Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)
Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie.

Lucky eight get submarine experience

A group of eight young people with submarine careers in their sights were treated to a close-up encounter with a Collins class submarine at Australia’s largest Navy base recently as part of a national competition run by Defence Force Recruiting.

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  • HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

    Fleet fires up for 2019

    Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2,000 personnel at sea on any given day.

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  • Pallbearers from HMAS Melbourne (III) carry the late Captain John Stevenson, AM, RAN (Retd) into the Naval Chapel at HMAS Kuttabul for his funeral. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

    Distinguished officer gone but not forgotten

    Today the Royal Australian Navy honoured the life of a highly regarded and greatly admired retired officer who had an extraordinary career, marked with distinguished service in war and peace, tragedy and controversy.

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  • Tickford Racing Team Manager Chris O’Toole; Leading Seaman Marine Technician Michael Dent; Able Seaman Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell; and Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Basjon Ingold tour a Tickford Racing workshop in Melbourne. (photo: )

    Technical sailors hit the pits

    Three Royal Australian Navy technical sailors have arrived at the headquarters of Tickford Racing for the eighth rotation of the highly successful Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

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Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw This article has photo gallery

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Stirling gives Navy families the red carpet treatment This article has photo gallery

Navy members in Western Australia made their families the focus on January 25 as they hosted the annual HMAS Stirling Families Day.

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N-Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

Annual commemoration remembers N-Class Destroyers

The officers and sailors of Navy’s Second World War N-Class Destroyers were remembered recently at an annual memorial in the Western Australian town of Augusta.

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, addresses guests during the commissioning ceremony for Guardian class Patrol Boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABCIS Peta Binns)

Pacific security bolstered as first Guardian class Patrol Boat commissioned This article has photo gallery

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February.

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The Navy Ladies team at the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup seven-a-side tournament in Jamberoo, New South Wales. (photo: )

Navy laces its football boots for annual Johnny Warren Cup

Navy Football Federation Australia continued its commitment to forge stronger ties with the broader Australian football community by participating in the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup last weekend.

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ryan Webb, RAN, representing New South Wales, prepares to shoot during the 2018 ADF Basketball Championships. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

A swish effort by rookie

While being named Rookie of the Year at the Australian Defence Force National Basketball Championships was a career highlight for AB Georgia Joseph, her selection in the ADF women’s team was a surprise bonus.