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Carwoola Officer in Middle East

Published on by POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Lieutenant Robert Jackson on the weapons training range at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Lieutenant Robert Jackson on the weapons training range at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

Robert Jackson praises the commitment of his fellow servicemen and women deployed to the Middle East.

South Australian takes out Navy shooting title

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Able Seaman Christopher Benton from Normanville, SA recently competed in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Christopher went on to win top shot of the Navy 2013. (photo: SGT John Waddell)

Able Seaman Christopher Benton from Normanville, SA recently competed in the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Christopher went on to win top shot of the Navy 2013.

Normanville sailor Christopher Benton has been named the Navy’s best marksman at the world’s largest military marksmanship competition held recently in Victoria.

Melissa Girling - Mount Druitt

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Leading Seaman Melissa Girling on the upper decks of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Leading Seaman Melissa Girling on the upper decks of HMAS Newcastle.

Mount Druitt’s Melissa Girling is the eyes and ears of the Australian warship HMAS Newcastle, which is carrying out operations in the Middle East.

Heartwarming thanks for Albatross Anzac efforts

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM  Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Kiama/Jamberoo Sub-Branch President, COL (Rtd) Ian Pullar presents POBM Mark Lamont, ABCIS Jim Economos, ABBM Michael Penfold, ABCIS Rhys Withers and ABBM Jody Mason with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the 2013 Anzac Day ceremony.

HMAS Albatross has extensive Anzac Day commitments throughout the Shoalhaven every year and in 2013, the base provided 25 catafalque parties and 250 personnel for services stretching from the coastal towns of Kiama to Ulladulla, and as far west as Holbrook.

Reserve Officers represent Australia at NATO workshop

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

LEUT Lauren Rago and LT Jonathan Bourke present their ‘Country Brief’ on Australia and the ADF to friends and colleagues at NATO’s Young Reserve Officer Workshop 2013, Brno, Czech Republic. (photo: Unknown)

LEUT Lauren Rago and LT Jonathan Bourke present their ‘Country Brief’ on Australia and the ADF to friends and colleagues at NATO’s Young Reserve Officer Workshop 2013, Brno, Czech Republic.

Two Australian Defence Force reserve officers recently represented Australia at NATO’s annual Young Reserve Officer Workshop 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic.

HMAS Anzac Chefs presented CJOPS Group Commendation

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

The Catering Department of HMAS Anzac received a Commander Joint Operations Commendation. (From left) ABML-C Luke Barton, ABML-C Zacharii Morris, POML-C Paul Lucas, LCDR David Perry and POML-C Daniel Douglas. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

The Catering Department of HMAS Anzac received a Commander Joint Operations Commendation. (From left) ABML-C Luke Barton, ABML-C Zacharii Morris, POML-C Paul Lucas, LCDR David Perry and POML-C Daniel Douglas.

The Commander Joint Operations Command, Lieutenant General Ash Power, has presented HMAS Anzac’s former Catering Department with a Group Commendation for its efforts and hard work while deployed to the Middle Eastern Area of Operations.

How a Navy Officer found his land legs in Afghanistan

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author)

Lieutenant Commander Paul O'Hara in his full protective kit in Kabul, Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Paul O'Hara in his full protective kit in Kabul, Afghanistan for Operation SLIPPER.

When LCDR Paul O’Hara was selected for an Operation SLIPPER deployment, little did he know he would end up being land-locked in Afghanistan.

Historical lessons valuable for training

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joshua Armstrong (author and photographer), LEUT Andrew Callander (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES. (photo: LEUT Andrew Callander)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES.

Ninety-nine years to the day since the declaration of the First World War, New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 undertook a series of practical leadership and teamwork exercises modelled on the experiences of one of the first Royal Australian Navy submarine crews.

HMAS Cerberus: recognising local accomplishments

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, CMDR Michael Oborn, RAN (centre) presents the Australian Defence Medal to members, from left, AB Drysdale, AB Clark, AB Shipman and AB Sherrin, during HMAS Cerberus' monthly morning tea held at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, CMDR Michael Oborn, RAN (centre) presents the Australian Defence Medal to members, from left, AB Drysdale, AB Clark, AB Shipman and AB Sherrin, during HMAS Cerberus' monthly morning tea held at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess.

Fifty seven Navy members were recognised for significant milestones in their careers during a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus recently.

Australians Diggers remembered in Defence Honour Roll readings

Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke reads a personal story from the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Assistant curator of the Roll of Honour, Meredith Duncan, is in background. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke reads a personal story from the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Assistant curator of the Roll of Honour, Meredith Duncan, is in background.

On 1 August, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Duke became one of the latest members of the Royal Australian Navy to enjoy the honour of taking part in the Australian War Memorial’s closing ceremony.