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Ideal job on operations

Published on by LS Tom Gibson (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Erik Schneider is seen inside HMAS Warramunga's gas turbine room during the ships deployment to Operation MANITOU.  (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Erik Schneider is seen inside HMAS Warramunga's gas turbine room during the ships deployment to Operation MANITOU.

A world of oceans has opened up for a man who has landed his “ideal job” with the Royal Australian Navy.

Newcastle’s operations complete

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle

HMAS Newcastle has rounded out her busy six-month deployment to the Middle East, completing some ‘firsts’ and ‘lasts’ for Australian Navy ships in the region.

Visit informs new capability vision

Published on by LTJG Michelle Tucker (author), Petty Officer 1st Class Marcus Stanley - USN (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) engage in discussion with members of the information warfare (IW) department of Carrier Strike Group 11 during a visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).  (photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Marcus S)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) engage in discussion with members of the information warfare (IW) department of Carrier Strike Group 11 during a visit aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

The United States Carrier Strike Group 11 welcomed three members of the Royal Australian Navy for a 10-day visit in October aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during its deployment in the Arabian Gulf.

 

CTF150 - Team building training

Published on by LCDR Jacqueline Swinton (author), Unknown (photographer)

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) Rotation 9 group photograph during a team building exercise in the Blue Mountains.  (photo: Unknown)

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) Rotation 9 group photograph during a team building exercise in the Blue Mountains.

A team from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy and the Defence Science Technology Group, are preparing to take command of the next rotation for Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East.

Navigation by sea and by road

Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd, conducts preparations for HMAS Sirius' departure from Port of Kuantan, Malaysia. (photo: LEUT Teresa Swift)

Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd, conducts preparations for HMAS Sirius' departure from Port of Kuantan, Malaysia.

Lieutenant Matthew Lloyd took the long way round on completion of his Junior Warfare Application Course at HMAS Watson in Sydney in June, setting out on a 5000 kilometre motorbike ride across Australia to resume his passion for salt water.

 

‘Eyes and ears’ determined and ready to shine

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The lure of an adventurous and an unrivalled career was enough motivation for a recruit to ‘pull out all the stops’ before heading to HMAS Cerberus for the 11 weeks of Recruit School.

 

Finals for FFG champion

Published on by LEUT Elizabeth Ringrose-Voase (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

A love of fast cars, fast bikes, gas turbines, and warships wouldn’t normally correlate with a desk job, but for Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally, it  led to her being recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

 

Lucky seven for graduating Navy Recruit

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.  (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Member of General Entry 357 Taylor Division Recruit Rob Hilton with his dad Chief Petty Officer Peter Hilton and his mum, ex-Chief Petty Officer Linda Hilton.

The power of the number seven was widely discussed by one particular family at the recent Recruit School Graduation parade for GE 357 in HMAS Cerberus.

Communication key to supply

Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.  (photo: LEUT Teresa Swift)

Leading Seaman Richard Hankinson is a member of the ships company onboard HMAS Sirius which is currently deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour.

Whatever the role of the warship, there’s still the requirement for professionals of all descriptions onboard, and in Navy’s combat support vessels communication is in high demand.

Totally teamwork for Moreton

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), CPO Mick Barrett (photographer)

Ships Company of HMAS Moreton proudly displaying the new unit PT Shirt. (photo: Unknown)

Ships Company of HMAS Moreton proudly displaying the new unit PT Shirt.

Navy life is all about teamwork, and the folk at Brisbane base HMAS Moreton have ensured that looking like a team translates directly into action.