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Gap Year students join Gascoyne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alan Parton (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen, Jesse O'Sullivan, Johaline Enslin and Jack Wilson onboard HMAS Gascoyne as they sail off the coast of Cooktown in Far North Queensland.

Three gap year students embarked in Sydney-based minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne during a deployment to far North Queensland, were exposed to more than just routine seamanship while onboard.

Warfare dynasty in the making

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

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps of HMAS Success on the forecastle of her ship, alongside Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps of HMAS Success on the forecastle of her ship, alongside Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

Lieutenant Hannah Phelps joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer because she thought it would be an “exciting and rewarding career”.

From Queensland Police Force to Kabul

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Leading Seaman Detering in the Middle East (photo: Unkwnown)

Leading Seaman Detering in the Middle East

Providing training in Iraq is a world away from detective work in Queensland, but that was part of Leading Seaman Joanne Detering’s job description after becoming the first Australian Defence Force Investigative Service member to enlist through Navy’s mid-career entry initiative.

Navigating a warfare career

Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

(L-R) Sub-Lieutenant Brandon Taylor, Navigation Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Leupen and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Northcote, onboard HMAS Diamantina conduct manoeuvres with HMAS Huon. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Sub-Lieutenant Brandon Taylor, Navigation Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Leupen and Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mark Northcote, onboard HMAS Diamantina conduct manoeuvres with HMAS Huon.

It takes a whole Navy to train the senior service's future warship captains, with experiences ashore, and at sea, and classroom theory combining to prepare officers for the demanding role.

Middle East mission develops sailor's skills

Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitch Rodway in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mitch Rodway in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth.

Able Seaman Mitchell Rodway is a member of the ship's company of HMAS Perth who, like the ship, is on his first operational deployment to the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.

Top End travels for Navy sail training ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Erin McAuley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

STS Young Endeavour youth crew members and staff aboard the tall ship host a community sail day during their visit to Darwin, Northern Territory.   (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

STS Young Endeavour youth crew members and staff aboard the tall ship host a community sail day during their visit to Darwin, Northern Territory.

Midshipman William Bragg recently enjoyed a change of pace early in his Navy career, joining the Royal Australian Navy sail training ship, Young Endeavour, for a voyage across Australia’s north, from Gove to Darwin.
    

Success serendipity for Tasmanian two

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Adam Grover and Midshipman Renee Brerelis onboard HMAS Success in the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Adam Grover and Midshipman Renee Brerelis onboard HMAS Success in the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

Two cold climate naval officers have found themselves sharing the excitement and warmth of a northern Australian wargame, crossing paths in roles that the years have turned on end.

Surprise visit on Diamantina

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author)

Sub Lieutenant Chloe Stevens takes a fix on HMAS Diamantina during her pilotage into Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant Chloe Stevens takes a fix on HMAS Diamantina during her pilotage into Cairns.

Sub Lieutenant Chloe Stevens got the mother and father of all surprises when the crew of HMAS Diamantina invited her parents onboard to watch the junior officer pilot the warship into Cairns - her home town. 

Picton sailor helps blast from the past

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), CPL Mark Doran (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Geoffrey Powell, of HMAS Diamantina,stands on deck on 3 October, 2016, while part of the multinational task force of Operation Render Safe in the Solomon Islands. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Geoffrey Powell, of HMAS Diamantina,stands on deck on 3 October, 2016, while part of the multinational task force of Operation Render Safe in the Solomon Islands.

A Navy marine technician has been helping bring safety to a historic war zone as part of a multi-national task force undertaking Operation RENDER SAFE in the Solomon Islands.

First operation opens eyes for Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Anna Rosendahl (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Tuan Nguyen at his console in the operations room aboard HMAS Diamantina during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Tuan Nguyen at his console in the operations room aboard HMAS Diamantina during Operation Render Safe 2016 in the Solomon Islands.

A Parramatta man has been helping find unexploded Second World War munitions in the Solomon Islands during an Australian Defence Force led multinational operation.