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Donating blood – a powerful gift

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.

Penguin meets namesake

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

L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

L-R Leading Seaman Medic Sarah Mclaughlan, Leading Seaman Medic Olivia Mortlock and Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Ian Campbell ADC, RAN, inspect the penguins living at Sydney Aquarium.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin came face-to-face with a ‘waddle’ of penguins in Sydney, as part of celebrations for the base’s 75th anniversary.

Reunion reflects on a flying era

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LCDR Murray Smythe, sixth from left, and Andy Perry, far left – the other midshipman on the original course – in front of a RAAF DHC4 Caribou at the reunion. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Murray Smythe, sixth from left, and Andy Perry, far left – the other midshipman on the original course – in front of a RAAF DHC4 Caribou at the reunion.

Midshipmen who were among those to take part in No. 67 Pilots’ Course in 1967 were reunited with some of their fellow pilots at RAAF Base Point Cook recently, five decades after the completion of the course that brought them together.

‘Jack’ pays tribute to those who served

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

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan, BA, LLB, MLA, unveils the Australian Sailor Monument on the Perth foreshore at Elizabeth Quay. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Mark McGowan, BA, LLB, MLA, unveils the Australian Sailor Monument on the Perth foreshore at Elizabeth Quay.

A monument to mariners has been unveiled in Western Australia, as a thank you to sailors of all descriptions, from a grateful maritime nation.

Memorial for Peace

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Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

A memorial to honour the work of more than 80,000 Australian Defence Force members, police and civilian peacekeepers, was dedicated by Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd) on Anzac Parade, Canberra, on 14 September.

Half ton for remote communication station

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), Miss Sophie Pearse (photographer), ABC News North-West WA (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, in Exmouth WA. (photo: Miss Sophie Pearse)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, in Exmouth WA.

It’s been 50 years since one of the key communications hubs for the submarine community opened its gates and created a remote Western Australian town in the process.

Relationships reaffirmed in region

This article has photo gallery Published on by Rhiannon Westhorp-Janz (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMAS Adelaide Navigator, LCDR Lachlan Browne, with Royal Malaysian Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Exercise, RADM Datuk Khairul Anuar Yahya and his staff on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

The annual Australian and Malaysian Navy to Navy talks were held at Sydney base, HMAS Penguin in August as part of on-going engagement activities with Malaysia.

Discussions focus on shared interests

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

Australia’s focus in the Asian region and on improving defence ties with Indonesia was recently highlighted with two visits from Australian Navy leaders in a week. (photo: )

Australia’s focus in the Asian region and on improving defence ties with Indonesia was recently highlighted with two visits from Australian Navy leaders in a week.

Australia’s focus in the Asian region and on improving defence ties with Indonesia was recently highlighted with two visits from Australian Navy leaders in a week.

Operational tasking tale told

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

'The Smack Track' book based on Royal Australian Navy deployments to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations on display onboard HMAS Darwin during it's launch, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The flight deck of HMAS Darwin became the launching platform of a different kind, as Navy supported the launch of a contemporary naval history book by Ian McPhedran, titled The Smack Track.
 

Platypus history preserved

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus. (photo: Unknown)

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Defence pays her respects during the dedication ceremony for HMAS Platypus.

A ceremony to remember lost Australian submariners was held at the former HMAS Platypus submarine base on Sydney Harbour on 18 August.