Section: Events

Drizzle cannot dampen spirits

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Damian Briggs (author)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra. (photo: )

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra.

Rain did not dampen the desire for the Canberra community and Navy representatives to come together during NAIDOC Week at a public smoking ceremony at National Circuit in Barton.

Sharing culture key to building Navy’s community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW. (photo: LSIS Thomas Sawtell)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW.

During NAIDOC Week, Navy people in Sydney from all backgrounds were offered the hands-on opportunity to learn about native sustenance and pharmaceuticals from an Indigenous expert.

Parramatta hosts interactive NAIDOC celebrations

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tanalee Smith and MIDN Jack Meadows (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Indigenous artist William Barton and Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Jordon Bradshaw celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 by playing the Song 'Remembrance' on their didgeridoos onboard HMAS Parramatta, in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Indigenous artist William Barton and Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Jordon Bradshaw celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 by playing the Song 'Remembrance' on their didgeridoos onboard HMAS Parramatta, in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta participated in a solemn and interactive morning learning more about Indigenous culture in an event commemorating NAIDOC Week 2020.

Chief of Navy Safety and Environment Awards

Published on by LSIS Craig Walton (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, left, with the winners of the 2020 Chief of Navy Safety and Environment Awards. From second left: Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison, RAN, on behalf of HMAS Adelaide (Early Intervention Award); Leading Seaman Brad Reynolds (Commander Dave Allen Award for Safety Excellence); Captain Jason Spears, RAN, on behalf of Amphibious Combat Sealift Systems Project Office (Prevention Award); and Commodore Braddon Wheeler, RAN, on behalf of Fleet Command (Environmental Management Award). (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, left, with the winners of the 2020 Chief of Navy Safety and Environment Awards. From second left: Lieutenant Commander Jace Hutchison, RAN, on behalf of HMAS Adelaide (Early Intervention Award); Leading Seaman Brad Reynolds (Commander Dave Allen Award for Safety Excellence); Captain Jason Spears, RAN, on behalf of Amphibious Combat Sealift Systems Project Office (Prevention Award); and Commodore Braddon Wheeler, RAN, on behalf of Fleet Command (Environmental Management Award).

Rather than bringing in contractors, erecting scaffolding and waiting days for roof inspections at HMAS Penguin, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds had other ideas.

Adelaide crew commemorates Remembrance Day at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

L-R: United States Naval officer Lieutenant Commander Russell Mackay; Command Warrant Officer Paul Bradley; Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathon Ley, RAN; Royal New Zealand Navy officer, Lieutenant Calvin Andersen; Royal Australian Air Force officer Squadron Leader Jen Slater; and Ship’s Chaplain Simote Finau after a Remembrance Day ceremony held on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, at sea. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: United States Naval officer Lieutenant Commander Russell Mackay; Command Warrant Officer Paul Bradley; Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide Captain Jonathon Ley, RAN; Royal New Zealand Navy officer, Lieutenant Calvin Andersen; Royal Australian Air Force officer Squadron Leader Jen Slater; and Ship’s Chaplain Simote Finau after a Remembrance Day ceremony held on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, at sea.

Representatives of all three services and four nations gathered on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide to pay their respects and lay wreaths during a Remembrance Day ceremony at sea.

Arunta marks Remembrance Day in Japan

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician - Airframes Darcy Stopford lays a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony onboard HMAS Arunta while alongside Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician - Airframes Darcy Stopford lays a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony onboard HMAS Arunta while alongside Sasebo Naval Base, Japan.

HMAS Arunta took time out to commemorate Remembrance Day during a visit to Sasebo Naval Base, Japan.

Harnessing future thinking for future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra.

The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.

The Great Northern Clean Up

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

L-R: Recruit Savage, Recruit Salt and Recruit Lamb collecting rubbish during The Great Northern Clean Up at Holloways Beach in Queensland. (photo: )

L-R: Recruit Savage, Recruit Salt and Recruit Lamb collecting rubbish during The Great Northern Clean Up at Holloways Beach in Queensland.

Recruits from the Navy Indigenous Development Program took part in The Great Northern Clean Up at Holloways Beach, Qld, joining forces with the local community walking the five kilometre stretch along streets, parks, scrub and muddy marshes.

Keeping up with traditions

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Winners of the 2020 Navy Week golf day competition with Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis at HMAS Moreton, Brisbane. (This event was held in accordance with Queensland State Government regulations on public gatherings). (photo: )

Winners of the 2020 Navy Week golf day competition with Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis at HMAS Moreton, Brisbane. (This event was held in accordance with Queensland State Government regulations on public gatherings).

In keeping with annual traditions, Navy Week celebrations got off to a swing with the annual golf day and HMAS Moreton church service.

Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

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Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark moment in the recognition of the gender impact of conflict and the need to address the rights of women and girls and conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.