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US Army Commendation Medal awarded to Australian Clearance Diver

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Petty Officer Clearance Diver Glen Petersen with a US Army Commendation Medal during a presentation ceremony held at Fleet Headquarters, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN presents Petty Officer Clearance Diver Glen Petersen with a US Army Commendation Medal during a presentation ceremony held at Fleet Headquarters, HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett recently presented a US Army Commendation Medal to Petty Officer Glen Petersen at HMAS Kuttabul for his meritorious service in Afghanistan last year.

Keeping up with the Joneses

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

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Christopher Jones and his two sons Leading Seaman (LS) Scott Jones and Leading Seaman (LS) Ryan Jones all work in support of Operation RESOLUTE, the Australian Defence Force contribution to Australia’s Whole of Government civil maritime security effort. Christopher's wife Karen supports border protection operations in a different capacity through her work with Australian Customs and Border Protection. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Christopher Jones and his two sons Leading Seaman (LS) Scott Jones and Leading Seaman (LS) Ryan Jones all work in support of Operation RESOLUTE, the Australian Defence Force contribution to Australia’s Whole of Government civil maritime security effort. Christopher's wife Karen supports border protection operations in a different capacity through her work with Australian Customs and Border Protection.

From Naval warships to Darwin’s airport, the four members of the Jones family have travelled a long way from Adelaide to the Northern Territory, where they currently work together protecting Australia’s borders.

School mates serve together in the Middle East

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Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning and Lieutenant Jamie Imlay Gillespie at the entrance to the Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Bahrain. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning and Lieutenant Jamie Imlay Gillespie at the entrance to the Combined Maritime Forces Headquarters in Bahrain.

Two school mates are currently deployed together in the Middle East Area of Operations on maritime security operations, 20 years since they met on their first day at Blue Mountains Grammar.

Navy people support "Doin' It For The Troops" DVD launch

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (author)

Able Seaman Lauren Gabbert and Leading Seaman Corina-Lee Burrows meet country band Simply Bushed at the release of the

Able Seaman Lauren Gabbert and Leading Seaman Corina-Lee Burrows meet country band Simply Bushed at the release of the "Doin' It For The Troops" DVD, held at Victoria Barracks, Sydney.

What do Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan (Ret’d), Kylie Minogue, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Guy Sebastian have in common? On Wednesday, 23 April, we found out.

Anzac Day in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

(From left) Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

(From left) Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathon Mead, AM, RAN, Acting Commander Forces Command, Brigadier Mark Brewer and Air Commander Australia, Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, DSC lay wreaths at the Sydney Cenotaph during the 2014 Anzac Day Dawn Service.

At dawn, on this day, 99 years ago, more than 30,000 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) personnel landed on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Navy squadron helps out Shoalhaven charity

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Members from 816 Squadron and Staff from Noah's Ark, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Members from 816 Squadron and Staff from Noah's Ark, Nowra.

816 Squadron personnel are more often seen behind the controls of a Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter than a whipper snipper but the crew took up not only snippers but secateurs, rakes and high pressure hoses with enthusiasm when they signed up for a clean up day at their adopted charity Noah’s Shoalhaven.

Navy locked up for a cause

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with Wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Mathew Bradley, RAN, Acting Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross with Wife, Trish Bradley, participating in the PCYC’s annual fundraiser Time4Kids.

Royal Australian Navy personnel in the Shoalhaven have a close working relationship with the region’s emergency services and are regularly called on to assist in a range of critical situations including search and rescue operations, bushfires and floods. The latest call for assistance was of a very different nature, and while having some very serious aims, involved a large component of fun.

A Stirling day at community expo

Published on by LS Bindi Challis (author), CPO Toni Ralph (photographer)

HMAS Stirling's submariner trainees give a lifejacket demonstration to students from the Rockingham Beach Primary School during the KidsMatter Community Expo. (photo: CPO Toni Ralph)

HMAS Stirling's submariner trainees give a lifejacket demonstration to students from the Rockingham Beach Primary School during the KidsMatter Community Expo.

HMAS Stirling’s Navy Community Engagement Program team and a number of submariner trainees recently took part in the KidsMatter Community Expo at Rockingham Beach Primary School.

Tassie sailors up for the challenge

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Billy the Blood Drop and Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, give the Club Red Corporate Challenge the thumbs up. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Billy the Blood Drop and Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, give the Club Red Corporate Challenge the thumbs up.

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service last week launched the annual national Club Red Corporate Challenge in Hobart, and Navy was there to show its support.

Penguin inspires Young Leaders

Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, provides insight into the Navy’s latest ship acquisition to senior high school students, Doria Katos of Mosman High School and Olivia Stainer of Queenwood School for Girls.
 (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Penguin, Commander Paul Gall, provides insight into the Navy’s latest ship acquisition to senior high school students, Doria Katos of Mosman High School and Olivia Stainer of Queenwood School for Girls.

Sydney base HMAS Penguin recently held its annual Youth Leadership Forum during the nation's 'National Youth Week'.