Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)
When 700 Australian Defence Force members from HMAS Cerberus marched through Main Street, Hastings, Victoria on Saturday, they weren't just re-enacting a tradition; they were acknowledging a shared sense of community and history reaching back 95 years to when sailors first started training in the area at Flinders Naval Base.
Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer), Mr Michael Jackson-Rand (photographer)
In one of his final ceremonial tasks as Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presented Midshipman Dean Gilbert, with the Chief of Navy Prize at the Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade on 10 December.
Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)
Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, presided over Ceremonial Divisions for more than 350 engineering officers and sailors on 2 December in honour of the inaugural Navy Engineering Week.
Published on by LEUT Darryl Wagstaff (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer), ABMT Christopher Vellnagel (photographer)
HMAS Sirius recently conducted a port visit to Da Nang, Vietnam, to further strengthen Australian Defence relations with the Vietnam People's Navy. Australia’s close Defence cooperation with Vietnam dates back to 1998 and forms an important part of the broader bilateral relationship.
Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
On a calm day in the North Arabian Ocean, the ship’s company of HMAS Melbourne paused at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of November to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of Australia.
Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), St. John Paul II College (photographer)
Each Remembrance Day, the nation pauses to mark the anniversary of the guns of the Western Front falling silent after more than four years continuous warfare on 11 November 1918. The red poppies of the Western Front have become synonymous with remembrance and a symbol to remember all those who have died or suffered wars and armed conflicts.