Published on by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
The Australian Defence Force Gap Year – Navy is an opportunity for young Australians to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program, with no further obligations on the participant to continue to serve.
Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)
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.
The most recent graduation of General Service Duties Recruit course held at Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, included 23 members from the second intake of the Australian Defence Force Gap Year-Navy program.
Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)
Taking a gap year is often a popular way to take time out from study or work with a chance to rest, travel, volunteer abroad or decide a future career path. For Recruit Matthew Masiero of Morwell, Victoria, joining the Navy under the Gap Year program fit all of those needs - except resting.