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Petty Officer clocks up 40 years service

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer presents Petty Officer Anthony 'Timber' Mills with his fifth clasp, the Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 40 years continuous service.

 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer presents Petty Officer Anthony 'Timber' Mills with his fifth clasp, the Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 40 years continuous service.

Petty Officer Anthony 'Timber' Mills Joined the Royal Australian Navy as an Adult Recruit on 5 February 1974 at the age of 17, and this year has reached 40 years of continuous service.

Leading the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Indigenous sailors from HMAS Coonawarra hold the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islands Flag prior to marching through the city of Darwin as part of NAIDOC Week. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Indigenous sailors from HMAS Coonawarra hold the Australian Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islands Flag prior to marching through the city of Darwin as part of NAIDOC Week.

Four members of HMAS Coonawarra marched through the city of Darwin in recognition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of Australia.

A life well lived

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Mr Allen Guthrie with the Steward department from HMAS Cerberus at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess, Victoria.  (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Mr Allen Guthrie with the Steward department from HMAS Cerberus at the Warrant Officer and Senior Sailors Mess, Victoria.

Former Warrant Officer Steward Allen Guthrie has experienced challenges, adventure and near misses, and during a recent visit to HMAS Cerberus, he shared tales of life in the Navy when the men were made of steel, scrubbing the deck meant sanding it with holystone, and sailors slumbered in hammocks.

Outstanding aviator receives CN Gold Commendation

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), CPL David Gibbs (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (left) presents Lieutenant Commander Anthony Nelson with a Gold Chief of Navy Commendation for his sustained and consistently outstanding performance as Staff Officer Aviation - International Fleet Review 2013 throughout the period of February 2012 to December 2013. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (left) presents Lieutenant Commander Anthony Nelson with a Gold Chief of Navy Commendation for his sustained and consistently outstanding performance as Staff Officer Aviation - International Fleet Review 2013 throughout the period of February 2012 to December 2013.

A Chief of Navy Gold commendation has been awarded to Lieutenant Commander Tony Nelson for his meticulous planning of aviation activities during last year's International Fleet Review.

‘Fearless’ filming at Fleet Base East

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Paul De Gelder (left) with members of Clearance Dive Team One are filmed by the production crew of the new documentary series

Former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Paul De Gelder (left) with members of Clearance Dive Team One are filmed by the production crew of the new documentary series "Fearless" in Sydney Harbour.

Headlines were created when Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Able Seaman Paul De Gelder was attacked by a shark in Sydney Harbour in 2009, and the story of his survival, recovery and return to Navy service captured the attention of people around Australia, and around the world.

Naval Reservist experiences 'career highlight' in New Zealand

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Reservist, Leading Seaman Marion Webb at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Royal Australian Navy Reservist, Leading Seaman Marion Webb at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Leading Seaman Marion Webb recently returned home from Exercise TASMAN SCHEME, one of only two members of the Royal Australian Naval Reserves selected to participate in 2014.

Navy good samaritan leads by example

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Nicole Mann in the grounds of Brindabella Park, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Lieutenant Commander Nicole Mann in the grounds of Brindabella Park, Canberra.

Lieutenant Commander Nikki Mann was driving to work on a cold, foggy Canberra morning when she stopped to help an injured cyclist on the side of Canberra’s Monaro Highway.

Naval Officer awarded US Bronze Star Medal

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander David Shirvington with the United States Bronze Medal Star for extraordinarily meritorious service, at HMAS Waterhen, Waverton. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander David Shirvington with the United States Bronze Medal Star for extraordinarily meritorious service, at HMAS Waterhen, Waverton.

In a presentation ceremony at HMAS Waterhen, a Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver Officer has been awarded the United States Bronze Star Medal.

Warrant Officer puts the 'active' into Active Reserve

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Warrant Officer Terry Imms is presented the Federation Star for 40 years of service by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN in the HMAS Creswell Wardroom.  (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Warrant Officer Terry Imms is presented the Federation Star for 40 years of service by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN in the HMAS Creswell Wardroom.

As a member of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Active Reserve for over ten years, Warrant Officer Terry Imms is able to draw upon almost 45 years of service in the RAN—providing an incredible foundation of knowledge and skills used in developing future RAN officers.

Reserve Officer, many opportunities

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Naval Reservist and 723 Squadron Operations Officer, Lieutenant Kevin King, RANR, stands in front of a Squirrel helicopter at HMAS Albatross.  (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Naval Reservist and 723 Squadron Operations Officer, Lieutenant Kevin King, RANR, stands in front of a Squirrel helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

Lieutenant Kevin King joined the Royal Australian Navy Reserve as a Maritime Trade Operations Officer in May 2011.  The Maritime Trade Operations provide the Australian Defence Force link to the commercial maritime industry that enables the protection of seaborne trade.