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Personal touch rewarded

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (author)

(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN presents Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Renee Kennedy with her Australia Day medallion and her Operational Service Medal for Border Protection. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN presents Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Renee Kennedy with her Australia Day medallion and her Operational Service Medal for Border Protection.

With 1,400 Defence members onboard, the pace at the HMAS Albatross Personnel Unit is unrelenting. With a steady stream of enquiries on a diverse range of issues, anyone who has visited can attest to the professionalism and strong customer focus of the staff.

Hometown hello

Published on by LEUT Matt Green (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (author)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Georgina Brooks on the flag deck of HMAS Perth. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Georgina Brooks on the flag deck of HMAS Perth.

A port visit to Hobart, provided a perfect opportunity for a family catch-up for one Perth-based sailor recently.

Memory competition has an Australian flavour.

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Zulkarnain Naim, at the final ceremony presentations of the Prince Sultan International Military Al Quran Memorisation Competition, Riyadh Air Base. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Zulkarnain Naim, at the final ceremony presentations of the Prince Sultan International Military Al Quran Memorisation Competition, Riyadh Air Base.

The Royal Australian Navy is primed to represent Australia at the next Prince Sultan International Military Quran Memorisation Competition.

 

Newcastle local hangs up his boots

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (author)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Timothy Walker stands with a Seahawk Helicopter inside the hanger on board HMAS Melbourne.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Timothy Walker stands with a Seahawk Helicopter inside the hanger on board HMAS Melbourne.

After hanging up his rugby boots, Novacastrian Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator - Aircraft Controller Tim Walker has found his vocation controlling military aircraft in the Royal Australian Navy. 

Keeping the faith

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Chaplain Russell Smith, leads a Sunday church service in the Joint Briefing Room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Chaplain Russell Smith, leads a Sunday church service in the Joint Briefing Room onboard HMAS Canberra.

Sundays have got a little more holy on HMAS Canberra of late as the ship’s company now has their own chaplain onboard.

Walking for Tara and White Ribbon

Published on by LCDR Don Hogarth (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Navy was well represented with White Ribbon Ambassadors and families touched by the tragedy that unfolded. PO Stevie Barrie, PO Ronnie Tullipan were amongst the volunteers offering support to the many walkers on the day. (photo: Unknown)

Navy was well represented with White Ribbon Ambassadors and families touched by the tragedy that unfolded. PO Stevie Barrie, PO Ronnie Tullipan were amongst the volunteers offering support to the many walkers on the day.

An estimated 5,000 people congregated at Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin on 22 March, to bring attention to domestic violence issues and support White Ribbon - a national campaign to end men's violence against women.

Battling the deep blue to support Beyond Blue

Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author)

Lieutenant Kiri Nothdurft, a Maritime Geospatial Officer – Meterology, based at HMAS Stirling, was at Cottesloe Beach to participate in the 25th Anniversary Rottnest Channel Swim.  The swim is an annual 19.7 kilometre open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island of the Western Australian coast. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Kiri Nothdurft, a Maritime Geospatial Officer – Meterology, based at HMAS Stirling, was at Cottesloe Beach to participate in the 25th Anniversary Rottnest Channel Swim. The swim is an annual 19.7 kilometre open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island of the Western Australian coast.

Battling a 25 knot south westerly wind, a two metre swell and shark infested waters may not seem like everyone’s idea of a fun day at the beach, however, Lieutenant Kiri Nothdurft faced the challenge head on.

Secrets from the deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claire Hunt (author)

Group photo, Comet Bay Students with the visiting USN and RAN Sailors and Officers (photo: Ms Clair Hunt)

Group photo, Comet Bay Students with the visiting USN and RAN Sailors and Officers

As part of Navy's ongoing community engagement activities, sailors and officers from two navies took time out and conducted a presentation to students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia.

Aspriring to expand horizons

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann, RAN, welcomes children from Banksia Road Primary School, as they cross the gangway onto HMAS Sydney for an excursion, as part of the Navy Inspire Program. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Commander Karl Brinckmann, RAN, welcomes children from Banksia Road Primary School, as they cross the gangway onto HMAS Sydney for an excursion, as part of the Navy Inspire Program.

An excited group of primary school kids from Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre, New South Wales, recently had the chance to explore HMAS Sydney as part of the Aspire Role Models Program.

Many ways to 'Keep Watch'

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'  (photo: WO2 Rob Nyffenegger)

With members of Combined Task Force 150 in the background, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633, Commodore Phillip Spedding DSC, AM, RAN (left) and Lieutenant Joshua Watkin (right) with the cheque for $1100 raised for the Navy Charity 'Keeping Watch.'

The old saying 'charity begins at home' is being invoked to support members of the 'Navy family' in need.