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.
October 06, 2020 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.
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.
Published on October 01, 2020 by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
File image: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA, in August 2019. (This image was taken prior to COVID-19 social distancing requirements).
The Chief of Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty, today announced the adoption of a single set of Values and Behaviours for Defence.
Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park.
Sleeping in snow-caves and trekking across kilometres of snowy ground aren’t normal activities for anyone, let alone the 14 participants in Exercise Blue Ice.
September 24, 2020 by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA.
The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently, when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime Security Program at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.
September 16, 2020 by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)
L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia.
The National Shipbuilding Program reached another milestone recently with the keel laying for the third Offshore Patrol Vessel, NUSHIP
Pilbara, taking place at Henderson, Western Australia.
Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.
There was a little bit of drizzle and plenty of sizzle as HMAS
Kuttabul Chaplains manned the barbeques in support of R U OK?Day, which was held nationally on 10 September 2020.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019.
The annual Defence Seaworthiness Symposium will once again be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra on 17 September 2020.
Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy at the commemoration service for World War II submariners, in Albany, WA. (This event was held in accordance with State Govt regulations on public gatherings).
Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy gathered in the Western Australian city of Albany on 28 August to remember submariners who lost their lives during World War II operations out of the port city.
Australian delegates at the Japanese surrender ceremony on board USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. L-R, back row: Captain J Balfour; Lieutenant Colonel DH Dwyer; Air Vice Marshal G Jones; Lieutenant General FH Berryman; Commodore JA Collins. Front row: Rear Admiral G Moore; General Sir Thomas Blamey (who signed for Australia); and Air Vice Marshal WD Bostock. (Australian War Memorial Collection 019136)
It was a cloudy day on 2 September 1945 in Tokyo Bay, Japan. A large Allied had gathered over the preceding two weeks enabling all parties involved of the War in the Pacific to attend the final surrender of Japan.