Topic: Events

Stirling Medic aims for Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong stands in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong stands in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

HMAS Stirling Health Centre’s Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong joined the Navy as an Electronic Warfare Linguist before transferring to the medical branch. She is proud that Royal Australian Navy medics are ‘first to respond, last to seek help’ and maintain their calm in the worst situations.

816 Squadron transports Commonwealth Games baton

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

Commanding Officer 816 Squadron, Commander Anthony Savage (centre), Lieutenant Jordan Taylor (left) and Petty Officer Nicholas Lowe (right) will be centre stage for Navy in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

A MH-60R Romeo helicopter from 816 Squadron is about to play its part in the Australian leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay.

Coonawarra stands united against domestic violence

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Coonawarra show their support for White Ribbon. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Coonawarra show their support for White Ribbon.

HMAS Coonawarra recently joined the chorus of Australian Defence Force voices on White Ribbon Day calling for an end to violence against women.

Training technology displayed

Published on by Defence (author), CPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour.

Participants the recent Sea Power Conference in Sydney experienced a taste of Navy training at the adjoining Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.

HMAS Penguin’s White Ribbon challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.   (photo: LSIS Kayla Hayes)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell, RAN, with the overall female and male winners, Lieutenant Brie McConville and Lieutenant Rowan Walkers at the 39th annual White Ribbon Day Gate to Gate Fun Run held at HMAS Penguin.

The 39th annual HMAS Penguin, White Ribbon Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk was fiercely contested at Middle Harbour in Sydney this week.

Navy’s WW1 history on display

Published on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author)

HMAS AE2, Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: Navy Archive)

HMAS AE2, Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

One hundred and three years ago, Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 disappeared while patrolling the seas near present-day New Guinea. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has ever been found. This story is now being told in a new exhibition at the Queensland Maritime Museum, War at Sea– the Navy in World War I.

New approach to combat systems

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour.

The Australian Navy will anticipate delivery of the world’s best technology as part of a multi-billion dollar investment unveiled by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in Sydney on 3 October.

Facing fears for fifty donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), Unknown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre.

Overcoming a fear of needles and blood has allowed one Senior Sailor to become a regular donor of blood and plasma, and recently achieved her 50th donation.

Brisbane Navy Week delights

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), Unknown (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.   (photo: Unknown)

Personnel from HMAS Moreton gathered at King George Square to conduct a Beat to Quarters and Ceremonial Sunset to signal the commencement of Navy Week in Southeast Queensland.

Brisbane became a hive of naval activity in the middle of October, with service men and women out in force for Navy Week Southeast Queensland.

Unconquered and uplifting - Invictus

Published on by VADM Ray Griggs (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice, Admiral Ray Griggs, congratulates the 2017 Invictus Games Australian team at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation on 18 September. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice, Admiral Ray Griggs, congratulates the 2017 Invictus Games Australian team at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation on 18 September.

With the Invictus Games heading to Sydney in 2018, Vice Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, reflects on this year’s Games and why the adaptive sports format is so beneficial to the wider Defence family.