Section: People

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.

Enter 'The Badger’

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author)

Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge. (photo: Dept of Defence)

Paul Burnett holds HMAS Katoomba's badge.

Since the birth of the Royal Australian Navy, all ships and establishments have had a badge to represent them, from HMAS Australia's crown on a federation star to the new destroyer, Hobart, it all comes down to one position.

Navy female participation rate continues to climb

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

A member of Australia's Federation Guards salutes as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 116th birthday memorial service held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

A member of Australia's Federation Guards salutes as the 'Last Post' is sounded during the 116th birthday memorial service held in Canberra.

Each year on 8 March, Navy joins with institutions and organisations around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognising the achievements and vital role women deliver in the workforce.

Warfighting women winning at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Seaman Boatswain's Mate Paige Powers makes a new heaving line on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Parramatta, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Seaman Boatswain's Mate Paige Powers makes a new heaving line on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Parramatta, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia.

Sailing on the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia in a Royal Australian Navy frigate is just another day in the life of Seaman Boatswain's Mate Paige Powers.

Technically taming Taipans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Maintaining a helicopter that can fly up to 300 kilometres per hour and still take off weighing more than 10,000 kilograms fully loaded is the core business of some of Navy’s technical sailors.

Perpetual awards for aviators efforts

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Since 1992, the Partington Shield has been awarded annually in recognition of excellence in the support of naval aviation by both service and  civilian personnel at HMAS Albatross.
This award, which honors the legacy of former Albatross Commanding  Officer, the late Commodore Robert Partington, was presented to Lieutenant Jodie  Turkenberg, Flight Support Officer with 816 Squadron.
 (photo: Unknown)

Since 1992, the Partington Shield has been awarded annually in recognition of excellence in the support of naval aviation by both service and  civilian personnel at HMAS Albatross. This award, which honors the legacy of former Albatross Commanding  Officer, the late Commodore Robert Partington, was presented to Lieutenant Jodie  Turkenberg, Flight Support Officer with 816 Squadron.

Late last year the best of naval aviation were recognised with a range of new awards reflecting the complexity and capability of the Fleet Air Arm.