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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.

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.

Relay for Lockdown

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge  at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Robert Pope checking the times during the ‘Relay for Lockdown’ fitness challenge at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Embracing the use of available technology has assisted the Sport and Recreation team at HMAS Cerberus, to plan and hold specific events in a COVID-safe and socially distanced environment.

Football is coming home as Defence footballers dust off their boots

Published on by LCDR Sarah West (author and photographer)

(From left to right): ADFA Midshipmen Jackson Smith, Skye Yeaman and Rylie Young prepare for the 2020 Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition in Canberra in late October. (photo: LCDR Sarah West)

(From left to right): ADFA Midshipmen Jackson Smith, Skye Yeaman and Rylie Young prepare for the 2020 Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition in Canberra in late October.

The Australian Defence Force will welcome the return of football later this month, with the launch of the Navy and Inter-Service Football Competition.

Bond with Singapore reaffirmed at 25th iteration of exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Hobart and Sirius exercise with Republic of Singapore Ships Tenacious, Valiant, Valour and Dauntless in waters off Singapore during Exercise SINGAROO. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMA Ships Hobart and Sirius exercise with Republic of Singapore Ships Tenacious, Valiant, Valour and Dauntless in waters off Singapore during Exercise SINGAROO.

The Australian and Singapore navies have reunited at sea for the 25th iteration of Exercise SINGAROO, which tests warfare skills, enhances interoperability and reinforces the strong friendship of the two nations.

Care packages sweeten the deal for Arunta crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Operations Officer Joint Logistics Unit - West, Lieutenant Amy Beal holds a care package while Able Seamen Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain James Snyder and Cassandra Eaton prepare the remaining care packages to be sent to HMAS Arunta in the dispatch warehouse at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Operations Officer Joint Logistics Unit - West, Lieutenant Amy Beal holds a care package while Able Seamen Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain James Snyder and Cassandra Eaton prepare the remaining care packages to be sent to HMAS Arunta in the dispatch warehouse at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Staff at Joint Logistics Unit - West and the Maritime Logistics Department onboard HMAS Arunta recently collaborated to organise a ‘care package’ program for the ship's company who recently had their deployment extended.