Topic: Events

HMAS Choules to open its heart to Sydney on 22 September

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules off the coast of New Caledonia during Exercise Criox du Sud 2018.

Navy enthusiasts and curious minds of all ages are in for a rare treat on Saturday 22 September as one of Australia’s largest and tallest Navy ships, HMAS Choules, invites civilians on board in support of the NSW Kids in Need charity.

Navy helps pump up plasma donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

The 2018 Defence Red Cross Blood Challenge is in full swing, with a new record breaking day for plasma donations set in the NSW/ACT area.

Brave sailor shares story of her struggle

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), University of SA (photographer), PLTOFF Aaron Curran (photographer)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology. (photo: University of SA)

LS Vanessa Broughill is put through her paces at the University of South Australia in preparation for the 2018 Invictus Games. Supporting her efforts are University of South Australia students Joel Dunstan who is studying Exercise Science and Eliza Gray who is studying Clinical Exercise Physiology.

It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a problem.

Chief of Navy leads the way in 2018 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), SGT Max Bree (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

The 2018 Defence Blood Challenge has been officially launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

Anzac supports Invictus Games video

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Salty Dingo (photographer)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac. (photo: Salty Dingo)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac.

When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.

Warriors meet warriors in lead-up to Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Athletes from two very different sporting arenas came together recently when members of the Western Warriors cricket team spent a few hours with the Australian Invictus Games wheelchair rugby team at HMAS Stirling.

Ceremony honours Indigenous veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.

 

Diver diplomacy the winner at DIVEX 18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author and photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of the People’s Liberation Army Navy pose with an Australian Navy Clearance Diver LEUT Andrew Thomas and a kangaroo during DIVEX 18 on the Australian south east coast. (photo: LEUT Geoff Long)

Members of the People’s Liberation Army Navy pose with an Australian Navy Clearance Diver LEUT Andrew Thomas and a kangaroo during DIVEX 18 on the Australian south east coast.

Regional relationships have been strengthened following the completion of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX).

Regional Mine Warfare teams unite to secure regional trade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

RAN Clearance Divers bring a patient ashore during a medevac training exercise as part of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX). The event, involving 18 nations, is being held at HMAS Creswell from 7-18 May. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

RAN Clearance Divers bring a patient ashore during a medevac training exercise as part of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX). The event, involving 18 nations, is being held at HMAS Creswell from 7-18 May.

The risk posed by sea mines is a key focus at this year’s Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX), hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on the New South Wales south coast.

 

A collective approach to regional security in the Indian Ocean

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), Unknown (photographer)

Australia’s Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (centre) listens to speakers at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium with Navy’s Director of International Engagement CAPT Aaron Nye (left) and Australia’s Ambassador to Iran Ian Biggs. (photo: Unknown)

Australia’s Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (centre) listens to speakers at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium with Navy’s Director of International Engagement CAPT Aaron Nye (left) and Australia’s Ambassador to Iran Ian Biggs.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, is representing Australia at the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) joining his counterparts to increase understanding and cooperation between navies of the Indian Ocean Region.