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Submariners receive deserved recognition

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines.

Members of the submarine community recently gathered in an informal environment to recognise the achievements of some of their personnel.

A job well done

Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), LSCIS Timothy Shephard (photographer)

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, present Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.  (photo: LSCIS Timothy Shephard)

Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, present Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton with a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation onboard HMAS Huon, alongside in Darwin.

Commanding Officer HMAS Huon was hoodwinked by his crew recently, but for good reason.

Navy pilot earns his wings

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Air Commodore Noel Derwort congratulates Acting Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn after graduating from No. 237 Pilots Course at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

Air Commodore Noel Derwort congratulates Acting Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn after graduating from No. 237 Pilots Course at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

The culmination of 15 months training came together for Sub Lieutenant Arvids Quinn who earned his 'wings' after graduating from Number 237 Pilots' course at RAAF Base Pearce last week. Alongside six Royal Australian Air Force officers, Sub Lieutenant Quinn represented the Royal Australian Navy and successfully completed the intensive 38-week course.

Navy training helps save pro surfer's life

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy of Navy Gym West reflects on a life changing surf trip to the Maldives.   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Roger Roy of Navy Gym West reflects on a life changing surf trip to the Maldives.

A surfing holiday in the Maldives last August could have resulted in certain death for a fellow Australian surfer if it wasn't for the quick thinking and Navy training by Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Roger Roy, Sports Officer at Fleet Base West.

Chief of Navy's Christmas Message

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel. (photo: Unknown)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett's Christmas message to Navy personnel.

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund adds some Christmas cheer

Published on by LSML-PO Kathleen Clifford (author)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.  (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF) Trustee Warrant Officer Dave Devlin (right) and RANRTF Staff, Leading Seaman Kathleen Clifford (left) and Mr Lakesh Sundar, release Christmas loan payments to over 1200 RAN personnel.

As the festive season gets into full swing, the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund will be once again doing its bit to assist Navy personnel enjoy a Merry Christmas.


Navy officers chart a promising future

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course 51  at attention during their Passing Out Parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

New Entry Officers' Course 51 at attention during their Passing Out Parade at HMAS Creswell.

Forty-nine naval officers graduated initial training yesterday during a formal passing out parade for New Entry Officers’ Course 51 at the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Chief of Navy message following ABC 7.30 report on Operation RESOLUTE

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (author)

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Chief of Navy responds to ABC 7.30 which aired a program on Tuesday 2 December looking at Defence activity in support of Operation RESOLUTE.

Squadron provides parting Christmas cheer

Published on by LEUT Callum Newton (author), United States Navy (photographer)

Members from NUSQN 725 with Christmas gifts for the children who will be in Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, over the holiday season. 

From left- Lieutenant Stephen McConville, Leading Seaman Celeste Bowie, Able Seaman Tenae Scott, Commander David Frost, Lieutenant Daniel Heffernan and Lieutenant Callum Newton. (photo: USN PRO)

Members from NUSQN 725 with Christmas gifts for the children who will be in Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, over the holiday season. From left- Lieutenant Stephen McConville, Leading Seaman Celeste Bowie, Able Seaman Tenae Scott, Commander David Frost, Lieutenant Daniel Heffernan and Lieutenant Callum Newton.

As Royal Australian Navy Romeo Seahawk helicopter flying operations ceased in Jacksonville, Florida, and the final aircraft returned to Australia, the crews donated Christmas toys as a parting gift for children of Shands, the major Jacksonville hospital.

Taking more than a glance

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Graduates of the LongLook program give their final presentation on naval aviation on the completion of their vocational aviation program. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Graduates of the LongLook program give their final presentation on naval aviation on the completion of their vocational aviation program.

Work experience opportunities in regional areas can be very limited so an HMAS Albatross innovation fills a real need in the Shoalhaven community.