Section: People

Wedding bells chime at Christmas time for Sunshine Coast Sailor

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems Renee Cox onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems Renee Cox onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew.

Sunshine Coast local Renee Adams is celebrating her recent Glass House Mountains wedding onboard a Navy warship, away from her husband and deployed at sea this Christmas.

Miller to keep a Christmas watch over Middle East maritime operations

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Lieutenant Shannon Miller, part of Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East, stands in front of the Naval Headquarters in Bahrain during her deployment. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Lieutenant Shannon Miller, part of Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East, stands in front of the Naval Headquarters in Bahrain during her deployment.

Joining the Royal Australian Navy was the logical career choice for 36 year old Shannon Miller, who grew up in Soldiers Point, New South Wales, and spent all of her spare time at the beach, water-skiing and camping with friends at Myall Lakes.

Training chief rounds off sea going experience in style

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), Unknown (photographer)

A career spanning 26 years – Chief Petty Officer Brad Walsh onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship’s Physical Trainer. (photo: Unknown)

A career spanning 26 years – Chief Petty Officer Brad Walsh onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship’s Physical Trainer.

Meet Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Brad Walsh – NUSHIP Canberra’s Training Coordinator.

Navy Electronic Warfare team commended for ‘outstanding contribution’ to operations

Published on by LCDR David White (author), Mr Michael Nicolai (photographer)

Members of the Navy Electronic Warfare Support Flight with the Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup.  (photo: Mr Michael Nicolai)

Members of the Navy Electronic Warfare Support Flight with the Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup.

The Navy Electronic Warfare Support Flight was awarded the annual Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup last week, in recognition of its ‘outstanding contribution to the Australian Defence Force in Electronic Warfare’ in 2013.

National Emergency Medal awarded to Navy sailor

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

(left to right) Able Seaman Marine Technician Brad Chambers receives the National Emergency Medal which was presented to him by the Deputy Commissioner Operations for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Mr Lloyd Bailey, AFSM and Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Joseph Francis MLA at a ceremony onboard HMAS Toowoomba at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

(left to right) Able Seaman Marine Technician Brad Chambers receives the National Emergency Medal which was presented to him by the Deputy Commissioner Operations for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Mr Lloyd Bailey, AFSM and Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Joseph Francis MLA at a ceremony onboard HMAS Toowoomba at HMAS Stirling.

On Thursday, during a humble ceremony onboard HMAS Toowoomba at HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West, Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers received the National Emergency Medal.

Senior support to major aid operation

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kasey Senior on the vehicle deck of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Kasey Senior on the vehicle deck of HMAS Tobruk.

Cebu in Philippines is a long way from Shepparton, but a former Wanganui Park Secondary College student is now on her way home from the Island nation, having supported international aid efforts.

Navy takes out top honours at ADFA graduation parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force Academy (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

Throwing their hats in the air today marked not only the end of their training and studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy but also the start of a new phase in the military careers of 265 midshipmen and officer cadets.

Celebrations in Success

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LEUT Joseph McKay (photographer)

Seaman Sirett blowing out candles on her 18th birthday on HMAS Success during their Unit Readiness Workup.                             (photo: LEUT Joseph McKay)

Seaman Sirett blowing out candles on her 18th birthday on HMAS Success during their Unit Readiness Workup.

At the end of November, Seaman Boatswains Mate Melissa Sirett celebrated her 18th Birthday while embarked in HMAS Success for her first sea posting. Her 18th Birthday was a unique experience because it fell during the ship’s Unit Readiness Workup.

HMAS Kuttabul Leadership Series

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Wendy Lissing, with Leading Seaman Tyrone Munro reading a manual on the old Vista Simulator at the Combat System Maintenance School (CSMS) based at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Commander Wendy Lissing, with Leading Seaman Tyrone Munro reading a manual on the old Vista Simulator at the Combat System Maintenance School (CSMS) based at HMAS Kuttabul.

The head coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs Michael Maguire will volunteer his time this week and speak about his leadership style at the inaugural HMAS Kuttabul Leadership Series.

Midshipman celebrates his 18th birthday at sea

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Emma Franklin (photographer)

Midshipman Lachlan Marsh, who celebrated his 18th birthday in HMAS Tobruk, on the bridge wing of the ship as it crossed the equator on November 23, 2013. (photo: SGT Emma Franklin)

Midshipman Lachlan Marsh, who celebrated his 18th birthday in HMAS Tobruk, on the bridge wing of the ship as it crossed the equator on November 23, 2013.

Crossing the equator aboard an Australian warship is how one former St Patricks College - Shornecliffe student spent his 18th birthday.