Navy Daily 2018

By Royal Australian Navy | Daily news from the Royal Australian Navy.

Chief of Navy leads the way in 2018 Defence Blood Challenge

The 2018 Defence Blood Challenge has been officially launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.<p>In the ten year history of the Defence …

Red Cross

Captain Jim Hutton celebrates another career milestone

A 40 year career is impressive by any standard but very few have a CV that reads like that of Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, who has just returned from …

Royal Navy

HMAS Adelaide supports Sydney’s homeless

Distance is no barrier to a good deed for Sydney’s homeless. Halfway across the Pacific, the crew of HMAS <i>Adelaide</i> did good for the Sydney based …

Australia

Sailors benefit from industry secondments

Navy’s Fleet Support Unit regularly outplaces members with a variety of Defence industry partners to share skills and experience.

Military

'Bravo Zulu' Volume 2 to be released soon

A former Commanding Officer of HMAS Perth (II) is planning to release the second volume of his publication ‘Bravo Zulu’ later this year.

Zulu

WA-based ships depart for deployments

There were banners, tears and hugs on Diamantina Wharf at Fleet Base West on August 22 as HMA Ships <i>Sirius</i> and <i>Stuart</i> headed off on deployment.<p>The …

Toowoomba techos put training into practice

Marine technicians and support staff posted to HMAS <i>Toowoomba</i> have rallied together to conduct a complex repair while the ship was overseas on …

Service held onboard to commemorate WWII loss

A service has been held on HMAS <i>Adelaide</i> to commemorate the sinking of HMAS <i>Canberra</i> (I) as the ship passed over the site while transiting to Honiara …

Brave sailor shares story of her struggle

It was during one of the long commutes home from work at Joint Operations Command that Leading Seaman Vanessa Broughill figured out she had a …

Invictus Games

Leadership challenge on STS Young Endeavour

Two members of west Melbourne’s African-Australian community recently sailed on Royal Australian Navy operated tall-ship STS <i>Young Endeavour</i> as part …

A great Navy day for Tennant Creek students

Navy has continued to strengthen ties with the Northern Territory community during a school visit to the Top End Navy establishment, HMAS <i>Coonawarra.</i><p>A …

Northern Territory

Home sweet home

HMAS <i>Success</i> returned to Fleet Base East on August 24 after a five month deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific, in support of Indo Pacific …

South-east Asia

Navy musician lands trip to the centre

A Royal Australian Navy musician has ventured in the opposite direction to the ocean to represent Navy in rural Australia.<p>Able Seaman Musician Katia …

Australia

Success builds bonds with the Rabaul community

During HMAS <i>Success’</i> recent visit to Rabaul, in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province, members of the crew participated in a broad range of …

Cerberus sailors tackle uphill challenge

Members of HMAS <i>Cerberus</i> represented both the Navy and Air Force this weekend at the You Yangs Dirty Duathlon. The 36km course consisted of two 4km …

IPE completes its final port visits

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE) 2018, marking the conclusion of a …

Papua New Guinea

Darwin

Navy members based at HMAS <i>Coonawarra</i> in Darwin travelled to Alice Springs to show their respects at the Vietnam Veteran’s Day memorial service last …

Vietnam

Keeping Watch lends a hand to family in need

A sailor and mother of two says Navy’s ‘Keeping Watch’ grant program has saved her family from being swamped by medical bills.<p>Both of Able Seaman …

Autism Spectrum

ADF rescues four seriously injured people in Solomon Islands

The Australian Defence Force’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group (IPE18) has assisted the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force in rescuing four …

Solomon Islands

HMAS Sheean returns from deployment

After departing Fleet Base West at the end of May, Collins Class submarine, HMAS <i>Sheean,</i> has made a welcome return to friends and families who lined …

Military

Unit Citation for Gallantry awarded to RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam

The contribution of 196 Royal Australian Navy members as part of a combined Australian and United States helicopter unit during the Vietnam War has …

ADF acknowledges its indigenous history at Garma Festival

Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were in attendance at the 20th Garma Festival in Gulkula, north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory earlier this …

Navy Community Engagement brings music to the Red Centre

Navy musicians have brought music to the Red Centre, visiting Yirara College in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The College is an Indigenous …

Navy women with altitude

More than twenty Navy women pushed themselves through the annual Navy Alpine Snowsports Ladies Development Camp at Perisher recently. All the effort …

HMAS Cerberus changes command in style

Captain Tim Standen has handed over command of HMAS <i>Cerberus</i> to Captain Michael Oborn during a Clear Lower Deck with the ship’s company.<p>In line with …

Civilian fire

Fire-fighters from the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) recently teamed up with the School of Ships’ Survivability …

Cairns sailors tackle tough terrain

With the local mountain biking season in full swing, ten energetic sailors from HMAS <i>Cairns</i> saddled up for a day of physical challenges as they …

Leeuwin lends a helping hand

During HMAS <i>Leeuwin’s</i> recent port visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, members of the ship’s company offered their time and support to the Royal Malaysian …

Canberra's sacrifice remembered

The 76th Anniversary of the loss of the original HMAS <i>Canberra</i> in the Battle of Savo Island was commemorated at a ceremony in Canberra on 9 August. …