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An officer and a gentleman retires

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea.

An officer who came up through the ranks is paying off in October after almost 46 years’ service.

Depth of character and commitment recognised in Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), Mr Richard Catt (photographer)

Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.  (photo: Mr Richard Catt)

Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.

Navy Headquartes – Tasmania’s Commanding Officer, Commander Lewis Gaha is an exemplar of personal character and professional commitment. 

Gender perspectives vital to maritime operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Flight Lieutenant Tritia Evans (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Exercise Kakadu 2016 Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, stands with Indonesian Navy Ensign, Kevin Syaifullah, after conducting an information session on

Exercise Kakadu 2016 Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, stands with Indonesian Navy Ensign, Kevin Syaifullah, after conducting an information session on "Gender Perspectives in Maritime Operations" held at RAAF base Darwin in support of Exercise KAKADU 2016.

During the harbour phase of Exercise KAKADU, Gender Advisor for the Australian contribution, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, hosted a Gender Perspectives in Maritime Operations workshop with international partners to develop case studies and discuss gender issues that arise in maritime operations.

Exercise Carillon plays right notes for Able Seaman

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Crowhurst runs the communications system aboard MV Stoker during Ex Black Carrillon 2016. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Crowhurst runs the communications system aboard MV Stoker during Ex Black Carrillon 2016.

For Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Thomas Crowhurst, submarine Exercise BLACK CARILLON 16 has been a great opportunity to test out his skills with the real-time pressures of an exercise at sea.

Navies share people strategies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), Mr David McClenaghan (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group, Bungaree, led by Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, welcome Chief of Navy Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke USN and senior United States Navy staff, in their traditional energetic style by performing a

The Royal Australian Navy Indigenous Performance Group, Bungaree, led by Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, welcome Chief of Navy Personnel Vice Admiral Robert Burke USN and senior United States Navy staff, in their traditional energetic style by performing a "cultural challenge" at the Russell Offices in Canberra.

United States Navy Vice Admiral Robert Burke kicked off a week of cultural talks recently with a traditional "cultural challenge" from Navy's indigenous performance group in Canberra. 

Darwin strikes a chord with Navy musician

Published on by ABIS Kayla Hayes (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Band - Melbourne, Band Commander Lieutenant Andrew Stokes conducts the band during a ceremonial sunset for the public at Palmerston City Council for Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Royal Australian Navy Band - Melbourne, Band Commander Lieutenant Andrew Stokes conducts the band during a ceremonial sunset for the public at Palmerston City Council for Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

Lieutenant Andrew Stokes has played music in all corners of the world since he left Darwin to join the Royal Australian Navy Band 26 years ago, but no matter where Lieutenant Stokes goes, he says there is no place like home.

Rendezvous at sea leads to family reunion

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOET Keith Bradshaw (author)

Leading Seaman Hazelman transferred from Ballarat and entered Fiji through the Savusavu Yacht Club via her father’s boat Cristy Lee (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Hazelman transferred from Ballarat and entered Fiji through the Savusavu Yacht Club via her father’s boat Cristy Lee

With smart planning, HMAS Ballarat organised a memorable family re-union near Fiji during her return passage from Exercise Rim of the Pacific 16 (RIMPAC 16).

Turning the tables on family service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer and her family recreate an event 20 years earlier where her father, Brian returned from RIMPAC in HMAS Newcastle. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Madeleine Woolmer and her family recreate an event 20 years earlier where her father, Brian returned from RIMPAC in HMAS Newcastle.

A wharfside welcome home turned back the clock for one father and daughter recently with HMAS Canberra's return to Sydney from RIMPAC 2016

What can they do? Take away my birthday?

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

“I think of it as being pretty lucky. I get to stay a year younger,” said Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor, who lost his 23 rd birthday when HMAS Canberra sailed over the International Date Line recently. (photo: Unknown)

“I think of it as being pretty lucky. I get to stay a year younger,” said Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor, who lost his 23 rd birthday when HMAS Canberra sailed over the International Date Line recently.

The ability to skip a birthday might be considered a dream for some, but for Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jack Taylor it became a reality when he sailed over the International Date Line onboard HMAS Canberra on his way back to Australia from Hawaii.


Chasing waves and hunting mines

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mine Warfare Trent Cattell at sea on HMAS Huon (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Mine Warfare Trent Cattell at sea on HMAS Huon

Having grown up surfing the northern beaches of Sydney, Trent Cattell joined the Royal Australian Navy for the lifestyle and the opportunity to serve at sea.