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Navy-themed New Testament launched in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019. (photo: SIG Robert Whitmore)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019.

A Navy-themed edition of the New Testament has been launched aboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney, making it easy for officers and sailors of faith to take the Bible to sea.

A hat trick of awards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

It is not every day your hard work is recognised with an award, but imagine Warrant Officer Communications Manager Bill Welman’s surprise when he received three awards at once.

Serving sailor captures corvette history in new book

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LS James McDougall)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2019 Sea Power Conference has provided the perfect setting for the launch of a naval history book written by a young serving sailor - The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Libby Pearce.

Chief of French Navy invested with Honorary Order of Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (author)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). (photo: LS James McDougall)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, has been invested as an honorary officer of the Order of Australia by the Governor of New South Wales, at a ceremony attended by his Australian counterpart, Australia’s Chief of Navy, at Government House last night.

Navy people having an abseil of a time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel assisting with the Abseil for Youth event for the Sir David Martin Foundation, held in the Sydney CBD. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Royal Australian Navy personnel assisting with the Abseil for Youth event for the Sir David Martin Foundation, held in the Sydney CBD.

Navy has thrown its support behind the Sir David Martin Foundation’s 10th annual Abseil for Youth event in the heart of Sydney, with more than 40 officers and sailors from units across Fleet Base East sharing their time to help to help man support lines as brave volunteers stepped over the edge of a dizzying 135 metre drop.

Comet Bay College students enhance submarine laundry capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Students and teachers of Comet Bay College present their handmade laundry bags to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Collins, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, along with the crew members on board HMAS Collins, Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Students and teachers of Comet Bay College present their handmade laundry bags to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Collins, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, along with the crew members on board HMAS Collins, Fleet Base West, WA.

Sailors from HMAS Collins were delighted to receive laundry bags made by Year 10 students in home economics classes at Comet Bay College in Western Australia.

Moreton bleeds for the challenge

Published on by LSML-SC Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Moreton gather at the Brisbane City Blood Donation Centre., which holds significance for Defence as this building was the former Defence Force Recruiting building. (photo: LSML-SC Hayden Eyles)

Members of HMAS Moreton gather at the Brisbane City Blood Donation Centre., which holds significance for Defence as this building was the former Defence Force Recruiting building.

Officers and sailors at HMAS Moreton have answered the Chief of Navy’s call - joining the hundreds of Navy personnel donating blood for the Defence Blood Challenge.

No bridge too far for mental health

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Defence personnel show their support for World Mental Health Day 2019 by taking part in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. (photo: Mr Jay Cronan)

Defence personnel show their support for World Mental Health Day 2019 by taking part in a walk around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.

Hundreds of Australian Defence Force personnel and Department of Defence public servants took time away from their desks to focus on mental health in Canberra.

Tiger 75’s stripes on display in new exhibit

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), PTE Rodrigo Villablanca (photographer), LS James McDougall (photographer)

The new S-70B Seahawk helicopter exhibit was opened at the Australian National Museum Maritime, Sydney, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral  Mike Noonan AO, RAN, on 9 October 2019. (photo: PTE Rodrigo Villablanca)

The new S-70B Seahawk helicopter exhibit was opened at the Australian National Museum Maritime, Sydney, by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, on 9 October 2019.

An icon of naval aviation now features at the Australian National Maritime Museum with the new S-70B-2 (Bravo) Seahawk ‘Tiger 75’ exhibit officially opened during the 2019 Sea Power Conference.

Submarines play a vital role in national security

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sheean, Commander Darren White, RAN, meets with Deputy Secretary National Security, Ms Caroline Millar, and VIPs for a tour of HMAS Sheean while the Collins Class Submarine is alongside Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sheean, Commander Darren White, RAN, meets with Deputy Secretary National Security, Ms Caroline Millar, and VIPs for a tour of HMAS Sheean while the Collins Class Submarine is alongside Fleet Base West.

The Deputy Secretary National Security, Ms Caroline Millar recently visited HMAS Sheean at Fleet Base West to see first-hand the vital capabilities submarines provide to secure the nation.