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Engagement important to maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dylan Pearse (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle personnel on the parade ground for Seychelles National Day at the Roche Caiman Sports Complex.  (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle personnel on the parade ground for Seychelles National Day at the Roche Caiman Sports Complex.

HMAS Newcastle took a short hiatus from its successful, high-tempo success mission recently and conducted several international engagement activities during a recent port visit to Port Victoria in the Republic of Seychelles.

Navy careers for Indigenous personnel

Published on by CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (author), CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (photographer)

Army Defence Indigenous Development Program members have been offered Navy employment positions. Left to Right. Private Edith Wasiu, Private Morrison Pearson and Private Isabel Mosby. (photo: CPOML-SC Tony Thomas)

Army Defence Indigenous Development Program members have been offered Navy employment positions. Left to Right. Private Edith Wasiu, Private Morrison Pearson and Private Isabel Mosby.

Three trainees from the recent Army variant of the Defence Indigenous Development Program have 'jumped ship' and been offered employment with the Navy. The trainees have been under training since April and are due to graduate at the end of this month.

One-stop Navy application now available

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

The Navy People App in use at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The Navy People App in use at Fleet Base West.

The centuries old naval personnel management, or Divisional, system is getting a fresh new look with the creation of a mobile application to augment the information flow to Navy personnel.

Support to former Navy members continues

Published on by Mr Michael Hughes (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Captain Neville Teague takes part in a practice Restorative Engagement session at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Captain Neville Teague takes part in a practice Restorative Engagement session at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.

As a result of recommendations from the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, members who have been found to have suffered abuse during their service are being given the opportunity to share their stories to senior Defence personnel.

Taking Command of mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCPL Sebastian Beurich (author), LCPL Evan Moore (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Commander Doug Griffith, RAN, competing in the cycling leg of an Ironman event. (photo: )

Commander Doug Griffith, RAN, competing in the cycling leg of an Ironman event.

After seven months in Kabul witnessing some of the worst of humanity, Executive Officer Undergraduates at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Commander Doug Griffiths, returned to Australia mentally tired, somewhat jaded and a bit disenchanted.

White Ribbon at sea on operations

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company, along with visiting Australian parliamentarians, show their support for the White Ribbon campaign while on operations in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation MANITOU. White Ribbon is Australia's national male-led campaign to end violence against women. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company, along with visiting Australian parliamentarians, show their support for the White Ribbon campaign while on operations in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation MANITOU. White Ribbon is Australia's national male-led campaign to end violence against women.

HMAS Newcastle ship’s company reinforced Navy's position against domestic violence with a White Ribbon morning tea in the Middle East on 24 July.

Women on song in Navy band

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMUSN Ellen Zyla (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

(From left) Senior ranking female Royal Australian Navy Musicians, Chief Petty Officer Kara Williams, Chief Petty Officer Camille Martin, Lieutenant Cassandra Mohapp and Chief Petty Officer Natalea Erskine at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

(From left) Senior ranking female Royal Australian Navy Musicians, Chief Petty Officer Kara Williams, Chief Petty Officer Camille Martin, Lieutenant Cassandra Mohapp and Chief Petty Officer Natalea Erskine at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Thirty years ago the Royal Australian Navy Band started to march to a slightly different beat - recruiting their first female sailor and they haven't looked back.

Travelling the world to make a difference

Published on by CHAP Andrew Watters (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Michael Sales hoists signal flags on board HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew carry maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean as part of a Combined Maritime Forces. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Michael Sales hoists signal flags on board HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew carry maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean as part of a Combined Maritime Forces.

Able Seaman Michael Sales is seeing the world thanks to his mixture of modern and historic communications skills.

Experience of a lifetime for Navy doctor

Published on by Young Endeavour (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Lieutenant Tenille Chapman onboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour during the first leg of its world voyage. (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Tenille Chapman onboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour during the first leg of its world voyage.

Lieutenant Tenille Chapman has been a Navy doctor for little more than a year, but she has already had the experience of a lifetime as part of the staff crew in Australia’s national sail training ship STS Young Endeavour’s during the ship's 2015 World Voyage.

Behind the scenes at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Hayden Eyles conducts a stores check for navigation lights onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Hayden Eyles conducts a stores check for navigation lights onboard HMAS Choules.

When people think of the crew of any ship, many may recall on the officers on the bridge, the boatswains on the lines or the stokers in the engine room but where would a ship go without the logistics department and sailors such as Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Hayden Eyles.