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5000 Poppies - a tribute of respect and remembrance

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

The creator of the poppy display, Mrs Lorraine Castley, with Commodore Liz Rushbrook, CSC, RAN. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

The creator of the poppy display, Mrs Lorraine Castley, with Commodore Liz Rushbrook, CSC, RAN.

A community project to ‘plant’ a massive field of 5000 handmade red poppies in Federation Square, Melbourne for Anzac Day 2015 is attracting interest from around Australia.

Navy people get tough for a good cause

Published on by SBLT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Watson prepare to participate in Sydney’s Tough Mudder event to raise money for Soldier On. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Personnel from HMAS Watson prepare to participate in Sydney’s Tough Mudder event to raise money for Soldier On.

Royal Australian Navy personnel are renown for their spirit of adventure, ready to roll up their sleeves and get dirty when it’s time to lend a hand.

Navy sets sail in White Ribbon challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

White Ribbon Day guests and organisers  White Ribbon Ambassador Andrew O'Keefe, Commonwealth Games Athlete Michelle Jenneke and her parents, Chief Of Navy Representative Commodore Geoff Geraghty, RANR, Warrant Officer of the Navy representative Warrant Officer Robert Dew, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle CMDR Dominic Macnamara, and White Paper Boat organiser Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

White Ribbon Day guests and organisers White Ribbon Ambassador Andrew O'Keefe, Commonwealth Games Athlete Michelle Jenneke and her parents, Chief Of Navy Representative Commodore Geoff Geraghty, RANR, Warrant Officer of the Navy representative Warrant Officer Robert Dew, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle CMDR Dominic Macnamara, and White Paper Boat organiser Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig.

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle attempted to set a world record on Sydney Harbour on 7 November, bringing attention to an important cause.

Liquid life - making time to donate

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (front) after completing her plasma donation for the 2014 Defence Organisation Blood Challenge at Penhryn House Donor Centre, Woden, Australian Capital Territory. From left: Major Matthew Phelan, Flight Sergeant Christine Williams and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten (front) after completing her plasma donation for the 2014 Defence Organisation Blood Challenge at Penhryn House Donor Centre, Woden, Australian Capital Territory. From left: Major Matthew Phelan, Flight Sergeant Christine Williams and Lieutenant Commander Chloe Wootten.

The Defence Blood Challenge has only three and a half weeks to go, and with Navy ahead of the APS and closing in on the Air Force - there's still time to roll the sleeves up and help the Red Cross.

White Ribbon support spreads

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

Personnel from all units within the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) formed a ribbon on the Parade Ground to show their support for the White Ribbon organisation and their commitment to working towards eradicating violence against women. (photo: Mr John Carroll)

Personnel from all units within the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) formed a ribbon on the Parade Ground to show their support for the White Ribbon organisation and their commitment to working towards eradicating violence against women.

The efforts of the Royal Australian Navy raise awareness of the White Ribbon campaign have gained traction at the Australian Defence Force Academy recently, with personnel coming together on the Academy parade ground to ‘pledge’ their support for White Ribbon.

Fleet Air Arm Family Day

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician - Avionics Jordan Berkhout of 808 Squadron and his fifteen-month-old daughter Aria enjoy the combined Families Day held at HMAS Albatross and the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician - Avionics Jordan Berkhout of 808 Squadron and his fifteen-month-old daughter Aria enjoy the combined Families Day held at HMAS Albatross and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

On 26 September, 723 Squadron along with 816 Squadron, 808 Squadron and the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit hosted a combined Families Day, held at HMAS Albatross and at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

HMAS Canberra's White Ensign is raised for the first time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems, Stewart Thurlow raises the Australian White Ensign during the commissioning ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems, Stewart Thurlow raises the Australian White Ensign during the commissioning ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

As guests arrived for the commissioning of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship on 28 November, they began to appreciate the size of the Landing Helicopter Dock.

Harman joins in Queanbeyan family fun

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Lieutenant Shane Boulden hands Navy merchandise to Mrs Sam Alchin during the Queanbeyan City Family Fun Day. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Lieutenant Shane Boulden hands Navy merchandise to Mrs Sam Alchin during the Queanbeyan City Family Fun Day.

Last weekend, members from HMAS Harman joined in a day of festivities at the Queanbeyan City Council family fun day and the Gift. For 35 years the event has brought together people from the region.

RAN International Fleet Review 2013 receives Australian Event Industry Award

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

(L-R) Deputy Director IFR PR & Marketing, Captain Nick Hart, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Director IFR 2013, Captain Nick Bramwell and Deputy Director IFR Operations, Commander Mick Hicking accept a Special Judges Award for the International Fleet Review 2013 at the 2014 Australian Event Awards. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Deputy Director IFR PR & Marketing, Captain Nick Hart, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, Director IFR 2013, Captain Nick Bramwell and Deputy Director IFR Operations, Commander Mick Hicking accept a Special Judges Award for the International Fleet Review 2013 at the 2014 Australian Event Awards.

The lasting impression left by the International Fleet Review was recognised recently, with a ‘Special Judges Award’ at the Australian Event Awards.

As future beckons, past is recognised

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The book 'Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet' was launched during a ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The book 'Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet' was launched during a ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett launched the book Celebrating 100 Years of Pride in the Fleet in Sydney today next to the imposing bow of Navy's newest asset.