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Navy service and parenting - a successful balancing act

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque.

It's the age-old conundrum, how to combine work and family - but add the dimensions of sea time and posting upheaval and sometimes it can seem a little challenging.

Book pays tribute to Wollondilly’s Anzacs

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia.  But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of World War One, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.  (photo: Unknown)

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia. But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of World War One, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia.  But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of the First World War, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.

Choules emergency-ready

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

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips conducts maintenance on the Integrated Platform Management System onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips conducts maintenance on the Integrated Platform Management System onboard HMAS Choules.

Before embarking on his career in the Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips was just a boy at Harristown State High School in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Commendation for USN exchange officer

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

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents Commander Travis Zettel USN, with a Commander Australian Fleet Silver Commendation for his achievements as Staff Officer Grade One, Operations Support at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, presents Commander Travis Zettel USN, with a Commander Australian Fleet Silver Commendation for his achievements as Staff Officer Grade One, Operations Support at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A United States Navy submariner has been recognised for his contribution to the Australian Submarine Force on exchange with the award of a Fleet Commander's commendation.

The Navy through Nick's eyes

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

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Nicholas Countouris adjusts the pressure on the reverse osmosis plant onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Nicholas Countouris adjusts the pressure on the reverse osmosis plant onboard HMAS Choules.

The work is dirty, difficult and rarely seen by others – but someone has to manage it – this is the role of the Chief Marine Technician Platform Manager onboard HMAS Choules.

Survivor of Canberra (I) makes a trip down memory lane

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

The last Tasmanian survivor from HMAS Canberra I, Mr Geoffrey George Cooper (centre) made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra III, during her first visit to Hobart.

One of the last survivors from the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I), Geoffrey George Cooper made a trip down memory lane, when he visited HMAS Canberra (III), during her first visit to Hobart.

Reserve Medical Officer hangs up the stethoscope

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Commander Bruce Greig, a doctor from the Royal Australian Navy treats a local Tongan lady at a medical civil assistance project at NGU Hospital in the Vava'u region of Tonga. (photo: )

Commander Bruce Greig, a doctor from the Royal Australian Navy treats a local Tongan lady at a medical civil assistance project at NGU Hospital in the Vava'u region of Tonga.

During his years as a Reservist, Captain Bruce Greig has seen some significant changes in the way medicine is practised in the Navy, but it was his love of scuba diving that attracted him to the Reserves as a doctor almost twenty-five years ago.

Newcastle hosts family reunion

Published on by CPO Ben Hall (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Rahul Mahajan with his mother and father as he is reunited after not seeing them for more than six years after HMAS Newcastle arrives in Mumbai, India. 

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Hall, Vaishali Mahajan (mother), LSET Rahul Mahajan, Vishvas Mahajan (father), Ships Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughan Heath and brother-in-law Nilesh Deshpande. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Rahul Mahajan with his mother and father as he is reunited after not seeing them for more than six years after HMAS Newcastle arrives in Mumbai, India. L-R: Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Hall, Vaishali Mahajan (mother), LSET Rahul Mahajan, Vishvas Mahajan (father), Ships Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughan Heath and brother-in-law Nilesh Deshpande.

HMAS Newcastle had the privilege of accommodating a unique family reunion during a recent port visit to Mumbai, India.

Resilience App now available

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SGT Dave Morley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Zoe Mack and her husband Petty Officer Kim Green of Canberra look at the new 'High Res' smartphone app to assist Australian Defence Force members. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Zoe Mack and her husband Petty Officer Kim Green of Canberra look at the new 'High Res' smartphone app to assist Australian Defence Force members.

A new smartphone app to help serving and former Australian Defence Force members manage immediate responses to stress, and help build resilience, has been developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in partnership with Defence.

Sailor saves the day at St Georges Basin

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Leading Seaman Air Technical Avionics (LSATV) David Broadhurst in the 817 Squadron hangar at HMAS Albatross. Pictured in 2011 (photo: LS Paul Berry)

Leading Seaman Air Technical Avionics (LSATV) David Broadhurst in the 817 Squadron hangar at HMAS Albatross. Pictured in 2011

Anzac Day was certainly a memorable occasion for the St Georges Basin community on the New South Wales south coast because of a split-second decision by one HMAS Albatross sailor.