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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.

 

Smiles and nautical miles

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Dental Assistant Tyler Jones in the dental hospital of HMAS Adelaide during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Dental Assistant Tyler Jones in the dental hospital of HMAS Adelaide during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2018.

A fascination with teeth was just the beginning of a friendship between Gold Coast-raised Lieutenant Lisa Holliday and Able Seaman Dental Assistant Tyler Jones.

 

IPDIV on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Policy Advisor to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, Caitlyn Lane, speaks with Commander Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, in the light vehicle deck on board HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Policy Advisor to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, Caitlyn Lane, speaks with Commander Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Captain Jim Hutton, OBE, RAN, in the light vehicle deck on board HMAS Adelaide, during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Defence International Policy Officer Caitlyn Lane recently traded her desk job for hands on international engagement aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s largest warship.

 

Recruit School lends a hand

Published on by LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden (author and photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud. (photo: LSMEDSM Alexander Ashenden)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joe Piasecki, hands over donated sleeping bags to staff at SalvoCare Eastern – Rosebud.

Simple initiative shown by a sailor at Navy’s Recruit School has provided a boost to amenities at a local Salvation Army centre.

 

The future is closer than it looks - CN challenges Navy’s new leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer), ABATV Jarryd Capper (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The RAN’s future leaders have played host to Navy’s new Chief, with a tribute to past traditions and some words of advice on their future.

Anzac supports Invictus Games video

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Salty Dingo (photographer)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac. (photo: Salty Dingo)

LS Gemma Stratton works with the Invictus Games film crew on board HMAS Anzac.

When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.

Chefos go for gold

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Kuttabul chef, ABML-C Andrew Oliveira and Broadspectrum chefs cooking during round two of the Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Awards competition at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A team of two chefs from HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have turned up the heat during a strongly contested professional cooking competition.