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Chief of Navy commends the Navy Ministerials team

Published on by CMDR Geoff Fiedler (author), CMDR Catherine Rhodes (photographer)

Mr Shane Coles and Mrs Kira Jorgensen receive a Navy Group Commendation for their tireless and exemplary performance in carrying out their responsibilities within Navy by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: CMDR Catherine Rhodes)

Mr Shane Coles and Mrs Kira Jorgensen receive a Navy Group Commendation for their tireless and exemplary performance in carrying out their responsibilities within Navy by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett at Russell Offices, Canberra.

Members of the Navy Communications and Coordination Branch recently gathered in Canberra to witness the recognition of two Australian Public Service staff.

World class Navy qualifications formally recognised by Engineers Australia

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Unknown (photographer)

Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia, Mr Stephen Durkin and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (right) present Lieutenant Emma Houlihan with the first Chartered Professional Engineer qualification for Navy in Melbourne.  (photo: Unknown)

Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia, Mr Stephen Durkin and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (right) present Lieutenant Emma Houlihan with the first Chartered Professional Engineer qualification for Navy in Melbourne.

For the first time, Engineers Australia has acknowledged the Royal Australian Navy Engineer Officer’s Charge Qualification as an equivalent competency to practice as an internationally recognised Chartered Professional Engineer.

Keeping a lookout

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Outgoing Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, CSC, RAN (left) hands over the Telescope to incoming Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commander Melanie Verho, RAN at the Executive Officer handover ceremony held at Seamanship School in Victoria.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Outgoing Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, CSC, RAN (left) hands over the Telescope to incoming Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus Commander Melanie Verho, RAN at the Executive Officer handover ceremony held at Seamanship School in Victoria.

The end of the year is a busy time for everyone, but often for Navy families it means a change of posting. This was the case for HMAS Cerberus Executive Officer, Commander Mike Oborn, and his replacement Commander Melanie Verho.

Navy's newest recruits in the Defence Indigenous Development Program wear their uniform with pride

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), Unknown (photographer)

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program - Navy march into position for Remembrance Day service at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program - Navy march into position for Remembrance Day service at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

Navy Recruits from the Defence Indigenous Development Program have again been proud ambassadors for Navy, this time at the inaugural Remembrance Day service in the Yungaburra’s Afghanistan Avenue of Honour.

Submariners receive deserved recognition

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines.

Members of the submarine community recently gathered in an informal environment to recognise the achievements of some of their personnel.

A job well done

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LSCIS Timothy Shephard (photographer)

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, present Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.  (photo: LSCIS Timothy Shephard)

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, present Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.

Commanding Officer HMAS Huon was hoodwinked by his crew recently, but for good reason.

Navy pilot earns his wings

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Air Commodore Noel Derwort congratulates Acting Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn after graduating from No. 237 Pilots Course at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

Air Commodore Noel Derwort congratulates Acting Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn after graduating from No. 237 Pilots Course at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

The culmination of 15 months training came together for Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn who earned his 'wings' after graduating from Number 237 Pilots' course at RAAF Base Pearce last week. Alongside six Royal Australian Air Force officers, Sub Lieutenant Quinn represented the Royal Australian Navy and successfully completed the intensive 38-week course.

Navy training helps save pro surfer's life

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy of Navy Gym West reflects on a life changing surf trip to the Maldives.   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy of Navy Gym West reflects on a life changing surf trip to the Maldives.

A surfing holiday in the Maldives last August could have resulted in certain death for a fellow Australian surfer if it wasn't for the quick thinking and Navy training by Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Roger Roy, Sports Officer at Fleet Base West.

Chief of Navy's Christmas Message

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel.

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund adds some Christmas cheer

Published on by LSML-PO Kathleen Clifford (author)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.

As the festive season gets into full swing, the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund will be once again doing its bit to assist Navy personnel enjoy a Merry Christmas.