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From mechanical to medical

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic Corina-Lee Burrows is the senior medic onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Medic Corina-Lee Burrows is the senior medic onboard HMAS Arunta.

Well into her 17th year of service in the Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Medic Grade 3 Corina-Lee Burrows found herself as the Clinical Manager of the HMAS Arunta sickbay.

Australia Day 2016 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

We are proud to share the names of the 18 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.

Hunting for a challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSML-S Joshua Matthews (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Mark Hunter keeps a look out on the bridge wing of fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Mark Hunter keeps a look out on the bridge wing of fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Hailing from the Riverina town of Deniliquin – or Deni – home of the famous 'Ute Muster', Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Mark Hunter has been in the Navy for a little over two years, and is currently serving in HMAS Sirius.

Sirius fun for west coast sailor

Published on by LCDR Paul Flynn (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jabin Roberts on the helm of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Jabin Roberts on the helm of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Following his twin brother into the Navy has been a life changing experience for Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Jabin Roberts.

Future leader continues Albany legacy

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), North Albany Senior High School (photographer)

Lieutenant Will Singer from HMAS Stirling presents the Long Tan award to Ms Breanna Payne from North Albany Senior High School. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Will Singer from HMAS Stirling presents the Long Tan award to Ms Breanna Payne from North Albany Senior High School.

Located in regional Western Australia, Albany is home to final Australian port for many who created the Anzac legacy in the First World War, and the site of major commemorations in 2014 for the 100 anniversary of the departure of the 'Anzac Convoys'.

Before her time - the tale of Navy's first female sailor

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Nancy Bentley, honorary member of the Royal Australian Navy, on board HMAS Sydney (I) in 1920. (photo: )

Nancy Bentley, honorary member of the Royal Australian Navy, on board HMAS Sydney (I) in 1920.

Twenty-one years before the first Women's Royal Australian Navy members (WRANs) entered service due to a shortage of telegraphists during the Second World War, a young Tasmanian girl was enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy.

Breaking with family tradition pays off at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith stands before HMAS Melbourne's 76mm Naval Gun. The ship is patrolling in the Middle East region for Operation Manitou.

A Hobart local up-gunned her working life when she decided to trade retail work for seaborne artillery.

Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Ci-Anna Smith is deployed with Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, which is patrolling the waters of the Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to the Combined Maritime Forces in the region.

Logisticians supported with new app

Published on by POML-P Stacey Brotherton (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Petty Officer Stacey Brotherton shows Commodore Michele Miller, RAN, Director General Navy People through the new Navy People app that was created for the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Petty Officer Stacey Brotherton shows Commodore Michele Miller, RAN, Director General Navy People through the new Navy People app that was created for the Royal Australian Navy.

The Navy People App is now helping logisiticians across the fleet to better manage their careers from the palms of their hands.

Bordering on a lifetime at sea

Published on by SBLT Matthew Trewick (author)

CPO Marine Technician Andrew Border celebrates  his 10,000th day at sea in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)

CPO Marine Technician Andrew Border celebrates his 10,000th day at sea in the Royal Australian Navy.

Ten thousand days is a long time for anyone – it's 27.4 years, more years than the average person in the Navy has been alive. However in Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Andrew Border's case, 12 November 2015 was a significant date as it marked his 10,000th day at sea in the Royal Australian Navy.

A day on the water for the kids

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Challenge-Kid, Adam (centre) with Cerberus water ski members Seaman Luke Bonanno and Seaman Phillip Murray enjoy a ride on one of the water biscuit provided by the Cerberus Water Ski Club at the National Watersports Centre, Bangholme, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Challenge-Kid, Adam (centre) with Cerberus water ski members Seaman Luke Bonanno and Seaman Phillip Murray enjoy a ride on one of the water biscuit provided by the Cerberus Water Ski Club at the National Watersports Centre, Bangholme, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus Water Ski Club has started the year with a splash, in a day to support children and families with cancer.