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Working at the Hilton Sydney a Sirius venture

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Taylor (author), CMDR Darren Grogan (photographer), LS Daniel Taylor (photographer)

The Sirius chefs line up with the Hilton Chefs. (photo: CMDR Darren Grogan)

The Sirius chefs line up with the Hilton Chefs.

The chefs and stewards from HMAS Sirius recently took the opportunity to experience what life is like for their counterparts in the civilian world when they took part in an industry placement program with the Hilton Sydney.

Navy Headquarters Tasmania gives five for kids

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Kirri-Lee Brazendale (right) during an organised fundraising barbeque for 'Give Me 5 for Kids' at Anglesea Barracks on the 18th of July 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania.


 (photo: LSIS Jo Delorenzo)

Leading Seaman Kirri-Lee Brazendale (right) during an organised fundraising barbeque for 'Give Me 5 for Kids' at Anglesea Barracks on the 18th of July 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania.

The Navy team at Anglesea Barracks in Hobart recently dug deep for the Give Me 5 for Kids foundation.

Adventure training with a difference

Published on by Mr Gary Booth (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Seaman (SMN) Jack Schultze (left) and SMN Joshua Gillon of Fleet Support Unit - West carry bags of fishing net along Wyadup Beach, Margaret River Region, during a combined effort by HMAS Stirling and the Department of Parks and Wildlife to remove the washed up net. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Seaman (SMN) Jack Schultze (left) and SMN Joshua Gillon of Fleet Support Unit - West carry bags of fishing net along Wyadup Beach, Margaret River Region, during a combined effort by HMAS Stirling and the Department of Parks and Wildlife to remove the washed up net.

Personnel from HMAS Stirling and units Fleet Support Unit - West and the Submarine Force carried out adventure training in Western Australia’s south west with a definite intent to support conservation of the marine environment.

Future recruits visit HMAS Stuart

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Stuart banner attached to the ships gangway while the ship rests alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Stuart banner attached to the ships gangway while the ship rests alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, New South Wales.

A group of potential Navy recruits visited HMAS Stuart during NAIDOC week last week as part of the Australian Defence Force Indigenous Recruiting Initiative.

Complementary cultures highlighted in NAIDOC Week

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(l-r) Private Isaac Cross, Lance Corporal Andrew Guyer and Leading Seaman Ryan Wilton stand at attention as the Torres Strait Island, Aboriginal and Australian National Flags fly at half mast during the Armadale National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee event held at the Champion Centre, Armadale. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

(l-r) Private Isaac Cross, Lance Corporal Andrew Guyer and Leading Seaman Ryan Wilton stand at attention as the Torres Strait Island, Aboriginal and Australian National Flags fly at half mast during the Armadale National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee event held at the Champion Centre, Armadale.

Recently, in honour of NAIDOC Week, HMAS Stirling and Defence Force Recruiting personnel from Perth attended events around the greater Perth area.

Shoalhaven celebrates NAIDOC Week

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Participants march down North Street in the regional township of Nowra, NSW during the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Remembrance March. Leading in the Word War 2 era jeep is Korean War veteran and local identity, Mr Steve Dodd.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Participants march down North Street in the regional township of Nowra, NSW during the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Remembrance March. Leading in the Word War 2 era jeep is Korean War veteran and local identity, Mr Steve Dodd.

In keeping with the 2014 theme of 'Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond', the City of Shoalhaven commenced NAIDOC Week celebrations with a Remembrance March.

HMAS Cairns beats fundraising goal for Relay for Life

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

The HMAS Cairns Relay For Life Team on 14-15 June. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

The HMAS Cairns Relay For Life Team on 14-15 June.

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders made yet another appearance at the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, thrusting themselves into their fundraising with gusto.

Albatross Musical Theatre Company stages Chicago

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

Robin Byrne (left), records management officer with the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and founding member of the Albatross Musical Theatre Company, stands with Lieutenant Commander Stuart Withers from 816 Squadron, who is dressed in the costume of Sergeant Fogarty, a police detective from the musical 'Chicago'. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Robin Byrne (left), records management officer with the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and founding member of the Albatross Musical Theatre Company, stands with Lieutenant Commander Stuart Withers from 816 Squadron, who is dressed in the costume of Sergeant Fogarty, a police detective from the musical 'Chicago'.

Lieutenant Commander Stuart Withers is probably best known to personnel at HMAS Albatross in his role as Flight Support Officer with 816 Squadron. But, that could change when he transforms into 'Detective Sergeant Fogarty' for the Albatross Musical Theatre Company’s staging of Chicago, an all singing, all dancing tale of murder, greed and corruption.

HMAS Sydney helps some very special kids

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Kate-Frances Duffy of HMAS Sydney plays with one of the children at a local centre for disabled children in Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Steward Kate-Frances Duffy of HMAS Sydney plays with one of the children at a local centre for disabled children in Lumut, Malaysia.

During a recent visit to Lumut, Malaysia, crew members of HMAS Sydney were given the opportunity to help some very special individuals.

Navy Tassie Commander has an uncomfortable night for a great cause

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), Maryanne Singline (photographer)

Commander Stacey Porter (Commanding Officer NHQ Tas - third from the left) with the 38 other Tasmanian CEOs gather for a group shot before bedding down on the chilly steps of the showground grandstand. Permission givien by Maryanne Singline for the image to be used. (photo: Maryanne Singline)

Commander Stacey Porter (Commanding Officer NHQ Tas - third from the left) with the 38 other Tasmanian CEOs gather for a group shot before bedding down on the chilly steps of the showground grandstand. Permission givien by Maryanne Singline for the image to be used.

On a chilly Thursday night last week, 39 Tasmanian Chief Executive Officers ‘bedded down’ on the grandstand of Hobart’s Showgrounds to raise the broader community’s awareness of homelessness in Australia and to assist Tasmania's homeless in a tangible way by raising over $100,000 for St Vincent de Paul, the organisers of the event.