Section: People

Personnel policy changes reflect greater flexibility

Published on by CMDR Anne Andrews (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia.

A number of changes made to Defence policy in October last year will impact timelines for those seeking to change from full-time to Reserve service in line with Navy’s shift to a Total Workforce Model.

Tri-service family reunion

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Robyn Sampson (author), LEUT Will Singer (author)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner. (photo: Unknown)

From left, Leanne Codner, Private Elyza Codner, Seaman Jack Codner, Corporal Scott Codner and Greg Codner.

Anzac Day this year was the first time Leanne and Greg Codner had seen their three children together in uniform, making the commemorations in Western Australia effectively a family reunion for the travelling pair who are travelling around Australia in a motor-home.

Operational officer of the watch in Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by Corporal Sebastian Beurich (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Lieutenant Patrick Velu observing Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) operating with HMAS Arunta during a recent PASSEX off the coast of Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lieutenant Patrick Velu observing Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) operating with HMAS Arunta during a recent PASSEX off the coast of Goa, India.

Lieutenant Patrick Velu is relishing being part of Navy’s team in the Middle East – putting training into action as an officer-of-the-watch in HMAS Arunta.

Middle East operations reinforce service ethos

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink is seen in the Quarter Deck of HMAS Arunta.

Townsville’s Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Toby Pink has spent Anzac Day on operations this year as a member of HMAS Arunta’s ship’s company during her maritime security deployment to the Middle East.

Jakarta service a reflection of regional ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (left) and take time out from their language studies to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day at the Jakarta War Cemetery.

Two Midshipmen have found themselves marking Anzac Day away from the familiar marches and gatherings but each say it was an experience they will remember for years to come.

Valuing tradition leads to submarine career

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Timothy Herring with a picture of his grand father who served on HMAS Perth I and was a prisoner of war during World War II on the great Burma Railway.

This Anzac Day has particular meaning for a recruit at HMAS Cerberus, as it is his first in uniform, and the start of his chapter in a family tradition.

Stomping the stigma

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Katrina Brown (author)

Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Seaman Paggetti, Aircraft Woman Woodyard and Craftman Caldow holding service flags a top Mount Kosciuszko as a part of the 'Stomp the Summit, Crush the Stigma' challenge to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tri-service flags flew over the highest point in Australia recently to raise awareness of conditions related to post-traumatic stress.

Female recruits lead the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud families and friends attended the graduation Parade of General Entry 349 Emms Divisions which for the first time in Navy’s history consisted of more women than men. 

Spiritual wellbeing key to resilience in warfare

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy chaplains from across Australia descended on Canberra recently to take part in an annual forum that helps reinforce the relevance of the role in a modern fighting force.

Melbourne pays last respects

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LSCSO David Bolger (photographer)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.  (photo: LSCSO David Bolger)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.

The ship's company of guided missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne have delivered the parting wishes of three Navy veterans, scattering their ashes at sea.