Section: Events

Gender, Peace and Security - Fleet Command

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

File image: Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany from the Maritime Operational Health Unit with Joint Task Force 635 shows photos of HMAS Canberra on her phone to a Fijian woman of Koro Island, Fiji during Operation FIJI ASSIST, in March 2016. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

File image: Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany from the Maritime Operational Health Unit with Joint Task Force 635 shows photos of HMAS Canberra on her phone to a Fijian woman of Koro Island, Fiji during Operation FIJI ASSIST, in March 2016.

In October 2000 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which recognised that conflict had specific gendered impacts which affected men and women in different ways, and that conflict disproportionally affected women and children.

Symposium attracts virtual audience

Published on by Ms Rachel Reynolds (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The recent 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium was an astounding success with 60 people in attendance physically at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and over 400 logging in from around the world.

Dogs have their day

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Ship’s company and family members from HMAS Moreton at the Blessing of the Animals service. (photo: )

Ship’s company and family members from HMAS Moreton at the Blessing of the Animals service.

HMAS Moreton’s ship’s company and their four-legged friends joined together alongside the Brisbane River as Chaplain Stephen Briggs blessed the members' beloved pets.

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.

Into the blue

Published on by SGT Sebastian Beurich (author)

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park. (photo: Unknown)

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park.

Sleeping in snow-caves and trekking across kilometres of snowy ground aren’t normal activities for anyone, let alone the 14 participants in Exercise Blue Ice.

Guardian Class Patrol Boat for Pacific partner Palau

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Alcapone Nobuo; Head of Maritime Systems, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN; Commanding Officer PSS President HI Remeliik II, Lieutenant Commander Emerson Nobuo; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Lieutenant Engineer Oitab Fenally Sekii; and Palauan Maritime Law Enforcement sailor Mayer Wyzer Sekii overlook the bow of Guardian Class Patrol Vessel PSS President HI Remeliik II on completion of the handover ceremony held at the Austal shipbuilding facility in Henderson, WA.

The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently, when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime Security Program at the Austal shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

Keel laying of NUSHIP Pilbara - a construction milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Batoft)

L-R: Executive Officer HMAS Stirling Commander Guy Lewis, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN; Mr Owen Vincent; and Navy Indigenous Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard attend the keel laying ceremony for Offshore Patrol Vessel number 3, NUSHIP Pilbara, at the Civmec facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

The National Shipbuilding Program reached another milestone recently with the keel laying for the third Offshore Patrol Vessel, NUSHIP Pilbara, taking place at Henderson, Western Australia.

Chaplains in support of R U OK? Day

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

Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Senior Chaplain Paul Stuart, left, and Chaplain Jon-Paul Barry cook up a storm on the barbeque to support Defence members for R U OK?Day at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

There was a little bit of drizzle and plenty of sizzle as HMAS Kuttabul Chaplains manned the barbeques in support of R U OK?Day, which was held nationally on 10 September 2020.