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Engineer swaps academia for Naval career

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew onboard HMAS Adelaide during a transit to Elizabeth Reef. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew onboard HMAS Adelaide during a transit to Elizabeth Reef.

With a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a specialisation in how fluids move around different materials, Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew came well-credentialed for a career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Preparing poppies

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Ellen Shine from the RSLWA Poppy Ladies shows a collection of poppies made and collected, with Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarine Nicole Lefel from Submarine Force Headquarters, in the Off Watch Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Ellen Shine from the RSLWA Poppy Ladies shows a collection of poppies made and collected, with Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarine Nicole Lefel from Submarine Force Headquarters, in the Off Watch Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.

There were many enthusiastic volunteers from HMAS Stirling recently when the RSL Western Australia (RSLWA) Poppy Ladies visited the Base and conducted a poppy making workshop for their upcoming commemorative poppy projects.

Convalescent plasma - helping to assist others

Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author)

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria.

As a regular blood donor since 2007, Warrant Officer Darren Jago was asked by Red Cross Lifeblood to consider donating convalescent plasma.

Physical Trainers take on burpee challenge for cancer charity

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

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)

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.

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.

Corvettes close to home in Cessnock community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Cessnock City Council (photographer)

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)

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)

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

Gender, Peace and Security - Fleet Command

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

File image: Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany from the Maritime Operational Health Unit with Joint Task Force 635 shows photos of HMAS Canberra on her phone to a Fijian woman of Koro Island, Fiji during Operation FIJI ASSIST, in March 2016. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

File image: Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany from the Maritime Operational Health Unit with Joint Task Force 635 shows photos of HMAS Canberra on her phone to a Fijian woman of Koro Island, Fiji during Operation FIJI ASSIST, in March 2016.

In October 2000 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which recognised that conflict had specific gendered impacts which affected men and women in different ways, and that conflict disproportionally affected women and children.

Symposium attracts virtual audience

Published on by Ms Rachel Reynolds (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The recent 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium was an astounding success with 60 people in attendance physically at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and over 400 logging in from around the world.

Dogs have their day

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

Ship’s company and family members from HMAS Moreton at the Blessing of the Animals service. (photo: )

Ship’s company and family members from HMAS Moreton at the Blessing of the Animals service.

HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company and their four-legged friends joined together alongside the Brisbane River as Chaplain Stephen Briggs blessed the members' beloved pets.

Range of services to maintain mental health

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

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)

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.

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 visits Defence Mentoring Group

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

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 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.

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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