Section: People

Capability matters - supporting Women in Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants.

Navy has joined the nation’s leading defence industry partners to support and develop in women in engineering and technical fields.

Warrant Officer retires after 43 years service

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart reminiscing of his times served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.   (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart reminiscing of his times served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.

Warrant Officer Andrew Freame has retired from the Permanent Navy after 43 and a half years of diligent service.

 

Young Endeavour posting ends for Navy birdie

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney

The first birdie to serve in STS Young Endeavour will fly back to HMAS Albatross when her posting to the sail training tall ship ends later this month.

Medical Officer on Middle Eastern seas

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Justin Kelly has left behind the beaches of Newcastle for the open ocean on a deployment to the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Governor visits Fleet Base West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR.

As one of her last official engagements as the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC recently paid a visit to HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Rockingham.

 

Navy Values photography competition seeks entries

Published on by LS Matthew Witney (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

An example of how an image may be used for the Navy values graphics. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

An example of how an image may be used for the Navy values graphics.

New Generation Navy is holding a photography competition in order to identify the most appropriate images for the soon to be updated Navy Values posters. Navy members are encouraged to submit their entries within the next two weeks, with the deadline for submissions being Friday, 25th May.

 

Lunch raises funds for cancer support

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chefs Bob Rawlings (left) and Roger Nowell (right) from Innovation Catering with Royal Australian Navy Chefs (L-R); Able Seaman Jack Halling, Seaman Harmony Brown, Seaman Murray Jones, Seaman Alexandra Hutton and Able Seaman Sean Price at the annual Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch at Claremont Showgrounds in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Chefs Bob Rawlings (left) and Roger Nowell (right) from Innovation Catering with Royal Australian Navy Chefs (L-R); Able Seaman Jack Halling, Seaman Harmony Brown, Seaman Murray Jones, Seaman Alexandra Hutton and Able Seaman Sean Price at the annual Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch at Claremont Showgrounds in Western Australia.

For the 10th year running, HMAS Stirling was again a major participant in Breast Cancer Care WA’s (BCCWA) annual Long Table Lunch.

Navy fosters close bond with our Industry Partners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), Unknown (photographer)

Raytheon Australia's Mr Bill Cattell (left) looks on as Lieutenant Commander Christopher Thornton tries out Raytheon's Destroyer (DDG) 'Variable Depth Sonar' simulator. (photo: Unknown)

Raytheon Australia's Mr Bill Cattell (left) looks on as Lieutenant Commander Christopher Thornton tries out Raytheon's Destroyer (DDG) 'Variable Depth Sonar' simulator.

A Royal Australian Navy Training Systems (TS) Officer has spent the last four months seconded with Raytheon Australia in a move to foster and improve alliances with industry partners.

 

South Australian Prince of Wales Award winners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Rebecca Elliot (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Prince of Wales Award recipient Lieutenant Commander Paul Wirth (left) and his employer, Ms Cathy Lyon (centre right), from the Women's and Children's Hospital South Australia, are presented their awards by Chair Defence Reserves Support Council - SA, Dr Andrew Cannon, AM (centre left) and Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, AM, CSC, RANR. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Prince of Wales Award recipient Lieutenant Commander Paul Wirth (left) and his employer, Ms Cathy Lyon (centre right), from the Women's and Children's Hospital South Australia, are presented their awards by Chair Defence Reserves Support Council - SA, Dr Andrew Cannon, AM (centre left) and Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, AM, CSC, RANR.

Navy Reservists comprised three of the five Prince of Wales recipients awarded their prizes in South Australia over the past several months.

 

Navy Members reach rare milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Jess Aldred (author), CPL David Said (photographer)

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM, RAN, with Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, RANR (left) and Chief Petty Officer Peter Stone, CSM, (right) after presenting each of them with their third Federation Star. (photo: CPL David Said)

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM, RAN, with Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, RANR (left) and Chief Petty Officer Peter Stone, CSM, (right) after presenting each of them with their third Federation Star.

Reaching the milestone of half a century in the ADF is a rare occurrence. Even rarer, two HQJOC Navy members reached their 50-year anniversary in March.