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The sun sets on Chief of Navy’s time in command

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), LCDR Ian Lumsden (video editing)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.  (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN enjoys his last sunset at sea onboard HMAS Arunta in the West Australian Exercise Area.

Chief of Navy (CN) Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN has gone to sea for the last time as Chief of Navy onboard HMAS Arunta, just as the ship has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Programme.

Navy Cadets leader recognised with commendation

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, presents Lieutenant John Huisman with a Commendation during a visit to Training Ship Shoalhaven.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, presents Lieutenant John Huisman with a Commendation during a visit to Training Ship Shoalhaven.

Commanding Officer of Training Ship Shoalhaven, Lieutenant John Huisman has received a commendation for 16 years of work mentoring hundreds of Australian Navy Cadets.

Family’s war hero visits HMAS Cairns

Published on by ABHSO Kate Jolley (author and photographer)

WWII veteran Victor Glann and son Mark tour HMAS Cairns base. (photo: ABHSO Kate Jolley)

WWII veteran Victor Glann and son Mark tour HMAS Cairns base.

The term ‘war hero’ ignites a special place in the hearts of most Australians. The idea that so many men and women we never knew risked their lives to protect our country and way of life stirs feelings of patriotism and pride.

HMAS Success completes the journey for eight past Navy members

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Navy Chaplain Colin Tett RAN, second from right, conducts a memorial service in the waters off Lord Howe Island for eight former navy sailors onboard HMAS Success, as the ship and crew make their way to Hawaii to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.
 (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Navy Chaplain Colin Tett RAN, second from right, conducts a memorial service in the waters off Lord Howe Island for eight former navy sailors onboard HMAS Success, as the ship and crew make their way to Hawaii to participate in Exercise RIMPAC 2014.

Members of HMAS Success’ ship’s company paused at sunset to commemorate the lives of eight fellow Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy seafarers, as their ashes were committed to the sea near Lord Howe Island last weekend.

Patrol Boat community mourns the loss of a larger than life officer

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Lieutenant Scott Jarman's cap and medals rest on the Attack Five flag during a memorial service in Darwin. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Lieutenant Scott Jarman's cap and medals rest on the Attack Five flag during a memorial service in Darwin.

Lieutenant Scott Jarman, who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in Darwin last week, has been remembered as a compassionate, loyal, and cheeky man who touched many lives.

Sailor provides emergency medical assistance at 37,000 feet

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author)

Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie checks a patient onboard HMAS Perth. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie checks a patient onboard HMAS Perth.

Petty Officer Medic Tex Cowie recently provided medical assistance to a distressed airline passenger while in the air, on the way from Perth to Darwin. Petty Officer Cowie, HMAS Perth’s Clinical Manager, was returning to the ship after a reunion trip home.

‘Old Salt’ clocks up 45 years of continuous service

Published on by CPOCIS James Scorer (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Roger Dalby using a 10-inch signal lamp on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Roger Dalby using a 10-inch signal lamp on the port bridge wing of HMAS Sydney.

It was the winter of 1968, the Beatles were about to release ‘Hey Jude’, Australia’s Rod Laver claimed the Wimbledon men’s singles title, Sir John Gorton was the Australian Prime Minister and Leading Seaman Roger Dalby, CSM, joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Junior Recruit.

Fleet Air Arm personnel treated to thought-provoking forum

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Lieutenant Julia Gibney, Tracy Lamb and Lieutenant Clare Nickels in front of a Seahawk helicopter during a tour of 816 Squadron as part of the Fleet Air Arm Navy Women's Forum. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Lieutenant Julia Gibney, Tracy Lamb and Lieutenant Clare Nickels in front of a Seahawk helicopter during a tour of 816 Squadron as part of the Fleet Air Arm Navy Women's Forum.

“Engaging”, “thought provoking”, “inspirational”. This was some of the feedback provided by the Navy and Defence civilian personnel, both male and female, who attended the second Shoalhaven and Fleet Air Arm Navy Women’s Forum.

Former Fleet ‘XO’ awarded CSM in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author)

Commander David Landon will be receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal at the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours and Awards ceremony for his performance of duty as the Fleet Executive Officer at Fleet Headquarters. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander David Landon will be receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal at the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours and Awards ceremony for his performance of duty as the Fleet Executive Officer at Fleet Headquarters.

Commander David Landon has been named as a recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List this weekend for his service to the Royal Australian Navy as Fleet Executive Officer.

Navy nurse recognised for devotion to duty

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Perioperative Nurse, Lieutenant Commander Amy York in the Role 3 medical facility, Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part pf the Australian Specialist Health Group in Kandahar Airfield.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Perioperative Nurse, Lieutenant Commander Amy York in the Role 3 medical facility, Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part pf the Australian Specialist Health Group in Kandahar Airfield.

Navy Nurse, Lieutenant Commander Amy York, has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List for her meritorious devotion to duty in the fields of general and perioperative military nursing across a range of healthcare settings in the Australian Defence Force during her decade of Service in the Navy.