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Reaching for a dream

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Murphy proof reads his manuscript at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Murphy proof reads his manuscript at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

How do you make a 16 year fantasy come true? Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Murphy hopes he can with the support of his Navy colleagues, friends, family and the public.

Leading the future leaders

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Anthony Blowfield is presented with a Silver Commendation by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief Petty Officer Anthony Blowfield is presented with a Silver Commendation by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.

Practical training is an essential element of developing junior officers. Understanding what it takes to lead the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy is both a science and an art and one instructor at the Naval College has been at the forefront of that development.

Returning the favour

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Katrina Harris (right) presents an ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year ten student, Danielle Brennan, at Tomaree High School. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Katrina Harris (right) presents an ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year ten student, Danielle Brennan, at Tomaree High School.

Growing up on the water in Nelson Bay, a beach side town 40 minutes north of Newcastle, Katrina Harris was unsure of her future career path.

Cadets get hands-on experience

Published on by POANC Sara Mokahal (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Rhys Keen gives a fire fighting lesson to Cadet Seamen Aladil Ali (front) and Noah Mokahal on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during a tour of the ship by cadets from the Sydney area. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Rhys Keen gives a fire fighting lesson to Cadet Seamen Aladil Ali (front) and Noah Mokahal on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne during a tour of the ship by cadets from the Sydney area.

Staff and cadets from Australian Navy Cadet units Australia, Hawkesbury and Sirius joined HMAS Melbourne in December for a day of fun and education about life at sea.

Close shave a Success

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Rhian Campbell-McBride (left) with Lieutenant Lauren Eggins after having their heads shaved for charity onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Sub Lieutenant Rhian Campbell-McBride (left) with Lieutenant Lauren Eggins after having their heads shaved for charity onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

As if being deployed on operations over Christmas wasn't enough, two officers on HMAS Success have made another major sacrifice - this time, it was their flowing locks.

Cerberus Naval Police - The Modern ‘Village Copper’

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Naval Police Coxswains and Victoria Police from Frankston in front of the Frankston Police Station, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

HMAS Cerberus Naval Police Coxswains and Victoria Police from Frankston in front of the Frankston Police Station, Victoria.

The Naval Police Coxswains at HMAS Cerberus have a big responsibility as they ensure the 2,000 plus Cerberus personnel are properly educated on their rights and responsibilities as Defence Force members and Victorian residents.

Young and young at heart on tour

Published on by LCDR Robert Roscoe (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer of HMAS Perth, Lieutenant Sam Gray, RAN gives cadets from Training Ship Perth a tour of the ship, including the Operations Room and Bridge. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Assistant Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer of HMAS Perth, Lieutenant Sam Gray, RAN gives cadets from Training Ship Perth a tour of the ship, including the Operations Room and Bridge.

Australian Navy Cadets, members of the HMAS Perth Association and the Navy League were recently given the opportunity to visit HMAS Perth, showcasing the future capability of the Anzac class fleet.

Ship sets sail on family day

Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), WO Tim Badger (photographer)

SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren with his family onboard HMAS Stuart for the end of year family cruise. (L-R) Mr Stuart Howie, Mrs Toni Lea-Howie, Ms Grace Howie, Ms Charlotte Howie, SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren, Ms Emily Rushton. (photo: WO Tim Badger)

SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren with his family onboard HMAS Stuart for the end of year family cruise. (L-R) Mr Stuart Howie, Mrs Toni Lea-Howie, Ms Grace Howie, Ms Charlotte Howie, SBLT Rory Lea-McLaren, Ms Emily Rushton.

HMAS Stuart wrapped up 2014 in style with a families' cruise on 18 December to thank those who had supported the ship over what was a long and demanding year for the ‘Tartan Terror’.

Running for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Competitors participating in the 4km walk leave the start line during the HMAS Albatross ‘Tour the T’.

More than 200 people took advantage of the rare opportunity to tread the tarmac when the T-shaped HMAS Albatross airfield was closed for the fifth annual ‘Tour the T’ charity fun run in early December.

Canberra’s unforgettable experience

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Canberra takes pride of place between the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Australia Day ceremony, which involved a 21 gun salute to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Canberra takes pride of place between the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Australia Day ceremony, which involved a 21 gun salute to His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales.

Almost as high as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and longer than two football fields, no-one could miss HMAS Canberra as she took centre stage in Sydney Harbour for the Australia Day celebrations.