Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, shakes hands to Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nathan Spilling, along with other members of Fleet Support Unit - South East in gratitude for their participation in Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 over the Reduced Activity Period. (photo: LSIS Chris Szumlanski)
Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, shakes hands to Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nathan Spilling, along with other members of Fleet Support Unit - South East in gratitude for their participation in Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 over the Reduced Activity Period.

WO-N: Bushfire relief capability possible thanks to engineering contributions

Royal Australian Navy engineers, contractors and their families who cut short their Christmas break to support Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 were recently recognised for their integral contribution.

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Executive Officer HMAS Sheean, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Booth, RAN (third from left) escorts members of the Young and Disengaged Youths Leadership Program and mentors from the Western Australia Police Force, and Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Ann Hooper (right) onboard HMAS Sheean during a recent visit to HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Disadvantaged youth given a taste of Navy life This article has photo gallery

‘Navy immersion’ has been added to the program of events of a Western Australian Police Force and City of Rockingham initiative that seeks to engage young people identified as being at risk of disengaging from school or the community.

L-R: Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Larissa Maslin; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Steve Merritt; Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Christian Thom; St Vincent de Paul Regional President Mr Edward Wolanski; Mrs Wendy Wolanski; and Mrs Lily Tan at Penola by the Sea Convent, Safety Bay in Western Australia with Submarine Forces donated goods. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Submarine Force brings Christmas joy to families This article has photo gallery

In maintaining ties and involvement with the local community, members of the Submarine Force based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia recently gifted food and toys to the local St Vincent de Paul charity.

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A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk flies the Australian White Ensign over Sydney Harbour during the 2020 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Canberra takes centre stage on Sydney Harbour This article has photo gallery

HMAS Canberra played a starring role in Sydney’s Australia Day celebrations as the centrepiece of the traditional Salute to Australia on Sydney Harbour.

HMAS Adelaide’s oldest and youngest guests during family day - Lola Atkins, 91, grandmother of LEUT MLO Samantha Best, right; and Lilah Cook, 9 months, daughter of ABBM Liam Cook, left, joined by the Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathon Ley, centre. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Roll up, roll up, young and old to Navy's largest warship This article has photo gallery

Age was no barrier during the recent family day on board HMAS Adelaide - it would be safe to say that Adelaide can now boast having had the oldest and youngest guests aboard, with a 90-year age difference between the two.

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Navy One sails towards Sydney Heads after the firing of the starting cannon for the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. (photo: Chief Petty Officer Kel Hockey)

Navy One does senior service proud in Sydney to Hobart This article has photo gallery

After an 18 year hiatus from the Sydney to Hobart, the crew of Navy One has proven that the Navy belongs in the world-famous yacht race.

Navy One, the Royal Australian Navy's entry in the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, during the recent Bird Island Race in Sydney. (photo: CYCA/Hamish Hardy)

Navy One counts down to Sydney to Hobart This article has photo gallery

With the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race only weeks away, the crew of Navy’s entry Navy One have victory in their sights.