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Standing united 11 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock.

During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS Firebolt for a tour. 

Navy Nurse in Kabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer, Lieutenant Megan Hoare assists US Army anaesthetist Major Mike Patzkowiski during the treatment of a role-playing casualty at Nato’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul Airport.      (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer, Lieutenant Megan Hoare assists US Army anaesthetist Major Mike Patzkowiski during the treatment of a role-playing casualty at Nato’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul Airport.

Lieutenant Hoare, an emergency trauma nurse, was part of the first Australian Defence Force medical team to work in NATO’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul International Airport.

Buffer pays off after 40 years

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Left to right: Robyn Baker (sister), Lindsay McDonald (father), CPO Phil McDonald, Daniel McDonald (son) and Sarah Emerson (daughter), all former Navy members at different times. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Left to right: Robyn Baker (sister), Lindsay McDonald (father), CPO Phil McDonald, Daniel McDonald (son) and Sarah Emerson (daughter), all former Navy members at different times.

A sailor who followed his father into the Navy has called it a day after just over 40 years of service.

Aviation support gets a boost

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Graduates of the Aviation Support course on completion of their graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm museum, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Graduates of the Aviation Support course on completion of their graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm museum, Nowra.

Commander Tim Standen Director Training Authority Aviation welcomed eleven new graduates to the Aviation Support category at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum recently.

Navy service and parenting - a successful balancing act

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque.

It's the age-old conundrum, how to combine work and family - but add the dimensions of sea time and posting upheaval and sometimes it can seem a little challenging.

Book pays tribute to Wollondilly’s Anzacs

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia.  But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of World War One, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.  (photo: Unknown)

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia. But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of World War One, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia.  But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of the First World War, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.

Choules emergency-ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips conducts maintenance on the Integrated Platform Management System onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips conducts maintenance on the Integrated Platform Management System onboard HMAS Choules.

Before embarking on his career in the Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips was just a boy at Harristown State High School in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Commendation for USN exchange officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents Commander Travis Zettel USN, with a Commander Australian Fleet Silver Commendation for his achievements as Staff Officer Grade One, Operations Support at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents Commander Travis Zettel USN, with a Commander Australian Fleet Silver Commendation for his achievements as Staff Officer Grade One, Operations Support at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A United States Navy submariner has been recognised for his contribution to the Australian Submarine Force on exchange with the award of a Fleet Commander's commendation.

The Navy through Nick's eyes

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Nicholas Countouris adjusts the pressure on the reverse osmosis plant onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Nicholas Countouris adjusts the pressure on the reverse osmosis plant onboard HMAS Choules.

The work is dirty, difficult and rarely seen by others – but someone has to manage it – this is the role of the Chief Marine Technician Platform Manager onboard HMAS Choules.

Survivor of Canberra (I) makes a trip down memory lane

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The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart.

One of the last survivors from the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I), Geoffrey George Cooper made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra (III), during her first visit to Hobart.