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Navy steps up to give blood

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Lieutenant Natasha Callan donates blood at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre at Town Hall, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Lieutenant Natasha Callan donates blood at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre at Town Hall, Sydney.

Navy’s commitment to the community has been highlighted yet again with a group of Royal Australian Navy personnel answering a new call for blood donors.

Recognition for a job well done

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN presented Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Anderson with a Fleet Commander's Silver Commendation during his visit to 808 Squadron. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN presented Petty Officer Aviation Technician Aircraft Scott Anderson with a Fleet Commander's Silver Commendation during his visit to 808 Squadron.

Personnel at HMAS Albatross have been recognised for a range of achievements, with awards and medals presented by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, during a recent visit.

Navy introduces new way to manage its most valuable asset: its people

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

March 5, 2020 was a significant date in the Royal Australian Navy’s calendar as it heralded the official launch of the Navy’s Maritime Human Resource Officer category, designed to bridge the gaps identified by the Personnel Efficiency Review, enabling Navy to better manage its people. 

Navy Petty Officer receives Air Force award

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.

Full time Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson dressed in her Royal Australian Air Force Cadets uniform to receive an Air Force Cadets Force Service Medal from her Navy boss, Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

Waterhen strengthens links with veterans community

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

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

War veterans from Navy, Army and Air Force recently took a tour of HMAS Waterhen as it held its inaugural Veterans Day.

Symbolic garden the final resting place of Indigenous ex-serviceman

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Attendees at the Ashes Laying Ceremony for the late Mr Matthew Byers at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home: Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter. (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Attendees at the Ashes Laying Ceremony for the late Mr Matthew Byers at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home: Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that a name in this report is that of a deceased person which may cause sadness or distress. Members of the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter and the HMAS Albatross Command team recently attended an Ashes Laying Ceremony at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home.

Lost men and women of ‘Shark 02’ remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005.

In the close-knit world of Naval Aviation, April 2 is a sombre day for many personnel as they remember and reflect on the loss of nine Australian Defence Force personnel who died when Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed while on a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in 2005.

Personnel administration enhancements deliver medals in good time

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company. (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Albany, Lieutenant Commander Adam Simeoni, centre, presents Australian Operational Service Medal - Border Protection to members of Albany’s ship’s company.

A key outcome of the changes being delivered by the Navy Human Resources Management Project has been the enhancements to personnel support being delivered through the PERS Effect Review Team.

NUSHIP Sydney arrives in her home port

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long and LCDR Kristen Russo (author), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer), LS Nadav Harel (photographer), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer)

The Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Sydney prepares to berth at Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time, on 27 March 2020. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

The Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Sydney prepares to berth at Fleet Base East in Sydney for the first time, on 27 March 2020.

Sydney residents had a first glimpse of their city’s namesake ship with the arrival of NUSHIP Sydney at Garden Island today, the last of the three Hobart Class Destroyers joining the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet.

Navy helicopter crew helps to sustain wildlife as burnt-out bush regenerates

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Bradley Thomas of 808 Squadron dropping carrots from an MRH-90 helicopter to feed local wildlife in the fire ravaged Moreton National Park near HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Bradley Thomas of 808 Squadron dropping carrots from an MRH-90 helicopter to feed local wildlife in the fire ravaged Moreton National Park near HMAS Albatross, NSW.

Shoalhaven Mayor, Councillor Amanda Findley got a ‘birdies’ eye view of the devastation caused by the recent bushfires when she joined 808 Squadron in an MRH-90 helicopter to conduct a fodder drop for wildlife whose primary food sources had been depleted.