Section: People

Former apprentice achieves spiritual heights

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Pricipal Chaplain Collin Acton at procedure 'bravo' on the forecastle of HMAS Kanimbla when pulling alongside Pearl Harbor in August 2010.  (photo: Unknown)

Pricipal Chaplain Collin Acton at procedure 'bravo' on the forecastle of HMAS Kanimbla when pulling alongside Pearl Harbor in August 2010.

The newly appointed Director General Chaplaincy – Navy, Principal Chaplain Collin Acton has seen a lot of change over a career that started at HMAS Nirimba as an Apprentice Marine Technical Propulsion sailor in January 1979.

Tradie puts his relative in the frame

This article has photo gallery Published on by Claudia Harrison (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lee Towner,a young tradie. (photo: Unknown)

Lee Towner,a young tradie.

A young tradesman, who helped install the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience in his city, discovered the travelling exhibition features the exploits of a famous relative.

First Aussie Information Warfare qualification

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), Unknown (photographer)

United States Navy's Information Warfare Officers' pin and certificate.  (photo: Unknown)

United States Navy's Information Warfare Officers' pin and certificate.

Lieutenant Commander Paul Pelczar has pioneered a path to improving Royal Australian Navy information warfare capability after becoming the first non-United States officer to be awarded the United States Navy's Information Warfare Officers' pin.

Arunta's man on a mission

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters, in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters, in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters recently deployed on a mission of a lifetime, to the Middle East region in HMAS Arunta.

Career challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Natalie Carey from HMAS Creswell is currently deployed to the Middle East region. She works in the Joint Task Force 633 Headquarters at Camp Baird as an administration assistant. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Natalie Carey from HMAS Creswell is currently deployed to the Middle East region. She works in the Joint Task Force 633 Headquarters at Camp Baird as an administration assistant.

Pushing out of her comfort zone has taken Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Natalie Carey from Sydney all the way to the Middle East.

Caring on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by PO Corina Burrows (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta on transit to the Middle Eastern Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta on transit to the Middle Eastern Region.

Able Seaman Medic Bradley Scotton says he is living proof of Navy’s “what will you bring” recruitment campaign as he carves a second service career as a paramedic sailor.

Communications sailor commended

Published on by PO Ann-Maree Anderson (author), SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Naval Reserve Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Nicol Kelly was recently awarded a Silver level Commendation by Head Navy Engnieering,  Rear Admiral Mick Uzzell, AM, RAN, at a small ceremony at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Naval Reserve Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Nicol Kelly was recently awarded a Silver level Commendation by Head Navy Engnieering, Rear Admiral Mick Uzzell, AM, RAN, at a small ceremony at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Nicol Kelly was recently awarded a Silver Commendation by Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Mick Uzzell, as a result of her information technology support to the Navy Engineering Division.

Navy embraces inclusion for capability benefit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Siobhan Mitchell-Taverner (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), Mr Mark Wallace (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (centre back); with Workpower's Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lee Broomhall (centre) and Deputy Chair of the Board, Ms Sue Slaven (left); Deputy Secretary Defence People, Ms Rebecca Skinner (centre right);  the Defence Administrative Assistance Program (DAAP) participants, (L to R) Tyler, Garrick, Lynn, Andrew and Shaiq at the official launch of DAAP held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (centre back); with Workpower's Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lee Broomhall (centre) and Deputy Chair of the Board, Ms Sue Slaven (left); Deputy Secretary Defence People, Ms Rebecca Skinner (centre right); the Defence Administrative Assistance Program (DAAP) participants, (L to R) Tyler, Garrick, Lynn, Andrew and Shaiq at the official launch of DAAP held at HMAS Stirling.

In support of the International Day of People with Disability which is celebrated annually on 3 December, Navy sites will be showered in coloured light to mark the commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Engineering study put to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.   (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, in the Machinery Control Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Arunta’s Assistant Marine Engineer Officer, Lieutenant Coral Belcher, is putting seven years of study to work in the Anzac frigate, as part of the team deployed in the Middle East.

Anzac exchange proves rewarding

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

LT Blair Marett (RNZN) taking a fix on the centreline paloris. (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

LT Blair Marett (RNZN) taking a fix on the centreline paloris.

A Royal New Zealand Navy officer, has been awarded an Anzac class platform endorsement in Australian frigate, HMAS Warramunga, as the ship was alongside in Singapore recently.