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The imagery we take today is the history of tomorrow

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

LCDR Ian Lumsden, RANR stands at the entrance to the 'Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt' exhibition which is in its last days at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Looking into the eyes of World War One soldiers, many of whom were killed on the battlefield in France within weeks of their photo being taken, was a poignant experience for Lieutenant Commander Ian Lumsden when he visited the exhibition  ‘Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt’ on display at the Australian War Memorial earlier this week.

Naval medical leadership recognised

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble presents Petty Officer J'arne Dance with her Australia Day Medallion and Certificate.

Outstanding service by a Navy Clinical Manager aboard HMAS Ballarat has been recognised with the presentation of an Australia Day Medallion to Petty Officer J’arne Dance at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin this week.

Closing the chapter – the last Getting Division

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered to watch as 63 of Navy’s newest sailors graduated from the RAN Recruit School, closing the chapter on the first stage of their training and advancing toward their careers within Navy.

Navy rejects violence against women

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Some of the Sailors selling white ribbons outside the main gate at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. L-R: Able Seaman Marine Technician Blake Lonsdale, Able Seaman Marine Technician Aaron Partington, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Anthony King, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Trent Micallef, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeesanf Yoon and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hannah Callary (front). (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Some of the Sailors selling white ribbons outside the main gate at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney. L-R: Able Seaman Marine Technician Blake Lonsdale, Able Seaman Marine Technician Aaron Partington, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Anthony King, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Trent Micallef, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeesanf Yoon and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hannah Callary (front).

Royal Australian Navy personnel have helped to raise funds and awareness of the issue of violence against women at a number of events.

Navy Officer awarded National Emergency Medal

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), Mr Sean Lang (photographer)

CMDR Lewis Gaha (right) is awarded the National Emergency Medal for service during the Victorian fires in 2009 by Mr Brian Murphy, Manager Membership for the ACT Rural Fire Service.
 (photo: Mr Sean Lang)

CMDR Lewis Gaha (right) is awarded the National Emergency Medal for service during the Victorian fires in 2009 by Mr Brian Murphy, Manager Membership for the ACT Rural Fire Service.

Rural Fire Service volunteer, Canberra based Commander Lewis Gaha has been awarded the National Emergency Medal in recognition of his service during the devastating Victorian Bushfires in 2009.

A glimpse of life at sea reaffirms Broderick’s beliefs

Published on by ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, Ms Elizabeth Broderick, talks with Leading Seaman Medic (Underwater) Samone Black. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, Ms Elizabeth Broderick, talks with Leading Seaman Medic (Underwater) Samone Black.

It was an inspiring visit for Ms Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination, when she joined HMAS Choules for a short visit during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

Old friends meet up at sea

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Sydney (IV) Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Brinckmann (right), with US Navy Sonar Technician, Senior Chief Greg Eardley of the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.  (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Sydney (IV) Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Brinckmann (right), with US Navy Sonar Technician, Senior Chief Greg Eardley of the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

After welcoming a United States Navy Anti Submarine Warfare Specialist onboard HMAS Sydney (IV) during her recent embed with the US Navy's 7th Fleet, the ship is now hoping to use the friendly advantage during the joint Australian-US Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 (TS13).

40 years of service to Underwater Medicine

Published on by LCDR Joel Hissink (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN makes a presentation to Mr John Pennefather, honouring his forty years of service to underwater medicine. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Doble, RAN makes a presentation to Mr John Pennefather, honouring his forty years of service to underwater medicine.

Forty years of service to Navy’s submarine community by Scientist Officer Mr John Pennefather, BSc (Hons), was commemorated at a function at HMAS Penguin last week.

Chief of Navy appoints an Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Captain Mona Shindy, RAN, director of the Guided Missile Frigate System Program Officer (FFG SPO) and Islamic Cultural Adviser to Chief of Navy inspecting work being carried out in Auxiliary Machine Room number Two, onboard HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Captain Mona Shindy, RAN, director of the Guided Missile Frigate System Program Officer (FFG SPO) and Islamic Cultural Adviser to Chief of Navy inspecting work being carried out in Auxiliary Machine Room number Two, onboard HMAS Melbourne.

Ensuring that Navy remains focused on all aspects of diversity is a key priority for the Chief of Navy, which is why he has recently appointed a Strategic Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs.

An enduring tradition - HMAS Cerberus Divisions

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Ship's company of HMAS Cerberus on parade during HMAS Cerberus Winter Ceremonial Divisions.

More than 500 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of HMAS Cerberus formed up on the Main Parade Ground for inspection by Commanding Officer, Captain Katherine Richards, RAN. In doing so, they carried out a time honoured tradition of showing pride in themselves and their service through their dress and bearing.