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725 Squadron donates $10K to help children hear and speak

Published on by LEUT Michael Grant (author), LCDR Craig Castle (photographer)

ABATV Zara Fisk-Gibson, LCDR Sam Dale, POATV Aaron Little, Danielle Lam and ABATV Braedon McGuinness present The Shepherd Centre with a cheque for $10,300. (photo: LCDR Craig Castle)

ABATV Zara Fisk-Gibson, LCDR Sam Dale, POATV Aaron Little, Danielle Lam and ABATV Braedon McGuinness present The Shepherd Centre with a cheque for $10,300.

As 2018 came to an end, 725 Squadron celebrated a big year of fundraising by donating more than ten thousand dollars to help children with hearing disabilities.

Final 2018 voyage for STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Warren Bairstow poses for a photo with Young Endeavour Award recipient Ellé-Anna Mercer. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Warren Bairstow poses for a photo with Young Endeavour Award recipient Ellé-Anna Mercer.

STS Young Endeavour sailed into Garden Island, Sydney on Wednesday 19 December, at the end of her final youth development voyage for 2018.

HMAS Stirling wins community award two years running

Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

For the second year in a row, HMAS Stirling has been awarded the Navy League Perpetual Trophy which is presented in recognition for assistance given to the civilian community during the preceding year.

Navy helps to raise significant funds for White Ribbon support

Published on by Ms Jessica Johnson (author), Michael Mannington (photographer)

Deputy Director NGN, CMDR Peter Teichmann with Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP. (photo: Michael Mannington)

Deputy Director NGN, CMDR Peter Teichmann with Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP.

The Australian Defence Force has provided some unusual support at the White Ribbon Gala held at the NSW State Parliament, Sydney.

Choules welcomes new Aussies with a spot of cricket on the Harbour

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Officers Lieutenant Commander Darren Puttock, Lieutenant Commander Adriaan Van Meeteren, Lieutenant Commander Louis Philippe Menard, Lieutenant Commander Dana Wall, and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Wall stand on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being granted Australian Citizenship during a ceremony held on Sydney Harbour as part of the 2019 Australia Day Celebrations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Officers Lieutenant Commander Darren Puttock, Lieutenant Commander Adriaan Van Meeteren, Lieutenant Commander Louis Philippe Menard, Lieutenant Commander Dana Wall, and Lieutenant Commander Stephen Wall stand on the flight deck of HMAS Choules after being granted Australian Citizenship during a ceremony held on Sydney Harbour as part of the 2019 Australia Day Celebrations.

HMAS Choules on Sydney Harbour proved to be the perfect backdrop to an Australia Day event to be remembered.

A swish effort by rookie

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

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)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ryan Webb, RAN, representing New South Wales, prepares to shoot during the 2018 ADF Basketball Championships.

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.

Mine Hunter returns from north Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.

HMAS Hobart returns home, mission achieved, systems ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials.

Australia’s first Aegis combat system based guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart, has ended the year in spectacular style, conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the United States Navy off the US West Coast.

Arunta celebrates 20 years

Published on by LCDR Charles Marchant (author)

Cutting HMAS Arunta's birthday cake are, from left, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta LCDR Aaron Scott; the youngest member of ship’s company SMNMT Charley Klaster; and the Command Warrant Officer WOMT Kenneth McPherson. (photo: )

Cutting HMAS Arunta's birthday cake are, from left, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta LCDR Aaron Scott; the youngest member of ship’s company SMNMT Charley Klaster; and the Command Warrant Officer WOMT Kenneth McPherson.

HMAS Arunta recently celebrated 20 years’ service with a seafood buffet and birthday cake prepared by the ship’s Maritime Logistics staff.

Taking the weight in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.