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A Navy life of firsts and changes

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac Ship's Warrant Officer Samantha Morgan instructs Able Seamen Musician Blair Reardon and Kirsten Hobbs damage control plotting in forward repair. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac Ship's Warrant Officer Samantha Morgan instructs Able Seamen Musician Blair Reardon and Kirsten Hobbs damage control plotting in forward repair.

After almost 27 years in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Anzac’s Ship’s Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Samantha Morgan, is proud to have witnessed and been part of many changes that have been afforded to all members of the Navy.

Lure of the sea

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Support Nicholas Wright on HMAS Canberra's flight deck. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Aviation Support Nicholas Wright on HMAS Canberra's flight deck.

Growing up in Mildura, Able Seaman Nicholas Wright was far from the ocean but his current career choice quickly changed that.

From Darwin to Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer, Sub Lieutenant Melanie Soares, in the bulk storeroom onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer, Sub Lieutenant Melanie Soares, in the bulk storeroom onboard HMAS Canberra.

When Sub Lieutenant Melanie Soares left Darwin High School she was looking for a career that would challenge her and since joining the Royal Australian Navy she hasn’t looked back.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Protecting those who protect

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Navy Warrant Officer Nick Davies was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Navy Warrant Officer Nick Davies was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours.

The extra work of training personnel in Military Self Defence and preparing them for operations has earned a Navy Warrant Officer an Australia Day honour.

Rolling up the sleeves

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander Alexander Binns hold their precious life saving blood donations to the Red Cross. Personnel from Albatross and Creswell donated the blood during the Australian Defence Force Blood Donation Challenge.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander Alexander Binns hold their precious life saving blood donations to the Red Cross. Personnel from Albatross and Creswell donated the blood during the Australian Defence Force Blood Donation Challenge.

The call is out for people to get involved in this year’s Defence Blood Challenge.

A colourful day for Navy at the Multicultural Festival

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (author)

Lieutenant James King, RAN with Ms Ksenis Munian, and her daughter Sasha, aboard one of Navy's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Lieutenant James King, RAN with Ms Ksenis Munian, and her daughter Sasha, aboard one of Navy's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats.

Navy rigid hulled inflatable boats (or RHIBs) transport people from all walks of life, but until last weekend they probably hadn’t had a medieval knight in shining armour with accompanying entourage of princesses, squires and knaves. 

All out to sea in Tasmania

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Dannielle Kemp, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Michael Howel, show (from left) Amelia Howel, Fraser Howel, Lucas Johnson and Jack Johnson the flag bins onboard HMAS Sydney, during the open day as part of the Royal Hobart Regatta.

Permission given by parents to use image. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Dannielle Kemp, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Michael Howel, show (from left) Amelia Howel, Fraser Howel, Lucas Johnson and Jack Johnson the flag bins onboard HMAS Sydney, during the open day as part of the Royal Hobart Regatta. Permission given by parents to use image.

The Regatta Day long weekend in Southern Tasmania is the ideal time to celebrate Navy Week in the island state, and this year all the stars aligned to make the celebration a memorable one.

Navy needs help to Keep Watch

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

Commodore Peter Laver (left) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Commodore Peter Laver (left) with members of the 'Keeping Watch' Grants Committee in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy’s own charity Keeping Watch is hoping to continue its charitable ways by securing essential sponsorship to support its initiatives for 2015 and beyond.

Celebrating a century

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Captain Stephen Bowater (back right), and HMAS Cerberus Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM (back left), attended Mrs Dorothy Tomlinson's (seated) 100th birthday with her family at Bays Nursing Home of Hastings, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Captain Stephen Bowater (back right), and HMAS Cerberus Ship's Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Brendan Woodsell, OAM (back left), attended Mrs Dorothy Tomlinson's (seated) 100th birthday with her family at Bays Nursing Home of Hastings, Victoria.

This year marks the Centenary of Anzac, the year of the landings at Anzac Cove that began the Gallipoli Campaign. It’s a year that Australians reflect on with a mix of pride, sorrow and respect. For Mrs Dorothy Tomlinson (nee Burgess) it’s also a year to celebrate a lifetime, as she was born on 5 February, just two months before those historical landings.

Teaching a New Dog New Tricks

Published on by LSIS Neil Richards (author)

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia candidate 'Ellis' on the Recruit School Parade Ground at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Neil Richards)

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia candidate 'Ellis' on the Recruit School Parade Ground at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A new trainee has been spotted at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria and he is attracting attention where ever he goes. It seems training is not only for Naval recruits, but for dogs too.