Section: People

Family 'honoured' to be part of first Shipp graduation

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (author)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly-past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RA (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly-past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RA

Family members of Noel Shipp, the namesake of the newest Division at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, were guests of honour at the first graduation on 30 August 2013.

Albatross officer takes out 'Boss of the Year'

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Commanding Officer Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, CMDR Matt Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bos (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre, LCDR Darren Nasato and Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, CMDR Matt Bradley, show off their certificates from the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year', which seeks out and celebrates the best bos

In the hotly contested Defence category, Lieutenant Commander Darren Nasato, Commanding Officer of the Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre was awarded the Shoalhaven 'Boss of the Year' title this year.

Navy helicopter crew to be awarded Group Bravery Citation for flood rescue

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

With a Black Hawk helicopter landing in the background local residents board a Sea King helicopter at the Laidley sports ground for transfer to Laidley hospital to escape rising flood waters. (photo: Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko)

With a Black Hawk helicopter landing in the background local residents board a Sea King helicopter at the Laidley sports ground for transfer to Laidley hospital to escape rising flood waters.

Four Royal Australian Navy members will be recognised with a Group Bravery Citation for rescuing a man during the 2011 Queensland floods. 

Recruit School graduates first Shipp Division

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (author)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

Today, for the first time in history, the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School graduated a recruit division which was named after a sailor. 

Wetherill Park man keeping watch over the health of Melbourne’s crew

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AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation Slipper. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation Slipper.

Lauren Briggs had mixed feelings when she proudly bade her partner, Able Seaman Medic Frank Ojeda, farewell when he left the wharf at Fleet Base East (FBE) last week, as he and his shipmates began their journey to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in HMAS Melbourne.

Happy Father's Day from the Middle East Area of Operations

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152.

The Ship’s Company of the Australian warship HMAS Newcastle have recorded a series of video messages to say Happy Fathers Day!

Outstanding efforts of Creswell’s crew recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Commanding Officer HMAS Creswell, Captain Brett Chandler reads the citation for the Creswell Team Spirit Award for the 2nd quarter of 2013 which was awarded to the HMAS Creswell Physical Training Staff.

Recognition of the efforts of Navy people is a priority at HMAS Creswell and a recent 'clear lower deck' provided an excellent opportunity to congratulate some members of ship's company on their work.

Is there a Doctor in the House?

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author), LCDR Linda Morris (photographer)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's Sickbay. (photo: LCDR Linda Morris)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's Sickbay.

Close observers would have been surprised by the embarrassment of riches in HMAS Sydney’s sickbay when the Australian warship was leaving Cairns last Monday.

Strong Navy voice at indigenous conference

Published on by Mr Michael Rowe (author), LCDR Ian Lumsden (photographer)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN annual conference. (L_R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, CMDR Chris Curtis. (photo: Ian Lumsden)

Indigenous sailors gather together at HMAS Harman for the 2013 DATSIN annual conference. (L_R) AB Lateika Smith, PO Sam Shepard, LS Daniel Cunningham, LS Erol Williams, CPO Ray Rosendale, PO Glen Hall, CPO Jerry Savage, CMDR Chris Curtis.

Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August.

Decades of service recognised

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commander Phillip Bell, RAN, from FFG Capability, Frigate Group, with his wife Wendy, after being presented his Federation Star for his exceptional achievement of 40 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Commander Phillip Wayne Bell's exceptional achievement of forty years dedicated service to the Royal Australian Navy was recently recognised when Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN presented CMDR Bell with the Federation Star.