Section: People

Stirling Medic aims for Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong stands in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong stands in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

HMAS Stirling Health Centre’s Leading Seaman Medic Karney Armstrong joined the Navy as an Electronic Warfare Linguist before transferring to the medical branch. She is proud that Royal Australian Navy medics are ‘first to respond, last to seek help’ and maintain their calm in the worst situations.

Navy recognised for building inclusive workplace

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author), Unknown (photographer)

CAPT Charlie Stephenson, Director General Navy Communication and Coordination, members of the Diversity and Inclusion Council and graduates and staff from the Navy Indigenous Development Program accept the finalist award on behalf of Navy. (photo: )

CAPT Charlie Stephenson, Director General Navy Communication and Coordination, members of the Diversity and Inclusion Council and graduates and staff from the Navy Indigenous Development Program accept the finalist award on behalf of Navy.

Navy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been recognised at the Australian Human Resources Institute Awards in Melbourne.

HMAS Canberra hosts citizenship ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley and his wife Linda (left) join with Chief Petty Officer Lee Hunter (right), wife Jesse and daughter Lilly as Jesse was presented with her certificate of Australian Citizenship onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley and his wife Linda (left) join with Chief Petty Officer Lee Hunter (right), wife Jesse and daughter Lilly as Jesse was presented with her certificate of Australian Citizenship onboard HMAS Canberra.

Like many new Australians, Jesse Hunter from Warrington in England chose Australia Day to become an Australian citizen.

Antarctic Adventure for Two Navy Officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Joanne Haynes (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft. (photo: )

Commanders Rebecca Jeffcoat and Jo Haynes prior to an area familiarisation flight on the Basler BT-67 aircraft.

Penguins, seals, icebergs, blizzards and a celebrity visit are routine encounters for two Royal Australian Navy officers deployed to Casey Research Station, Antarctica.

Highest Honour for West Head Gunnery Range Officer

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recipient of the Order of Australia medal, Officer in Charge of the West Head Gunnery Range, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold at the range on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.

In recognition of his meritorious service in the field of naval warfare training, Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold has been appointed to the Order of Australia, receiving an Order of Australia Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours List.

Quiet achiever credits family for Australia Day honour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), WO2 Neil Ruskin (photographer), CPL Mike McSweeney (photographer), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008. (photo: Sergeant Neil Ruskin)

Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Paul Berry in the Kush Kadir Valley, Afghanistan, in 2008.

Navy photographer Paul Berry says a Conspicuous Service Medal for a career devoted to photographing, filming and reporting on ADF operations is more about his family than his exceptional talents.

Australia Day 2018 Navy Honours

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

Twenty serving Navy personnel have been recognised for awards in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. They are among 895 award recipients approved by The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

'Cradle of the Navy' in new hands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough.

Commander Andrew Hough has assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus — often dubbed ‘the cradle of the Navy’ — succeeding Commander Luke Ryan.

Serving with distinction at sea and ashore

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List.

The first ever female Executive Officer of a Royal Australian Navy submarine has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

Keeping families in touch - submarine style

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

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

In this digital age, methods for keeping in touch with loved ones can be taken for granted – but for submariners, for whom communication is kept to a minimum, the most brief of contact is vital.