(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Lieutenant Natasha Callan donates blood at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre at Town Hall, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)
(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Lieutenant Natasha Callan donates blood at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre at Town Hall, Sydney.

Navy steps up to give blood

Navy’s commitment to the community has been highlighted yet again with a group of Royal Australian Navy personnel answering a new call for blood donors.

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  • Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

    Navy Petty Officer receives Air Force award

    Full time Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson dressed in her Royal Australian Air Force Cadets uniform to receive an Air Force Cadets Force Service Medal from her Navy boss, Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

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  • (Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Attendees at the Ashes Laying Ceremony for the late Mr Matthew Byers at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home: Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter. (photo: )

    Symbolic garden the final resting place of Indigenous ex-serviceman

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that a name in this report is that of a deceased person which may cause sadness or distress. Members of the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter and the HMAS Albatross Command team recently attended an Ashes Laying Ceremony at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home.

Events

  • Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

    Lost men and women of ‘Shark 02’ remembered

    In the close-knit world of Naval Aviation, April 2 is a sombre day for many personnel as they remember and reflect on the loss of nine Australian Defence Force personnel who died when Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed while on a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in 2005.

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  • (Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN presented Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Anderson with a Fleet Commander's Silver Commendation during his visit to 808 Squadron. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

    Recognition for a job well done

    Personnel at HMAS Albatross have been recognised for a range of achievements, with awards and medals presented by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, during a recent visit.

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(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Waterhen strengthens links with veterans community This article has photo gallery

War veterans from Navy, Army and Air Force recently took a tour of HMAS Waterhen as it held its inaugural Veterans Day.

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Attendees at the Ashes Laying Ceremony for the late Mr Matthew Byers at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home: Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter. (photo: )

Symbolic garden the final resting place of Indigenous ex-serviceman

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that a name in this report is that of a deceased person which may cause sadness or distress. Members of the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter and the HMAS Albatross Command team recently attended an Ashes Laying Ceremony at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home.

Events

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Lost men and women of ‘Shark 02’ remembered This article has photo gallery

In the close-knit world of Naval Aviation, April 2 is a sombre day for many personnel as they remember and reflect on the loss of nine Australian Defence Force personnel who died when Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed while on a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in 2005.

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Watson celebrates 75th anniversary

At the beginning of March, Navy’s main maritime warfare training establishment - HMAS Watson - marked its 75th birthday.

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Royal Australian Navy Officer, Sub Lieutenant Sinead Flaherty takes off on a wave at Narrawallee Beach, NSW during the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women's surf development camp. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Surfing Sub Lieutenant scores ADF Surf Camp a “phenomenal” success This article has photo gallery

From the outset, the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women’s development camp attracted enthusiastic participants and fostered an inclusive and encouraging environment.

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020. (photo: FOTO-KAESBERG)

Snow-filled summer for Aussies at British Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Championships This article has photo gallery

Ten members of the Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association have recently returned from competing in the annual Army and British Nordic Biathlon Championships, Exercise RUCKSACK 2020.