Section: People

Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List announced

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

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The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has today announced 1007 awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.

Cross Tasman commercial shipping protection exercise concludes

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

Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Trade Operation members conduct briefs during Exercise GOANNA 2018.  (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Trade Operation members conduct briefs during Exercise GOANNA 2018.

Members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Navies recently concluded a week long exercise that modelled the effect of piracy activities on commercial shipping surrounding fictitious countries in the Tasman Sea.

 

Officers recognised for long service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Three Naval officers in Victoria have been formally acknowledged for their cumulative 105 years in the Navy during a small ceremony at HMAS Cerberus.

 

Ramadan celebrations place focus in future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim marks the end of a fasting day in the holy month of Ramadan with the support of his work mates at Brindabella Park in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim marks the end of a fasting day in the holy month of Ramadan with the support of his work mates at Brindabella Park in Canberra.

Navy members have paused to mark the end of a fasting day during Ramadan - one of the world’s most significant religious events.

Ex-Army Warrant Officer embraces the change

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines (ABAWASM) George Griffin is proud to display his Dolphins at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Australian Submarine Force.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines (ABAWASM) George Griffin is proud to display his Dolphins at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Australian Submarine Force.

For Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst, Submarines George Griffin, changing service from Army to Navy was one of those things in life he had to experience, and for this adventurous and enthusiastic sailor it’s been a decision he is more than happy with.

 

West-based photographer takes out prestigious prize

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling.

In a time when we are inundated with various forms of imagery on a daily basis, it takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the photography world.

 

Naval Reservists to play greater role in RAN future force

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT.

The Naval Reserve is to play an increasing role in supporting Navy to ‘fight and win at sea’ as the RAN develops the structures to grow its future workforce.

 

A Gap Year in the tropical north

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland.

A world of opportunity is on show for a lucky few Navy Gap Year personnel currently serving at HMAS Cairns in North Queensland.

 

Horse whispering helps Navy people understand communication

Published on by SMN Elise Aveline (author), Unknown (photographer)

Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend. (photo: Unknown)

Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend.

Improving the resilience of Navy members has been a key outcome of a Fleet Base East Personnel Support Unit (PSU) initiative. In April a group of 11 individuals from PSU had the opportunity to trial a 3-day course on equine handling. The course was designed to assist their understanding of how positive relations, verbal and non-verbal, can help people communicate more effectively.

Capability matters - supporting Women in Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants.

Navy has joined the nation’s leading defence industry partners to support and develop in women in engineering and technical fields.