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Life-changing decisions

Published on by SQNLDR Lindsay Paterson (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman boatswains mate Peter Bride (left) rehearses his lines during the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman boatswains mate Peter Bride (left) rehearses his lines during the Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills program.

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Peter Bride has made some life-changing decisions in his life which have included joining the Navy in 2011 and more recently to be part of an innovative arts program conducted by the Australian Defence Force and held at the University of Canberra.

Conspicuous service honoured

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Kirstin Hansch of the Fleet Honours and Awards Cell at HMAS Kuttabul was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for devotion to duty in the Queen's Birthday Honours List on June 6, 2015. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Musician Kirstin Hansch of the Fleet Honours and Awards Cell at HMAS Kuttabul was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for devotion to duty in the Queen's Birthday Honours List on June 6, 2015.

In a fitting turn of events, an Able Seaman who was tasked with ensuring worthy Navy members were recognised in the Australian Honours and Awards system has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Milestone for career aviator

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Tom Matthews (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Flight Commander HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Lee Pritchard after completing his 1000th flying hour in an S70B-2 Seahawk Aircraft onboard HMAS Success while en-route home to Australia after serving in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Flight Commander HMAS Success, Lieutenant Commander Lee Pritchard after completing his 1000th flying hour in an S70B-2 Seahawk Aircraft onboard HMAS Success while en-route home to Australia after serving in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success was in the middle of an operationl deployment on 20 May, but Lieutenant Commander Lee Pritchard took a moment to celebrate reaching a career milstone.

Success breeds success for Norris

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author)

Captain Allison Norris on the bridge of HMAS Success (photo: Unknown)

Captain Allison Norris on the bridge of HMAS Success

Captain Allison Norris, is one of five Royal Australian Navy personnel to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours. 

Navy personnel recognised in Queen's Birthday 2015 Honours List

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: )

The Conspicuous Service Medal.

The exceptional service of twenty Royal Australian Navy personnel has been recognised with honours and awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List.

Midwife saves life after Pacific Partnership course

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko and United States Army Captain Jenna DiMaggio run through their paces for the the Helping Babies Breathe course for Pacific Partnership 2015. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko and United States Army Captain Jenna DiMaggio run through their paces for the the Helping Babies Breathe course for Pacific Partnership 2015.

A Pohnpei midwife credits Australian Navy and US Army nurses with helping her save a baby's life just hours after completing a course during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

Compositions on song

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABMUSN Ellen Zyla (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Gary Honor on saxophone during at performance at the Coogee Diggers Hotel, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Musician Gary Honor on saxophone during at performance at the Coogee Diggers Hotel, Sydney.

For over 100 years, musicians and leaders of the Royal Australian Navy Band have proudly taken the message and music of Australia to the world and represented the ideals of a creative nation, proud of their history and eagerly anticipating their future. 

Kuttabul Command team discover Garden Island secrets

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, listens as Garden Island tour guide, Mr Leyland Wilkinson, explains the history of the base during a recent tour of the island. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN, listens as Garden Island tour guide, Mr Leyland Wilkinson, explains the history of the base during a recent tour of the island.

Members of the Naval Historical Society recently hosted a familiarisation tour of Garden Island’s ‘heritage secrets’ for Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat and her team.

Youth get insights at information evening

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), WO John O'Brien (photographer)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, CMDR Paul Gall shares a moment with students from Mackellar Girls High, Manly Vale (photo: WO John O'Brien)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, CMDR Paul Gall shares a moment with students from Mackellar Girls High, Manly Vale

Senior high school students from Sydney’s north had a close up look at some of the specialty career options in Navy when they visited HMAS Penguin recently for a Youth Information Evening.

Help for the homeless a hit in the Shoalhaven

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Adam Wright (photographer)

The Shoalhaven Homeless Hub received a much needed boost when personnel of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section (RANTEWSS) arrived at their door with boxes of warm winter clothing, toiletries, a cheque for $300 and the promise of more to come. (photo: Adam Wright)

The Shoalhaven Homeless Hub received a much needed boost when personnel of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section (RANTEWSS) arrived at their door with boxes of warm winter clothing, toiletries, a cheque for $300 and the promise of more to come.

The Shoalhaven Homeless Hub received a much needed boost when personnel of the Royal Australian Navy Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section arrived at their door with boxes of warm winter clothing, toiletries, raised funds and the promise of more to come.