Section: People

Specialist Principal Warfare Officers Prepare for Graduation

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer), SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LCDR Ken Bailes (author)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie building, HMAS Watson.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie building, HMAS Watson.

Principal Warfare Officer’s (PWO) Course 50 students will be the first to graduate with one of three new warfare specialisations.

RESOLUTE families recognised

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin and the unofficial Aus (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin and the unofficial Aus

The partners and children of sailors from patrol boat crew Assail Six have been presented the Navy Commemorative Pin and Australian Military Family Medallion in a special ceremony in Darwin.

Remembering Canberra, 71 years on

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The Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson lays a wreath over the site where HMAS Canberra was lost.  (photo: )

The Australian High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson lays a wreath over the site where HMAS Canberra was lost.

On 9 August, service personnel, Dignitaries and local expatriates gathered onboard the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime Vessel Lata to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra.

Aircrewman Graduates Soar

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (author)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at the Aircrewman Rotary Course graduat (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at the Aircrewman Rotary Course graduat

After months of intensive training, three of the Navy’s newest aviators have earned their ‘wings.’

Maryborough Man Fights Pirates on the High Seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Seaman Aaron Clancy onboard HMAS Newcastle deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Seaman Aaron Clancy onboard HMAS Newcastle deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).

Seaman (SMN) Aaron Clancy started his working life as a trolley collector at a Maryborough shopping centre. Now, he’s helping HMAS Newcastle fight the threat of piracy on the high seas.

Milestone for Submarine Training

Published on by LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Newly qualified Submariners stand out the front as Director Training Authority - Submarines, Commander Matthew Hoffman, RAN, addresses fellow Submariners during a Submarine Qualification Ceremony at the Submarine Training and System Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Newly qualified Submariners stand out the front as Director Training Authority - Submarines, Commander Matthew Hoffman, RAN, addresses fellow Submariners during a Submarine Qualification Ceremony at the Submarine Training and System Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Ten sailors from five different categories were awarded their ‘Dolphins’ on August 9, after taking part in a new trial submarine training program.

Gosnells local helps keep ADF forces connected

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Leo Vredenbregt on the weapons training range at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Chief Petty Officer Leo Vredenbregt on the weapons training range at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

Leo Vredenbregt is an essential link in the chain that keeps Australian troops deployed in the Middle East connected with their families back home.

Jindabyne's Gun-Buster

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Able Seaman Jerrad Coomber on 02 deck during the 76mm gun prefire inspection onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Able Seaman Jerrad Coomber on 02 deck during the 76mm gun prefire inspection onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Jerrad Coomber couldn’t be further from the snow that covers his hometown of Jindabyne in winter. In fact, the 27 year old Able Seaman is braving soaring temperatures and oppressive humidity in the Middle East where he is deployed on the Royal Australian Navy Ship HMAS Newcastle.

Broadmeadows Maritime Logistics sailor performing vital role in Middle East

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Sailor, Able Seaman Saluluelanei

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Sailor, Able Seaman Saluluelanei "Lulu" Grey at work at Al Minhad Air Base.

Saluluelanei “Lulu” Gray from Broadmeadows is performing a vital role for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO), keeping track of all the weapons used by Australian troops involved in Operation SLIPPER.

Navy making headway with White Ribbon accreditation

Published on by ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Navy personnel hold the White Ribbon Pin of violence prevention as part of International White Ribbon Day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Navy personnel hold the White Ribbon Pin of violence prevention as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, recently reminded Navy people that 'violence against women is a significant issue requiring all sectors of the Australian community to take action.'