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Navy helps special needs children celebrate Christmas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Brook Oram (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Members (blue shirts) volunteer to give away toys to families at the Special Children's Christmas Party held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill NSW.

 (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Royal Australian Navy Members (blue shirts) volunteer to give away toys to families at the Special Children's Christmas Party held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill NSW.

A team of over 70 Navy volunteers from Sydney bases HMAS Kuttabul, HMAS Waterhen and HMAS Watson joined other Sydney community and corporate groups to help run the 20th Annual Make a Wish Foundation Special Children’s Christmas Party at the Rosehill Gardens Race Course on 2 December.

On parade for Navy Engineering Week

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, AM, RAN, returns a salute during the Engineering Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, AM, RAN, returns a salute during the Engineering Ceremonial Divisions held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell, presided over Ceremonial Divisions for more than 350 engineering officers and sailors on 2 December in honour of the inaugural Navy Engineering Week.

Destroyers one keel closer

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN and ASC first year electrical apprentice Billy Hewitt hammer the box containing the coin under the keel of the third Hobart Class DDG at the ASC shipyards in Adelaide, SA. (photo: Image courtesy of ASC)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN and ASC first year electrical apprentice Billy Hewitt hammer the box containing the coin under the keel of the third Hobart Class DDG at the ASC shipyards in Adelaide, SA.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett joined two apprentices to lay the keel for the Royal Australian Navy’s third destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, on 19 November at ASC shipyards in Adelaide.

A generous donation demonstrates close ties across the Commonwealth

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

Mrs Lydia Fawls presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN,  with the painting 'HMS Caledon' by Australian Artist Arthur James Wetherall Burgess. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

Mrs Lydia Fawls presents Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with the painting 'HMS Caledon' by Australian Artist Arthur James Wetherall Burgess.

For the second time, Tim Coghlan has made a very generous donation to the Royal Australian Navy from the other side of the world.

Top enders battle to be top dogs

Published on by LSPT Paul Somerville-Ryan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra swimming carnival at Larrakeyah Barracks (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Coonawarra swimming carnival at Larrakeyah Barracks

HMAS Coonawarra, Dawin-based ships and resident units compete throughout the year to earn points towards the Top End Shield trophy and bragging rights as Darwin's elite sporting team.

Defence triathletes compete in Noosa and Manduarah

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Australian Defence Force Triathletes. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Defence Force Triathletes.

The Australian Defence Triathlon Club was well represented by 46 triathletes among 8500 competitors in the 32nd running of the Noosa Olympic Triathlon, the world’s second biggest triathlon, in early November.

The Saints go marching - at Cerberus

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Tamara Prins puts members of St Kilda Football Club's Emerging Leaders group to the test as they work together for their team building activity at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Tamara Prins puts members of St Kilda Football Club's Emerging Leaders group to the test as they work together for their team building activity at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus, in Victoria, has earned the title ‘Cradle of the Navy’ through 95 years of training sailors. Recently, Cerberus had the opportunity to run an intensive camp for the St Kilda Football Club’s emerging leaders, giving them a taste of training, Navy style.

Navy defends Victorian golf title

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell of the Navy's Inter-service Golf team chips towards the flag, during the Victorian Inter-service Golf Competition held at the Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell of the Navy's Inter-service Golf team chips towards the flag, during the Victorian Inter-service Golf Competition held at the Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club, Victoria.

Navy's golfers defended their interservice 2014 title during the Victorian championships held at the Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club, in October.

Sydney Kings support Defence Basketball

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

NSW Defence Basketball team meet the Sydney Kings at the Sydney entertainment Centre. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

NSW Defence Basketball team meet the Sydney Kings at the Sydney entertainment Centre.

Representatives from the New South Wales combined basketball team received some inspiration from Sydney Kings' assistant coach Ben Knight in mid November.

HMAS Canberra conducts first Replenishment at Sea during FCP15

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

HMAS Sirius alongside HMAS Canberra during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of the Fleet Concentration Period East 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Sirius alongside HMAS Canberra during a replenishment at sea evolution as part of the Fleet Concentration Period East 2015.

Less than one year after its commissioning, HMAS Canberra has conducted its first Replenishment at Sea evolution, in company with HMAS Sirius.