Section: People

Sparky essential to ships green team

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician David Brown adjusts the Radar Set Controls aboard HMAS Arunta while at sea.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician David Brown adjusts the Radar Set Controls aboard HMAS Arunta while at sea.

Who keeps the ‘eyes and ears’ of an Australian Navy warship ready for peak performance? While the medical folk look after the literal versions, the electronics technicians are responsible for the ongoing serviceability radar, sonar and weapon system equipment.

Teamwork essential for charting coastline

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland.

Being part of a highly-specialised team is one of the things Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson appreciates most about his role with the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight.

Former Head Engineer remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW.

Grey skies and a light drizzle were the backdrop as the ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide gathered for a ceremony to honour the late Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RANR, in Sydney Harbour.

ADF Remuneration in focus

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Navy Brand (photo: Defence)

Navy Brand

A new workplace remuneration arrangement for Australian Defence Force members that contains a six percent salary increase over three years is being prepared to be implemented when the current arrangement expires on 1 November this year.

Shadowing operations from above

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), SGT Tiffany Edwards (USMC) (author)

Able Seaman Avionics Technician Tony Clark, of the 131st Surveillance Target Acquisition Battery, 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, inspects the US Army’s RQ-7B v2 Shadow 200 remotely piloted aerial system in use at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Sabre (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Able Seaman Avionics Technician Tony Clark, of the 131st Surveillance Target Acquisition Battery, 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, inspects the US Army’s RQ-7B v2 Shadow 200 remotely piloted aerial system in use at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Sabre

One Royal Australian Navy sailor had the opportunity to work as a maintainer on the United States unmanned aerial vehicles flown in Australia, during recent joint exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

No gaps in gap year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program.

Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.

35-year career honoured

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan OAM (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan OAM

More than three-and-a-half decades of service were honoured in Brisbane recently, with the award of a Gold Service Medallion to a Warrant Officer of many talents.

Science degree just the ticket for survey work

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOB Tony Martin (author), CPOB Tony Martin (photographer)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Nicola Kingdon conducting seamanship evolutions onboard HMAS Mermaid.

Armed with a degree in environmental biology, Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicola Kingdon has put her training to full use as part of the survey team in HMAS Mermaid.

Driving sailors' service excellence

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Kuttabul personnel conduct work outplacement at Doltone House in Sydney.

A unique program has been launched designed to upskill and professionalise hospitality sailors in a move that will bring civilian expertise and skills to Sydney’s First Fleet Mess and broader fleet.

Adaptive sport generates more than medals

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Warrior Games (photographer)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony. (photo: Warrior Games)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony.

Australian Defence Force personnel were warriors for a week when they recently competed at an international sporting event in America’s windy city.