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A new Reserve officer learns about life onboard a warship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Lieutenant Thompson learns how to control the flags on the starboard bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while she conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success off the coast of Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Thompson learns how to control the flags on the starboard bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while she conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success off the coast of Jervis Bay, NSW.

With a mixture of uncertainty, anxiousness and excitement, Navy Public Affairs Officer Lieutenant John Thompson stepped onboard the Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta in Melbourne last month for the final phase of his Reserve Entry Officer Course.

From Brisbane to Brunei

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Seehars (right) and Executive Officer HMAS Brunei Brenton Glover (left), search an area of interest with Northern Territory Heritage anthropologist David Steinberg during the search for Stoker Percival Cameron who was buried at Guluwuru Island during the Second World War. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Seehars (right) and Executive Officer HMAS Brunei Brenton Glover (left), search an area of interest with Northern Territory Heritage anthropologist David Steinberg during the search for Stoker Percival Cameron who was buried at Guluwuru Island during the Second World War.

Having grown up as the son of a Royal Australian Navy member, Able Seaman Josh Seehars feels right at home in the small ship atmosphere of HMAS Brunei, one of the last three Landing Craft Heavy.

Soccer skills prove handy for Port Lincoln local

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Mark Verhoeven onboard HMAS Larrakia.  (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Mark Verhoeven onboard HMAS Larrakia.

HMAS Larrakia's recent deployment to the Philippines provided a welcome chance to pull on the boots.

Goodbye to Brunei, more challenges await

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMA Ships Brunei (left), Tarakan (centre) and Labuan conduct a final beaching exercise on Cowley Beach, Far North Queensland in July 2014. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMA Ships Brunei (left), Tarakan (centre) and Labuan conduct a final beaching exercise on Cowley Beach, Far North Queensland in July 2014.

As the Navy's Landing Craft Heavy approach their final days in the fleet, the people who serve in them share their thoughts on the 40 year old workhorses.

Community leadership recognised

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, RAN, is awarded her Telstra Business Women's finalist certificate by Ms Heather Francis, 2013 winner of the Community and Government category. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, RAN, is awarded her Telstra Business Women's finalist certificate by Ms Heather Francis, 2013 winner of the Community and Government category.

Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, was recently named as one of the 19 finalists in the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Awards for Tasmania.

CDF message regarding Defence Abuse Response Taskforce reports

Published on by Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin (author)

The Report on Abuse in Defence and the Report on Abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy were both tabled in Parliament. (photo: N/A)

The Report on Abuse in Defence and the Report on Abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy were both tabled in Parliament.

Today, two Defence Abuse Response Taskforce reports were tabled in Parliament - Report on Abuse in Defence, which provides an overview of the nature and extent of abuse in Defence detailed in complaints to the taskforce and the Report on Abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy, which relates specifically to complaints of abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Chief of Navy calls on members to step up for White Ribbon Campaign

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

White Ribbon pin displayed on a hand as part of International White Ribbon Day.  (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

White Ribbon pin displayed on a hand as part of International White Ribbon Day.

The Chief of Navy has challenged all Royal Australian Navy members to stand up and be counted in the campaign to stop violence against women.

Navy gives to the Future, who give to the Past

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Navy Cadet (CDT) Seaman talk to residents of the JC Goreman Legacy Village during the 16th Legacy Working Bee. (From left) CDT Seaman Zac Zelher, CDT Seaman Madaline Hellyer, Mrs Moreen Deighton, Mrs Joyce King, CDT Seaman Jack Whitmore and Mrs Joan Jackson. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Navy Cadet (CDT) Seaman talk to residents of the JC Goreman Legacy Village during the 16th Legacy Working Bee. (From left) CDT Seaman Zac Zelher, CDT Seaman Madaline Hellyer, Mrs Moreen Deighton, Mrs Joyce King, CDT Seaman Jack Whitmore and Mrs Joan Jackson.

The ties between Australian Naval Cadets at Training Ship (TS) Canberra and Royal Australian Navy members continued to strengthen at a recent working bee in Queanbeyan’s Legacy Village.

Navy draws a crowd at Harrison School fair

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Navy personnel display the Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat during the Harrison School Fete. (photo: LAC Michael Green)

Navy personnel display the Navy Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat during the Harrison School Fete.

With more than 1400 students, many of whom drawn from Canberra's Defence families, it was not surprising that Harrison School gave a big and warm welcome to personnel from HMAS Harman to their 5th Annual Fair recently.

Recruit School Ocsober Dunkathon

Published on by CPOPT Brian Garrety (author), PO Andrew Cox (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit School staff cop a dunking from Recruits to raise money for Ocsober. In total, the Recruit School Dunkathon raised $1600 for the Life Education charity. (photo: PO Andrew Cox)

HMAS Cerberus Recruit School staff cop a dunking from Recruits to raise money for Ocsober. In total, the Recruit School Dunkathon raised $1600 for the Life Education charity.

On 22 October, Recruit School gathered for education of a different kind to normal. The idea to run a 'dunkathon' to raise money and awareness for Ocsober received overwhelming support from staff and Recruits and passed on vital health education in a humorous way.