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Molecular gastronomy on the menu for Navy chefs

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (author)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Kuttabul take part in a Molecular Gastronomy class. From left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Shaun Jones, ABML-C Kathleen Hazeldene and ABML-C Dimitri Bellas.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Logistics - Chefs from HMAS Kuttabul take part in a Molecular Gastronomy class. From left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef (ABML-C) Shaun Jones, ABML-C Kathleen Hazeldene and ABML-C Dimitri Bellas.

It may have looked like a chemistry class, but 25 chefs from HMAS Kuttabul were recently schooled in molecular gastronomy by Royal Australian Navy pilot and cordon bleu chef, Lieutenant Commander Brian Steel.

Awards for five in Reserve

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

West Australian Reservists, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brett Lane (Office of Director-General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves), and Leading Seaman Musician (LSMUSN) Nadene Starkie, from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia and have been awarded, respectively, a Prince of Wales Award and a Tasman Scheme Award.   (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

West Australian Reservists, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brett Lane (Office of Director-General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves), and Leading Seaman Musician (LSMUSN) Nadene Starkie, from the Royal Australian Navy Band Western Australia and have been awarded, respectively, a Prince of Wales Award and a Tasman Scheme Award.

Music, food, people, communications and diving make up some of the mix for five Naval Reserve members who have been selected for development and training awards in recognition of their service.

PITCH BLACK a rare challenge

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenants Nick Graney (left) and Chad Mapp. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenants Nick Graney (left) and Chad Mapp.

Two Maritime Warfare Officers mixed it with the best of the Air Force during Exercise PITCH BLACK at RAAF Base Darwin from 29 July to 19 August.

Style and substance: Ballarat barber cuts hair for a cause

Published on by LCDR Mark Lucking (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Ballarat's resident barber, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Davidson cuts a fellow crew member's hair to raise money for Beyond Blue.

Getting a good haircut at sea can be hard, but Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to a warship are still required to maintain high personal grooming standards even while underway.


From Nelson Bay to Rim of the Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.  (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Jack Bellingham on the flight deck onboard HMAS Canberra.

Not wanting to settle for a nine-to-five job, Jack Bellingham decided to take a leaf from his father's book and join the Royal Australian Navy.


Friendships forged over 40 years a foundation to Pacific Partnership

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Deputy Mission Commander Pacific Partnership 2016, Royal Australian Navy (RANR) Captain Mike Spruce rekindles an old friendship with Commander Naval Region One, Royal Malaysian Navy Rear Admiral Azhari Rashid during a Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony in Kuantan, Malaysia.  (photo: MC2 William Cousins)

Deputy Mission Commander Pacific Partnership 2016, Royal Australian Navy (RANR) Captain Mike Spruce rekindles an old friendship with Commander Naval Region One, Royal Malaysian Navy Rear Admiral Azhari Rashid during a Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony in Kuantan, Malaysia.

When Captain Mike Spruce stepped ashore in Kuantan, Malaysia, for the Pacific Partnership 2016 opening ceremony, the last person he expected to see was an old friend.
 

Building international relations just reward for dux

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Unknown (photographer)

In 2011 (above) the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN presented the recently joined Sub Liutenant Bruton with

In 2011 (above) the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN presented the recently joined Sub Liutenant Bruton with "The Governor General's Cup", which recognised his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers Course 45.

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton was recently selected for a 117 day embed with the Chilean Navy, set to sail over 15,000 nautical miles from September in Training Ship Esmeralda.
 

Maritime Component Commander reinforces interoperability values

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 command team at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Commodore Mal Wise has spent a month coordinating nine task forces involving personnel from 26 nations for Exercise RIMPAC 2016 and said it ranks among the most rewarding challenges of his Royal Australian Navy career.


Making a splash on her very first deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Lee-Anne Mack (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Erin Riley stands on watch in Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Camden's Erin Riley is living her childhood dream on Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat in Hawaii as one of 25,000 personnel taking part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC 2016, the world’s largest maritime exercise.


RAAF Flight Lieutenant plays important role at sea

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge in Flight Control on HMAS Canberra during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge called in two of the world’s biggest and fastest rotary wing aircraft when the Navy conducted a world-first trial recently.