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PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP a perfect birthday gift

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

The opportunity to give to others was the perfect birthday present for Seaman Medic Renee Simmons, who was selected to participate in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership 2015, Captain Brian Delamont,  inspects a Bougainville Copra warehouse.

 (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Deputy Mission Commander for Pacific Partnership 2015, Captain Brian Delamont, inspects a Bougainville Copra warehouse.

Bowral's Captain Brian Delamont, is normally Director General Navy Communications and Information Warfare but from May to September this year, he is wearing a different hat, a multi-national one.

Memories of the fighting rat

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

Warrant Officer Stephen Downey returns to the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk  along with the original sketch of the ship's emblem. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Stephen Downey returns to the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk along with the original sketch of the ship's emblem.

In 1983 a very young Able Seaman Quartermaster Gunner Stephen Downey stood on the bridge of HMAS Tobruk as Navy’s amphibious warfare ship steamed out of Moreton Bay for the Kangaroo Exercises off the Western Australian coast.

Success fitness challenge reaps rewards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Rachele Karmiste takes a waist measurement of Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Katie Clohesy during the HMAS Success 'Biggest Looser' Challenge while deployed as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Medic Rachele Karmiste takes a waist measurement of Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Katie Clohesy during the HMAS Success 'Biggest Looser' Challenge while deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

During their recent Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East, members of HMAS Success' ship's company took the opportunity to work on their personal fitness levels in a ‘Biggest Loser' style challenge.

Significant mark for Romeo aviator

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Lieutenant Ian Parrott is all smiles after his 5000Hrs achievment at 725 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Ian Parrott is all smiles after his 5000Hrs achievment at 725 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Some spend a lifetime dreaming of getting behind the controls of an aircraft, others such as Lieutenant Ian Parrott, have spent a significant part of their life actually doing it. 

The light at the end of the tunnel

Published on by LEUT Kenric Smith (author), LEUT Kenric Smith (photographer)

Tired and Dirty after Caving LEUT Jessica Webster, SBLT Tania Nathan, LEUT Kenric Smith and LEUT Luke Reynoldson, , at the Bungonia Caves (photo: LEUT Kenric Smith)

Tired and Dirty after Caving LEUT Jessica Webster, SBLT Tania Nathan, LEUT Kenric Smith and LEUT Luke Reynoldson, , at the Bungonia Caves

Naval officers are used to wide open spaces, endless ocean and far off horizons, so for the officers undertaking the Naval Officer Leadership Course 1 at HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay, the course presents some distinct challenges.

Reserve pay changes bring alignment

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Imagery for finance article. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Imagery for finance article.

From 2 July Reserve members will have access to the same salary increment structure as their permanent Navy colleagues after the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal approved the Australian Defence Force pay case on 30 June.

Adventure racing challenge for Navy team

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Commanders Steve Arney, Gary Holgate and Cliff Kyle and Chief Petty Officer Raimund Winkler - have been able to reflect on the highs and lows of their experience of the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr adventure race. (photo: Unknown)

Commanders Steve Arney, Gary Holgate and Cliff Kyle and Chief Petty Officer Raimund Winkler - have been able to reflect on the highs and lows of their experience of the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr adventure race.

With time for dust to settle, blisters to heal and plenty of sleep, members of the Navy Adventure Racing Association - Commanders Steve Arney, Gary Holgate and Cliff Kyle and Chief Petty Officer Raimund Winkler - have been able to reflect on the highs and lows of their experience of the GeoQuest 48 hour adventure race. 

Command Warrant Officer to strengthen Training Force

Published on by SBLT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, welcomes the newly appointed Training Force Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Joanne Jordan to the Training Force team at Fleet Headquarters, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: )

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, welcomes the newly appointed Training Force Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Joanne Jordan to the Training Force team at Fleet Headquarters, HMAS Kuttabul.

A stronger, more unified approach is the mission of Warrant Officer Joanne Jordan, who was appointed the inaugural Command Warrant Officer of Navy's Training Force in April.

Celebrations and reflection

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Luke Martin presents Able Seaman Glenn Ritchie with the Adelaide Cup after his team, the Fleet Support Unit took out the annual touch football competition being held at Randwick Barracks. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Luke Martin presents Able Seaman Glenn Ritchie with the Adelaide Cup after his team, the Fleet Support Unit took out the annual touch football competition being held at Randwick Barracks.

During NAIDOC Week, Able Seaman Glenn Ritchie is returning home and spending time with his family, which includes his hero, his Nan.  Able Seaman Ritchie says he is looking forward to having some of his Nan’s nice home cooked food and being with his loved ones during this special time.