File image: Chief Petty Officer (then Petty Officer) Communication Information Systems Manager Jessica Buley stands beside her portrait at the 'Thank you for your service' photographic exhibition at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, in April 2019. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)
File image: Chief Petty Officer (then Petty Officer) Communication Information Systems Manager Jessica Buley stands beside her portrait at the 'Thank you for your service' photographic exhibition at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, in April 2019.

Masterful mentoring rewards operational manager

Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Jessica Buley from HMAS Sydney features in the third of our five part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

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  • Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020 finalist, Miss Samantha (Sam) Roald. (photo: Unknown)

    Samantha’s star is rapidly rising

    Sam Roald from the Navy Engineering Branch features in the second of our five part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

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  • Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020 finalist, Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Supervisor Natalie Stephens. (photo: Unknown)

    Retention effort earns nomination

    Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Supervisor Natalie Stephens from Defence Force Recruiting features in the first of our five part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

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  • Our Values: Service (photo: )

    Our New Values: Service

    For the hundreds of Royal Australian Navy personnel posted around the world, updating Our Values and Behaviours has provided new focus to meet the ongoing challenges of serving Australia both at home and abroad.

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Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors conduct burpees as part of a fundraiser in support Breast Cancer Research, at the Fleet Gymnasium, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Physical Trainers take on burpee challenge for cancer charity This article has photo gallery

HMAS Kuttabul Physical Training Instructors have agreed to undergo some short term pain for longer term gain in a burpee challenge to aid the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation.

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian
Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn.
(Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council) (photo: Cessnock City Council)

Corvettes close to home in Cessnock community This article has photo gallery

A pictorial book about the Navy's Bathurst Class Corvettes has been favourably received and reviewed by the City of Cessnock.

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Regional Mental Health Manager ADF Centre for Mental Health, Mr Paul Blakley and Mental Health Promotions Coordinator Ali Freesmith in front of the Blue Tree erected at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Range of services to maintain mental health

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day and serves as a reminder of the many mental health services available to Australian Defence Force members.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, fourth from left, with members of the Defence Women’s Mentoring Group at Leeuwin Barracks, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Minister visits Defence Mentoring Group This article has photo gallery

The Western Australian Defence Women’s Mentoring Circle was privileged recently to host the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, at their final meeting.

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Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge  at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Relay for Lockdown This article has photo gallery

Embracing the use of available technology has assisted the Sport and Recreation team at HMAS Cerberus, to plan and hold specific events in a COVID-safe and socially distanced environment.

(From left to right): ADFA Midshipmen Jackson Smith, Skye Yeaman and Rylie Young prepare for the 2020 Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition in Canberra in late October. (photo: LCDR Sarah West)

Football is coming home as Defence footballers dust off their boots

The Australian Defence Force will welcome the return of football later this month, with the launch of the Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition.