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PATHE Project profiles Navy Officer

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Rosemarie Apikotoa on the bridge of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, during the filming of an interview being used to promote the Pasifika Achievement To Higher Education (PATHE) initiative of the University of Western Sydney (UWS). (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Commander Rosemarie Apikotoa on the bridge of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, during the filming of an interview being used to promote the Pasifika Achievement To Higher Education (PATHE) initiative of the University of Western Sydney (UWS).

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Rose Apikotoa was recently interviewed at Fleet Base East and onboard the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Stuart as part of an initiative of the University of Western Sydney called Pasifika Achievement To Higher Education (PATHE).

Albatross sailor wins Navy's top photography award

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Ryhnard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Ryhnard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Ryhnard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Ryhnard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition.

There was no shortage of photographic support when Able Seaman Jesse Rhynard was presented with the Navy's top photography award, the 2013 Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize, by HMAS Albatross's Commanding Officer Captain Simon Bateman.

Navy Cadets have a ball in Cairns

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

Australian Navy Cadet Leading Seaman Blake Henderson throws himself into the Heaving Line challenge during the Annual Continuous Training held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.  (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

Australian Navy Cadet Leading Seaman Blake Henderson throws himself into the Heaving Line challenge during the Annual Continuous Training held at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.

Training Ship Norfolk, the Australian Navy Cadets contingent based in Wellington Point, Brisbane chose HMAS Cairns as their destination for this year’s Annual Continuous Training.

Navy's Indigenous leader

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Navy Strategic Advisor on Indigenous Cultural Affairs, Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, is one of the Royal Australian Navy’s proudest change makers as he helps Navy grow a professionally diverse workforce and mentors its young Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander members.

LCDR Steven Reynolds set to retire after 41 years service

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer farewells Lieutenant Commander Steven 'Blue' Reynolds after 41 years continuous service with the Navy, at HMAS Waterhen, Waverton.
 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer farewells Lieutenant Commander Steven 'Blue' Reynolds after 41 years continuous service with the Navy, at HMAS Waterhen, Waverton.

After 41 years of dedicated service in the Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander Steven 'Blue' Reynolds CSM, was farewelled recently at HMAS Waterhen.

Petty Officer clocks up 40 years service

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer presents Petty Officer Anthony 'Timber' Mills with his fifth clasp, the Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 40 years continuous service.

 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer presents Petty Officer Anthony 'Timber' Mills with his fifth clasp, the Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 40 years continuous service.

Petty Officer Anthony 'Timber' Mills Joined the Royal Australian Navy as an Adult Recruit on 5 February 1974 at the age of 17, and this year has reached 40 years of continuous service.

Leading the way

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

Indigenous sailors from HMAS Coonawarra hold the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islands Flag prior to marching through the city of Darwin as part of NAIDOC Week. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Indigenous sailors from HMAS Coonawarra hold the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islands Flag prior to marching through the city of Darwin as part of NAIDOC Week.

Four members of HMAS Coonawarra marched through the city of Darwin in recognition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of Australia.

A life well lived

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Mr Allen Guthrie with the Steward department from HMAS Cerberus at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Mr Allen Guthrie with the Steward department from HMAS Cerberus at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess, Victoria.

Former Warrant Officer Steward Allen Guthrie has experienced challenges, adventure and near misses, and during a recent visit to HMAS Cerberus, he shared tales of life in the Navy when the men were made of steel, scrubbing the deck meant sanding it with holystone, and sailors slumbered in hammocks.

Outstanding aviator receives CN Gold Commendation

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (left) presents Lieutenant Commander Anthony Nelson with a Gold Chief of Navy Commendation for his sustained and consistently outstanding performance as Staff Officer Aviation - International Fleet Review 2013 throughout the period of February 2012 to December 2013. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (left) presents Lieutenant Commander Anthony Nelson with a Gold Chief of Navy Commendation for his sustained and consistently outstanding performance as Staff Officer Aviation - International Fleet Review 2013 throughout the period of February 2012 to December 2013.

A Chief of Navy Gold commendation has been awarded to Lieutenant Commander Tony Nelson for his meticulous planning of aviation activities during last year's International Fleet Review.

‘Fearless’ filming at Fleet Base East

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Paul De Gelder (left) with members of Clearance Dive Team One are filmed by the production crew of the new documentary series

Former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Paul De Gelder (left) with members of Clearance Dive Team One are filmed by the production crew of the new documentary series "Fearless" in Sydney Harbour.

Headlines were created when Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Able Seaman Paul De Gelder was attacked by a shark in Sydney Harbour in 2009, and the story of his survival, recovery and return to Navy service captured the attention of people around Australia, and around the world.