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Gap year turns into Navy career

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons examines a patient onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seaman Medic Renée Simmons left Shellharbour, New South Wales, for what she thought would be a 12-month stepping stone to a career in the police force. Instead, she found a rewarding career in the Navy.

Albury sailor returns from drug-busting deployment

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee in the engine room on board HMAS Ballarat.

While working as a supermarket manager in Albury, New South Wales, Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Lee wanted something more.

From the Glasshouse Mountains to the Middle East

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn and FLTLT Dion Isaacson (author)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

LSPTI Jacob Machen on board HMAS Ballarat.

Leading Seaman Jacob Machen was always active growing up in the Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland - his weekends were full of sports.

Indigenous work experience program gives a taste of Navy life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program participant Jada Brown tries on firefighting equipment by Able Seaman Aviation Support Emma Stewart during a tour of HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program participant Jada Brown tries on firefighting equipment by Able Seaman Aviation Support Emma Stewart during a tour of HMAS Albatross, NSW.

Seven Indigenous young people recently got a taste of navy life at HMAS Albatross as part of the Indigenous Defence Work Experience Program.

In the blink of an eye - capturing the perfect photo

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

LSIS Richard Cordell is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize trophy for 2018 by Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, accompanied by his wife, Chantelle and daughters, Lily and Ella, and the staff at the Navy Imagery Unit - West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

LSIS Richard Cordell is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize trophy for 2018 by Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, accompanied by his wife, Chantelle and daughters, Lily and Ella, and the staff at the Navy Imagery Unit - West on HMAS Stirling.

A true work of art is needed to win the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize for Photography and for the second year in a row, LSIS Richard Cordell, from Navy Imagery Unit - West, has captured the judges’ eye to win this prestigious award.

Double promotion highlight on Canberra

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Inside HMAS Canberra’s wardroom, there was a pause in the ship’s busy routine during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to acknowledge the promotion of two junior sailors.

Navy technician races up the ranks at Tickford Racing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Tickford Racing outplacement member, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Dylan Campbell, at the Tickford Racing workshop. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Tickford Racing outplacement member, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Dylan Campbell, at the Tickford Racing workshop.

Navy Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell has been promoted to the rank of Leading Seaman while working as a member of the Tickford Racing Team.

Australian sailor returns home in Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate, Natasha Mailei at her grandafther's home during a visit to the village of Tuana'i in Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate, Natasha Mailei at her grandafther's home during a visit to the village of Tuana'i in Samoa.

One sailor on board HMAS Sirius had the unique opportunity to visit her grandfather while in Samoa recently, returning to his home in the small village of Tuana’i for the first time in 12 years.

Forty-year Supply Chain veteran ready for new challenges

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne. (photo:                                 )

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne.

Since joining the Navy as a keen 17-year-old in 1979 Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester ‘Wacka’ Payne has enjoyed a long and dynamic career.

National accolades for Navy innovator

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LEUT James Keane (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, RAN, with the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, RAN, with the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Navy innovation is in the national spotlight, with Engineers Australia naming engineering officer Lieutenant Harry Hubbert among Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2019.