Section: People

Out of the cave, into the spotlight – Navy Diver honoured for Thai rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House.

Standing knee deep in cave water and mud, Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather reflected on past deployments which had brought him to this point. Cave diving as a teenager on the NSW mid-north coast; IED Ops in Afghanistan; the recovery of the US Marine Corp Osprey off North Queensland; recovery Ops in East Timor - each experience had prepared him for what was turning out to be the biggest challenge he had faced so far in his Navy career.

Keeping Watch at the heart of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian. (photo: Unknown)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian.

Keeping Watch provides a helping hand to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering hardship, normally through non-refundable grants.

Navy Canteens unveils RAS Van fleet

Published on by Ms Kate Hough (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The barometer for change has been twitching in the Navy Canteens camp these past few months, and recently a big change swept through in the small, dark hours onboard HMAS Cerberus on the morning of Wednesday 17 July.

Experience matters – Navy trains Engineers for future force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Australian Public Service Marine Engineer, Keiren Muir (left) briefs Able Seaman Marine Technician Shaw McQueen before conducting maintenance on the seawater fire main system onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Australian Public Service Marine Engineer, Keiren Muir (left) briefs Able Seaman Marine Technician Shaw McQueen before conducting maintenance on the seawater fire main system onboard HMAS Canberra.

Keiren Muir has become quite comfortable in hi-vis these days but he doesn’t wear a uniform. Even so, he is helping to shape Navy’s future force.

New Officer experiences work with Fleet Command

Published on by LEUT Jacki Clements (author), Unknown (photographer)

MIDN Jarod Brennfleck, left, with RADM Jonathan Mead, centre, following an MRH-90 flight from Sydney to HQJOC. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Jarod Brennfleck, left, with RADM Jonathan Mead, centre, following an MRH-90 flight from Sydney to HQJOC.

When Midshipman Jarod Brennfleck graduated from Navy’s New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) in June he didn’t suspect that just a few weeks later he would be flying with an Admiral as he undertakes work experience to prepare him for his career as a Navy officer.

Change at the helm for Young Endeavour

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command of STS Young Endeavour to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command of STS Young Endeavour to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander.

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour has had a change at the top, with Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander.

From the South Coast to the Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jacob Dun hoists communication flags on the upper deck of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jacob Dun hoists communication flags on the upper deck of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

The Middle East was a long way from home for a New South Wales south coast sailor during a recent deployment onboard HMAS Warramunga.

Jane’s journey one of courage in the face of adversity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

After 22 years in the Navy, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Jane Butcher has had her fair share of ups and downs.

Sailor still calls Kalgoorlie home

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region.

After nine months away from Australian shores, Kalgoorlie sailor Kaylin Coleman enjoyed an emotional family reunion when her ship pulled into Fremantle recently.

Busy posting for junior CIS

Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jake Collett monitors communication systems on the bridge of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jake Collett monitors communication systems on the bridge of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Navy’s most recent operational deployment to the Middle East Region was a rewarding experience for a junior sailor onboard HMAS Warramunga.