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Anzac spirit alive and well

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Lachlan Dukes in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta during Operation ARGOS.

An engagement at sea between HMAS Arunta and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft, has provided a unique training opportunity for a fortunate sailor.

Indigenous crew member reaps rewards of life at sea

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis is currently deployed on Operation ARGOS as part of HMAS Arunta's crew. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis is currently deployed on Operation ARGOS as part of HMAS Arunta's crew.

One of HMAS Arunta’s Indigenous crew members, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis, is relishing his time on a busy regional deployment throughout east Asia.

Chance meeting leads to cultural awakening

Published on by POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra.

While Lieutenant Damian Briggs has always known he was Indigenous, it is not something he embraced until recently. In a chance encounter last month at HMAS Albatross, he met Del Bryon and discovered their grandmothers were sisters.

Our Values: Respect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Our Values: Respect (photo: )

Our Values: Respect

One of the five core Defence Values, Respect is the humanity of character to value others and treat them with dignity.

Nurse practitioner transfers skills from land to sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

When it comes to Defence careers, few could match for variety that of HMAS Adelaide’s incoming Senior Health Officer, Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra.

Flying start for Ballarat’s aviator

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer, Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill, stands in front of the MRH-60 helicopter, callsign ‘Convict’, embarked on HMAS Ballarat for Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Taking the front seat of an MH-60R helicopter while employing its cutting edge sensor and weapons systems is just another day in the office for Port Macquarie local, Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.

Navy returns to Eden to aid in bushfire recovery

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

NUSHIP Supply crew with BlazeAid volunteers and bushfire assistance recipients, Barry and Nerida Heseltine, at their farm in Bega Valley Shire, NSW. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

NUSHIP Supply crew with BlazeAid volunteers and bushfire assistance recipients, Barry and Nerida Heseltine, at their farm in Bega Valley Shire, NSW.

Almost a year after HMAS Adelaide provided logistics support to Eden during the bushfire crisis, Navy returned to help the still recovering community rebuild.

Navy personnel Soldier On for mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

Teammates cheer each other on while competing on the ski trainer during the mental health marathon for Soldier On, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ACW Emma Schwenke)

Teammates cheer each other on while competing on the ski trainer during the mental health marathon for Soldier On, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The end of mental health awareness month was marked at HMAS Kuttabul gymnasium with a marathon to raise money for Soldier On.

Drizzle cannot dampen spirits

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Damian Briggs (author)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra. (photo: )

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra.

Rain did not dampen the desire for the Canberra community and Navy representatives to come together during NAIDOC Week at a public smoking ceremony at National Circuit in Barton.

Sharing culture key to building Navy’s community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW. (photo: LSIS Thomas Sawtell)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW.

During NAIDOC Week, Navy people in Sydney from all backgrounds were offered the hands-on opportunity to learn about native sustenance and pharmaceuticals from an Indigenous expert.