Many battlefield tours would have you trekking through the rough terrain of Kokoda or the standing on the shores of Gallipoli, but for something a little different members of Patrol Boat crew ATTACK SIX will embark on a historic Navy tour of Guadalcanal in and around the Solomon Islands this year.
For the first time students from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Medical School Clinical Managers Course received training using state-of-the-art resources at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH).
Over the period 24 – 25 June, ten students attended the new Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital which specialises in clinical skills maintenance, patient safety and teaching clinicians to work in multidisciplinary critical teams.
Former school friends, Australian Army Sapper Wael Abou Hamad and Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Daniel Khayat have met up again on HMAS Tobruk, 10 years after their first meeting and half a world away.
A United States Navy chaplain assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington visited the Royal Australian Navy’s guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney via helicopter on 4th July, 2013.
Professionalism, excellence and long term commitment were recognised at an award ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida for a number of RAN members within New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725).
Winners of the Queen’s Gold Medal and Chief of Navy’s Sword for 2012 were announced on 24 June as Lieutenant Michelle Rayner and Sub Lieutenant Brody Marris, respectively.
SMN Jon Cresswell, a Marine Technician on board HMAS Darwin, is finding his usual workplace much busier while the ship undertakes her scheduled maintenance period.
“Our team is focussing on cleaning pipes, and the restoration and preservation of bilges” said SMN Cresswell, “it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.”
For Terrigal native Ben Read, the past five years in the Royal Australian Navy have provided training, travel and direction.
Ben, 23, has already served five years in the Royal Australian Navy with most of his career spent on HMAS Tobruk where he is currently posted.
Leadership training at the Royal Australian Naval College has been given an overhaul in the past year—delivering scenario-based training that now reflects a work-up in the Fleet.
Mr Herb Faust – celebrity chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef Australia Challenge – visited the HMAS Stirling Main Galley on 27 June 2013.