Section: People

New loans announced for long term sailors

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017.

Members who have served 7 years or more will be eligible for interest-free loans of up to $7000 under a new initiative by the RAN’s Relief Trust Fund announced this month.

Navy technician has some advice for anyone thinking of returning

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Michael Claessens recommends returning to Navy via some Reserve service for members who have been out for some time. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief Petty Officer Michael Claessens recommends returning to Navy via some Reserve service for members who have been out for some time.

A Navy Chief Petty Officer who initially left Navy in 2008 has returned and slotted seamlessly back into service.

Final Recruits for 2018 become Sailors

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

General Entry 367 Emms Division celebrate on completion of their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 367 Emms Division celebrate on completion of their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The final batch of Navy’s new sailors for 2018 are ready to progress their careers following the graduation of General Entry 367.

Putting mental health and wellbeing into action

Published on by Vanessa Barone (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

File image: Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Mark Rigney inspects sailors before the combined HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Freedom of Entry to Nowra, NSW, November 2018. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

File image: Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Mark Rigney inspects sailors before the combined HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Freedom of Entry to Nowra, NSW, November 2018.

Committed to the care for our people, Navy has recently released the Navy Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2018-2023.

Ashes of former sailors committed to the sea they loved

Published on by MIDN Scott Hankey (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan,  ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

(L-R) CHAP Andrew Thorburn conducts the remembrance service, along with Commanding Officer HMAS Success, CAPT Darren Grogan, ABML-SC Cheryl Sutherland and CPONPC Jane Butcher.

HMAS Success took a solemn pause from a busy deployment to farewell two former members of the Royal Australian Navy.

Gascoyne scales new heights forging friendships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima.

The crew from RAN Minehunter HMAS Gascoyne have demonstrated endurance and fitness joining with a team from host ship JMSDF Yugeshima to climb Mount Noro in Kure Prefecture Japan.

Surprise family reunion on the high seas

Published on by MIDN Chloe Reay (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son.

Serving members of the Navy and their loved ones know all too well that they are often called upon to sacrifice family time in the service of their nation.

New recruits follow family footsteps

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author)

General Entry 366 graduates Recruit Riley Surendra-Nicholas with his step father, Chief Petty Officer Ross Bagnall; and Recruit Noah Gray with his dad, Lieutenant Commander Dallas Gray, during the General Entry 366 Rogers Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: )

General Entry 366 graduates Recruit Riley Surendra-Nicholas with his step father, Chief Petty Officer Ross Bagnall; and Recruit Noah Gray with his dad, Lieutenant Commander Dallas Gray, during the General Entry 366 Rogers Division Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

At their Ceremonial Sunset Recruit School Graduation, General Entry 366 Rogers Division wowed their audience with an impressive display of parade drill culminating in a precise rendition of ‘beat to quarters’.

Deputy Chief of Navy highlights growth opportunity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, listens to Leading Seaman during a forum at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, listens to Leading Seaman during a forum at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN paid a visit to HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West recently for the latest in the series of Leading Seaman Forums being delivered across Navy.

Aspiring anesthetist is a Navy Fellow

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Adam Scorer at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, as part of the Australian Defence Force's Medical Specialists Program. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Lieutenant Adam Scorer at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, as part of the Australian Defence Force's Medical Specialists Program.

Lieutenant Adam Scorer might be a Navy Doctor, but you’ll find him rendering care at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital as the Australian Defence Force’s capability to deploy medical specialists is enhanced through placements in civilian practices.