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Support for families on the move

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant James Tew with his wife Christine and daughter on completion of his ADFA graduation. (photo: Unknown)

Sub Lieutenant James Tew with his wife Christine and daughter on completion of his ADFA graduation.

The end of the year is a busy time for a variety of reasons but for lots of Defence families, it means a change of scenery as personnel post across the state, continent, or the globe.

Words from the Navy's most Senior Sailor

Published on by Warrant Officer - Navy Gary Wight (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight inspects members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight inspects members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight reflects on his first seven months in the job and the successes of Navy people in 2016.

Former apprentice achieves spiritual heights

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Pricipal Chaplain Collin Acton at procedure 'bravo' on the forecastle of HMAS Kanimbla when pulling alongside Pearl Harbor in August 2010.  (photo: Unknown)

Pricipal Chaplain Collin Acton at procedure 'bravo' on the forecastle of HMAS Kanimbla when pulling alongside Pearl Harbor in August 2010.

The newly appointed Director General Chaplaincy – Navy, Principal Chaplain Collin Acton has seen a lot of change over a career that started at HMAS Nirimba as an Apprentice Marine Technical Propulsion sailor in January 1979.

Arunta posting brings adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta.

For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, deploying on a warship to the Middle East region to conduct maritime security operations is the stuff dreams are made of.

First Aussie Information Warfare qualification

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), Unknown (photographer)

United States Navy's Information Warfare Officers' pin and certificate.  (photo: Unknown)

United States Navy's Information Warfare Officers' pin and certificate.

Lieutenant Commander Paul Pelczar has pioneered a path to improving Royal Australian Navy information warfare capability after becoming the first non-United States officer to be awarded the United States Navy's Information Warfare Officers' pin.

Christmas duty for Adelaide sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lisanne Hyland conducts planned maintenance of an F88 Austyer in the Armoury of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Lisanne Hyland conducts planned maintenance of an F88 Austyer in the Armoury of HMAS Darwin.

Not many young Australians can say they’ve busted drug and weapon smugglers, supported earthquake recovery efforts and visited nine countries on three continents.

Relief Trust Fund continues Christmas tradition

Published on by SBLT James Tew (author)

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Every year the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund spreads Christmas cheer amongst Navy families allowing eligible service personnel to take out an interest-free loan of up to $1000.

Tradie puts his relative in the frame

Published on by Claudia Harrison (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lee Towner,a young tradie. (photo: Unknown)

Lee Towner,a young tradie.

A young tradesman, who helped install the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience in his city, discovered the travelling exhibition features the exploits of a famous relative.

Arunta's man on a mission

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters, in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters, in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Arunta, alongside Fleet Base West, Garden Island.

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Trevor Walters recently deployed on a mission of a lifetime, to the Middle East region in HMAS Arunta.

Career challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Natalie Carey from HMAS Creswell is currently deployed to the Middle East region. She works in the Joint Task Force 633 Headquarters at Camp Baird as an administration assistant. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Natalie Carey from HMAS Creswell is currently deployed to the Middle East region. She works in the Joint Task Force 633 Headquarters at Camp Baird as an administration assistant.

Pushing out of her comfort zone has taken Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Natalie Carey from Sydney all the way to the Middle East.