Section: People

Silent service secrets revealed

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Lieutenant Craig Paterson shows Ms Jade King (right), Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Personnel Natasja Toser (left) and his wife, Mrs Deb Paterson, the workings of HMAS Waller's periscope during a families day at sea. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Lieutenant Craig Paterson shows Ms Jade King (right), Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Personnel Natasja Toser (left) and his wife, Mrs Deb Paterson, the workings of HMAS Waller's periscope during a families day at sea.

The crew of HMAS Waller had the unique opportunity to show their family members what they do when they go to sea on a recent sea ride from HMAS Stirling at Rockingham to the Port of Fremantle.

 

Join the Navy, see the world...

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN.

Royal Australian Navy recruitment posters plastered on walls in 1969 said ‘join the Navy, see the world’, and it delivered in spades for a country teenager excited to face the next step of his life.

From hard hats to high tech

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

Seaman Electronic Warfare Davina Hughes at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Electronic Warfare Davina Hughes at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

A former civil construction labourer’s career has evolved from reconstructing roads to identifying hostile or friendly ships over the horizon.

 

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.

Bravo retirement a family affair

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

The Craig family, from left, Captain Shane, RAN, Lieutenant Tom, Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Jamie and Lieutenant Tim in front of an S-70B-2 Seahawk after HMAS Albatross divisions parade for the retirement of the Seahawk and AS-350B Squirrel helicopters. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Craig family, from left, Captain Shane, RAN, Lieutenant Tom, Chief Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Airframes Jamie and Lieutenant Tim in front of an S-70B-2 Seahawk after HMAS Albatross divisions parade for the retirement of the Seahawk and AS-350B Squirrel helicopters.

The retirement of the S-70B-2, colloquially known as the Bravo, on 1 December was an emotional day for at least four men, over two generations, of the Craig family.

 

Survey reinforces family focus

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Former RN officer and wife of LCDR John Campbell, Susie Campbell with their sons Patrick age 4 and Thomas age 7 at Baringa Bush Garden, Seaforth. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Former RN officer and wife of LCDR John Campbell, Susie Campbell with their sons Patrick age 4 and Thomas age 7 at Baringa Bush Garden, Seaforth.

The data gathered from a survey of more than 4,600 Defence families will be used to better inform personnel policy for Navy people.

 

Excellence matters for future leader

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

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Damon Jackson at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Damon Jackson at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

One Navy Seaman is on track to a stellar career already, crediting his early success to a strong work ethic, ambition and curiosity.

 

Navy proud, Australia proud

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Lyndon Ballard onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 in Port Klang, Malaysia. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Lyndon Ballard onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 in Port Klang, Malaysia.

Being professional and enhancing the reputation of his ship and that of the Royal Australian Navy, is the personal philosophy of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Lyndon Ballard.

Warrant Officer of the Navy's end of year message

Published on by Warrant Officer - Navy Gary Wight (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Warrant Officer of The Navy, Gary Wight, inspects graduating members of General Entry 355 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria in 2017.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Warrant Officer of The Navy, Gary Wight, inspects graduating members of General Entry 355 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria in 2017.

As 2017 quickly draws to a close, here’s a message from Navy’s most senior sailor, Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight.

Reserves recognition and adventure

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

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC, presents Leading Seaman Alexandrea Torrens a Western Australia Reserve Service Excellence Award at the 2017 Western Australian Employer Support Awards & Reserve Service Excellence presentations at the Fremantle Sailing Club. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC, presents Leading Seaman Alexandrea Torrens a Western Australia Reserve Service Excellence Award at the 2017 Western Australian Employer Support Awards & Reserve Service Excellence presentations at the Fremantle Sailing Club.

Defence has formally recognised a Navy Reservist that ‘punches above her weight’ while sharing in the pride of giving something back to Australia.