Section: People

Science degree just the ticket for survey work

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOB Tony Martin (author), CPOB Tony Martin (photographer)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid.

Armed with a degree in environmental biology, Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicola Kingdon has put her training to full use as part of the survey team in HMAS Mermaid.

Driving sailors' service excellence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney.

A unique program has been launched designed to upskill and professionalise hospitality sailors in a move that will bring civilian expertise and skills to Sydney’s First Fleet Mess and broader fleet.

Adaptive sport generates more than medals

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Warrior Games (photographer)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony. (photo: Warrior Games)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony.

Australian Defence Force personnel were warriors for a week when they recently competed at an international sporting event in America’s windy city.

New findings on suicide prevention

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment.

A report on suicide issued on 30 June, has revealed that Defence personnel serving full-time or in the Reserves are far less likely to take their own lives compared to the general population.

Trailblazing Warrant Officer remembered

Published on by LEUT Anthony White (author)

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker. (photo: )

The first Warrant Officer of the Navy Paul Whittaker.

The Royal Australian Navy’s first Warrant Officer of the Navy, has recently passed away after a brief battle with cancer. 

Women’s league side hangs on for victory

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

Women's Australian Defence Force team and Management staff during the Rugby League Festival Of World Cups Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Women's Australian Defence Force team and Management staff during the Rugby League Festival Of World Cups Sydney.

Despite the New Zealanders’ drive, the Australian women somehow hung on to win 16-12.

Indonesian studies boost ties

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta.

Two Royal Australian Navy officers have spent the past five months improving their understanding of Indonesia’s language and culture as part of an exchange program with the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Simulation better prepares Navy aircrew

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School. (photo: Unknown)

Thales site manager Mark Town operates the tactical part task trainer, one of the synthetic training systems in use at the Joint Helicopter School.

The tactical part-task trainer used by students at the Joint Helicopter School is just one of the synthetic training systems in use.

Family’s sacrifice in service to nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta.

Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.

Third generation officer graduates

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Justin Csucsy after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Justin Csucsy after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

The Shoalhaven region of New South Wales is the breeding ground for many Royal Australian Navy personnel due to two Navy bases being prominent fixtures, one of the latest recruits is St George’s Basin local, now, Midshipman Justin Csucsy.