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Three generations of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Warrant Officer Stephen Cheeseman (left) and son, Recruit Corey Cheesman after his graduation from General Entry 342 - Taylor Division held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Warrant Officer Stephen Cheeseman (left) and son, Recruit Corey Cheesman after his graduation from General Entry 342 - Taylor Division held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Warrant Officer Stephen Cheeseman knows why generations of the one family will join the Australian Defence Force. He should, as three generations of his family have served their country.

That's the shot: Navy photographer retires after 48 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Warrant Officer Image Specialist John O’Brien as a young sailor developing his own photographs. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Image Specialist John O’Brien as a young sailor developing his own photographs.

When 17-year-old John O'Brien decided to see the world he did not expect a 48-year career in the Royal Australian Navy.

Father’s push leads to naval career

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

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alex Zourkas on console in HMAS Canberra's Operations Room while enroute to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 16. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Alex Zourkas on console in HMAS Canberra's Operations Room while enroute to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 16.

A combat systems operator in one of the Australian Navy’s largest ships has his frustrated father to thank for his current experiences in Hawaii.

Cargo Specialist providing capability at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Jarrod Sharman, a cargo specialist onboard the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Jarrod Sharman, a cargo specialist onboard the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide.

When Lance Corporal Jarrod Sharman joined the Australian Army's Royal Australian Corps of Transport as a Cargo Specialist he never anticipated that he would be serving at sea on the newest and largest amphibious ship in the fleet, HMAS Adelaide.

Navy offers Samuel plenty of options

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Sam Sheppard performing with the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Gala Dinner being held at the Crown Convention Centre, Perth. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Sam Sheppard performing with the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Gala Dinner being held at the Crown Convention Centre, Perth.

During his 17 years in the Navy, Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Samuel Sheppard has undertaken a number of deployments in various roles.

South Australian homecoming for sailor

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Judy Schmidt in the Flight Control Office overlooking the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Judy Schmidt in the Flight Control Office overlooking the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide.

When HMAS Adelaide made her first visit to her namesake city, Leading Seaman Judy Schmidt was excited to show off her new home to fellow South Australians.
 

Workforce innovation in service

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

Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Angus Thompson experiences life at  sea in the sickbay of HMAS Anzac during Phase 4 of the Reserve Entry Officer Course. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Angus Thompson experiences life at sea in the sickbay of HMAS Anzac during Phase 4 of the Reserve Entry Officer Course.

On 1 July 2016 Navy commenced implementation of the Australian Defence Force Total Workforce Model, which has a fundamental concept of flexibility of service.

Anchors away for Canning vale Kid

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

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef James Carter places a tray of pumpkin in the oven for roasting onboard HMAS Perth.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef James Carter places a tray of pumpkin in the oven for roasting onboard HMAS Perth.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Jimmy Carter says life in the Navy has provided him many adventures, including his latest, deploying to the Middle East in HMAS Perth.

Chef marching with pride in Paris

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

SMNML-C Perombllon, will be making the big trip to France this month where he will be able to use his native language to assisit his fellow Australian Defence Force members in translation. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

SMNML-C Perombllon, will be making the big trip to France this month where he will be able to use his native language to assisit his fellow Australian Defence Force members in translation.

This July, Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Marie Perombelon will be conducting his first representational duty for the Australian Defence Force. 

Prime deployment for Perth pilot

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

Lieutenant Benjamin Thomson, a pilot onboard HMAS Perth, stands in front of the MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter on the ships flight deck.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Benjamin Thomson, a pilot onboard HMAS Perth, stands in front of the MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter on the ships flight deck.

Being the eyes in the sky for a Navy warship is nothing new for Lieutenant Benjamin Thomson who has deployed to the Middle East region with a cutting edge aircraft in HMAS Perth.