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Aircrewman on a high following regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell aboard an MH-60R Seahawk as he completes his 1000th hour of flight time. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell aboard an MH-60R Seahawk as he completes his 1000th hour of flight time.

Notching up 1000 hours flying time in a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has capped off a successful Regional Presence Deployment 2020 for Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell.

From cryptanalysis to centenarian

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author)

Mrs Charmian Gladstone, with her grandson Ivan and son Kay, in front of a portrait of Charmian's husband, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN. (photo: )

Mrs Charmian Gladstone, with her grandson Ivan and son Kay, in front of a portrait of Charmian's husband, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN.

Reaching a milestone 100th birthday has led to a day of celebration and reflections for a member of the Australian Navy family - Mrs Charmian Gladstone, widow of RADM Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN.

Engineer swaps academia for Naval career

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew onboard HMAS Adelaide during a transit to Elizabeth Reef. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew onboard HMAS Adelaide during a transit to Elizabeth Reef.

With a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a specialisation in how fluids move around different materials, Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew came well-credentialed for a career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Preparing poppies

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Ellen Shine from the RSLWA Poppy Ladies shows a collection of poppies made and collected, with Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarine Nicole Lefel from Submarine Force Headquarters, in the Off Watch Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Ellen Shine from the RSLWA Poppy Ladies shows a collection of poppies made and collected, with Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarine Nicole Lefel from Submarine Force Headquarters, in the Off Watch Centre at HMAS Stirling, WA.

There were many enthusiastic volunteers from HMAS Stirling recently when the RSL Western Australia (RSLWA) Poppy Ladies visited the Base and conducted a poppy making workshop for their upcoming commemorative poppy projects.

Convalescent plasma - helping to assist others

Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author)

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria.

As a regular blood donor since 2007, Warrant Officer Darren Jago was asked by Red Cross Lifeblood to consider donating convalescent plasma.

Physical Trainers take on burpee challenge for cancer charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors conduct burpees as part of a fundraiser in support Breast Cancer Research, at the Fleet Gymnasium, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors conduct burpees as part of a fundraiser in support Breast Cancer Research, at the Fleet Gymnasium, Garden Island, Sydney.

HMAS Kuttabul Physical Training Instructors have agreed to undergo some short term pain for longer term gain in a burpee challenge to aid the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation.

Corvettes close to home in Cessnock community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Cessnock City Council (photographer)

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian
Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn.
(Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council) (photo: Cessnock City Council)

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent hands over the 'The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes' to Cessnock City Library technical services team leader Amanda O’Hearn. (Image courtesy of Cessnock City Council)

A pictorial book about the Navy's Bathurst Class Corvettes has been favourably received and reviewed by the City of Cessnock.

Range of services to maintain mental health

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

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. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

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.

Minister visits Defence Mentoring Group

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

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.

Launch of Defence Values and Behaviours

Published on 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). (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

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.