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FFG maintainers support Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Published on by LCDR Tina Brown (author), POET Syed Hamdan (photographer)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney. (photo: POET Syed Hamdan)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney.

Last week the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Team Trainer maintainers from the Systems Training School (HMAS Watson) scheduled some time out to make a much needed donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, assisting in the provision of blood and blood products to those in need Australia-wide.

HMAS Cerberus ties with White Ribbon

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Local member Councillor David Garnock reads the oath with members of HMAS Cerberus to stop men's violence against women. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Local member Councillor David Garnock reads the oath with members of HMAS Cerberus to stop men's violence against women.

The men and women of HMAS Cerberus united in support of White Ribbon Day on Monday.

Navy people make a stand against violence on White Ribbon Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

File image: Members of 816 Squadron display White Ribbons at the Helicopter Support Facility at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Phillip Cullinan)

File image: Members of 816 Squadron display White Ribbons at the Helicopter Support Facility at HMAS Stirling.

Royal Australian Navy personnel around Australia will sell white ribbons today to mark White Ribbon Day and support the work of the White Ribbon organisation.

Navy engages community at new centre

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with Channel Court shopper, Mrs Jill Shelverton buying a ticket in the St Giles charity raffle.                     (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with Channel Court shopper, Mrs Jill Shelverton buying a ticket in the St Giles charity raffle.

A Navy display in the recently opened extension at the Channel Court Shopping Centre, Kingston, Tasmania attracted significant attention from the passing shoppers.

HMAS Penguin hosts Ceremonial Sunset for community reception

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin community reception during the Ceremonial Sunset at HMAS Penguin. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The National Anthem is played as attendees pay their marks of respect at the Sir David Martin community reception during the Ceremonial Sunset at HMAS Penguin.

Members of the Mosman community were invited to HMAS Penguin last week to observe a Ceremonial Sunset, as part of the annual community engagement program.

Navy people urged to get onboard for a final assault

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr David McClenaghan (photographer)

RADM Michael van Balen and Defence Force Blood Ambassador Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner pose with Billy the Blood Drop at the official launch of Australia's largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra. (photo: David McClenaghan)

RADM Michael van Balen and Defence Force Blood Ambassador Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner pose with Billy the Blood Drop at the official launch of Australia's largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.

Navy’s Blood Ambassador for 2013 is urging every officer and sailor in the service to roll up their sleeves for one final assault on the Defence Blood Challenge tally board.

International partner visits Dahlgren training center

Published on by Ms Kimberly M Lansdale (author), ATRC Mr Daryl Roy (photographer)

Aegis Training and Readiness Center's Commanding Officer Captain Ian Hall (middle) and LEUT Colin Holloway (right) discuss how ATRC uses instructor-led classrooms, simulation and hands-on training labs to train sailors during Royal Australian Navy's Commodore Michael Noonan's (left) visit to the schoolhouse. (photo: Daryl Roy, ATRC, US Navy)

Aegis Training and Readiness Center's Commanding Officer Captain Ian Hall (middle) and LEUT Colin Holloway (right) discuss how ATRC uses instructor-led classrooms, simulation and hands-on training labs to train sailors during Royal Australian Navy's Commodore Michael Noonan's (left) visit to the schoolhouse.

The Royal Australian Navy's Commodore of Training visited the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), co-located onboard Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Virginia, on 8 November.

Gascoyne remembers

Published on by SBLT Clodagh O'Neill (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, addresses HMAS Gascoyne's ship's company during the Remembrance Day service. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, addresses HMAS Gascoyne's ship's company during the Remembrance Day service.

‘’HMAS Gascoyne’s ship’s company paused during passage of the Whitsunday Islands to commemorate Remembrance Day 2013.

Tour down under promotes exchange of ideas

Published on by CMDR John Metzl (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Visiting members of the Pakistan Navy and members of the Royal Australian Navy pose for a photograph in Canberra, from left, CDR DR Nadeem Kureshi, CAPT Chris Smallhorn, Mr Dan Milford, VADM Sayyid Khawar HI(M), CMDR John Metzl, CDRE Peter Laver, Mr Luke Hartfiel, CDRE Bilal Nasir, LCDR Imran Warraich, SBLT Joel Marrison, CMDR Chris Stephens. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Visiting members of the Pakistan Navy and members of the Royal Australian Navy pose for a photograph in Canberra, from left, CDR DR Nadeem Kureshi, CAPT Chris Smallhorn, Mr Dan Milford, VADM Sayyid Khawar HI(M), CMDR John Metzl, CDRE Peter Laver, Mr Luke Hartfiel, CDRE Bilal Nasir, LCDR Imran Warraich, SBLT Joel Marrison, CMDR Chris Stephens.

The system used by the Royal Australian Navy to measure its progress towards its strategic objectives has captured the attention of Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Mohamad Asif Sandila.

St Giles recognises Navy support

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), LS Brooke Oram (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe and Friends of St Giles Patron, Mrs Frances Underwood, with 10-year-old Joseph Reynolds and St Giles speech pathologist Peter Hockley. Image courtesy of St Giles. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe and Friends of St Giles Patron, Mrs Frances Underwood, with 10-year-old Joseph Reynolds and St Giles speech pathologist Peter Hockley. Image courtesy of St Giles.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania has supported St Giles, as its adopted charity, for over five years. These efforts were recognised in a ceremony in Hobart last night at which the Royal Australian Navy was elevated to a ‘Gold Member’ status.