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Mum’s the word for Australia Day Award recipient

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer)

Warrant Officer Shannon Locke (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Warrant Officer Shannon Locke

Former Mareeba State High School Student, Shannon Locke, has been recognised on the Australia Day Honours list for her devotion to duty in the Royal Australian Navy.

Thirroul talent earns Australia Day Award before taking on English Channel swim

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LS Lauren Black (photographer)

CMDR Lawrence Stubbs has been honoured in the 2014 Australia Day Honours List with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross. (photo: LS Lauren Black)

CMDR Lawrence Stubbs has been honoured in the 2014 Australia Day Honours List with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross.

Royal Australian Navy member, Commander (CMDR) Lawrence Stubbs, has been honoured this Australia Day with the Conspicuous Service Cross.

Sixteen Navy Members honoured with Australia Day Awards

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

File image: The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment leads the honour guard, and people march down Swanston Street in Melbourne. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

File image: The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Detachment leads the honour guard, and people march down Swanston Street in Melbourne.

The Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, today announced the recipients of the Australia Day Awards with 16 Navy members earning recognition on the 2014 Honours List.

North Rocky local's busy year on operations

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Able Seaman Cryptological Sailor Martin Carroll on the Gun Direction Platform of HMAS Melbourne during a boarding operation in the Arabian Sea.

It was a busy year in 2013 for 31-year-old Rockhampton product Martin Carroll and the pace is not slowing down.

From the Bay to the big blue sea

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Luke Hartup from Port Stephens will be spending Christmas onboard HMAS Parramatta, conducting borer protection operations. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Luke Hartup from Port Stephens will be spending Christmas onboard HMAS Parramatta, conducting borer protection operations.

Less than 18 months ago, Anna Bay local Luke Hartup took the Gan Gan Road out of town toward Port Stephens and into a new life.

From terra firma Tasmania to sea off the top end

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Seaman Combat System Operator Jackson Cosgrove onboard HMAS Bathurst conducting Border Protection Operations in the northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Seaman Combat System Operator Jackson Cosgrove onboard HMAS Bathurst conducting Border Protection Operations in the northern Australian waters.

Devonport local, Jackson Cosgrove is spending his first year away from home this Christmas, deployed at sea with his Navy family on border protection operations.

The cat’s out of the bag for Geelong girl spending Christmas at sea

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Lauren McAuliffe on the bridge as a  member of Attack Five Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Lauren McAuliffe on the bridge as a member of Attack Five Armidale Class Patrol Boat crew.

Able Seaman (AB) Lauren McAuliffe is experiencing a sea change this year, celebrating Christmas on a Navy patrol boat instead of at home in Geelong with her family.

Christmas with a twist for West Australian

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Midshipman Martin Gillet onbard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat conducting border protection patrols in the Northern Australian waters. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Midshipman Martin Gillet onbard an Armidale Class Patrol Boat conducting border protection patrols in the Northern Australian waters.

Martin Gillet’s passion for the sea has led the Jurien Bay local from the West Australian Coast to spending this Christmas at Christmas Island on border protection operations.

Armidale local serves at sea on HMAS Armidale this Christmas

Published on by SBLT Edward Costigan (author), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Sophie Gollan from Armidale NSW,  proud to serve onboard HMAS Armidale patrol boat alongside Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kathleen Tuddenham)

Sub Lieutenant Sophie Gollan from Armidale NSW, proud to serve onboard HMAS Armidale patrol boat alongside Darwin.

Armidale local Sophie Gollan is away from home this Christmas as she conducts border protection operations on Patrol Boat HMAS Armidale in Australia's northern waters.

Sunshine Coast sailor to experience a land-locked Christmas

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

Leading Seamen Lisa Wilson outside the headquarters of Australian Joint Task Force 633, located at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

Leading Seamen Lisa Wilson outside the headquarters of Australian Joint Task Force 633, located at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

You might think the desert is a strange place to be for a Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics Steward, but that is exactly where former Sunshine Coast Girl, Lisa Wilson finds herself.