Section: Events

Navy’s role in sustainable management practices: in focus on World Oceans Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Daniel Bird, left, and Leading Aircraftman Aiden Galea free a turtle from a discarded fishing net in northern Australian waters, in 2014. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Daniel Bird, left, and Leading Aircraftman Aiden Galea free a turtle from a discarded fishing net in northern Australian waters, in 2014.

Today the world’s oceans are a vital trade link for countries, supply 3.1 billion people with their primary source of protein, and are recognised for their integral contribution to life on earth.

Kuttabul remembers the night the war came to Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Musician Cameron McAllister sounds the Last Post during the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Leading Seaman Musician Cameron McAllister sounds the Last Post during the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial ceremony held at Garden Island, Sydney.

Along the northern sea wall of Garden Island in Sydney, a small and solemn ceremony was conducted on Monday to remember those lost during the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul (I) in the early hours of 1 June 1942.

Largest officer cohort to graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has graduated the largest officer cohort in its 107-year history, with 168 members of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 62 completing their initial training.

Training systems officers set the example for virtual learning

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link. (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force proved its adaptability when 21 members participated in the two-day virtual Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020.

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.

Watson celebrates 75th anniversary

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson.

At the beginning of March, Navy’s main maritime warfare training establishment - HMAS Watson - marked its 75th birthday.

Team Navy on track at Superloop

Published on by FLTLT Thomas McCoy (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Team Navy's Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson, left, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield check maintenance equipment in the Tickford Racing team garage during the Superloop Adelaide 500, as part of the Navy Industry Outplacement Program. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Team Navy's Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson, left, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield check maintenance equipment in the Tickford Racing team garage during the Superloop Adelaide 500, as part of the Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

The ADF had highly visible presence at the Superloop Adelaide 500 from February 20 to 23, with two RAAF F/A-18 Hornet flyovers, Army street machine burnouts, and a Defence Corner that attracted more than 25,000 visitors.

Seahawks to take flight in nation’s capital

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

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Over 100,000 people are expected to gather on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday 14 March to enjoy the magnificent display that is Skyfire, a celebration of the Canberra region, people and community.

Hitting home with the high notes

This article has photo gallery Published on by POMUSN Stuart Malcolm (author), Wayne Preusker (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Constantine Karatenislis performs alongside students from his former school, Christian College Geelong. (photo: Wayne Preusker)

Able Seaman Musician Constantine Karatenislis performs alongside students from his former school, Christian College Geelong.

On a Sunday in February, the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne, together with hosts Geelong Concert Band and the students from Geelong Grammar School and Christian College Geelong, performed a concert entitled ‘All Bands on Deck’.

Fleet out in force for IWD harbour walk

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AB Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), LS Nadav Harel (photographer), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, with crew members from HMAS Kuttabul, in a walk from Fleet Base East to Mrs Macquarie's Chair to recognise International Women's Day as part of their support to all women in the Australian Defence Force. (photo: AB Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, with crew members from HMAS Kuttabul, in a walk from Fleet Base East to Mrs Macquarie's Chair to recognise International Women's Day as part of their support to all women in the Australian Defence Force.

A contingent of around 250 sailors and officers from HMAS Kuttabul braved light rain and grey skies to complete a 4km return walk around Sydney Harbour in support of International Women’s Day 2020.