Section: People

Keeping families in touch - submarine style

Published on by Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

In this digital age, methods for keeping in touch with loved ones can be taken for granted – but for submariners, for whom communication is kept to a minimum, the most brief of contact is vital. 

Marine Engineering Officer proud to deploy

Published on by LSIS Tom Gibson (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Frank Peng, Deputy Marine Engineering Officer HMAS Warramunga, inside the ships Machine Control Room during the ship's deployment on the 66th rotation of Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Frank Peng, Deputy Marine Engineering Officer HMAS Warramunga, inside the ships Machine Control Room during the ship's deployment on the 66th rotation of Operation MANITOU.

Lieutenant Frank Peng is the Deputy Marine Engineering Officer on board HMAS Warramunga on his first nine month operational deployment to the Middle East.

 

All in the family on Middle East operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Tom Gibson (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe, Maritime Warfare Officer HMAS Warramunga, on the bridge wing of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe, Maritime Warfare Officer HMAS Warramunga, on the bridge wing of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment on Operation MANITOU.

Growing up with both parents serving in the Royal Australian Navy meant Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe moved around Australia constantly while growing up.

Blue planet globetrotting for Marine Engineer

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.

The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.

Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

Dux on track to defend

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes  presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong  with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Identifying and defending against anti-ship missiles is a job you don’t see outside the Navy – which is exactly what attracted one trailblazer to the Navy’s warfighting community.

Royal Australian Navy officer awarded United States Navy medal

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell.

Royal Australian Navy Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Cockett has been awarded the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Fitting end for both aircraft and pilot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

After nearly 48 years flying Royal Australian Navy helicopters, Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne has safely completed his final flight.

 

Reflections on service, pride and enjoyment

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.

It’s no secret that global travel is one of the most exciting parts of life in the Navy and for many serving members past and present the further they sail the more professionally rewarding it gets.

Team energy at the ‘cutting-edge’ of leadership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra.

The Deputy Engineering Officer in HMAS Sirius has been awarded the Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.