Section: People

Life onboard Sydney, a Japanese perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author)

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 has been conducting exercises at sea with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. HMAS Sydney and the Japanese destroyer JDS Murasame took part in Exercise Nichi Go Trident, a three-day exercise designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies.

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

Life on board an Aussie Warship from an American perspective

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from the USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: )

Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel Menza, a US Navy liaison officer from the USS Preble watches on as Lieutenant Commander Linda Morris acts as scene in-command during a helicopter crash on deck damage control exercise onboard HMAS Sydney.

As part of its embed with the US Navy’s 7th Fleet George Washington Carrier Strike Group, the Royal Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has exchanged officers with the American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Preble as a means to increase understanding, and ultimately interoperability, between the two navies.

Petty Officer meets Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan

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Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan. (photo: PO Ty Davis)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Ty Davis was lucky enough to meet Tim Cahill of the Socceroos at Saitama Stadium in Japan.

Navy puts spark into Jason’s life

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jason Chamberlain in his workspace onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Jason Chamberlain in his workspace onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013.

Ulladulla local lad Jason Chamberlain has come a long way since graduating from St John’s School in Nowra.

After leaving school and having a number of jobs including a stint at Alan May Holden, Ulladulla and the Shoalhaven Ex Serviceman’s Club, Jason decided on a life at sea.

Students from the Underwater Medical Course at HMAS Penguin put through their paces

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Able Seaman Medic Lachlan Cox (left) and Able Seaman Medic David Cusak practice their clinical protocols on the Simulation Mannequin (SIMMAN) who has been programmed with symptoms for a crushed lung as part of their training. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Medic Lachlan Cox (left) and Able Seaman Medic David Cusak practice their clinical protocols on the Simulation Mannequin (SIMMAN) who has been programmed with symptoms for a crushed lung as part of their training.

Students from the Underwater Medical Course at HMAS Penguin are put through their paces using a simulation mannequin or SIMMAN to demonstrate competencies for clinical protocols.

Ulverstone’s Taylor Loving Sea Life

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Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess in the server room of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Taylor Burgess in the server room of HMAS Tobruk.

Far from her hometown of Ulverstone, Taylor Burgess is on the high seas as part of an international aid mission.

Taylor is serving as an Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems sailor on board HMAS Tobruk.

Dinner’s on Darryl

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistic Chef Daryl Ford onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistic Chef Daryl Ford onboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Sea Lion 2013.

When Kangaroo Point local Darryl Ford has people around for dinner it’s not exactly what you would call an intimate dinner party.
 
You see, Darryl is a chef in the Royal Australian Navy and at the moment he and his colleagues are cooking for more than 400 people onboard HMAS Choules somewhere off the Queensland coast.

HMAS Sydney’s Junior Officers under training hone their station-keeping skills

Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney during officer of the watch manoeuvres in company with the US Navy destroyer, USS Momsen. (photo: Leading Seaman Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney during officer of the watch manoeuvres in company with the US Navy destroyer, USS Momsen.

HMAS Sydney’s junior Officers were put through their paces under the watchful eye of the Ship’s Commanding Officer, CMDR Karl Brinckmann, in rainy weather off Japan when the ship joined up at sea with the United States Navy’s Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Momsen.

State versus state, shipmate versus shipmate

Published on by LEUT David Osborne (author)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Carrisa Andrews and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Stores Chain Dale Hazeltine enjoy some friendly rivalry while watching game one of the State of Origin from HMAS Newcastle's Junior Sailors cafe.

HMAS Newcastle’s (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) crew has cheered on their teams during the first rugby league State of Origin match of 2013 while on their first patrol in the MEAO.

Hearty work from Tobruk’s chefs

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Cameron Moore serves meals from inside the main galley in HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Cameron Moore serves meals from inside the main galley in HMAS Tobruk.

Feeding a ship’s company is no small task, but for the chefs of HMAS Tobruk the job has become a lot bigger.