Topic: Culture

NUSHIP Supply: One ship, many stories

Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel stands proud with the Australian Aboriginal Flag at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney, NSW. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel stands proud with the Australian Aboriginal Flag at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney, NSW.

A posting to NUSHIP Supply caused some personal conflict for Able Seaman Jahlaya Weazel, but also provided an opportunity to establish the ship’s on-board philosophy of One Ship, Many Stories.

Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour.

In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.

Adelaide celebrates NAIDOC Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast.

Indigenous sailors in HMAS Adelaide will be swapping stories and celebrating their culture with the rest of the ship’s company to mark NAIDOC Week, 8-15 November.

Chance meeting leads to cultural awakening

Published on by POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra.

While Lieutenant Damian Briggs has always known he was Indigenous, it is not something he embraced until recently. In a chance encounter last month at HMAS Albatross, he met Del Bryon and discovered their grandmothers were sisters.

Our Values: Respect

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), PTE Dustin Anderson (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Our Values: Respect (photo: )

Our Values: Respect

One of the five core Defence Values, Respect is the humanity of character to value others and treat them with dignity.

Drizzle cannot dampen spirits

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Damian Briggs (author)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra. (photo: )

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra.

Rain did not dampen the desire for the Canberra community and Navy representatives to come together during NAIDOC Week at a public smoking ceremony at National Circuit in Barton.

Sharing culture key to building Navy’s community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW. (photo: LSIS Thomas Sawtell)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW.

During NAIDOC Week, Navy people in Sydney from all backgrounds were offered the hands-on opportunity to learn about native sustenance and pharmaceuticals from an Indigenous expert.

Parramatta hosts interactive NAIDOC celebrations

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tanalee Smith and MIDN Jack Meadows (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Indigenous artist William Barton and Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Jordon Bradshaw celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 by playing the Song 'Remembrance' on their didgeridoos onboard HMAS Parramatta, in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Indigenous artist William Barton and Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Jordon Bradshaw celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 by playing the Song 'Remembrance' on their didgeridoos onboard HMAS Parramatta, in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta participated in a solemn and interactive morning learning more about Indigenous culture in an event commemorating NAIDOC Week 2020.

Harnessing future thinking for future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra.

The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.

Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark moment in the recognition of the gender impact of conflict and the need to address the rights of women and girls and conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.