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Indigenous members inspire others to serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy pictured with the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Gala Dinner in Perth, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jorde Lenoy pictured with the Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group during the 2014 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Gala Dinner in Perth, Western Australia.

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion and Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, joined Indigenous Australian Defence Force members and community leaders, to launch a marketing campaign to attract a future generation of Indigenous people into the Australian Defence Force on 14 March.

Nautical adventure for a country boy

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Logistics - Cook Rob Bateman, of HMAS Darwin, presents treats for the crew as they prepare for a patrol in the Middle East region from the Naval Support Activity base in Manama, Bahrain, during Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Marine Logistics - Cook Rob Bateman, of HMAS Darwin, presents treats for the crew as they prepare for a patrol in the Middle East region from the Naval Support Activity base in Manama, Bahrain, during Operation Manitou.

Cooking at sea for a crew of nearly 230 is just a part of the adventure for a sailor on counter-terrorism operations with HMAS Darwin.

Call of the sea remains for Boatswains Mate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Joseph Gabey at the helm of HMAS Canberra as the ship makes her way into the Port of Brisbane. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Joseph Gabey at the helm of HMAS Canberra as the ship makes her way into the Port of Brisbane.

Proud Torres Strait Islander, Seaman Boatswains Mate Joseph Gabey has left his tropical home behind but still remains connected with the sea as a sailor in the Royal Australian Navy.

A year of opportunity

Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Recruit Matthew Masiero is one of the Gap Year Recruits in Rogers Division undertaking his initial sailor training at Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Recruit Matthew Masiero is one of the Gap Year Recruits in Rogers Division undertaking his initial sailor training at Royal Australian Navy Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Taking a gap year is often a popular way to take time out from study or work with a chance to rest, travel, volunteer abroad or decide a future career path. For Recruit Matthew Masiero of Morwell, Victoria, joining the Navy under the Gap Year program fit all of those needs - except resting.

Helping the home front during First Gulf War

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), FSGT Kev Berriman (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis pictured reciting the 'Naval Ode' during the 2015 WRANS Memorial Service held at HMAS Harman. (photo: FSGT Kev Berriman)

Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis pictured reciting the 'Naval Ode' during the 2015 WRANS Memorial Service held at HMAS Harman.

In the days before Skype and Facebook, deployed members and their families kept in touch by such primitive means as airmail letters and video tapes.

Admiral’s valet keeps Chief on task

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Miah Hammond-Errey (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operation Kim Matthews works as the Personal Assistant to the Chief of Navy. Driving the NAVY1 car is just part of the duties involved with this position. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operation Kim Matthews works as the Personal Assistant to the Chief of Navy. Driving the NAVY1 car is just part of the duties involved with this position.

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Kim Matthews is one of the few people who can tell Chief of Navy where to be and what to wear.

Promotion a gift for birthday Warrant Officer

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Warrant Officer Dion Blair opposite HMAS Melbourne at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Warrant Officer Dion Blair opposite HMAS Melbourne at Garden Island, Sydney.

Senior Sailor Dion Blair has been elated to celebrate his birthday with a key event - promotion to Warrant Officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Fitness - Now and Into the Future

Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Executive Officer of HMAS Cerberus Commander Melanie Verho presents Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Dion McCrabb with a Navy Silver Commendation. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Executive Officer of HMAS Cerberus Commander Melanie Verho presents Chief Petty Officer Physical Trainer Dion McCrabb with a Navy Silver Commendation.

The life of a Navy Physical Trainer isn’t all about weight lifting, mirrors and cardio workouts, there’s a lot of work that goes into how to improve not just a person’s quality of life through fitness, but also in making sure facilities and training are top line.

Diversity the key to 42 year career

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Robert 'Bob' Dokter attained compulsory retiring age on 09 Feb 16 after 42 years service in the Permanent Navy. This occasion was marked with a small ceremony in the offices of Deputy Chief - Navy Rear Admiral Michael Van Balen, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices Canberra. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Commander Robert 'Bob' Dokter attained compulsory retiring age on 09 Feb 16 after 42 years service in the Permanent Navy. This occasion was marked with a small ceremony in the offices of Deputy Chief - Navy Rear Admiral Michael Van Balen, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices Canberra.

From Radar Plotter to Navy Copper, Lieutenant Commander Bob Dokter reflects on a wealth of experience with almost 42 years service.

Young leaders visit Penguin

Published on by WO John O'Brien (author and photographer)

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Senior high school students and their teachers from Sydney’s north recently had an up close look at Navy when they visited HMAS Penguin for a Youth Leadership Forum.