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.
Ten sailors from five different categories were awarded their ‘Dolphins’ on August 9, after taking part in a new trial submarine training program.
Leo Vredenbregt is an essential link in the chain that keeps Australian troops deployed in the Middle East connected with their families back home.
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.
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.
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.'
Robert Jackson praises the commitment of his fellow servicemen and women deployed to the Middle East.
Normanville sailor Christopher Benton has been named the Navy’s best marksman at the world’s largest military marksmanship competition held recently in Victoria.
Mount Druitt’s Melissa Girling is the eyes and ears of the Australian warship HMAS Newcastle, which is carrying out operations in the Middle East.
HMAS Albatross has extensive ANZAC Day commitments throughout the Shoalhaven every year and in 2013, the base provided 25 catafalque parties and 250 personnel for services stretching from the coastal towns of Kiama to Ulladulla, and as far west as Holbrook.