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Indian manoeuvres for Sirius officer

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato is an Officer of the Watch aboard fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato is an Officer of the Watch aboard fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato, is a Maritime Warfare Officer onboard HMAS Sirius which recently participated in the bilateral maritime exercise between Australia and India, AUSINDEX15.

AUSINDEX15 concludes but it's just the beginning for this Boatswains Mate

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Douglas services a Minimi machine gun in HMAS Arunta's armoury. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Douglas services a Minimi machine gun in HMAS Arunta's armoury.

Twenty-seven year old Queenslander, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Michael Douglas, has a variety of roles and responsibilities when at sea onboard, HMAS Arunta.

AUSINDEX ticks all the boxes

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Adam Lynch mans the tactical communications station on HMAS Arunta's bridge. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Adam Lynch mans the tactical communications station on HMAS Arunta's bridge.

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Adam Lynch, who grew up in Rockingham, Western Australia, has been in the Royal Australian Navy for three years, and with his current deployment is now starting to see a bit more of the world. 

Taking the weather with you

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Meteorologist Lieutenant Ami Hansen ties off a weather balloon before launching onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Meteorologist Lieutenant Ami Hansen ties off a weather balloon before launching onboard HMAS Canberra.

Being a Navy meteorologist isn’t just about the wind and rain, there is a tactical element to the job as well.

Raffle win perfectly timed

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Harley Dowling, of HMAS Pierie, won $5000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Harley Dowling, of HMAS Pierie, won $5000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150.

A Darwin-based sailor’s concerns about the cost of some bike repairs were quickly sorted when he won $5,000 in the Win with Navy Raffle in Draw 150.

An eye opening experience in India

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Aaron Wheeler is a member of HMAS Arunta's boarding party as well as managing the ship's pay and accounts. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Personnel Aaron Wheeler is a member of HMAS Arunta's boarding party as well as managing the ship's pay and accounts.

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler, of Rowville Victoria, joined the Navy to explore the world and work in an environment out of his comfort zone.

Chief Stoker marks 38 years dedicated service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Darrel Wolter (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

CPOMT(E) Paul

CPOMT(E) Paul "Jock" O'Keefe (front left) is presented with a framed photo of HMAS Newcastle's Marine Engineering Department by ABMT Tim Callus as the CO, XO, SWO and members of ship's company show their appreciation for his 38 years serving in the RAN.

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Paul (Jock) O’Keefe recently celebrated 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy at a Clear Lower Deck whilst deployed onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Navy life brings a sea change

This article has photo gallery Published on by Chaplain Andrew Watters (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

As part of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party, Able Seaman Marine Technician Tim Callus stands by to be called up as the ship and crew conduct Approach and Assist Visits while participating in Maritime Security Operations in the Middle East region. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

As part of HMAS Newcastle's boarding party, Able Seaman Marine Technician Tim Callus stands by to be called up as the ship and crew conduct Approach and Assist Visits while participating in Maritime Security Operations in the Middle East region.

A lad from Deception Bay has turned his love of the open water into a sea career with the Royal Australian Navy where he now finds himself patrolling for drug traffickers in the Middle East region.

United States Navy Officer Promotion at Submarine Force Headquarters

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

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Rick Salazar, USN, holds his hand on the bible as Commander Submarines, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, reads the USN Naval Officer's oath during LCDR Salazar's promotion to Commander at Submarine Force Headquarters, HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Rick Salazar, USN, holds his hand on the bible as Commander Submarines, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, reads the USN Naval Officer's oath during LCDR Salazar's promotion to Commander at Submarine Force Headquarters, HMAS Stirling.

In a not so common occurrence, members of the Submarine Force Headquarters were privileged to witness the promotion of a United States Navy Officer.  

Hurt locker for dive hero

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Lieutenant Jason Dawson was in the hurt locker on 20 September, when he pushed his body to the limits, running the Sydney Half Marathon in a 45kg bomb suit.

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Lieutenant Jason Dawson was in the hurt locker on 20 September, when he pushed his body to the limits, running the Sydney Half Marathon in a 45kg bomb suit.

Lieutenant Jason Dawson was in the hurt locker on 20 September, when he pushed his body to the limits, running the Sydney Half Marathon in a 45kg bomb suit.