeb Morrison, dribbles the ball down the court during the final game of HMAS Watson vs Army held at the All Sort Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, Alexandria, Sydney.

A rampaging HMAS Watson basketball side took out Navy’s east-coast basketball competition for the first time in competition history on 12 July; a victory made sweeter by their clean-sweep.

Navy triathletes tackle Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon competes in the cycling leg of her first triathlon.

Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.

Mental resilience key to boxing success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium.

One submariner is taking Navy’s mission to fight and win literally by spending his off-watch time training for his other passion, Muay Thai boxing.

Competing to recover

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March.

Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.

Aviation warfare training hits new heights

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross.

Training at the Australian Defence Force’s new Joint Helicopter School, at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales is set to transform the way Australian military aviators prepare for operational helicopter conversion.