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Exchange proves rewarding for warfare officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Adam Cooper (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes, presents Lieutenant Commander Oliver Nokes with a bronze commendation during an awards ceremony onboard HMAS Perth at Muscat, Oman. HMAS Perth is nearing the end of her Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East Region.

HMAS Perth’s  Operations Officer, Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Oliver (Olly) Nokes has been commended by Commander Joint Task Force 633, Air Vice Marshall Tim Innes during the ship’s final hours alongside in Muscat, Oman.

International officers learning from Leeuwin

Published on by MIDN Brooke Turner (author), Unknown (photographer)

LEUT Rafeq and MIDN Aikung on the forecastle of HMAS Leeuwin in

Brunswick Bay (photo: Unknown)

LEUT Rafeq and MIDN Aikung on the forecastle of HMAS Leeuwin in Brunswick Bay

Two foreign naval officers were welcomed aboard HMAS Leeuwin recently as the ship carried out hydrographic surveys off the northern coast of Western Australia.

Launceston cleans up on Christmas Island

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Unknown (photographer)

Crew members from the Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Launceston joined together with students from the Christmas Island District High School to conduct a beach clean up during a recent visit to the remote Australian territory. (photo: Unknown)

Crew members from the Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Launceston joined together with students from the Christmas Island District High School to conduct a beach clean up during a recent visit to the remote Australian territory.

Crew members from the Australian Navy patrol boat, HMAS Launceston, joined together with students from the Christmas Island District High School to conduct a beach clean up during a recent visit to the remote Australian territory. 

Navy bases see red

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Liam Humphrey, Midshipman Eleanor Johnston, Midshipman Nicholas Randall prepare to donate blood in Canberra.

Navy members from around the country have been working hard for the last three months saving more than 3,200 lives during the Defence Blood Challenge. Teams from HMA Ships Cairns, Waterhen and Penguin and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently rolled up their sleeves to help protect Australia’s blood supply.

Quilts have deployed personnel covered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Rob Swanwick; Ms Jan-Maree Ball, Coordinator Aussie hero Quilts; and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Gary Wight at the HMAS Harman reception for Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) at the Bonshaw Mess. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Rob Swanwick; Ms Jan-Maree Ball, Coordinator Aussie hero Quilts; and Warrant Officer of the Navy, Gary Wight at the HMAS Harman reception for Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) at the Bonshaw Mess.

Canberra base HMAS Harman welcomed representatives from ‘Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)’ during reception at the Bonshaw Mess recently to thank them for their support to members deployed overseas.

Rankin team treks for health

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commanding Officer, Commander Doug Theobald (right), and the organiser of the trek, Chief of the Boat, Chief Petty Officer Communication & Information Systems Anthony O'Riley, completing the last section of the Bibbulman Track Foundation near the Mundaring Weir Hotel in Kalamunda. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer, Commander Doug Theobald (right), and the organiser of the trek, Chief of the Boat, Chief Petty Officer Communication & Information Systems Anthony O'Riley, completing the last section of the Bibbulman Track Foundation near the Mundaring Weir Hotel in Kalamunda.

The submariners in HMAS Rankin have completed a month-long adventure training exercise that took them from Kalamunda to Albany, in Western Australia, and also raised money for a very worthy cause.

HMAS Melbourne tests endurance

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), Unknown (photographer)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Katrina Burkett, Able Seaman Jacob Macgregor, Able Seaman Blake Ridge and Chief Petty Officer Len Harrison take time out for photo on the Oxfam Trail Walk Challenge. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Katrina Burkett, Able Seaman Jacob Macgregor, Able Seaman Blake Ridge and Chief Petty Officer Len Harrison take time out for photo on the Oxfam Trail Walk Challenge.

A four-person team from the ship's company of HMAS Melbourne raised $3,000 when they pushed their personal limits in the Oxfam Australia 100 kilometre Trail Walk Challenge. 

HMAS Darwin giving back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Joshua Scanlon presents a cheque to Mr Alex Green from the Sir David Martin Foundation (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Joshua Scanlon presents a cheque to Mr Alex Green from the Sir David Martin Foundation

More than $36,000 was presented to worthy charities as a result of HMAS Darwin’s fundraising efforts during the frigate's recent Operation MANITOU deployment.

Canberra helps celebrate centenary of service

Published on by Mr Stephen Henderson (author), Unknown (photographer)

RSL Centenary canvas bag and small medalions (photo: Unknown)

RSL Centenary canvas bag and small medalions

HMAS Canberra is putting her considerable weight behind the Returned and Services League of Australia as they celebrate their Centenary Year in 2016.

Sydney (II) remembered 75 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Mr Ben Teo (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Catafalque Party at the HMAS Sydney (II) commemorative service in Carnarvon, WA. (photo: BEN TEO)

Royal Australian Navy Catafalque Party at the HMAS Sydney (II) commemorative service in Carnarvon, WA.

Commemorations were held for the 75th Anniversary of the loss of HMAS Sydney (II) over the weekend 19-20 November in Carnarvon and Geraldton, in Western Australia.