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Antarctic Adventure for Two Navy Officers

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Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft. (photo: )

Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft.

Penguins, seals, icebergs, blizzards and a celebrity visit are routine encounters for two Royal Australian Navy officers deployed to Casey Research Station, Antarctica.

Highest Honour for West Head Gunnery Range Officer

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

In recognition of his meritorious service in the field of naval warfare training, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold has been appointed to the Order of Australia, receiving an Order of Australia Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Quiet achiever credits family for Australia Day honour

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Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008. (photo: Sergeant Neil Ruskin)

Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008.

Navy photographer Paul Berry says a Conspicuous Service Medal for a career devoted to photographing, filming and reporting on ADF operations is more about his family than his exceptional talents.

Australia Day 2018 Navy Honours

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

Twenty serving Navy personnel have been recognised for awards in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. They are among 895 award recipients approved by The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

'Cradle of the Navy' in new hands

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Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough.

Commander Andrew Hough has assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus — often dubbed ‘the cradle of the Navy’ — succeeding Commander Luke Ryan.

Serving with distinction at sea and ashore

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Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List.

The first ever female Executive Officer of a Royal Australian Navy submarine has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

Keeping families in touch - submarine style

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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. 

‘Be prepared, be confident and stand up’ – Senior Sailor shares his experiences on Navy and leadership

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

Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit-West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit-West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia.

A job as a London Hotel Manager followed by a career in a less luxurious facility as a Correctional Officer doesn’t come close to time served abroad in the Royal Australian Navy.

Marine Engineering Officer proud to deploy

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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

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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.