Section: People

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.'

Carwoola Officer in Middle East

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Lieutenant Robert Jackson on the weapons training range at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Lieutenant Robert Jackson on the weapons training range at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

Robert Jackson praises the commitment of his fellow servicemen and women deployed to the Middle East.

South Australian takes out Navy shooting title

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Able Seaman Christopher Benton from Normanville, SA recently competed in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Christopher went on to win top shot of the Navy 2013. (photo: SGT John Waddell)

Able Seaman Christopher Benton from Normanville, SA recently competed in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Christopher went on to win top shot of the Navy 2013.

Normanville sailor Christopher Benton has been named the Navy’s best marksman at the world’s largest military marksmanship competition held recently in Victoria.

Melissa Girling - Mount Druitt

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Leading Seaman Melissa Girling on the upper decks of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Leading Seaman Melissa Girling on the upper decks of HMAS Newcastle.

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.

Heart Warming thanks for Albatross Anzac Efforts

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Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM  Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 ANZAC day ceremony. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 ANZAC day ceremony.

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.