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.

Five peaks in five hours in tribute to domestic violence victims

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

 

Fleet

  • Ship's Company of HMAS Newcastle donate cricket equipment during a  visit to Samata Sarana, a Catholic school and hostel for children in Colombo, Sri Lanka.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

    Newcastle in Sri Lanka

    The sun beamed on HMAS Newcastle’s crew as she berthed alongside the historic Port of Colombo on her way back from operations in the Middle East.

People

  • Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

    Finals for FFG champion

    A love of fast cars, fast bikes, gas turbines, and warships wouldn’t normally correlate with a desk job, but for Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally, it  led to her being recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

     

Operations

  • HMAS Newcastle prepares to berth alongside in Victoria, Seychelles during Operation Manitou. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

    Newcastle - seashells and Seychelles

    Following an extensive patrol off the coast of Africa in the South Indian Ocean while on Operation MANITOU, the crew of HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a logistics and respite visit in Port Victoria, Seychelles.

People

  • Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.  (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

    Lucky seven for graduating Navy Recruit

    The power of the number seven was widely discussed by one particular family at the recent Recruit School Graduation parade for GE 357 in HMAS Cerberus.

Fleet

  • An MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter from 816 Squadron lands on HMAS Hobart's flight deck during a flight deck trial alongside Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

    Romeo added to destroyer arsenal

    It was a marriage made in...Fleet Base East recently, when Navy’s most sophisticated helicopter partnered with Navy’s most potent and capable warship.

     

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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)

Five peaks in five hours in tribute to domestic violence victims

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

 

Left to Right: Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitchell Rodway (HMAS Perth), the Honourable Francis Logan MLA (Emergency Services Minister WA) and Lieutenant Commander Adam Cooper (HMAS Perth)] (photo: Unknown)

Perth volunteer fights fires on multiple fronts

A Navy ship has received a ‘Silver Award’ from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards held at Government House in Perth - acknowledging the important contribution provided to the community.

Events

Acting Bandmaster RAN Band SA, POMUSN Tom Bastians with Donna Dimasi and pageant marshall Alex. (photo: Ben Crossley)

Navy Band performs for 330,000

An estimated 330,000 people lined Adelaide streets recently to watch the annual Christmas pageant, the largest parade of its kind in the southern hemisphere, and South Australia’s traditional welcome to the festive season.

Darkest Hour (photo: Jack English)

Film festival gets heavy hitters

More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.

 

Sport

Competitors from across the Defence community throughout the Canberra area, South West NSW, and a team from HMAS Success based in Sydney, all braved a clearing overnight storm to participate in this annual fun run/walk event.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

The race that stops a base This article has photo gallery

Fit for life, fit for work, was the theme for the running of the 55th Bonshaw Cup, at HMAS Harman, in Canberra on 27 October.

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour. (photo: Unknown)

Back-to-back win for Navy Dragons

The Navy Dragons paddled their way to back-to-back championships at this year’s Dragons Abreast Dragon Boat Festival held on Sydney Harbour.