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30 Oct 2020
Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.
The recent 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium was an astounding success with 60 people in attendance physically at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and over 400 logging in from around the world.
29 Oct 2020
Julie Shruball from In2Foodz delivers packaged fresh produce to Leading Seaman Marine Logistics - Cook - Submariner Stephen Finnigan of HMAS Sheean.
Members of the Fleet Logistic Support Element - Submarines based at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia recently revamped their approach to “breaking down fresh” vitals by working with local supplier In2Foodz to improve packaging options.
29 Oct 2020
Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Asahel Heeney takes a break from her duties at the headquarters of NORFORCE’s Centre Squadron in Alice Springs, where she served as a communicator during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
For one Australian Navy sailor, her first operational deployment was a long way from the sea - Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Asahel Heeney deployed to Alice Springs, 1200km from the ocean, on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
28 Oct 2020
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Christopher Taylor, centre, is promoted during his deployment on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, receiving his new rank slides from Major James Hill and Captain Melanie Verho at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill, overlooking Alice Springs.
Two Darwin-based sailors were recently promoted at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill overlooking Alice Springs, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean.
27 Oct 2020
Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy receives the phone call advising that she has won the Engineering category in the Australian Defence Magazine's Women in Defence Awards 2020.
The Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Women in Defence Awards ceremony was live-streamed around the country last week as finalists gathered at various events in front of televisions, phones and computer screens to hear the winners announced.
27 Oct 2020
A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland.
HMAS Adelaide has provided a platform for the Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 helicopter crews to qualify and land on the RAN’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra.

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Oct31
In 2020, HMAS Cerberus continues to operate as Navy's premier training establishment, training not only Navy personnel but Army and Air Force personnel as well. HMAS Cerberus had planned to open its gates to the public to celebrate its centenary but this has been postponed due to the pandemic.
Nov01 to Nov27
Applications are now open for the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program, which will be held in Canberra from 1 – 27 November 2020. This innovative and supportive arts-based program assists permanent ADF and Reservist personnel facing health and well-being challenges...

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