Section: People

Work Experience Program provides insight to women in Navy technical trades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns.

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.

Sailors to the rescue in roadside vehicle fire

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Timothy Boyd and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Henry Burns at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Timothy Boyd and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Henry Burns at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

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.

Flexibility and stability support Navy’s serving families

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

LEUT Jonathan Brunsden juggles the role of both parents while his wife LCDR Marion Donaldson is posted interstate. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

LEUT Jonathan Brunsden juggles the role of both parents while his wife LCDR Marion Donaldson is posted interstate.

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.

Being noticed - and appreciated

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018. (photo: Unknown)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018.

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.

Out of the cave, into the spotlight – Navy Diver honoured for Thai rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House.

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 at the heart of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian. (photo: Unknown)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian.

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.

Navy Canteens unveils RAS Van fleet

Published on by Ms Kate Hough (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

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.

Experience matters – Navy trains Engineers for future force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Australian Public Service Marine Engineer, Keiren Muir (left) briefs Able Seaman Marine Technician Shaw McQueen before conducting maintenance on the seawater fire main system onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Australian Public Service Marine Engineer, Keiren Muir (left) briefs Able Seaman Marine Technician Shaw McQueen before conducting maintenance on the seawater fire main system onboard HMAS Canberra.

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.

New Officer experiences work with Fleet Command

Published on by LEUT Jacki Clements (author), Unknown (photographer)

MIDN Jarod Brennfleck, left, with RADM Jonathan Mead, centre, following an MRH-90 flight from Sydney to HQJOC. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Jarod Brennfleck, left, with RADM Jonathan Mead, centre, following an MRH-90 flight from Sydney to HQJOC.

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.

Change at the helm for Young Endeavour

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command of STS Young Endeavour to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough handing over command of STS Young Endeavour to Lieutenant Commander Andrew Callander.

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.