Section: People

Creative rehabilitation ideas bear results

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), Ms Grace Costa (photographer)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra. (photo: Grace Costa)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra.

Applications are soon to close for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Mission possible for Navy pilot

Published on by LCDR Stewart Mathies (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge stands on the flight deck before HMAS Arunta's S-70B Seahawk while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge stands on the flight deck before HMAS Arunta's S-70B Seahawk while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

Getting the best out of working with metals needed a new perspective when a professional tradesman swapped his tools for the controls of a Navy helicopter.

Fast-track to Operational Service

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-P Brendon Davies (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan farewells to her family before boarding HMAS Arunta to sail for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan farewells to her family before boarding HMAS Arunta to sail for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.

Less than six months out of basic training, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Jasmine Lortan is already on the front line of a multi-national operation to counter terrorism and promote maritime security in the Middle East. 

Questions asked on military life

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Alex DeValentin (author)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

Navy families have two weeks left to provide feedback about their experiences and views on service life through a Defence Community Organisation initiative aimed at understanding the challenges of life in military families.

Seagoing work experience working

Published on by FLTLT Nick O’Connor (author and photographer)

For Canberra College Senior Cameron Moncrieff, taking part in the inaugural Defence Work Experience Program - Women in Navy Leadership Camp at HMAS Creswell has paved the way for a career in the Australian Defence Force. (photo: FLTLT Nick O’Connor)

For Canberra College Senior Cameron Moncrieff, taking part in the inaugural Defence Work Experience Program - Women in Navy Leadership Camp at HMAS Creswell has paved the way for a career in the Australian Defence Force.

Work experience opportunities are giving students with an interest Defence careers a chance to get hands-on with Navy life, getting to sea and understanding the roles that might start the passion of a lifetime.

Engineering the future of Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phillip Cullinan (author)

Official portrait of Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Official portrait of Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

Navy engineering has had some significant changes at the top in 2017, with an aviation specialist and a submariner now leading Navy's team of technical specialists.

Aiming for the summit when inspiring leaders

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clark Chancellor, Leading Seaman Lauren Carruthers, Captain Peter Ashworth, MRS Peita O'Neill, Petty Officer Olivia Usback and Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clark Chancellor, Leading Seaman Lauren Carruthers, Captain Peter Ashworth, MRS Peita O'Neill, Petty Officer Olivia Usback and Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross.

Five members from Navy’s home of the Fleet Air Arm, HMAS Albatross have been selected to attend a conference that aims to help inspire and develop female leaders.

Ship values successful women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABBM Isaac Ingui (photographer)

HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

International Women's Day at sea onboard HMAS Success was business as usual with key positions held by female officers and sailors during replenishment activities.

Enter 'The Badger’

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge. (photo: Dept of Defence)

Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge.

Since the birth of the Royal Australian Navy, all ships and establishments have had a badge to represent them, from HMAS Australia's crown on a federation star to the new destroyer, Hobart, it all comes down to one position.

Navy female participation rate continues to climb

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

A member of Australia's Federation Guards salutes as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 116th birthday memorial service held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of Australia's Federation Guards salutes as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 116th birthday memorial service held in Canberra.

Each year on 8 March, Navy joins with institutions and organisations around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognising the achievements and vital role women deliver in the workforce.