More than 7500 US 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.
Leading Seaman Josh O’Hanlon is raising funds for the Heart Foundation while he raises his heart rate in preparation for the 2013 ING New York Marathon.
Children from Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Jervis Bay, had a surprise from aloft this week when a Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron (HMAS Albatross) and personnel from HMAS Creswell dropped in for a visit.
The Indigenous Pre Recruitment Course (IPRC) recently visited HMAS Albatross as part of its program to introduce participants to the wide range of career choices available in the ADF.
The onshore site for the Perth Wave Energy Project, located at Garden Island, HMAS Stirling has been officially handed over from the Australian Department of Defence to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean and a long way from the usual dinner queue, four lucky members of HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company enjoyed a sumptuous lobster dinner in the Commanding Officer’s (CO) cabin.
Close to 100 defence personnel rolled up their sleeves and donated the gift of life, when the Australian Red Cross Blood Donation Service visited HMAS Stirling recently.
Australian Defence Force personnel are playing a vital role as key contributors to PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013, a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission to help improve the lives of people in the Pacific Region.