Twelve young women with a keen interest in mechanical and technical trades from across Australia recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns.
Two sailors from HMAS Stirling found themselves in the proverbial right place at the right time recently as they were driving back to Rockingham from a task that took them to the southwest WA town of Busselton.
Navy’s involvement with the 100 Days for Change program is aiming to dispel a common misconception about who can access flexible work arrangements. Men as well as women are increasingly turning towards flexible work arrangements tailored to suit their current family requirements.
It is a fantastic feeling being recognised for the work you do, and at Training Authority – Submarines (TA-SM) located at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham Western Australia, deserving staff, both military and civilian, are publicly acknowledged for their extra efforts.
Standing knee deep in cave water and mud, Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather reflected on past deployments which had brought him to this point. Cave diving as a teenager on the NSW mid-north coast; IED Ops in Afghanistan; the recovery of the US Marine Corp Osprey off North Queensland; recovery Ops in East Timor - each experience had prepared him for what was turning out to be the biggest challenge he had faced so far in his Navy career.
Keeping Watch provides a helping hand to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering hardship, normally through non-refundable grants.
The barometer for change has been twitching in the Navy Canteens camp these past few months, and recently a big change swept through in the small, dark hours onboard HMAS Cerberus on the morning of Wednesday 17 July.
Keiren Muir has become quite comfortable in hi-vis these days but he doesn’t wear a uniform. Even so, he is helping to shape Navy’s future force.
When Midshipman Jarod Brennfleck graduated from Navy’s New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) in June he didn’t suspect that just a few weeks later he would be flying with an Admiral as he undertakes work experience to prepare him for his career as a Navy officer.
Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour has had a change at the top, with Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander.