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Navy history flows through the ranks in Patrol Boat Crew ATTACK SIX

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Members of Patrol Boat Crew Attack Six are preparing to peg off the peg board and embark on an historic Navy tour of the Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Members of Patrol Boat Crew Attack Six are preparing to peg off the peg board and embark on an historic Navy tour of the Solomon Islands.

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.

Clinical Managers’ First at RNSH

Published on by CMDR Tammy Thomas (author), LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

(From left) Leading Seaman Medic (LSMED) Corina Burrows, LSMED Errol Campbell, LSMED Nikki Furlong and LSMED Kerrin Lyon treat the Simulation Mannequin in a scenario where the patient has been involved in an explosion. This training is part of the Clinica (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

(From left) Leading Seaman Medic (LSMED) Corina Burrows, LSMED Errol Campbell, LSMED Nikki Furlong and LSMED Kerrin Lyon treat the Simulation Mannequin in a scenario where the patient has been involved in an explosion. This training is part of the Clinica

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. 

Small world on deployment

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Sapper Wael Abou Hamad with Lieutenant Daniel Khayat on the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Sapper Wael Abou Hamad with Lieutenant Daniel Khayat on the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk.

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.

‘Holy Helo’ arrives aboard HMAS Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Grant McDuling (author and photographer)

US Navy Chaplain, Commander Daniel Mode of Task Force Seven Zero dons protective and life saving equipment prior to a helicopter transfer off HMAS Sydney. Chaplain Mode flew to Sydney to speak with crew and conduct a chapel service. He normally operates a (photo: LEUT Grant McDuling)

US Navy Chaplain, Commander Daniel Mode of Task Force Seven Zero dons protective and life saving equipment prior to a helicopter transfer off HMAS Sydney. Chaplain Mode flew to Sydney to speak with crew and conduct a chapel service. He normally operates a

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.

NUSQN 725 Personnel Awarded for Commitment and Excellence

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

CMDR Frost with award recipients LEUT Hale, PO Rowan and LEUT Kapelj from NUSQN 725 (photo: )

CMDR Frost with award recipients LEUT Hale, PO Rowan and LEUT Kapelj from NUSQN 725

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).

Training Awards Announced

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author)

2012 Queen's Gold Medal Winner Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, QM, RAN on the grounds of HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey )

2012 Queen's Gold Medal Winner Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, QM, RAN on the grounds of HMAS Creswell.

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.
 

Life as a Marine Technician during scheduled maintenance onboard HMAS Darwin

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Thirty Year Old Able Seaman Marine Technician Jon Jaie Cresswell, from The Gold Coast Queensland, onboard HMAS Darwin alongside Fleet Base Ease, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Thirty Year Old Able Seaman Marine Technician Jon Jaie Cresswell, from The Gold Coast Queensland, onboard HMAS Darwin alongside Fleet Base Ease, Sydney.

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.”

From Terrigal to Tobruk for Ben

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Able Seaman Marine Technician Ben Read working inside the Main Machinery Space of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ben Read working inside the Main Machinery Space of HMAS Tobruk.

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 Reaches New Realism

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains beach whilst undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains beach whilst undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan.

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.

Celebrity Chef visits HMAS Stirling Main Galley

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Herb Faust with the  poached chicken and daikon rice noodle roll he created in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley with the help of Able Seaman Chef Brady Russell (left) and Able Seaman Chef Ryan Zahra (right), and other members of the Stirling Hospitality and  (photo: )

Herb Faust with the poached chicken and daikon rice noodle roll he created in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley with the help of Able Seaman Chef Brady Russell (left) and Able Seaman Chef Ryan Zahra (right), and other members of the Stirling Hospitality and

Mr Herb Faust – celebrity chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef Australia Challenge – visited the HMAS Stirling Main Galley on 27 June 2013.