Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)
While the bulk of the Australian Navy presence in the Middle East region is patrolling the region’s waters in the frigate, HMAS Newcastle, one Petty Officer’s job is to keep the communications links on point from ashore in United States Navy headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.
Seeking chaplaincy support, counsel and assessment is much more common than you might think. Navy chaplains have, for the first time, started recording the numbers of people seeking advice and counsel – and from those records, it’s clear the issues that concern serving personnel are common.
Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States. It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.
Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Who keeps the ‘eyes and ears’ of an Australian Navy warship ready for peak performance? While the medical folk look after the literal versions, the electronics technicians are responsible for the ongoing serviceability radar, sonar and weapon system equipment.
Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)
Being part of a highly-specialised team is one of the things Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson appreciates most about his role with the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight.