Section: People

The food is just dandy when Chef Dando is onboard

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Seaman ML-C Justin Dando is a cook on board HMAS Wollongong, forming part of the Ardent Three crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Seaman ML-C Justin Dando is a cook on board HMAS Wollongong, forming part of the Ardent Three crew.

After learning to cook during home economics classes in year eight at Wellington Point State High School, Justin Dando knew his passion was in hospitality.

Maroochydore man proud to protect Australia’s maritime borders

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the Ardent Three crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Black on board HMAS Wollongong as part of the Ardent Three crew.

Graduating Maroochydore High School in 2004 and getting a taste for the Navy in his teenage years by participating in Navy Cadets, Shaun Black enlisted in the Navy in 2005 as a Boatswains Mate.

Navy personnel receive honours from Governor General

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

Captain Jennifer Wittwer poses for a photograph with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO after receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: Courtesy of Government House Canberra)

Captain Jennifer Wittwer poses for a photograph with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO after receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal.

Several members of the Royal Australian Navy received honours from the Governor General at Government House last week.

Sydney girl makes new friends in Papua New Guinea

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LAC Oliver Carter (photographer)

Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communications and Information Systems sailor, onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: LAC Oliver Carter)

Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communications and Information Systems sailor, onboard HMAS Choules.

Able Seaman Sarah Akil, a Communication and Information Systems sailor aboard HMAS Choules, is enjoying the chance to interact with the Papua New Guinea locals, participating in a number of activities while anchored offshore Manus Island.

Excellence of Navy personnel recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Her Excellency Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO with award recipients (from left) recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross Commander Paul Hines and recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Her Excellency Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO with award recipients (from left) recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross Commander Paul Hines and recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell.

The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate eight of its members who were awarded honours by The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Sydney this week.

NUSHIP Canberra contributes to Australia’s Federation Guard duties

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LACW Casey Gaul (photographer)

Australia's Federation Guard form a Royal Guard for the opening of the The Royal Queensland Show. (photo: LACW Casey Gaul)

Australia's Federation Guard form a Royal Guard for the opening of the The Royal Queensland Show.

A team of 16 people from NUSHIP Canberra augmented the Australia's Federation Guard (AFG) for two high profile activities last month.

Commendation recognises innovation work

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jeff Chartier (photographer)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro presents LEUT Evan Burton with his commendation. (photo: Jeff Chartier)

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro presents LEUT Evan Burton with his commendation.

Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro has presented LEUT Evan Burton with a commendation for his tireless work in implementing into Fleet Air Arm Service a computer software system that manages aircrew and flying operations for Navy and Army.

Chivalry is not dead. And neither, apparently, is poetry

Published on by Eloise Snape (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Albert Donahue practices reciting poetry on the forecastle of HMAS Success which is docked at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Boatswain Mate Albert Donahue practices reciting poetry on the forecastle of HMAS Success which is docked at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Theatre in education company Poetry in Action have approached the Australian Defence Force to see if there’s anyone interested in sharing their works of poetry which may be included in a new show. The performance will tour as part of their annual program, which is seen by over 50,000 young Aussies across the country.

U.S. Naval War College welcomes Australian Command and Staff College

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Ohl (author)

Students and staff from the Australian Command and Staff College visit the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Students and staff from the Australian Command and Staff College visit the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recently, students and faculty staff from the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted a visit from 13 students and staff members from the Australian Command and Staff College.

Family 'honoured' to be part of first Shipp graduation

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (author)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly-past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RA (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly-past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RA

Family members of Noel Shipp, the namesake of the newest Division at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, were guests of honour at the first graduation on 30 August 2013.