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ADF bond with Mallacoota community forged by fire

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Scott Houlihan speaks with Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria Andrew Crisp, APM, during a ceremony held to commemorate the efforts of all involved with the bushfire effort in Mallacoota. (photo: LSIS Kieren Whiteley)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules Commander Scott Houlihan speaks with Emergency Management Commissioner for Victoria Andrew Crisp, APM, during a ceremony held to commemorate the efforts of all involved with the bushfire effort in Mallacoota.

The unveiling of a plaque in the heart of Mallacoota will become a strong symbol of the close bond between the Australian Defence Force and local community forged during the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires.

Army’s Amphibious Beach Team extends Choules’ capabilities on land

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: )

Evacuees are transported from Mallacoota via a LARC (Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo) transport vessel to awaiting ships during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

The ability of Navy and Army to combine for an expanded amphibious capability has been put to the test throughout the ongoing bushfire emergency in south-east Australia this summer.

Cool deployment for Navy Meteorologist

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Lainie Thorn (author)

Royal Australian Navy Meteorologist and Oceanographer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps arrives at the Antarctic Circle, to support the Australian Antarctic Program activities in Antarctica as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Meteorologist and Oceanographer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps arrives at the Antarctic Circle, to support the Australian Antarctic Program activities in Antarctica as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Lieutenant Hannah Phelps has one of the more interesting weather forecasting jobs in the Navy, providing meteorological support at Casey research station, Antarctica, for Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY during this austral summer period.

Logistics sailor credits gap year for providing career direction

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jayden Mansfield onboard HMAS Choules during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.

Emu reels in big bushfire donations

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam 'Emu' Carruthers hands Garry Brown, Deputy Captain of the Sussex Inlet Rural Fire Brigade, a cheque for $9000, the proceeds of the charity auction he organised. L-R: Terry Davies, Debbie Simpson, Wally Cook, Garry Brown, Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, Manfred Simpson, Terry Davies, Jim Denchem and Mandy Cropper. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam 'Emu' Carruthers hands Garry Brown, Deputy Captain of the Sussex Inlet Rural Fire Brigade, a cheque for $9000, the proceeds of the charity auction he organised. L-R: Terry Davies, Debbie Simpson, Wally Cook, Garry Brown, Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam Carruthers, Manfred Simpson, Terry Davies, Jim Denchem and Mandy Cropper.

Outside of working hours, 725 Squadron’s Petty Officer Aircrewman Liam ‘Emu’ Carruthers is a keen angler, who regularly competes in and wins fishing tournaments around Australia.

14,000 Young Australians sail in Young Endeavour

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Image courtesy of YEYS (photographer)

Congratulations to our 14,000th youth crew member, Matthew Shelverton, and to the other 13,999 Australians who've made the Young Endeavour program such a success. Image courtesy of YEYS. (photo: Image courtesy of YEYS)

Congratulations to our 14,000th youth crew member, Matthew Shelverton, and to the other 13,999 Australians who've made the Young Endeavour program such a success. Image courtesy of YEYS.

The 14,000th young Australian to embark in Sailing Training Ship Young Endeavour has completed his 11-day voyage aboard the square-rigged tall ship.

Indian school for the blind hits Toowoomba sailors for six

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jay Crutch (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rebekah Curry tries her hand at blind cricket at the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind during HMAS Toowoomba's port visit to Mumbai, India. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rebekah Curry tries her hand at blind cricket at the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind during HMAS Toowoomba's port visit to Mumbai, India.

Fourteen sailors from HMAS Toowoomba visited the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind during a recent port visit to Mumbai, India.

HMAS Sirius - Flagship at 182nd Royal Hobart Regatta

Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

HMAS Sirius berthed at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius berthed at Macquarie Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania.

Early this month, HMAS Sirius recently spent a weekend in Hobart as the Flagship for the 182nd Royal Hobart Regatta, the largest aquatic carnival in the Southern Hemisphere.

Submarine ideas surface during schools initiative

Published on by LEUT Peeranat Vanichkitrungruang (author)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submariner (LSMTSM) David Morley judging one of the entries in the Submarine in Schools competition. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submariner (LSMTSM) David Morley judging one of the entries in the Submarine in Schools competition.

The Royal Australian Navy is one of the most capable navies in the world - this is largely as a result of seeking the right equipment, and recruiting the correct people to use and develop this equipment effectively.

Commemorating HMAS Voyager (II)

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), Mr Robert Hogan (photographer)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown) (photo: Unknown)

One of the last photographs known to have been taken of HMAS Voyager (II), Sunday 9 February 1964, taken from the deck of HMAS Melbourne (II) while at anchor in Jervis Bay. (Photographer unknown)

More than 40 people recently attended a commemoration service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to remember the souls lost when HMAS Voyager (II) sunk.