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Navy Indigenous Development Program Course 14 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford (photographer)

Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland. (photo: LSCSO Breanna Jacobs-Rochford)

Recruit Trudy Salt learning how to traditionally hunt with the Kuku-Yilanji Clan, Far North Queensland.

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed their newest recruits for the second Navy Indigenous Development Program for 2020.

“Value our People” retirement ceremony initiative

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author)

Warrant Officer Mark Baker was honoured recently at his formal discharge ceremony. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Mark Baker was honoured recently at his formal discharge ceremony.

A Next Generation Navy initiative to appropriately recognise the service and sacrifice of all Navy personnel and their families has seen the recent approval of formal retirement and discharge ceremonies.

Sailor reaches important career milestone

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: )

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

A career dedicated to service across the Patrol Boat community has recently been acknowledged in Cairns, with ADV Cape Inscription Starboard Crew celebrating PO Rowan Verheijen’s 15 years of service in the RAN.

Navy’s New Deputy Chief

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy officially welcomed Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, RAN, to the role of Deputy Chief of Navy and Head Navy People Training and Resources (HNPTAR) in a small ceremony in Canberra today.

Selfless act - a sign of brotherly love

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

For a long time, Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French and knew that his brother Thomas would one day require a kidney transplant, he just didn’t know when that day would come.

Sailor son-in-law sends thanks

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East.

Sydney-raised sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Personnel - Operations Daniel Williams, deployed to the Middle East on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation ACCORDION, says his father-in-law Allan Williams in Australia will be in his thoughts this Father’s Day.

Making connections at cultural workshop

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy, Raymond Timbery and Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliot during a cultural immersion workshop held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy, Raymond Timbery and Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliot during a cultural immersion workshop held at HMAS Albatross, Nowra.

Monthly meetings of the Shoalhaven chapter of the Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network have a strong focus on sharing knowledge and building on connections with traditional custodians and community members of the local area.

Protect and preserve the Plover population

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Banded Lapwings, aka Plovers, have taken to nesting around HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, WA. In keeping with the Royal Australian Navy's commitment to the environment, actions have been taken around the base to protect the new families.

Springtime at Garden Island, WA is a busy time of births and new beginnings for the many bird species of the island, so a proactive approach has been taken to sustainably manage the estate and protect the natural heritage and environmental assets.

Cerberus - bleeding the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), CWO Michael Connors (photographer)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: CWO Michael Connors)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge.

With Australia currently needing 29,000 blood donations each week, ship’s company of HMAS Cerberus have rallied together to book out an entire daily schedule at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Frankston Donor Centre in Victoria.

Albatross supports women and children in need

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Able Seaman Sophie Langton; Petty Officer Casey Smith; Petty Officer Cassandra Duncan; and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, together with Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) volunteers, setting up at the SAHSSI donation drop off point. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Sophie Langton; Petty Officer Casey Smith; Petty Officer Cassandra Duncan; and Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, together with Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) volunteers, setting up at the SAHSSI donation drop off point.

When the women of HMAS Albatross Command Team visited the Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra earlier this year, they left with a determination to build on that activity and to continue to offer support.