Section: People

Warfighting stocks strengthened

Published on by SBLT Brendan Taylor (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

(Front R-L) Head of Command Navigation and Littoral Warfare, CMDR Darron Rowe, Head Navy Capability RADM Jonathan Mead, and Director Training Authority Maritime Warfare, CAPT Craig Powell, with graduates. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

(Front R-L) Head of Command Navigation and Littoral Warfare, CMDR Darron Rowe, Head Navy Capability RADM Jonathan Mead, and Director Training Authority Maritime Warfare, CAPT Craig Powell, with graduates.

Thirty-six maritime warfare officers were recently awarded their Bridge Warfare Certificates after graduating from Junior Warfare Application Course 63 in a ceremony held at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Operational overwatch complete for Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrew Karl Beyer is seen in HMAS Arunta's Helecopter (Predator) while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Aircrew Karl Beyer is seen in HMAS Arunta's Helecopter (Predator) while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters have had a long history of supporting naval operations, and ‘Predator’ and its crew have not let that heritage down.

Surveying his options after 52 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Alan Regan (left), of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and his wife Juleia are presented a retirement gift by Head Joint Systems Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, at Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 July, 2017. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Alan Regan (left), of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and his wife Juleia are presented a retirement gift by Head Joint Systems Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, at Russell Offices in Canberra on 22 July, 2017.

One naval officer has recently called stumps on a remarkable career, spanning more than half a century.

Ex-sailor’s lasting legacy continues with new destroyer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Samuel Penfold (author), LSCSO Troy Martin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship. (photo: UNKNOWN)

David Morse presents the official bell-rope for Hobart, marking the 16th bell-rope that he has crafted for a naval ship.

A retired Royal Australian Navy sailor handed over his 16th bell-rope designed for a naval vessel at a ceremony held for future destroyer Hobart’s provisional acceptance by Defence.

Delivering capability through innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Helicopter/Ship Integration Officer, Lieutenant Commander Garry Williams, from the ANZAC Systems Program Office, on HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Helicopter/Ship Integration Officer, Lieutenant Commander Garry Williams, from the ANZAC Systems Program Office, on HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

A passion for aircraft modelling and traditional values shaped a flight path into a career that influences the future horizon of Navy aviation.

Leadership lessons life-long for Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

‘You’ll be wet, homesick and frightened but the pride of the fleet will be you’ – was a recruitment advertisement at the local cinema which lured a 17-year-old Townsville school boy to join the Navy.

Small arms maintenance monitored

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle.

Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.

Sustained leadership for future Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Director Anzac System Program Office, Captain Rachel Durbin, CSC, RAN, at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Director Anzac System Program Office, Captain Rachel Durbin, CSC, RAN, at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia.

Growing up at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains is a far cry from leading the sustainment of Australian warships to fight and win at sea but the Director of Anzac Systems Program Office, Captain Rachel Durbin, got more than she initially expected when she joined the Navy to be an engineer.

Ross’ achievements recognised

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate.

The past 18 months have been a busy period for the crew of HMAS Huon with the coastal minehunter involved in a number of significant evolutions, a including work-up, maritime exercises and Operation RENDER SAFE.

Fair winds for ‘Nobby’

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

HMAS Canberra (I) veteran, Henry Hall, takes in the enormous scale of NUSHIP Canberra following the naming ceremony at Williamstown, VIC. (photo: )

HMAS Canberra (I) veteran, Henry Hall, takes in the enormous scale of NUSHIP Canberra following the naming ceremony at Williamstown, VIC.

A retired Lieutenant Commander who left his mark on generations of Navy personnel has passed away at the age of 95.