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Top End travels for Navy sail training ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Erin McAuley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

STS Young Endeavour youth crew members and staff aboard the tall ship host a community sail day during their visit to Darwin, Northern Territory.   (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

STS Young Endeavour youth crew members and staff aboard the tall ship host a community sail day during their visit to Darwin, Northern Territory.

Midshipman William Bragg recently enjoyed a change of pace early in his Navy career, joining the Royal Australian Navy sail training ship, Young Endeavour, for a voyage across Australia’s north, from Gove to Darwin.
    

Success serendipity for Tasmanian two

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Adam Grover and Midshipman Renee Brerelis onboard HMAS Success in the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Adam Grover and Midshipman Renee Brerelis onboard HMAS Success in the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

Two cold climate naval officers have found themselves sharing the excitement and warmth of a northern Australian wargame, crossing paths in roles that the years have turned on end.

Surprise visit on Diamantina

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author)

Sub Lieutenant Chloe Stevens takes a fix on HMAS Diamantina during her pilotage into Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Chloe Stevens takes a fix on HMAS Diamantina during her pilotage into Cairns.

Sub Lieutenant Chloe Stevens got the mother and father of all surprises when the crew of HMAS Diamantina invited her parents onboard to watch the junior officer pilot the warship into Cairns - her home town. 

Picton sailor helps blast from the past

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Geoffrey Powell, of HMAS Diamantina,stands on deck on 3 October, 2016, while part of the multinational task force of Operation Render Safe in the Solomon Islands. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Geoffrey Powell, of HMAS Diamantina,stands on deck on 3 October, 2016, while part of the multinational task force of Operation Render Safe in the Solomon Islands.

A Navy marine technician has been helping bring safety to a historic war zone as part of a multi-national task force undertaking Operation RENDER SAFE in the Solomon Islands.

First operation opens eyes for Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Anna Rosendahl (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Tuan Nguyen at his console in the operations room aboard HMAS Diamantina during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Tuan Nguyen at his console in the operations room aboard HMAS Diamantina during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

A Parramatta man has been helping find unexploded Second World War munitions in the Solomon Islands during an Australian Defence Force led multinational operation.

Navy medicos standing tall on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy medical officers who deployed to the Middle East with 7th Brigade after the welcome home parade in Brisbane on 17 September 2016.

Left to right: Lieutenant Commander Anthony Dilley, Commander Janine Gregson, Commander Anthony Holley and Commander Ian Young.
 (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy medical officers who deployed to the Middle East with 7th Brigade after the welcome home parade in Brisbane on 17 September 2016. Left to right: Lieutenant Commander Anthony Dilley, Commander Janine Gregson, Commander Anthony Holley and Commander Ian Young.

Standing out in the sea of khaki as part of the Australian Army’s 7th Brigade welcome home parade in Brisbane recently was Commander Janine Gregson and three other Navy medical officers.

Serving the nation for more than half a century

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, presents Commander Mick Brice with his 3rd Federation Star and certificate at Russell Offices, Canberra.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, presents Commander Mick Brice with his 3rd Federation Star and certificate at Russell Offices, Canberra.

After 52 years in the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Mick Brice has received a third Federation Star, and seventh clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal, to recognise his continuing long service to the Navy and Australia.

Darwin lifestyle just right for Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Patmore on watch on the Marine Link console on board HMAS Glenelg during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Patmore on watch on the Marine Link console on board HMAS Glenelg during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Able Seaman Marine Technician Matthew Patmore joined the patrol boat squadron a year ago, joining HMAS Glenelg’s marine engineering team for career progression.

Adelaide nurse steps up from surfboat to frigate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Nursing Officer Lieutenant Delaney O'Donohoe observes a smalls arms trade test conducted on the flight deck of HMAS Anzac, Lieutenant Delaney O'Donohoe is on Phase 4 of her Reserve Entry Officer Course. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Nursing Officer Lieutenant Delaney O'Donohoe observes a smalls arms trade test conducted on the flight deck of HMAS Anzac, Lieutenant Delaney O'Donohoe is on Phase 4 of her Reserve Entry Officer Course.

Adelaide intensive care nurse and Navy Reserve Nursing Officer, Delaney O’Donahoe, recently escaped the cool southern weather to finalise her officer training onboard helicopter frigate, HMAS Anzac.

Maximising Reserve support

Published on by MAJ Kathryn Ames (author and photographer)

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell; Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves, Commodore Bruce Kafer; and Director General Reserves – Air Force, Air Commodore Bob Rodgers provided updates on how the three services intended to maximise Reserve forces as part of an integrated force. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell; Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves, Commodore Bruce Kafer; and Director General Reserves – Air Force, Air Commodore Bob Rodgers provided updates on how the three services intended to maximise Reserve forces as part of an integrated force.

Diversity, service conditions, and integrating Reserve expertise to deliver capability were some of the key discussion points at this year’s Defence Reserves Association conference, held recently in Brisbane.