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School children transition from ship to shore

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Year 6 and 7 students from Ocean Reef Primary on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta  during their tour onboard HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Year 6 and 7 students from Ocean Reef Primary on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during their tour onboard HMAS Stirling.

Students and teachers from Ocean Reef Primary School in Perth’s northern suburbs had a taste of life in the Navy during their recent visit to HMAS Stirling.

12,000th young Australian sails STS Young Endeavour

Published on by Ms Jennifer Reilly (author)

Twenty four youths from around Australia joined the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour at Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Twenty four youths from around Australia joined the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour at Cairns.

The 12,000th young Australian to set sail in STS Young Endeavour completed the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program over the weekend, after an eleven day voyage along the Queensland coast.

A week in the life of a Navy Chef

Published on by ASLT Sean May (author), Mr Jack Caban (author), CPOML-S Peter Caban (photographer)

Navy Work Experience Program participant, Jack Caban, working with HMAS Watson Galley Staff. (photo: CPOML-S Peter Caban)

Navy Work Experience Program participant, Jack Caban, working with HMAS Watson Galley Staff.

In late May, HMAS Watson hosted two high school students as part of the Navy Work Experience Program, which included work within the Watson galley, as well as rotations through other sections of the base, including the Bridge Simulator and Health Clinic.

Wylie Park girls ‘Wise Up’ with Navy

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Students from Wylie Park High School test out the ‘big eyes’ during their tour aboard HMAS Success as part of the NSW Police initiative ‘Wise Up’. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Students from Wylie Park High School test out the ‘big eyes’ during their tour aboard HMAS Success as part of the NSW Police initiative ‘Wise Up’.

A group of thirty girls from Wylie Park High School visited Fleet Base East to get a first hand glimpse of how the working Navy works, as part of the New South Wales Police led community engagement program ‘Wise Up’.

Sirius supports Beyond Blue

Published on by LEUT Mark Taylor (author), LEUT Timothy Milas (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Peter Russell and Leading Seaman Daniel Taylor present a $2000 donation from HMAS Sirius to Susan Anderson from Beyond Blue. (photo: LEUT Timothy Milas)

Lieutenant Commander Peter Russell and Leading Seaman Daniel Taylor present a $2000 donation from HMAS Sirius to Susan Anderson from Beyond Blue.

HMAS Sirius hosted a representative from Beyond Blue and the mental health staff from HMAS Stirling onboard in April, to donate a fundraising cheque for $2000 dollars, share a BBQ and have a general meet and greet.

Sailors give lifeline to prevent suicide in Western Australia

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Stirling participate in the HBF Run for a Reason, to raise funds and awareness for Lifeline WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Stirling participate in the HBF Run for a Reason, to raise funds and awareness for Lifeline WA.

Fleet Base West personnel sweated it out and provided a lifeline for their favourite charity in Perth, last weekend at the fifth annual HBF Run for a Reason.

Chief of Navy inspects future leaders

Published on by LCDR Helen Walker (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to Midshipman Danica Latus while he inspects the guard during the passing out parade of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell.

This image has been digitally altered. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks to Midshipman Danica Latus while he inspects the guard during the passing out parade of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell. This image has been digitally altered.

One hundred naval officers graduated this week from the Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell, concluding 20 weeks’ initial training for the 77 men and 23 women. The graduating class was reviewed by the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

Penguin hosts White Ribbon Ambassadors event

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN addresses attendees of the White Ribbon Ambassador event hosted at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, RAN addresses attendees of the White Ribbon Ambassador event hosted at the Sir David Martin Mess, HMAS Penguin.

White Ribbon Ambassadors from across Sydney gathered at HMAS Penguin last night for an ambassador networking event to discuss the progress of the White Ribbon campaign.

Petty Officer makes history at Paris ceremony

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Guardsman Petty Officer Donald Blackley performs the role of flag bearer during the Eternal Flame ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Navy Guardsman Petty Officer Donald Blackley performs the role of flag bearer during the Eternal Flame ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

A member of the Royal Australian Navy has actively participated in the Eternal Flame ceremony beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris for the first time in history, as part of the commemoration activities marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Boer War remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, salutes the Nowra Boer War Memorial after laying a wreath at the Boer War Day service at Rauch Park, Junction Street, Nowra. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, salutes the Nowra Boer War Memorial after laying a wreath at the Boer War Day service at Rauch Park, Junction Street, Nowra.

The construction of Nowra’s Boer War memorial was very much a community effort. In 1900, a committee was formed to raise funds for what was originally intended to mark just one aspect of the Boer War, “the brave defence of Mafeking by Colonel Baden-Powell.”