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Boss of the Year competition

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Colin Cornwell won the Power FM’s Boss of the year after being nominated by his staff for his compassion, consideration and willingness to go the extra mile for them. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Lieutenant Commander Colin Cornwell won the Power FM’s Boss of the year after being nominated by his staff for his compassion, consideration and willingness to go the extra mile for them.

The annual Power-FM Boss of the Year competition attracts nominations from a diverse range of workplaces throughout the Shoalhaven and encourages employees to nominate bosses who exemplify good leadership, who are caring, astute, good communicators and in tune with their employee’s needs.

High flying promotion at Navy Headquarters South Queensland

Published on by PONPC Sarah Joost (author and photographer), LCDR Mark Tandy (photographer)

Leiutenant Seymour being promoted to Leiutenant Commander by Commander Tedman at Naval Headquarters South Queensland. (photo: LCDR Mark Tandy)

Leiutenant Seymour being promoted to Leiutenant Commander by Commander Tedman at Naval Headquarters South Queensland.

Recently, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Seymour from RAAF Base Oakey arrived in style at Navy Headquarters South Queensland (NHQ-SQ) to be promoted by Commanding Officer, Commander Peter Tedman.

Family accepts Unit Citation for Gallantry from Chief of Navy

Published on by CAPT Will Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Mrs Yvonne Coughlan, her daughter Suzanne Ward, grandson Samuel Ward, and his son Evan Ward, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain Will Martin. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a photograph of the late Able Seaman Leslie Smedley, whom he awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry for his actions as part of the crew of HMAS Yarra II.  (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Yvonne Coughlan, her daughter Suzanne Ward, grandson Samuel Ward, and his son Evan Ward, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain Will Martin. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a photograph of the late Able Seaman Leslie Smedley, whom he awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry for his actions as part of the crew of HMAS Yarra II.

On a magnificent August day in Sydney recently, a special award was presented to the family of Able Seaman Leslie William Smedley - a Stoker who was killed in action in HMAS Yarra (II), south of Java, on 4 March, 1942.

Squadron faces the big questions at Wollondilly

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(Left to right) 816 Squadron's Able Seaman Ben Adams, Able Seaman Anna Cernaz, Chief Petty Officer Tim Noble, Petty Officer Ray Solomon, Lieutenant Geoff Winter and Lieutenant Mark Hudson with primary school students from Woolondilly Public School in Goulburn. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(Left to right) 816 Squadron's Able Seaman Ben Adams, Able Seaman Anna Cernaz, Chief Petty Officer Tim Noble, Petty Officer Ray Solomon, Lieutenant Geoff Winter and Lieutenant Mark Hudson with primary school students from Woolondilly Public School in Goulburn.

“Do you get sick when you fly?” “Do you get sick on ships?” “Do you ever see sharks?” “What does this button do?”

The crew of a Seahawk helicopter from Nowra's 816 Squadron faced a barrage of these questions on a recent visit to Wollondilly Public School.

This ‘Ocsober’ we need your will power

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Dom Sander (author), POIS Paul Berry (author)

Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, speaks at the launch of the Navy and Life Education Ocsober 24 hour swim relay at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Chief Executive Officer for Life Education NSW, Mr Jay Bacik, speaks at the launch of the Navy and Life Education Ocsober 24 hour swim relay at the Australian Defence Force Academy Pool.

This October, members of the Royal Australian Navy are putting their will power to the test to reap health and lifestyle benefits.

Choules hosts sea riders for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Kyle Davies (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Midshipman Joshua Woodward gives David Shanahan (centre) and David Glasson (front) a tour of HMAS Choules bridge as part of a charity sea day. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Midshipman Joshua Woodward gives David Shanahan (centre) and David Glasson (front) a tour of HMAS Choules bridge as part of a charity sea day.

Fourteen generous members of the public were beneficiaries themselves on 22 September, when they were invited onboard HMAS Choules for a day.

Anzac Soldiers On Through Tough Mudder

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tyson Nicholas (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS ANZAC, Leading Seaman (LS) Amy Carpenter and LS Rebekah Allan volunteer as marshallers at the 2014 Tough Mudder for the charity 'Soldier On'. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sailors from HMAS ANZAC, Leading Seaman (LS) Amy Carpenter and LS Rebekah Allan volunteer as marshallers at the 2014 Tough Mudder for the charity 'Soldier On'.

HMAS Anzac’s ships company would drag themselves through mud to help those in need, and that's what 43 members of the crew did on 13-14 September at the 'Tough Mudder' event held in the Darling Ranges on the outskirts of Perth.

Penguin enthusiasm not weighted down by hawser

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO John O’Brien (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

(From left) Lieutenants David Hastie, Matthew Walker, Jason Battley and Sam Mairs of HMAS Penguin commence the 3rd annual 'Relay For Life' charity event at Keirle Park, Manly. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

(From left) Lieutenants David Hastie, Matthew Walker, Jason Battley and Sam Mairs of HMAS Penguin commence the 3rd annual 'Relay For Life' charity event at Keirle Park, Manly.

The Manly Relay for Life was a rewarding experience for participants from HMAS Penguin, providing them with an opportunity to support a very important community event for a great cause.

Doing it for Lachlan

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

(L-R) Shaun Mallinson with son Matthew Mallinson (aged six), Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, Ben Le, Mr Peabody the Monkey, Erin Thoroughgood, Amanda Lloyd and Jayden Mallinson (aged 11) at St Michael's Catholic School, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Shaun Mallinson with son Matthew Mallinson (aged six), Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman, CSC, RAN, Ben Le, Mr Peabody the Monkey, Erin Thoroughgood, Amanda Lloyd and Jayden Mallinson (aged 11) at St Michael's Catholic School, Nowra.

Captain Simon Bateman, Commanding Officer of HMAS Albatross, has joined a team of Shoalhaven residents in the Sydney Running Festival today. They're running for a very special cause. 

Defence raises 'Safebase' alert level

Published on by Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin (author)

The SAFEBASE alert level across Defence has been raised to CHARLIE. (photo: )

The SAFEBASE alert level across Defence has been raised to CHARLIE.

On 12 September 2014, based on advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Prime Minister raised the National Terrorism Public Alert Level to HIGH. As a precaution, and consistent with the change to the National Terrorism Public Alert Level, Defence has decided to raise the alert level at all our bases and establishments.