Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author and photographer)
Regularly flying over the Great Barrier Reef is one of the perks of the job for Able Seaman Hydrographic System Operator Scott Thomas, who is part of the small but highly-skilled Navy Laser Airborne Depth Sounder or LADS, Flight based in Cairns.
Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)
The organisation providing maintenance, repair and refurbishment services to the fleet is embarking on a new program to raise the skill and capability of its workforce by engaging the support of private industry.
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.