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From Granville to the Gulf

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat System Supervisor Steven Schonrock with his wife Mel and two daughters, Kensie and Ivy at the farewell of the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 before he departs for the Middle East. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Combat System Supervisor Steven Schonrock with his wife Mel and two daughters, Kensie and Ivy at the farewell of the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 before he departs for the Middle East.

For Petty Officer Steven Schonrock of Maryborough, Queensland, swapping travelling around Australia and working as a deckhand, for travelling around the world working as a Combat Systems Operator in the Royal Australian Navy was a challenging but rewarding step.

Women in Navy series - Leading Seaman Aviation Technician - Avionics Lauren Short

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Stock Image: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Lauren Short on the aft flight deck of HMAS Kanimbla during Exercise RIMPAC 2010. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Stock Image: Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Lauren Short on the aft flight deck of HMAS Kanimbla during Exercise RIMPAC 2010.

When Leading Seaman Aviation Technician - Avionics Lauren Short joined the Royal Australian Navy eight years ago, her eyes were firmly fixed on a technical job.

Resolutely on patrol

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), ABCIS Philippa Smith (photographer)

Electronic Technician, Able Seaman Ned Orchard on the forecastle of HMAS Huon. (photo: ABCIS Philippa Smith)

Electronic Technician, Able Seaman Ned Orchard on the forecastle of HMAS Huon.

Navy ships and personnel were on duty across the region and the globe this festive season, no different to every other day of the year.

Profile of a WRAN 'greenie'

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LAC David Said (photographer)

Charlotte Peace, Elyssa Dent and Ana Lara with Chief Petty Officer Judy Lambert of the Royal Australian Navy during the Defence 2020 Youth Challenge held at the Australian National Maritime Museum. (photo: LAC David Said)

Charlotte Peace, Elyssa Dent and Ana Lara with Chief Petty Officer Judy Lambert of the Royal Australian Navy during the Defence 2020 Youth Challenge held at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Navy Daily is featuring some of the trailblazing women in the Royal Australian Navy this week - today's profile is of Chief Petty Officer Judy Lambert.

Making it technical

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author)

Dayle Lovell (centre) is promoted to Warrant Office by Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Anthony Powell, RAN.


From left- Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Anthony Powell, RAN, Warrant Officer Dayle Lovell and Warrant Officer Cooper.  (photo: Unknown)

Dayle Lovell (centre) is promoted to Warrant Office by Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Anthony Powell, RAN. From left- Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Anthony Powell, RAN, Warrant Officer Dayle Lovell and Warrant Officer Cooper.

Navy Daily is featuring some of the impressive women in the Royal Australian Navy this week - today's profile is of Warrant Officer Dayle Lovell.

Education for life

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Ms Emily Hicks (photographer)

(Rear from left) CEO Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Principal Telopea Park School, Ms Kerrie Blain; Senator Zed Seselja and Captain Christine Clarke. (Front row) Year two students from Telopea Park School. (photo: Ms Emily Hicks)

(Rear from left) CEO Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik; Principal Telopea Park School, Ms Kerrie Blain; Senator Zed Seselja and Captain Christine Clarke. (Front row) Year two students from Telopea Park School.

As part of our feature on Navy's inspirational women this week - we take a look at one who is helping Australian children make healthier choices.

'Flying' the flag

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Hyam delivers a scripture reading during Remembrance Day and Unveiling of the Australian Naval Aviation Roll of Honour Ceremonies. (photo: Unknown)

Chief Petty Officer Hyam delivers a scripture reading during Remembrance Day and Unveiling of the Australian Naval Aviation Roll of Honour Ceremonies.

This week Navy Daily is looking at some of the impressive women in the Royal Austalian Navy - today it's Chief Petty Officer Rebecca Hyam.

Half a century for Navy veteran

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett presents Commander Jeffrey Booker with the 5th clasp for the Defence Long Service medal at Russell Offices, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett presents Commander Jeffrey Booker with the 5th clasp for the Defence Long Service medal at Russell Offices, Canberra.

On 4 July, Commander Jeffrey Booker achieved fifty years of service in the Royal Australian Navy and on 10 December he was presented with his third Federation Star by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.

Reaching for a dream

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Murphy proof reads his manuscript at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Murphy proof reads his manuscript at the Boatswains Faculty, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

How do you make a 16 year fantasy come true? Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Shaun Murphy hopes he can with the support of his Navy colleagues, friends, family and the public.

Leading the future leaders

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Anthony Blowfield is presented with a Silver Commendation by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief Petty Officer Anthony Blowfield is presented with a Silver Commendation by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.

Practical training is an essential element of developing junior officers. Understanding what it takes to lead the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy is both a science and an art and one instructor at the Naval College has been at the forefront of that development.