Section: People

Defence diplomacy dividends

Published on by Dr Ben Herscovitch (author and photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, farewells Indonesian Visiting Navy Fellow Commander Aminuddin Albek during a recent visit. (photo: Dr Benjamin Herscovitch)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, farewells Indonesian Visiting Navy Fellow Commander Aminuddin Albek during a recent visit.

Ties between the Royal Australian Navy and the Indonesian Navy continue to deepen with exchange programs coupled with international exercises.

Securing Middle Eastern waters

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Leticia Hosking is seen onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Leticia Hosking is seen onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Leticia Hosking has swapped a rowboat for much larger watercraft, serving overseas with the Royal Australian Navy.

Communication key to supply

Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.  (photo: LEUT Teresa Swift)

Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.

Whatever the role of the warship, there’s still the requirement for professionals of all descriptions onboard, and in Navy’s combat support vessels communication is in high demand.

Nurse trades sea for sand

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Navy Lieutenant Lauren Keany measures a patient's blood pressure in the NATO Hospital at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.  (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Navy Lieutenant Lauren Keany measures a patient's blood pressure in the NATO Hospital at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is a long way from the ocean – especially for someone who’s used to serving at sea. Nursing Officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany, currently deployed on Operation HIGHROAD, is based at the NATO hospital in Kabul.

From double-degree to ‘Defend the Flag’

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Just months after joining the Navy, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang has graduated from her basic course and is now a vital part of the maritime warfare team in HMAS Ballarat.

Operational experience for Navy newbies

Published on by MIDN Lachlan Smith (author)

Six trainee Maritime Warfare Officers have taken part in a critical Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief mission in Vanuatu aboard HMAS Choules. (photo: Unknown)

Six trainee Maritime Warfare Officers have taken part in a critical Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief mission in Vanuatu aboard HMAS Choules.

Within one year of joining the Royal Australian Navy, six officers have taken part in a critical humanitarian aid and disaster relief mission in Vanuatu.

Transition coaching delivering success

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

Minister for Defence Personnel the Hon Dan Tehan MP, speaking at the Launch of the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program. (photo: Unknown)

Minister for Defence Personnel the Hon Dan Tehan MP, speaking at the Launch of the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program.

Improved transition services for Australian Defence Force personnel have been rolled out across the country after successful pilot programs across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.

 

 

Legal sea-eagle at home on the waves

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Tim Quadrio is aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Tim Quadrio is aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

For a maritime task group to deploy across the Indo-Pacific region it takes considerable contingency planning across all aspects of modern martime operations. Included in the deployed complement are a range of specialists to provide advice to the task group command.

 

Excited for an executive challenge

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.   (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.

As destroyer HMAS Hobart headed out on her first sea time as a commissioned warship, there was an atmosphere of anticipation in the salty air – as the ship’s company got to see what she can do.

Keeping the task group connected

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia.

Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.