Mayor Jack Dempsey has written to the Minister for Defence in hopes of getting a new ship named in honour of the region.
08th Dec. 2020 2:12 PM
A Navy medic who will likely be medically discharged due to injuries suffered in a hit and run crash has launched a huge...
23rd Sept. 2020 12:09 PM
Sue and John lit candles and flew an Australian flag to mark the day.
25th April 2020 3:04 PM
Navy veteran Ken Traill was overcome with emotion when a small schoolgirl reminded him he would not be alone on Anzac...
24th April 2020 7:04 AM
Labor's defence spokesman Richard Marles says the government needs to do more to ensure Australian work on new...
13th Feb. 2020 11:02 AM
Footage has emerged of a disturbing encounter at sea as a Russian warship appears to aggressively approach a US vessel.
11th Jan. 2020 1:01 PM
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is looking at deploying a naval vessel in NSW and having it on standby, as a contingency, for...
04th Jan. 2020 10:01 AM
HMAS Choules has left Garden Island in Sydney today to help in bushfire relief efforts in Victoria and on NSW south...
01st Jan. 2020 1:01 PM
A naval officer found guilty of “motor-boating” a woman’s breasts at a Darwin pub has been let of “as leniently … as can...
24th Oct. 2019 8:10 PM
A naval officer appeared drunk and was “sweating profusely” when he reached down a woman’s shirt and began “motorboating”...
24th Oct. 2019 6:10 AM
A former high-ranking US Navy fighter pilot has shared a hair-raising story of an encounter with an enormous underwater...
07th Oct. 2019 3:10 PM
The Yeppoon man represented Australia at the Warrior Games in Florida, coming home with a bronze medal
21st Aug. 2019 1:08 PM
A Townsville Navy Clearance Diver has returned from service in Afghanistan to walk the Kokoda Track after losing multiple...
12th Aug. 2019 12:08 AM
Navy crewmen will spend the next few days in the Mackay region
19th July 2019 2:07 PM
A Defence Magistrate has found a female sailor not guilty of two counts of assault, saying a bum slap and a nipple cripple...
19th July 2019 5:07 AM
A Navy sailor has set his career back three years and been fined thousands of dollars after getting his penis out and...
10th July 2019 5:07 AM
Former Emerald resident's graduation a proud moment.
04th July 2019 3:07 PM
A submarine spotted about 100m off a Coast beach was on its way to a major joint exercise focused on "mid-intensity...
03rd July 2019 9:07 AM
A mystery submarine has been spotted about 100m off the Sunshine Coast this morning by an eagle-eyed local photographer.
02nd July 2019 10:07 AM
As a young seaman, he manned a naval vessel, as Operation Neptune stormed the French coast.
06th June 2019 6:06 PM
IN HIS first year of retirement Australian Navy veteran Andre Jones hopes to become the first person to run around...
14th May 2019 5:05 AM
It "really changed who I was”.
14th May 2019 12:05 AM
For retired navy man Steve Price, Australia's armed forces provided opportunities he would otherwise never have been able...
01st May 2019 10:05 AM
Mackay Pipe Band led World War II veterans, serving personnel from HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney, and RAAF service men and women...
27th April 2019 10:04 AM
The local organisation whose growth is stifled by volunteer numbers.
26th April 2019 3:04 PM
'It is important we keep celebrating Anzac Day to show our respect'
26th April 2019 6:04 AM
FEARS China is mapping crucial submarine routes have intensified as hi-tech ships survey waters near a naval base...
21st April 2019 2:04 PM
The ongoing inquest held at the Coroners Court at Gladstone continues to shed new light into the tragic sinking of fishing...
21st March 2019 12:03 PM
A GROUP of dedicated military history buffs are flying high after securing a temporary home for their aviation and naval...
13th Feb. 2019 10:02 AM
ON ANZAC Day 1966, near the coast of Malaysia, Noel Dennett and his crew were ready to launch their Fairey Gannet off the...
09th Feb. 2019 5:02 AM
"I like to say I came to Australia with a wife, two boys and $75. Fifty years later I have a wife, two boys, a...
23rd Jan. 2019 12:01 AM
A local Navy chef and his fellow troops are being thanked by the community for their dedication to their country over...
27th Dec. 2018 10:12 AM
PENELOPE Twemlow is an expert navigator, having spent ten years travelling the world with the Royal Australian Navy.
03rd Oct. 2018 12:10 AM
The STS Young Endeavour made its way into the Gladstone Marina with its young Aussie crew on board.
20th Sept. 2018 5:09 PM
TOOWOOMBA’S Lauren Birch is back on dry land, after spending seven months at sea onboard the HMAS Toowoomba.
12th Sept. 2018 5:09 AM
A PERMANENT Royal Australian Navy maintenance hub based in Townsville would generate hundreds of local jobs under a Labor...
05th Sept. 2018 5:09 AM
Australian Defence Force veterans are coming out of active service with more scars than they bargained for.
05th Sept. 2018 5:09 AM
The sacrifice of the veterans from Vietnam war remembered.
18th Aug. 2018 4:08 PM
Camouflaged uniforms of varied hues speckled John Breen Park on Sunday when hundreds of cadets gathered for Mackay Region's...
29th July 2018 6:07 AM
The Battle of Amiens was the opening phase of the Allied offensive, which began on August 8, 1918
25th July 2018 4:07 AM
FROM scrubland to the high seas, Tara's Daniel Heuston is setting sail after enlisting in the Navy.
11th July 2018 10:07 AM
EVEN after two decades, it is still difficult for Dalby mother, Christine Pelly to talk about her daughter
02nd May 2018 4:05 PM
Navy WWII veteran talks about his experience
26th April 2018 8:04 AM
Their sacrifice remembered at the annual ANZAC city march and service
25th April 2018 5:04 PM
Fijian and Australian Defence Force veteran Semesa Rocosuka calls Ipswich home
25th April 2018 12:04 PM
Over the decades a number of women spearheaded changes in our defence force and now many of them serve in equal roles.
22nd April 2018 6:04 PM
GALLERY: WWI War Ships exhibition comes to Roma State College.
19th April 2018 2:04 PM
MORE than 2000 free tickets will be made available to enable the community to see the ex-HMAS Tobruk before it's scuttled...
10th April 2018 3:04 PM