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Proposal is all about the diamonds

Published on by LSIS Brenton Freind (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett and his new fiancé Jo during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), at Waikiki’s famous landmark, Diamond Head, off the coast of Hawaii. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Troy Bennett and his new fiancé Jo during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), at Waikiki’s famous landmark, Diamond Head, off the coast of Hawaii.

The planning for Leading Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Troy Bennett’s marriage proposal began in mid-2013, when he found out that his next posting would be to the Replenishment Ship HMAS Success, and that the ship was scheduled to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2014, off the coast of Hawaii.

First-in-class achievement at RIMPAC

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Assistant Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Rhian Campbell-McBride, checks the Guide's Course with the pelorus on the bridge of HMAS Success during the Exercise RIMPAC 2014 Fleet Formation. The serial tested the seamanship skills of bridge watchkeeping staff off the coast of Hawaii. (photo: Leading Seaman Brenton Freind)

Assistant Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Rhian Campbell-McBride, checks the Guide's Course with the pelorus on the bridge of HMAS Success during the Exercise RIMPAC 2014 Fleet Formation. The serial tested the seamanship skills of bridge watchkeeping staff off the coast of Hawaii.

For the ship’s company of HMAS Success, Exercise RIMPAC 2014 was the perfect environment for training and achievement of qualifications, so the ship’s command team made sure every opportunity was available for members at all levels to progress their training and individual career milestones while they were deployed to Hawaii for the world’s largest naval exercise.

Navy life helps build structure and discipline

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Petty Officer Nathan Darvill controls the helm of HMAS Brunei as she steams down the Queensland coast. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Nathan Darvill controls the helm of HMAS Brunei as she steams down the Queensland coast.

Structure and self-discipline were not strong attributes for Petty Officer Nathan Darvill as a sixteen year-old youth growing up in Rowville, Victoria, but as a Naval Police Coxswain, Petty Officer Darvill now leads by example in maintaining order and discipline in the Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Brunei.

Career highs come early for South Australian local

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistic Steward (ML-S) Ashlee Shepheard, NUSHIP Canberra on the wharf at Garden Island-East. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistic Steward (ML-S) Ashlee Shepheard, NUSHIP Canberra on the wharf at Garden Island-East.

Serving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, receiving an Australia Day medallion and being posted to Navy’s newest and largest ship, 2014 is shaping up to be a year of highlights for Seacliff local, Ashlee Shepheard.

Navy Bashers sail across finish line

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), POMUSN Esa Thomas (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Navy’s 2014 NSW Variety Bash team celebrate after crossing the finish line. (Left to right) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adrian Pay, Petty Officer (PO) Esa Thomas, LCDR Graeme Wong, LCDR Shane Tacon, PO Brett Ross, PO Anthony Tobias and Warrant Officer Brian Poole.  (photo: Unknown)

Navy’s 2014 NSW Variety Bash team celebrate after crossing the finish line. (Left to right) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adrian Pay, Petty Officer (PO) Esa Thomas, LCDR Graeme Wong, LCDR Shane Tacon, PO Brett Ross, PO Anthony Tobias and Warrant Officer Brian Poole.

After 6,000km, ten days, eleven stops, three flat tyres and one broken axel, seven exhausted yet excited Navy members have crossed the finish line of the 2014 NSW Variety Bash, in Sydney.

2014 Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards - call for presenters

Published on by WO Rob Drew (author)

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The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards program is looking for volunteers from Navy to present awards to school students.

Investing in our youth

Published on by LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship (TS) Argonaut on parade during their new safety boat naming ceremony at St Helens, Tasmania.  (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Australian Navy Cadets from Training Ship (TS) Argonaut on parade during their new safety boat naming ceremony at St Helens, Tasmania.

Thirty young Australian Navy Cadets from Tasmanian Training Ship (TS) Argonaut marked a very special occasion as they stood proudly on their parade ground at St Helens in early August.

Melbourne sailors run for charity

Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), WOML-P Stuart O'Brien (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jason Duvall, Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Stephanie Ellis and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Melanie Chadwick receive their medals at the end of the 2014 Real Insurance Sydney Harbour ten kilometre run. (photo: WOML-P Stuart O'Brien)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jason Duvall, Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Stephanie Ellis and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Melanie Chadwick receive their medals at the end of the 2014 Real Insurance Sydney Harbour ten kilometre run.

Three sailors from HMAS Melbourne decided that Sunday the 13th of July would be the day that they would put on their running shoes and pound the pavement for a good cause.

The Bravo Zulu Project

Published on by CMDR Alistair Cooper (author)

Current and ex-serving Royal Australian Navy honour and award recipients are being called on to tell their stories in a new book that will set the individuals’ stories in the historical context of the development, activities and operations of the Royal Australian Navy over the past 114 years. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Current and ex-serving Royal Australian Navy honour and award recipients are being called on to tell their stories in a new book that will set the individuals’ stories in the historical context of the development, activities and operations of the Royal Australian Navy over the past 114 years.

Led by a retired Navy Captain, a small group of volunteer researchers is seeking out the background stories behind every imperial, national, civil and foreign honour and award made to Australian naval people from 1900 to Australia Day 2014.

Jake’s Wish

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (right) explains the Class Two Cap to 12 year old Jake during his visit to HMAS Cerberus, Victoria as part of his Starlight Wish.  Parental consent was given for these images to be taken. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (right) explains the Class Two Cap to 12 year old Jake during his visit to HMAS Cerberus, Victoria as part of his Starlight Wish. Parental consent was given for these images to be taken.

If you could have one wish, what would it be?

When Starlight Children’s Foundation asked the Royal Australian Navy to help grant the wish of a young boy, the response was enthusiastic. Consequently, 12 year old Jake and his family visited HMAS Cerberus and NUSHIP Canberra on August 7 and 8 for an up close look at what Navy does.