Section: People

Aviators Recount Tasman Rescue

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Rob Crawford (author)

The crew of Tiger 74, from left to right, LEUT Rhodes, PO McCallum, LCDR O'Toole and LS Woolard pose for a photo. (photo: Mr Robert Crawford)

The crew of Tiger 74, from left to right, LEUT Rhodes, PO McCallum, LCDR O'Toole and LS Woolard pose for a photo.

September 29 2013 began as a routine day for Aircrewman LS Woolard, Pilot LCDR David O’Toole, Aviation Warfare Officer LEUT Phillip Rhodes and Aircrewman Instructor PO Colin McCallum of 816 Squadron, but it soon developed into one of high drama the crew may never forget.

Navy team rides to conquer cancer

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Seaman Josh Leach (back row far left) stands next to Tim Dugan, CEO of the Chris O'Brien Foundation and to his right, Tony Lally CEO of SunSuper who sponsored the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer. (photo: )

Seaman Josh Leach (back row far left) stands next to Tim Dugan, CEO of the Chris O'Brien Foundation and to his right, Tony Lally CEO of SunSuper who sponsored the Sydney Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Over $10,000 was raised by three Navy personnel, who recently donned yellow jerseys and cycled 200 kilometres to raise money for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Sailor Eyes Marathon Voyage

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Josh O'Hanlon from NUSHIP Canberra stands high on the flight deck of Ocean Shield over looking the city. After three months of hard training, Josh prepares to fly to the United States to compete in the New York City Marathon. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Josh O'Hanlon from NUSHIP Canberra stands high on the flight deck of Ocean Shield over looking the city. After three months of hard training, Josh prepares to fly to the United States to compete in the New York City Marathon.

Navy will cheer rowdily from afar for NUSHIP Canberra’s LSBM Josh O’Hanlon when he tackles his first 42km marathon race at the New York Marathon on November 3.

HMAS Warramunga Red Dog Expedition

Published on by LEUT Andrew Parnwell (author and photographer), SBLT Dionette Wilson (author)

HMAS Warramunga crew before the Mt Whaleback mining tour, Newman, WA. (photo: LEUT Andrew Parnwell)

HMAS Warramunga crew before the Mt Whaleback mining tour, Newman, WA.

Ten members of HMAS Warramunga's ship's company were given the chance to explore the Pilbara Region, during a recent transit of the North West Shelf.

Navy Aviators Abseil to Support Youth in Crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Fleet Air Safety Officer, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, sits high above historical Circular Quay after stepping off the edge of the 26th floor of Sydney's AMP Building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Fleet Air Safety Officer, Lieutenant Commander Natalee Johnston, sits high above historical Circular Quay after stepping off the edge of the 26th floor of Sydney's AMP Building to raise money for the Sir David Martin Foundation.

Navy aviators from the Fleet Air Arm observed a minute of silence on the top of the 26 storey AMP Building in Circular Quay on Friday, before gearing up and abseiling off the side for charity.

Call of the sea lures HMAS Darwin sailor

Published on by Mr Michael Brooke (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician David Gouge conducts crowd control on board HMAS Darwin, for the Fleet Base East Open Day during the International Fleet Review 2013. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician David Gouge conducts crowd control on board HMAS Darwin, for the Fleet Base East Open Day during the International Fleet Review 2013.

Leading Seaman David Gouge played his part in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from October 3-10 in Sydney aboard HMAS Darwin.

Healthy Body, a Healthy Mind

Published on by SBLT Omar Alothman (author), LEUT Sarah Eddes (author)

HMAS Ballarat Ship’s Company participate in the Mental Health Olympics during Mental Health Day. (photo: LEUT Sarah Eddes)

HMAS Ballarat Ship’s Company participate in the Mental Health Olympics during Mental Health Day.

“Health body, healthy mind” was the theme of this year’s Mental Health Day and the crew of HMAS Ballarat took this theme seriously on 15 Oct 13.

Queen’s Gold Medal Presented

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

The Queen's Medal for 2012 to be awarded to Lieutenant Michelle Rayner for her outstanding achievements and performance during the Supply Officer Application Course. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Queen's Medal for 2012 to be awarded to Lieutenant Michelle Rayner for her outstanding achievements and performance during the Supply Officer Application Course.

LEUT Michelle Rayner received Navy’s most prestigious Training Award – the Queen’s Gold Medal - at a presentation at HMAS Waterhen on Thursday, 26 September.

HUET featured on Brain Doco

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Todd Sampson performs escape drills in the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) facility at HMAS Albatross during filming for the documentary 'Redesign My Brain'. (photo: Leading Seaman Yuri Ramsey)

Todd Sampson performs escape drills in the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) facility at HMAS Albatross during filming for the documentary 'Redesign My Brain'.

Television personality Todd Sampson conducted Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training (HUET) at HMAS Albatross in May this year as part of a documentary testing brain plasiticty.

Pilots ready to spread their new wings and fly

Published on by POA Paul McGuckin (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Barrett and Chief of Staff Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje (centre left and right) with the Navy's newest pilots, Sub Lieutenants Mark Green and Will Stow. (photo: )

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Barrett and Chief of Staff Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje (centre left and right) with the Navy's newest pilots, Sub Lieutenants Mark Green and Will Stow.

Chief of Staff of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Captain Don Dezentje, welcomed the Navy’s newest pilots into the ranks of the Fleet Air Arm at a graduation ceremony held at 2 Flight Training School, at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia.