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Indigenous service saluted at AWM

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Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Visitors attended the Australian War Memorial for an indigenous smoking ceremony, which marked the completion of the reconstructive works.

A smoking ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial in late March marked the completion of major reconstructive works in the commemorative area, highlighting links to country, service and sacrifice.

Coins honour Defence service

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(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

(L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honour Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial.

Two Navy personnel have been included in a new commemorative coin collection launched on 3 April by the Governor-General his Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

Honour for select Coral Sea veterans

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

HMAS Australia II after the

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive HMAS Australia II after the "Coral Sea" battle.

Surviving Australian veterans of the Battle of the Coral Sea will be flown to New York next month to commemorate the battle’s 75th anniversary.

Warship Open Day in Cairns

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Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Gabrielle Saunders lowers the Australian National Flag at sunset, on the forecastle of HMAS Parramatta during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Gabrielle Saunders lowers the Australian National Flag at sunset, on the forecastle of HMAS Parramatta during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

The people of Cairns will have a rare opportunity to tour HMAS Parramatta comes alongside Trinity Wharf and opens its gangway to the public on Monday, 17 April.

Melbourne-Voyager rescue crews commended

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN visits HMAS Creswell to present Commander Kerry Stephen AM, RAN (Rtd) Commanding Officer HMAS Air Nymph and Mrs Midge Vodic wife of Sub Lieutanant Anthony Vodic a group Commendation.

The Chief of Navy has awarded a Group Commendation to the crews of two Royal Australian Navy vessels involved in the search and rescue efforts following the 1964 collision of HMA Ships Melbourne (I) and Voyager.

Vampire loss commemorated

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Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN gives an address during the HMAS Vampire 75th memorial service held at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney.

Seventy-five years to the day since she sunk below the surface of the Indian Ocean, V-class destroyer HMAS Vampire (I) was commemorated at a memorial service at Garden Island.

Running and walking for a cure

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Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN, and the HMAS Albatross Relay for Life team at the 2017 Nowra Relay for Life. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN, and the HMAS Albatross Relay for Life team at the 2017 Nowra Relay for Life.

The rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of participants in the Shoalhaven Relay for Life this year, which included teams from 723 Squadron, HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross.

Kona beckons for Navy Ironman

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Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Volunteers of the 10th annual Huskisson Triathlon watch over the participants of the swim leg, who are required to complete a 2km swim.

One of Navy's leading triathletes, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Joel MacAllister, of HMAS Stirling, was fastest sailor across the line in the Military Division in Ironman New Zealand at Taupo in early March.

Skydivers swoop on medals

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ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia.

Navy personnel soared across the skies near Perth to win medals during the Australian National Skydiving Championships in late March.

AFL All-Stars take home Anzac Challenge

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The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant James Debono. (photo: SGT Robert Hack)

The Anzac Challenge Cup is presented to the coach of the Australian Defence Force All-Stars, Sergeant James Debono.

Playing against traditional rivals the Australian Combined Emergency Services, in front of an estimated 12,000 people, the Australian Defence Force Aussie Rules All-Stars men’s team has won the Anzac Challenge trophy for the fourth consecutive year.