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War veteran joins Canberra ship’s company on Freedom of Entry march

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), PTE Nicole Dorrett (photographer), LEUT Natalie Brennan (photographer)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra.

Three-hundred-and-fifty members of the 400-strong ship’s company of HMAS Canberra (III) exercised its Freedom of Entry through the City of Canberra on Saturday.

HMAS Penguin runners go gate to gate for Keeping Watch

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Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney.

A record 280 runners and power walkers turned out for the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate charity fun run on the shores of Middle Harbour in Sydney.

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

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Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.

Still time to make A-Positive change in Blood Challenge

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Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney.

Navy members still have time to roll up their sleeves and give as part the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge. The challenge ends on 8 December with all eligible members strongly urged to take the time to donate whole blood or plasma.

Future submariners wanted for exciting competition

Published on by Ms Andrea Kopatsy (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner.

Aspiring Royal Australian Navy Submariners have the chance to win the experience of a lifetime as part of the 2020 National Submarine Tour Competition, open to Australian civilians aged 18 to 35 years old.

DFR wins award for Navy social media campaign

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Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) was recognised for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at the recent Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne. (photo: )

Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) was recognised for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at the recent Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne.

The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) has recognised Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at its Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne.

Training Ship Pioneer enjoys Freedom of Entry to Mackay

Published on by Australian Navy Cadets LEUT Linda McKenna (author), Photos by Nell (photographer)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld. (photo: Photos by Nell)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld.

With swords drawn, band playing, drums beating and flags flying, the cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercised their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay this month, as part of 60th anniversary celebrations for the Australian Navy Cadets unit.

 

Albatross Chaplain tells grandfather’s WWI story at Remembrance Service

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Chaplain Stephen Estherby conducts the Remembrance Day service for HMAS Albatross personnel and students from Nowra Anglican College, at the HMAS Albatross Chapel. (photo: )

Chaplain Stephen Estherby conducts the Remembrance Day service for HMAS Albatross personnel and students from Nowra Anglican College, at the HMAS Albatross Chapel.

One hundred students from Nowra Anglican College attended the annual Remembrance Day service, conducted by Chaplain Stephen Estherby, at the HMAS Albatross chapel this year.

Green Ghost crew remembers those who served before them

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Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin leads the Remembrance Day 2019 ceremony underneath the Australian White Ensign. To his left are ABET Joshua Lowe, LEUT Jacob Hepner, ABML-SC Frank Cook and CPOCIS Michael Baruch. (photo: ABEW Stuart McManus)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin leads the Remembrance Day 2019 ceremony underneath the Australian White Ensign. To his left are ABET Joshua Lowe, LEUT Jacob Hepner, ABML-SC Frank Cook and CPOCIS Michael Baruch.

During the major Japan-US Exercise ANNUALEX, the crew of HMAS Hobart spared a minute to reflect on those that sacrificed their lives in the very waters they sailed.

Green Ghost pays tribute to UN fallen service members

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Officers and sailors of HMAS Hobart and the Australian Maritime Task Group at the 74th UN Day Ceremony at the UN Memorial Cemetery Busan, Republic of Korea, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABCTS Ryan Lomsargis)

Officers and sailors of HMAS Hobart and the Australian Maritime Task Group at the 74th UN Day Ceremony at the UN Memorial Cemetery Busan, Republic of Korea, during their East Asia Deployment.

A group of 50 officers and sailors from HMAS Hobart recently participated in a ceremony to mark the 74th United Nations Day at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, in Busan, Republic of Korea, during the ship’s current East Asia Deployment.