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Brisbane man set to hold the line this Christmas

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

ABET Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician from North Lakes in Brisbane with a world of opportunities in front of him. 
 (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

ABET Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician from North Lakes in Brisbane with a world of opportunities in front of him.

Saxon Barling is a former pizza delivery driver turned electrician with a world of opportunities in front of him and a world of responsibilities.

Tasmanian man looks forward to Steel Deck BBQ

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Joel Murray onboard HMAS Parramatta for Christmas, patrolling northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Joel Murray onboard HMAS Parramatta for Christmas, patrolling northern Australian waters.

The weather over the Christmas/New Year period in Tasmania can be notoriously fickle, but one former Tasmanian who left to join the Navy and see the world is fairly confident he will be wearing shorts for at least some of Christmas Day.

All I want for Christmas is a speedy sea boat

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Reedy onboard an Armidale class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew alongside Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicholas Reedy onboard an Armidale class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew alongside Darwin.

Able Seaman Nicholas Reedy may be away from home for the holidays, but while others wake up on Christmas morning to unwrap their presents, the former Toowoomba Harristown State High School student will be at sea manning the helm of a Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat.

Skipper set to share his turkey with the troops this Christmas

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Three, Lieutenant Commander Michael Miller on the bridge where he will spend Christmas with his Cairns based crew. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Commanding Officer of Ardent Three, Lieutenant Commander Michael Miller on the bridge where he will spend Christmas with his Cairns based crew.

A Cairns-based patrol boat skipper and his crew will be missing Christmas at home this year as they remain at sea in northern Australian waters for border protection operations.

Canberra’s doctor provides first class service to first class team

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Loizou, team physiotherapist, Flight Lieutenant Emma Lewis, and Team Strapper, Mr Fred Cantlon at one of the Tongan schools that the team visited to conduct a rugby camp. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Richard Loizou, team physiotherapist, Flight Lieutenant Emma Lewis, and Team Strapper, Mr Fred Cantlon at one of the Tongan schools that the team visited to conduct a rugby camp.

NUSHIP Canberra’s Medical Officer has provided a full and varied range of medical services as the Team Doctor for the recent Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) Men’s Team Tour of Tonga.

Wedding bells chime at Christmas time for Sunshine Coast sailor

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems Renee Cox onboard an Armidale class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems Renee Cox onboard an Armidale class Patrol Boat with Attack Five crew.

Sunshine Coast local Renee Adams is celebrating her recent Glass House Mountains wedding onboard a Navy warship, away from her husband and deployed at sea this Christmas.

Miller to keep a Christmas watch over Middle East maritime operations

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Lieutenant Shannon Miller, part of Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East, stands in front of the Naval Headquarters in Bahrain during her deployment. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Lieutenant Shannon Miller, part of Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East, stands in front of the Naval Headquarters in Bahrain during her deployment.

Joining the Royal Australian Navy was the logical career choice for 36 year old Shannon Miller, who grew up in Soldiers Point, NSW, and spent all of her spare time at the beach, water-skiing and camping with friends at Myall Lakes.

Training chief rounds off sea going experience in style

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author)

A career spanning 26 years – Chief Petty Officer Brad Walsh onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship’s Physical Trainer. (photo: Unknown)

A career spanning 26 years – Chief Petty Officer Brad Walsh onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship’s Physical Trainer.

Meet Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Brad Walsh – NUSHIP Canberra’s Training Coordinator.

Navy Electronic Warfare team commended for ‘outstanding contribution’ to operations

Published on by LCDR David White (author), Mr Michael Nicolai (photographer)

Members of the Navy Electronic Warfare Support Flight with the Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup.  (photo: Mr Michael Nicolai)

Members of the Navy Electronic Warfare Support Flight with the Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup.

The Navy Electronic Warfare Support Flight was awarded the annual Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup last week, in recognition of its ‘outstanding contribution to the Australian Defence Force in Electronic Warfare’ in 2013.

National Emergency Medal awarded to Navy sailor

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Marine Technician Brad Chambers receives the National Emergency Medal, presented by the Deputy Commissioner Operations for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Mr Lloyd Bailey, AFSM and Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Joseph Francis MLA at a ceremony onboard HMAS Toowoomba at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

L-R: Able Seaman Marine Technician Brad Chambers receives the National Emergency Medal, presented by the Deputy Commissioner Operations for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Mr Lloyd Bailey, AFSM and Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Joseph Francis MLA at a ceremony onboard HMAS Toowoomba at HMAS Stirling.

On Thursday, during a humble ceremony onboard HMAS Toowoomba at HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West, Able Seaman Marine Technician Bradley Chambers received the National Emergency Medal.