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Adaptive sport generates more than medals

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Warrior Games (photographer)

The Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Warrior Games. (photo: Warrior Games)

The Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Warrior Games.

Australian Defence Force personnel were warriors for a week when they recently competed at an international sporting event in America’s windy city.

Women’s league side hangs on for victory

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Women's Australian Defence Force team and Management staff during the Rugby League Festival Of World Cups Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Women's Australian Defence Force team and Management staff during the Rugby League Festival Of World Cups Sydney.

Despite the New Zealanders’ drive, the Australian women somehow hung on to win 16-12.

Trailblazing Warrant Officer remembered

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker. (photo: )

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Warrant Officer of the Navy, has recently passed away after a brief battle with cancer. 

Science degree just the ticket for survey work

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOB Tony Martin (author), CPOB Tony Martin (photographer)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid.

Armed with a degree in environmental biology, Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicola Kingdon has put her training to full use as part of the survey team in HMAS Mermaid.

Indonesian studies boost ties

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta.

Two Royal Australian Navy officers have spent the past five months improving their understanding of Indonesia’s language and culture as part of an exchange program with the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Simulation better prepares Navy aircrew

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School. (photo: Unknown)

Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School.

The tactical part-task trainer used by students at the Joint Helicopter School is just one of the synthetic training systems in use.

Family’s sacrifice in service to nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta.

Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.

Driving sailors' service excellence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney.

A unique program has been launched designed to upskill and professionalise hospitality sailors in a move that will bring civilian expertise and skills to Sydney’s First Fleet Mess and broader fleet.

A turtle-y awesome rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Couch (author), LSCIS Fane Cokanauto (photographer)

Franklin the Turtle and HMAS Childers Executive Officer Lieutenant Danielle Couch on their way back to Darwin.  (photo: LSCIS Fane Cokanauto)

Franklin the Turtle and HMAS Childers Executive Officer Lieutenant Danielle Couch on their way back to Darwin.

The crew of patrol boat, HMAS Childers stuck their necks out for a marine friend when they rescued an injured green sea turtle off the coast of the Tiwi Islands recently.

Navy walkers support community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Dawes (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017 (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia Leading the Walk a Mile In My Boots 2017

Adelaide-based Royal Australian Navy personnel were out in force on a cold winter’s morning in support of the Hutt Street Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ campaign.