Section: People

Harmonious relationships for smooth sailing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaofi Hart (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

HMAS Success celebrated Harmony Day at sea in 2017. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Success celebrated Harmony Day at sea in 2017.

Navy people come from all walks of life, bringing different perspectives and traditions to the modern service – a fact not lost on many on 21 March – Harmony Day.

Preparing for deep sea command

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world so training for the role is justifiably challenging, preparing those who spend their days in the deep with the skills to lead their teams.

Creative rehabilitation ideas bear results

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), Ms Grace Costa (photographer)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra. (photo: Grace Costa)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra.

Applications are soon to close for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Mission possible for Navy pilot

Published on by LCDR Stewart Mathies (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge stands on the flight deck before HMAS Arunta's S-70B Seahawk while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge stands on the flight deck before HMAS Arunta's S-70B Seahawk while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

Getting the best out of working with metals needed a new perspective when a professional tradesman swapped his tools for the controls of a Navy helicopter.

Fast-track to Operational Service

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-P Brendon Davies (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan farewells to her family before boarding HMAS Arunta to sail for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan farewells to her family before boarding HMAS Arunta to sail for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.

Less than six months out of basic training, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Jasmine Lortan is already on the front line of a multi-national operation to counter terrorism and promote maritime security in the Middle East. 

Questions asked on military life

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Alex DeValentin (author)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Submarines Sam Turland with his wife Wendy and daughter Grace after HMAS Waller berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

Navy families have two weeks left to provide feedback about their experiences and views on service life through a Defence Community Organisation initiative aimed at understanding the challenges of life in military families.

Seagoing work experience working

Published on by FLTLT Nick O’Connor (author and photographer)

For Canberra College Senior Cameron Moncrieff, taking part in the inaugural Defence Work Experience Program - Women in Navy Leadership Camp at HMAS Creswell has paved the way for a career in the Australian Defence Force. (photo: FLTLT Nick O’Connor)

For Canberra College Senior Cameron Moncrieff, taking part in the inaugural Defence Work Experience Program - Women in Navy Leadership Camp at HMAS Creswell has paved the way for a career in the Australian Defence Force.

Work experience opportunities are giving students with an interest Defence careers a chance to get hands-on with Navy life, getting to sea and understanding the roles that might start the passion of a lifetime.

Engineering the future of Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phillip Cullinan (author)

Official portrait of Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Official portrait of Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

Navy engineering has had some significant changes at the top in 2017, with an aviation specialist and a submariner now leading Navy's team of technical specialists.

Aiming for the summit when inspiring leaders

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clark Chancellor, Leading Seaman Lauren Carruthers, Captain Peter Ashworth, MRS Peita O'Neill, Petty Officer Olivia Usback and Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) Able Seaman Clark Chancellor, Leading Seaman Lauren Carruthers, Captain Peter Ashworth, MRS Peita O'Neill, Petty Officer Olivia Usback and Captain Fiona Sneath from HMAS Albatross.

Five members from Navy’s home of the Fleet Air Arm, HMAS Albatross have been selected to attend a conference that aims to help inspire and develop female leaders.

Ship values successful women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABBM Isaac Ingui (photographer)

HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

International Women's Day at sea onboard HMAS Success was business as usual with key positions held by female officers and sailors during replenishment activities.