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Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours List announced

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours List. From left: Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Commendation for Distinguished Service (CDS): Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours List. From left: Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Commendation for Distinguished Service (CDS): Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has approved 891 awards to be announced in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List.

Resilient leaders train to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Czakilew (author)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson.

Naval officers are taught to lead in times of peace and war – but how exactly? Building on their natural aptitude and drive, trainees are put through a range of physical and mental tests to prepare them for military life in charge.

Capability delivery through Naval Reserve

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Fleet Base East Garden Island (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Fleet Base East Garden Island

A comprehensive review of the Australian Naval Reserve has delivered 45 recommendations that aim to better integrate the part-time and full-time workforces of the fleet.

Customer service excellence rewarded

This article has photo gallery Published on by MISS Katrina Pawley (author)

Bronwyn Dzirins, Navy Canteens Creswell Canteen Supervisor and Jerry Lissing, Navy Canteens National Operations Manager. (photo: Unknown)

Bronwyn Dzirins, Navy Canteens Creswell Canteen Supervisor and Jerry Lissing, Navy Canteens National Operations Manager.

The very first Navy Canteens ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ medallion has been presented to Bronwyn Dzirins, Canteen Supervisor at the HMAS Creswell Canteen, at the Jervis Bay base.

Family focus for patrol boats

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter, RAN, with his wife Susan and their daughters Darcy and Molly during the 'pre-deployment' brief for Patrol Boat partners and families at HMAS Coonawarra, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter, RAN, with his wife Susan and their daughters Darcy and Molly during the 'pre-deployment' brief for Patrol Boat partners and families at HMAS Coonawarra, Northern Territory.

Navy personnel in Darwin have attended a family event that aimed to raise awareness of the services available to partners and families of deployed Navy members.

Armada of education for midshipmen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

Planning for next pay deal

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

HMAS Canberra rounds the point of Garden Island as the ship sails out of Sydney Harbour. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

HMAS Canberra rounds the point of Garden Island as the ship sails out of Sydney Harbour.

The Chief of the Defence Force has commenced engagement with the Government and Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal to advocate on behalf of Defence personnel for an ongoing fair and contemporary remuneration package.

Improving transition services for outgoing members

Published on by Emily Carnevale (author), Ashleigh Macpherson (author)

Defence members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services. (photo: Unknown)

Defence members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services.

Australian Defence Force members leaving the military will receive individual career coaching and an improved experience as Defence implements changes to its transition services.

Tail of a new best friend

Published on by LEUT Naomi Deignan (author)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, with his family with their new canine family member who is from the Dogs for Kids with Disabilities organisation (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, with his family with their new canine family member who is from the Dogs for Kids with Disabilities organisation

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Jeremy Younger, of HMAS Success, is hoping the newest addition to his household will make a difference for his young family.

Aerosystems challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by SQNLDR Peter Mole (author), Mr Gordon Elias (photographer)

Lieutenant Chris Broadbent receives the Humphrey Memorial Gold Medal which since 1978 has been awarded to the top overall student on course. (photo: Mr Gordon Elias)

Lieutenant Chris Broadbent receives the Humphrey Memorial Gold Medal which since 1978 has been awarded to the top overall student on course.

An Australian Navy Lieutenant has snatched the top honours at the No 48 Aerosystems Course at Royal Air Force base Cranwell, in Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom.