Topic: HMAS Cairns
With swords drawn and colours flying, more than 150 officers and ship’s company from HMAS Cairns exercised their Freedom of Entry marching through the streets of Cairns.
Navy triathletes mixed it with about 2,400 other competitors at this year’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns in June.
Cairns-based Navy personnel have proudly shown off their ship and career paths to a group of students interested in seeing a military lifestyle first hand.
Across Australia and the Tasman, Australian Navy personnel were on hand for Anzac commemorations, ranging from school visits and dawn services, to moments of personal reflection.
Fourteen young Queensland women recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns and experienced life at sea onboard hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville.
Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.
Early in January HMAS Leeuwin set sail from Cairns to begin a transit to conduct military data gathering operations in the Bass Strait. A number of Australian Navy Cadets and family members for ship's company joined the ship for the first day of the deployment.
Navy members from around the country have been working hard for the last three months saving more than 3,200 lives during the Defence Blood Challenge. Teams from HMA Ships Cairns, Waterhen and Penguin and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently rolled up their sleeves to help protect Australia’s blood supply.
HMAS Cairns took a northern outlook this year for Remembrance Day activities, sending Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, to Cooktown.
Twenty two indigenous recruits from across Australia graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program – Navy (DIDP-N) at HMAS Cairns earlier this month.