Two Tassie lads will be away from home this Christmas as they both conduct patrols onboard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat within Australia's northern waters.
A remarkable Navy Reserve Lawyer was recognised for his work, both for Defence and in his civilian endeavours, recently. Captain Jack Rush, RFD, QC, RANR was doubly recognised for his contribution to the legal profession when he was awarded a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Like many across Australia this Christmas, Jaimylee Hutchison will be preparing lunch for a festive celebration. But, instead of cooking at home, Jaimylee will be in the galley of a Navy Patrol Boat deployed in Australia's northern waters.
The first person to see and report Santa's arrival into Australia may just be Former St Patrick College student Amy Beggs-French who is on duty with Operation RESOLUTE this Christmas in Darwin.
When 22 year old Elly Carter left Canberra’s Hawker College in 2009 she tried bar work and then time as a legal secretary, but she wanted do to something ‘out of the norm,’ whilst travelling and saving money.
Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician with a world of opportunities in front of him and a world of responsibilities.
The weather over the Christmas / New Year period in Tasmania can be notoriously fickle, but one former Tasmanian who left to join the Navy and see the world is fairly confident he will be wearing shorts for at least some of Christmas Day.
Able Seaman Nicholas Reedy may be away from home for the holidays, but while others wake up on Christmas morning to unwrap their presents, the former Toowoomba Harristown State High School student will be at sea manning the helm of a Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.
A Cairns-based patrol boat skipper and his crew will be missing Christmas at home this year as they remain at sea in Northern Australian waters for border protection operations.
NUSHIP Canberra’s Medical Officer has provided a full and varied range of medical services as the Team Doctor for the recent Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) Men’s Team Tour of Tonga.