Topic: Reserves

Perth policeman is on the Navy beat

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band drummer, Able Seaman Musician Nathan Hicks, with his band mates in HMAS Adelaide during Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy Band drummer, Able Seaman Musician Nathan Hicks, with his band mates in HMAS Adelaide during Exercise RIMPAC 18.

For 14 years Nathan Hicks has worked both as an officer in the Western Australia Police Force and a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Naval Reservists to play greater role in RAN future force

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT.

The Naval Reserve is to play an increasing role in supporting Navy to ‘fight and win at sea’ as the RAN develops the structures to grow its future workforce.

 

South Australian Prince of Wales Award winners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Rebecca Elliot (author), CPL Colin Dadd (photographer)

Prince of Wales Award recipient Lieutenant Commander Paul Wirth (left) and his employer, Ms Cathy Lyon (centre right), from the Women's and Children's Hospital South Australia, are presented their awards by Chair Defence Reserves Support Council - SA, Dr Andrew Cannon, AM (centre left) and Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, AM, CSC, RANR. (photo: CPL Colin Dadd)

Prince of Wales Award recipient Lieutenant Commander Paul Wirth (left) and his employer, Ms Cathy Lyon (centre right), from the Women's and Children's Hospital South Australia, are presented their awards by Chair Defence Reserves Support Council - SA, Dr Andrew Cannon, AM (centre left) and Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, AM, CSC, RANR.

Navy Reservists comprised three of the five Prince of Wales recipients awarded their prizes in South Australia over the past several months.

 

All aboard the at-sea ambulance

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

Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils stands before a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide prior to a winch deck transfer to HMAS Darwin, as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 task group sails off the east coast of Australia. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils stands before a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide prior to a winch deck transfer to HMAS Darwin, as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 task group sails off the east coast of Australia.

It was her first time at sea when Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils had the opportunity to participate in a medical evacuation exercise onboard HMAS Adelaide, with the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17 Task Group off the coast of Townsville.

Executive weekend shows the importance of Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.

Employers of Navy Reservists participating in Exercise Executive Stretch - held at HMAS Stirling - have learned first-hand about their Defence staff’s invaluable skills.

Support for Defence Reserves lauded

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Head Reserve and Youth Division, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, ANR and the National Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council Ms Jane McAloon The Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Employer Support Awards night held at the Australian War Memorial.

Supportive employers from across Australia were formally recognised at the Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 25 May.

Personnel policy changes reflect greater flexibility

Published on by CMDR Anne Andrews (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia.

A number of changes made to Defence policy in October last year will impact timelines for those seeking to change from full-time to Reserve service in line with Navy’s shift to a Total Workforce Model.

Maximising Reserve support

Published on by MAJ Kathryn Ames (author and photographer)

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell; Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves, Commodore Bruce Kafer; and Director General Reserves – Air Force, Air Commodore Bob Rodgers provided updates on how the three services intended to maximise Reserve forces as part of an integrated force. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell; Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves, Commodore Bruce Kafer; and Director General Reserves – Air Force, Air Commodore Bob Rodgers provided updates on how the three services intended to maximise Reserve forces as part of an integrated force.

Diversity, service conditions, and integrating Reserve expertise to deliver capability were some of the key discussion points at this year’s Defence Reserves Association conference, held recently in Brisbane. 

Awards for five in Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

West Australian Reservists, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brett Lane (Office of Director-General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves), and Leading Seaman Musician (LSMUSN) Nadene Starkie, from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia and have been awarded, respectively, a Prince of Wales Award and a Tasman Scheme Award.   (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

West Australian Reservists, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brett Lane (Office of Director-General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves), and Leading Seaman Musician (LSMUSN) Nadene Starkie, from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia and have been awarded, respectively, a Prince of Wales Award and a Tasman Scheme Award.

Music, food, people, communications and diving make up some of the mix for five Naval Reserve members who have been selected for development and training awards in recognition of their service.