Topic: Culture

Five peaks in five hours in tribute to domestic violence victims

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Steve Delo completes his trek at the top of Mount Ainsle with a White Ribbon cut-out of a female domestic violence victim – 52 women are killed as a result of domestic violence each year.

A Navy member has embarked on an innovative campaign to promote awareness of violence against women, successfully completing five hill climbs in five hours.

 

Navy committed to ending violence against women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Chief of Navy, VADM Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, shakes hands with the White Ribbon Australia Ambassador and Chair of the Board, Professor Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC, BA, LLB, at the White Ribbon Accreditation Ceremony at HMAS Stirling.

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors have recited the ‘stop violence against women’ oath individually and then as one, as Navy has been reaccredited with the White Ribbon organisation furthering a culture of non-acceptance of violence against women.

 

Views on service life shared

Published on by Ms Alex DeValentin (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Laura Whittle is joined by family members on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney prior to her departure in HMAS Warramunga. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswain Laura Whittle is joined by family members on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney prior to her departure in HMAS Warramunga.

Navy members and their families recently took part in the Australian Defence Force Families Survey to share their experiences of military life and their views on current support services available.

Anti-violence message shared in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albatross personnel joined by Mr Liam Dooley from White Ribbon Australia recited the White Ribbon oath while standing along side White Ribbon silhouettes that represent women that have been affected by domestic violence.

Personnel at HMAS Albatross marked White Ribbon Day with a range of events highlighting their support for Defence's commitment to the campaign to end violence against women.

 

Take note – Navy trial underway

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks.

Navy’s sailors and officers have a new and improved war-fighting tool in the form of the humble pocket notebook with important information at the fingertips, saving time and effort.

Training increase no challenge for innovative team

Published on by CDMR Fenn Kemp (author)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature
Behaviours. (photo: Unknown)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature Behaviours.

Navy personnel at the West Head Gunnery School in Victoria have been praised for their innovation to resolve an issue that could have arisen as the Royal Australian Navy’s shipbuilding program gathers pace.

New findings on suicide prevention

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment.

A report on suicide issued on 30 June, has revealed that Defence personnel serving full-time or in the Reserves are far less likely to take their own lives compared to the general population.

Trailblazing Warrant Officer remembered

Published on by LEUT Anthony White (author)

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. 

New course meets Resolution 1325 demand

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Joint Operations Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral David Johnston presents Royal Australian Navy  Lieutenant Commander Lisa Steel with an Operational Gender Advisor Course completion certificate. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Joint Operations Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral David Johnston presents Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lisa Steel with an Operational Gender Advisor Course completion certificate.

For the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, an Australian Defence Force operational gender adviser course was conducted by Headquarters Joint Operations Command at the Peace Keeping Operational Training Centre at the Australian Defence Force Academy in June.

Spiritual wellbeing key to resilience in warfare

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy chaplains from across Australia descended on Canberra recently to take part in an annual forum that helps reinforce the relevance of the role in a modern fighting force.