Section: Community

Executive weekend shows the importance of Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.

Employers of Navy Reservists participating in Exercise Executive Stretch - held at HMAS Stirling - have learned first-hand about their Defence staff’s invaluable skills.

Legatees trek Kokoda

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday, 4 June 2017. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Junior Legatee Timothy Potter (left); Australian Defence Force Mentor, Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Freya Halliday (centre) and Junior Legatee Henry Barnes (right) at the top of Mt Warning during Exercise POPONDETTA PRELUDE, on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

Twenty-six Junior Legatees and their Australian Defence Force mentors have begun a tough training program to prepare them physically and mentally to trek the Kokoda Track.

Navy sails into Arnhem Land

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SMNML-P Leah Croker (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Tony Thomas (centre) and Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Kristian Mitchell with members of the Ramingining Community, during a remote community engagement program trip through Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. (photo: Seaman Leah Croker)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Tony Thomas (centre) and Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Kristian Mitchell with members of the Ramingining Community, during a remote community engagement program trip through Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

HMAS Coonawarra officers and sailors ‘sailed’ into Arnhem Land recently to spend 15 days visiting remote communities as part of the Northern Territory Navy Community Engagement Program.

Divers burn steep competition

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author), Craig Golding (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear. (photo: Craig Golding)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Penguin tackle the 2017 Balmoral Burn in diving gear.

Eight divers from the Australian Defence Force Dive School at Sydney base HMAS Penguin have taken on a ‘hill of hurt’ obstacle course in the name of charity.

Lord Howe liaison for Navy team

Published on by LEUT Nathan Softley (author)

A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents. (photo: Unknown)

A small contingent from the Fleet Air Arm, joined Master Attendant Commander Brendan O’Hara at Lord Howe Island to commemorate the anniversary of the first Aero-Medical Evacuation and to mark the strong ADF partnership with the small community of some 360 residents.

A contingent of Royal Australian Navy personnel has visited Lord Howe Island 75 years on from a whole of Defence effort that saved the life of a resident.

Partnership for benefit of region

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

The success of the multi-national PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP humanitarian aid and disaster relief training series continues to expand, with this year’s mission reaching as far west as Sri Lanka.

Hydrographers show off capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Britton (author)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Year 10 students from Malanda State High School visit HMAS Melville as part of an excursion to Cairns.

Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.

Support for Defence Reserves lauded

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial.

Supportive employers from across Australia were formally recognised at the Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 25 May.

Help for partners on the rise

Published on by Ms Rachel Bowman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Families wave goodbye as HMAS Huon departs HMAS Waterhen for three months taking part in Operation RESOLUTE.

A new program designed to assist employment prospects for those who directly support serving Australian Defence Force members launches mid year.

Maitland medal returned home

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner. (photo: Caitlin Schokker)

Commander Ian Gray's grandson Master Leo Gray was playing in the garden at his Great Grandfather’s 90th birthday party when he dug up the medal which has been returned to the rightful owner.

A Navy Commander has helped a First World War-vintage medal return to the home town of it’s recipient after a series of events led to it being found in a flowerbed.