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Service Warrant Officers take to the skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Nat Giles (author), CPL Peter Borys (photographer)

Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger strapped in the back seat ready for his familiarization flight in an F/A-18 Hornet at RAAF Williamtown. (photo: CPL Peter Borys)

Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger strapped in the back seat ready for his familiarization flight in an F/A-18 Hornet at RAAF Williamtown.

As part of an ongoing drive to get a better understanding of life in each arm of the Australian Defence Force, Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger took to the skies with his counterparts.

Transition research aims to improve wellbeing

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Defence members and their families are invited to participate in a wellbeing study.


 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Defence members and their families are invited to participate in a wellbeing study.

Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are calling for members and their families to participate in the Transition and Wellbeing Research Program.

'Invaluable experience' in South Sudan

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Daid Carter (photographer)

Under Operation ASLAN, Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy based at HMAS Kuttabul, was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan. Here, he was the officer-in-charge of the Sailors’ Leadership and Management Facility. He had volunteered for the operation to experience something out of the ordinary.  (photo: Daid Carter)

Under Operation ASLAN, Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy based at HMAS Kuttabul, was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan. Here, he was the officer-in-charge of the Sailors’ Leadership and Management Facility. He had volunteered for the operation to experience something out of the ordinary.

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy, was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan, under Operation ASLAN.

Art assists recovery

Published on by SQNLDR Lindsay Paterson (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Glenn Hudson works on his visual arts project while participating in the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Glenn Hudson works on his visual arts project while participating in the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Petty Officer Boatswain Glenn Hudson is currently involved in an innovative arts program being conducted by the Australian Defence Force, the arts for recovery, resilience, teamwork and skills (ARRTS) program.

Life-changing decisions

Published on by SQNLDR Lindsay Paterson (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman boatswains mate Peter Bride (left) rehearses his lines during the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman boatswains mate Peter Bride (left) rehearses his lines during the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Peter Bride has made some life-changing decisions in his life which have included joining the Navy in 2011 and more recently to be part of an innovative arts program conducted by the Australian Defence Force and held at the University of Canberra.

Conspicuous service honoured

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kirstin Hansch of the Fleet Honours and Awards Cell at HMAS Kuttabul was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for devotion to duty in the Queen's Birthday Honours List on June 6, 2015. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Musician Kirstin Hansch of the Fleet Honours and Awards Cell at HMAS Kuttabul was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for devotion to duty in the Queen's Birthday Honours List on June 6, 2015.

In a fitting turn of events, an Able Seaman who was tasked with ensuring worthy Navy members were recognised in the Australian Honours and Awards system has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Milestone for career aviator

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Tom Matthews (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Flight Commander HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Lee Pritchard after completing his 1000th flying hour in an S70B-2 Seahawk Aircraft onboard HMAS Success while en-route home to Australia after serving in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Flight Commander HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Lee Pritchard after completing his 1000th flying hour in an S70B-2 Seahawk Aircraft onboard HMAS Success while en-route home to Australia after serving in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success was in the middle of an operationl deployment on 20 May, but Lieutenant Commander Lee Pritchard took a moment to celebrate reaching a career milstone.

Success breeds success for Norris

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author)

Captain Allison Norris on the bridge of HMAS Success (photo: Unknown)

Captain Allison Norris on the bridge of HMAS Success

Captain Allison Norris, is one of five Royal Australian Navy personnel to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours. 

Navy personnel recognised in Queen's Birthday 2015 Honours List

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: )

The Conspicuous Service Medal.

The exceptional service of twenty Royal Australian Navy personnel has been recognised with honours and awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List.

Midwife saves life after Pacific Partnership course

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko and United States Army Captain Jenna DiMaggio run through their paces for the the Helping Babies Breathe course for Pacific Partnership 2015. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko and United States Army Captain Jenna DiMaggio run through their paces for the the Helping Babies Breathe course for Pacific Partnership 2015.

A Pohnpei midwife credits Australian Navy and US Army nurses with helping her save a baby's life just hours after completing a course during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.