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A force multiplier - Navy commits to 100 Days For Change

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

(R-L) Seaman Boatswains Mate Emily Xar, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Love-Lace, Seaman Boatswains Mate Tayla Stark, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Samantha Waller, and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Moloney on the messenger line during a replenishment at sea between HMAS Adelaide, HMAS Success and HMNZS Te Mana while sailing to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: )

(R-L) Seaman Boatswains Mate Emily Xar, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Love-Lace, Seaman Boatswains Mate Tayla Stark, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Samantha Waller, and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Moloney on the messenger line during a replenishment at sea between HMAS Adelaide, HMAS Success and HMNZS Te Mana while sailing to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 18.

Navy is participating in a national campaign to highlight the importance and achievements of women and diversity within our ranks.

Anzac enterprise delivers on one million hour target

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

A collaboration of industry participants from the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance at the BAE Systems yard, Henderson, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

A collaboration of industry participants from the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance at the BAE Systems yard, Henderson, WA.

The alliance of partner industries charged with supporting Navy’s Anzac class Frigates have reached a significant safety milestone.

 

Middle East deployment for Navy doctor

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Commander Neil Smith, of Navy Health Services, monitors a mass casualty exercise at the Camp Baird Role 1 Medical Facility while deployed on Operation ACCORDION as the Senior Medical Officer for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East region. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

Commander Neil Smith, of Navy Health Services, monitors a mass casualty exercise at the Camp Baird Role 1 Medical Facility while deployed on Operation ACCORDION as the Senior Medical Officer for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East region.

A Navy Medical Officer has been deployed on his first land-based operation as the Senior ADF Medical Officer in the Middle East Region (MER).

 

Work Experience Program provides insight to women in Navy technical trades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp participant Riley Fletcher welding with Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Cairns.

Twelve young women with a keen interest in mechanical and technical trades from across Australia recently attended the Women in Navy Technical Trades Camp at HMAS Cairns.

Sailors to the rescue in roadside vehicle fire

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Timothy Boyd and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Henry Burns at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Timothy Boyd and Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Henry Burns at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Two sailors from HMAS Stirling found themselves in the proverbial right place at the right time recently as they were driving back to Rockingham from a task that took them to the southwest WA town of Busselton.

Flexibility and stability support Navy’s serving families

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

LEUT Jonathan Brunsden juggles the role of both parents while his wife LCDR Marion Donaldson is posted interstate. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

LEUT Jonathan Brunsden juggles the role of both parents while his wife LCDR Marion Donaldson is posted interstate.

Navy’s involvement with the 100 Days for Change program is aiming to dispel a common misconception about who can access flexible work arrangements. Men as well as women are increasingly turning towards flexible work arrangements tailored to suit their current family requirements.

Being noticed - and appreciated

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018. (photo: Unknown)

Staff Recognition Award recipients POMTSM Mitchell Philps and POMTSM Ross Mitchell with Director of TA-SM, Commander Dylan Findlater, July 2018.

It is a fantastic feeling being recognised for the work you do, and at Training Authority – Submarines (TA-SM) located at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham Western Australia, deserving staff, both military and civilian, are publicly acknowledged for their extra efforts.

Out of the cave, into the spotlight – Navy Diver honoured for Thai rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Clearance Diver Troy Eather, BM, OAM, is presented with his Bravery Medal and Order of Australia Medal by General the Honorable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, at a ceremony at Government House.

Standing knee deep in cave water and mud, Chief Petty Officer Troy Eather reflected on past deployments which had brought him to this point. Cave diving as a teenager on the NSW mid-north coast; IED Ops in Afghanistan; the recovery of the US Marine Corp Osprey off North Queensland; recovery Ops in East Timor - each experience had prepared him for what was turning out to be the biggest challenge he had faced so far in his Navy career.

Keeping Watch at the heart of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian. (photo: Unknown)

WO Dennis Carroll with his wife Helen, son Thomas and daughter Lillian.

Keeping Watch provides a helping hand to serving members of the Royal Australian Navy and their families who are suffering hardship, normally through non-refundable grants.

Navy Canteens unveils RAS Van fleet

Published on by Ms Kate Hough (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

The redesigned and refurbished Canteen Mobile Van with its first customers, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The barometer for change has been twitching in the Navy Canteens camp these past few months, and recently a big change swept through in the small, dark hours onboard HMAS Cerberus on the morning of Wednesday 17 July.