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Commendation for USN exchange officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents Commander Travis Zettel USN, with a Commander Australian Fleet Silver Commendation for his achievements as Staff Officer Grade One, Operations Support at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents Commander Travis Zettel USN, with a Commander Australian Fleet Silver Commendation for his achievements as Staff Officer Grade One, Operations Support at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A United States Navy submariner has been recognised for his contribution to the Australian Submarine Force on exchange with the award of a Fleet Commander's commendation.

The Navy through Nick's eyes

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Nicholas Countouris adjusts the pressure on the reverse osmosis plant onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Nicholas Countouris adjusts the pressure on the reverse osmosis plant onboard HMAS Choules.

The work is dirty, difficult and rarely seen by others – but someone has to manage it – this is the role of the Chief Marine Technician Platform Manager onboard HMAS Choules.

Survivor of Canberra (I) makes a trip down memory lane

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart.

One of the last survivors from the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I), Geoffrey George Cooper made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra (III), during her first visit to Hobart.

Reserve Medical Officer hangs up the stethoscope

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Commander Bruce Greig, a doctor from the Royal Australian Navy treats a local Tongan lady at a medical civil assistance project at NGU Hospital in the Vava'u region of Tonga. (photo: )

Commander Bruce Greig, a doctor from the Royal Australian Navy treats a local Tongan lady at a medical civil assistance project at NGU Hospital in the Vava'u region of Tonga.

During his years as a Reservist, Captain Bruce Greig has seen some significant changes in the way medicine is practised in the Navy, but it was his love of scuba diving that attracted him to the Reserves as a doctor almost twenty-five years ago.

Newcastle hosts family reunion

Published on by CPO Ben Hall (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Rahul Mahajan with his mother and father as he is reunited after not seeing them for more than six years after HMAS Newcastle arrives in Mumbai, India. 

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Hall, Vaishali Mahajan (mother), LSET Rahul Mahajan, Vishvas Mahajan (father), Ships Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughan Heath and brother-in-law Nilesh Deshpande. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Rahul Mahajan with his mother and father as he is reunited after not seeing them for more than six years after HMAS Newcastle arrives in Mumbai, India. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Hall, Vaishali Mahajan (mother), LSET Rahul Mahajan, Vishvas Mahajan (father), Ships Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughan Heath and brother-in-law Nilesh Deshpande.

HMAS Newcastle had the privilege of accommodating a unique family reunion during a recent port visit to Mumbai, India.

Resilience App now available

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Zoe Mack and her husband Petty Officer Kim Green of Canberra look at the new 'High Res' smartphone app to assist Australian Defence Force members. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Zoe Mack and her husband Petty Officer Kim Green of Canberra look at the new 'High Res' smartphone app to assist Australian Defence Force members.

A new smartphone app to help serving and former Australian Defence Force members manage immediate responses to stress, and help build resilience, has been developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in partnership with Defence.

Sailor saves the day at St Georges Basin

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Leading Seaman Air Technical Avionics (LSATV) David Broadhurst in the 817 Squadron hangar at HMAS Albatross. Pictured in 2011 (photo: LS Paul Berry)

Leading Seaman Air Technical Avionics (LSATV) David Broadhurst in the 817 Squadron hangar at HMAS Albatross. Pictured in 2011

Anzac Day was certainly a memorable occasion for the St Georges Basin community on the New South Wales south coast because of a split-second decision by one HMAS Albatross sailor.

Stirling embraces off-watch time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, finds out more about the Table Top Gamers club during the official opening of the Off Watch Centre at the Tamar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Angela Bond, RAN, finds out more about the Table Top Gamers club during the official opening of the Off Watch Centre at the Tamar Tavern, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling has been said to be a long way from anywhere - with an eight kilometre drive, including an ocean gap, from the base to the nearest town centre for a start, life can be challenging for those without a car.

NHQ TAS supports Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

(L to R) Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham, Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks in Hobart. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

(L to R) Chief Petty Officer Mark Ham, Able Seaman Kyle Wade-Cooper and Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter attend the Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks in Hobart.

Australian Defence Force members and Defence contractors from the Hobart area took a break to enjoy a cuppa and cake while raising money for the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea at Derwent Barracks.

Accident victim assisted by sailors

Published on by LCDR Michael Mitchell (author)

Two members of HMAS Stuart ships-company came to the assistance of a Sydney motorbike rider who had had the misfortune of being involved in an accident in vicinity of Fleet Base East. Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Todd de Bont was one of the first on the scene and provided initial first aid to the injured. He was ably assisted by Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst and other members of the public. (photo: Unknown)

Two members of HMAS Stuart ships-company came to the assistance of a Sydney motorbike rider who had had the misfortune of being involved in an accident in vicinity of Fleet Base East. Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Todd de Bont was one of the first on the scene and provided initial first aid to the injured. He was ably assisted by Petty Officer Electronics Technician Daniel Hurst and other members of the public.

Two Sydney sailors drew on their first aid training recently in a real-life scenario just outside Fleet Base East, putting their ship's motto 'always prepared' into action.