Kris 'Blue' Skimmings from Ravenshoe Tablelands in Far North Queensland is an Ex-Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain who completed 20 years service in the RAN in 1991.
Royal Australian Navy personnel found themselves surrounded by a different sea of blue last week when they took part in the national Jeans for Genes Day to raise funds for research into childhood disease.
Mine Hunter HMAS Gascoyne has continued her south west Pacific deployment, arriving in Nuku’alofa, Tonga after a four day transit through unrelenting seas from Vanuatu.
The Royal Hobart Regatta has been staged annually for the past 175 years without a break, apart from 1967 when disastrous bush fires in southern Tasmania caused its last minute cancellation. The Royal Australian Navy and its predecessors has supported this event every year since its inception in 1838.
A group of Supply Chain and Logistics Management students and professionals attending the biennial Smart Conference and Expo, recently braved the winter rain to participate in a site visit to Fleet Base East and to HMAS Ballarat.
HMAS Creswell recently hosted a meeting of the Shoalhaven Museums and Galleries group. Executive Officer, CMDR Letitia Van Stralen spoke to the group about the history of the Naval training college before inviting them to inspect Creswell’s impressive historical collection.
Members of the Singleton Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade visited HMAS Stirling on Sunday 28th July to observe and participate in fire-fighting exercises at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility West (RANSSSS TF-W).
Nine personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania (including the National Domestic Engagement team and some energetic family members) donned their overalls and ‘working clothes’ on Saturday 20 July 2013 to help the local Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.
More than 7,500 U.S. military men and women serving overseas will be receiving a care package thanks to the efforts of several hundred Jacksonville and five members from the Royal Australian Navy's New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 275), currently deployed to the USA for accelerated training on the Navy's new maritime combat helicopter - the MH-60R.
Sixteen students from rural and remote areas of NSW were treated to a week of activities showcasing Defence careers as part of the Indigenous Student Defence Work Experience Program conducted from July 14-19.