Section: People

Leadership Training Reaches New Realism

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains beach whilst undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains beach whilst undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan.

Leadership training at the Royal Australian Naval College has been given an overhaul in the past year—delivering scenario-based training that now reflects a work-up in the Fleet.

Celebrity Chef visits HMAS Stirling Main Galley

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Herb Faust with the  poached chicken and daikon rice noodle roll he created in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley with the help of Able Seaman Chef Brady Russell (left) and Able Seaman Chef Ryan Zahra (right), and other members of the Stirling Hospitality and  (photo: )

Herb Faust with the poached chicken and daikon rice noodle roll he created in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley with the help of Able Seaman Chef Brady Russell (left) and Able Seaman Chef Ryan Zahra (right), and other members of the Stirling Hospitality and

Mr Herb Faust – celebrity chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef Australia Challenge – visited the HMAS Stirling Main Galley on 27 June 2013.

Chanaya Resek-Takai - Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait

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Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the ANZAC class frigate HMAS Stuart. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the ANZAC class frigate HMAS Stuart.

Despite the surprise of a cold Melbourne day on her first day as a new recruit, Chanaya Resek-Takai of Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait, has never regretted her decision to join the Royal Australian Navy.
 
The 20-year-old former Tagai Secondary College student and daughter of Karel Takai and Michelle Resek, is a ranked Able Seaman specialising as a Boatswains Mate.

CPO Damian Pawlenko awarded Humanitarian Medal

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The Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Damian Pawlenko with the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal during the Commanding Officer's Monthly Morning Tea in the Junior Sailors Cafe,  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Damian Pawlenko with the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal during the Commanding Officer's Monthly Morning Tea in the Junior Sailors Cafe,

CPO Damian Pawlenko was awarded with a Humanitarian Medal during the Commanding Officer’s Monthly Morning Tea at HMAS Kuttabul last week for recognition of his efforts during Operation Pakistan Assist II.
 
The Navy Imagery Specialist was part of a small media team from 1 Joint Public Affairs Unit (1JPAU) who captured still and video imagery from the Australian Medical Task Force’s (AMTF) medical aid mission to Pakistan.

A show not to be missed!

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Officer in Charge of Fleet Logistical Support Element, Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds RAN, shows his support for the International Fleet Review.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams )

Officer in Charge of Fleet Logistical Support Element, Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds RAN, shows his support for the International Fleet Review.

LCDR Steven Reynolds, a Maritime Logistics Officer from HMAS Waterhen is looking forward to the International Fleet Review (IFR) in October this year following his fond memories of the Bicentennial Naval Salute and 75th Anniversary.

Communications and Information Systems 306 Graduation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Communication Information Systems Course 306 conducts a 'March Past' to the Reviewing Officer, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Communication Information Systems Course 306 conducts a 'March Past' to the Reviewing Officer, Commander Michael Oborn, RAN held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud family and friends gathered to watch Navy’s latest Communications and Information Systems (CIS) sailors graduate their initial CIS training held at HMAS Cerberus.

Last Rankin Division Graduation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air.

Seventy seven recruits from Rankin Division, General Entry intake 312 (GE 312), made Australian Naval history on 28 June 2013, when they marched onto the RAN Recruit School Parade Ground. Their Graduation Parade will be remembered as the last Rankin Division to graduate from the RAN Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

Meet MONTee - Navy’s Electronics Challenge

Published on by LCDR Damon Craig (author)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger and Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig with the robot named MONTee, the larger of the two concept robots for the Navy Engineering Challenge.  (photo: )

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger and Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig with the robot named MONTee, the larger of the two concept robots for the Navy Engineering Challenge.

Navy’s Electronics Challenge will commence mid-July as part of the inaugural Engineering Challenge providing technical sailors the chance to demonstrate professional skills through healthy competition.

CO NHQ Tasmania Vinnie's Sleepout

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CMDR Stacey Porter, CO Navy HQ Tasmania, joined sixty local business leaders at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium for the annual St Vincent De Paul CEO Winter Sleepout on 20 June, raising funds for the homeless. (photo: )

CMDR Stacey Porter, CO Navy HQ Tasmania, joined sixty local business leaders at Launceston’s Aurora Stadium for the annual St Vincent De Paul CEO Winter Sleepout on 20 June, raising funds for the homeless.

While most of us were safe and warm in our beds, Commander Stacey Porter recently spent an uncomfortable night sleeping rough to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

Life onboard Sydney, a Japanese perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background). (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

ASLT Naomi Gammon, SBLT Ben King and Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki (of the Japanese Maritime Defence Force) hold an informal debrief on recently completed officer of the watch manoeuvres, conducted in company with the US Navy destroyer USS Momsen (background).

As part of its North East Asian deployment, HMAS Sydney (IV) has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney (IV) and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

Ensign Natsuki Kawasaki transferred by helicopter from Murasame to join Sydney (IV) for the exercise and the voyage to Guam as the ship’s Japanese Liaison Officer.