Section: People

Female recruits lead the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: SMNET Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Proud families and friends attended the graduation Parade of General Entry 349 Emms Divisions which for the first time in Navy’s history consisted of more women than men. 

Spiritual wellbeing key to resilience in warfare

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy chaplains from across Australia descended on Canberra recently to take part in an annual forum that helps reinforce the relevance of the role in a modern fighting force.

Melbourne pays last respects

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LSCSO David Bolger (photographer)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.  (photo: LSCSO David Bolger)

The commital of the remains of Petty Officer Telegraphist Keith Henry Conway, Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist Keith James Walter Smith and Ordinary Seaman Signalman Ronald Arthur Hankin at sea aboard HMAS Melbourne.

The ship's company of guided missile frigate, HMAS Melbourne have delivered the parting wishes of three Navy veterans, scattering their ashes at sea.

Naval apprentices excel at outplacement

Published on by Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance (author)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia.

Royal Australian Navy apprentices have been working directly with industry in Adelaide, building on their initial trade training, and at the same time becoming part the next phase of naval warfare from the ground up.

Junior sailors master amphibious watercraft

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

A LHD Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide lowers its bow door to recover an inflatable boat during amphibious operations conducted in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

A LHD Landing Craft from HMAS Adelaide lowers its bow door to recover an inflatable boat during amphibious operations conducted in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Australia's amphibious ships are driving responsibility and challenges to all levels of the crew, with leading seamen taking 'commanding' roles on the new landing craft.

Drug testing steps up

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Peter Hilton instructs Warrant Officer Boatswain Phillip Durnan on the correct use of the Royal Australian Navy breathalyser. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Peter Hilton instructs Warrant Officer Boatswain Phillip Durnan on the correct use of the Royal Australian Navy breathalyser.

Keeping Navy workplaces drug-free is not only a priority for health and well-being, and a safety issue, but also the core business of a team of dedicated professionals.

Sailors pit side at Grand Prix

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Veronica O'Hara (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards poses with the Supercheap Auto V8 Supercar driver, Chaz Mostert before a race. (photo: CPL Veronica O'Hara)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards poses with the Supercheap Auto V8 Supercar driver, Chaz Mostert before a race.

Three sailors have temporarily traded the sea for the pit lane, working at the Australian Grand Prix Supercars event in Melbourne recently.

Harmonious relationships for smooth sailing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaofi Hart (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

HMAS Success celebrated Harmony Day at sea in 2017. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Success celebrated Harmony Day at sea in 2017.

Navy people come from all walks of life, bringing different perspectives and traditions to the modern service – a fact not lost on many on 21 March – Harmony Day.

Preparing for deep sea command

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world so training for the role is justifiably challenging, preparing those who spend their days in the deep with the skills to lead their teams.

Creative rehabilitation ideas bear results

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Jaimie Abbott (author), Ms Grace Costa (photographer)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra. (photo: Grace Costa)

Members of the AARTS program performing the rehearsal on stage at the University of Canberra.

Applications are soon to close for the Australian Defence Force Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.