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Senior support to major aid operation

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kasey Senior on the vehicle deck of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kasey Senior on the vehicle deck of HMAS Tobruk.

Cebu in Philippines is a long way from Shepparton, but a former Wanganui Park Secondary College student is now on her way home from the Island nation, having supported international aid efforts.

Navy takes out top honours at ADFA graduation parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force Academy (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday 12 December 2013. 265 Midshipmen and Officer Cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday 12 December 2013. 265 Midshipmen and Officer Cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

Throwing their hats in the air today marked not only the end of their training and studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy but also the start of a new phase in the military careers of 265 Midshipmen and Officer Cadets.

Celebrations in Success

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LEUT Joseph McKay (photographer)

Seaman Sirett blowing out candles on her 18th birthday on HMAS Success during their Unit Readiness Workup.                             (photo: LEUT Joseph McKay)

Seaman Sirett blowing out candles on her 18th birthday on HMAS Success during their Unit Readiness Workup.

At the end of November, Seaman Boatswains Mate Melissa Sirett celebrated her 18th birthday while embarked in HMAS Success for her first sea posting.

HMAS Kuttabul Leadership Series

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Wendy Lissing, with Leading Seaman Tyrone Munro reading a manual on the old Vista Simulator at the Combat System Maintenance School (CSMS) based at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Commander Wendy Lissing, with Leading Seaman Tyrone Munro reading a manual on the old Vista Simulator at the Combat System Maintenance School (CSMS) based at HMAS Kuttabul.

The head coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Michael Maguire will volunteer his time this week and speak about his leadership style at the inaugural HMAS Kuttabul Leadership Series.

Midshipman celebrates his 18th birthday at sea

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Emma Franklin (photographer)

Midshipman Lachlan Marsh, who celebrated his 18th birthday in HMAS Tobruk, on the bridge wing of the ship as it crossed the equator on 23 November 2013. (photo: SGT Emma Franklin)

Midshipman Lachlan Marsh, who celebrated his 18th birthday in HMAS Tobruk, on the bridge wing of the ship as it crossed the equator on 23 November 2013.

Crossing the equator aboard an Australian warship is how one former St Patrick’s College - Shornecliffe student spent his 18th birthday.

Christmas construction for kids

Published on by SBLT Mitchell Vines (author), CPOET Graeme Cruikshank (photographer), PO Jeremy Bowman (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School. (photo: PO Jeremy Bowman)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company participate on a working bee at The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Volunteers from HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company got into the Christmas spirit and recently spent two days taking part in a working bee at their ship’s charity, the Newcastle Senior School, formerly The Hunter Orthopaedic School.

Teamwork a winner at Navy Boot Camp

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOMUSN Danny Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Students from schools across Victoria experience the leak stop and repair facility at HMAS Cerberus in the Royal Australian Navy during their Naval Gazing Secondary Schools Boot Camp. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Students from schools across Victoria experience the leak stop and repair facility at HMAS Cerberus in the Royal Australian Navy during their Naval Gazing Secondary Schools Boot Camp.

The Navy Community Engagement Program - Victoria hosted the annual Naval Gazing Secondary Schools Boot Camp at HMAS Cerberus from 3-5 December 2013.

Navy donates hundreds of food items to the needy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN and Chief Executive Officer Foodbank NSW, Gerry Andersen with the donations provided by ship's company of HMAS Kuttabul for a food drive held in conjunction with Foodbank NSW. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, RAN and Chief Executive Officer Foodbank NSW, Gerry Andersen with the donations provided by ship's company of HMAS Kuttabul for a food drive held in conjunction with Foodbank NSW.

In the spirit of Christmas, Navy personnel and their families from across the Fleet have donated hundreds of food items for redistribution via welfare groups to the community’s poorest and most needy members.

‘Tis the season

Published on by PO Brett Donovan (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment performs at the  Kingston City Council Christmas Carols held at the  Peter Scullin Reserve on the Mordialloc beachfront, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment performs at the Kingston City Council Christmas Carols held at the Peter Scullin Reserve on the Mordialloc beachfront, Victoria.

The Melbourne detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Band got into the spirit of Christmas recently by supporting the annual Carols by the Bay concert held at the Peter Scullin Reserve in Melbourne.

Albatross gives Men's Shed a flying start to 2014

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew presents, from left, Kevin Camm, John Wasskiw, Frank Eyck and Keven Renneberg of the Nowra Veterans and Community Men's Shed with the proceeds of the 2013 Tour the T at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew presents, from left, Kevin Camm, John Wasskiw, Frank Eyck and Keven Renneberg of the Nowra Veterans and Community Men's Shed with the proceeds of the 2013 Tour the T at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

HMAS Albatross Commanding Officer, Captain Gordon Andrew presented representatives of the Nowra Veterans and Community Men's Shed with a cheque for $600, which will assist the Nowra Men’s Shed in their aim to improve men’s health and well-being by creating opportunities for social interaction among men and raising awareness of men’s health issues.