Mayor Jack Dempsey has written to the Minister for Defence in hopes of getting a new ship named in honour of the region.

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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...

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23rd Sept. 2020 12:09 PM

Navy veteran Ken Traill was overcome with emotion when a small schoolgirl reminded him he would not be alone on Anzac...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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01st Jan. 2020 1:01 PM

Toowoomba service marks Remembrance Day

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11th Nov. 2019 1:11 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...

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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”...

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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...

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07th Oct. 2019 3:10 PM

The Yeppoon man represented Australia at the Warrior Games in Florida, coming home with a bronze medal

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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...

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12th Aug. 2019 12:08 AM

Navy crewmen will spend the next few days in the Mackay region

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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...

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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...

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10th July 2019 5:07 AM

Former Emerald resident's graduation a proud moment.

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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...

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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.

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02nd July 2019 10:07 AM

As a young seaman, he manned a naval vessel, as Operation Neptune stormed the French coast.

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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...

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14th May 2019 5:05 AM

For retired navy man Steve Price, Australia's armed forces provided opportunities he would otherwise never have been able...

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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...

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27th April 2019 10:04 AM

The local organisation whose growth is stifled by volunteer numbers.

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26th April 2019 3:04 PM

'It is important we keep celebrating Anzac Day to show our respect'

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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27th Dec. 2018 10:12 AM

Bernie Baz is ready to turn his dream into reality

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13th Dec. 2018 2:12 PM

PENELOPE Twemlow is an expert navigator, having spent ten years travelling the world with the Royal Australian Navy.

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03rd Oct. 2018 12:10 AM

The STS Young Endeavour made its way into the Gladstone Marina with its young Aussie crew on board.

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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.

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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...

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05th Sept. 2018 5:09 AM

Australian Defence Force veterans are coming out of active service with more scars than they bargained for.

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05th Sept. 2018 5:09 AM

The sacrifice of the veterans from Vietnam war remembered.

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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...

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29th July 2018 6:07 AM

The Battle of Amiens was the opening phase of the Allied offensive, which began on August 8, 1918

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25th July 2018 4:07 AM

FROM scrubland to the high seas, Tara's Daniel Heuston is setting sail after enlisting in the Navy.

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11th July 2018 10:07 AM

EVEN after two decades, it is still difficult for Dalby mother, Christine Pelly to talk about her daughter

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02nd May 2018 4:05 PM

Their sacrifice remembered at the annual ANZAC city march and service

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25th April 2018 5:04 PM

Fijian and Australian Defence Force veteran Semesa Rocosuka calls Ipswich home

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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.

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22nd April 2018 6:04 PM

GALLERY: WWI War Ships exhibition comes to Roma State College.

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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...

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10th April 2018 3:04 PM