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Sydney's Marine Technicians awarded for excellence

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Navy Engineering Challenge Manager Captain Mick Finlayson RAN (centre), awards a full set of tools to each member of the the winning team of the 2013 Navy Engineering Challenge Marine Technician category at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Kuttabul. L-R: Petty Officer Scott Giffin, Leading Seaman Jamie Wright, Able Seaman Ashley Davidson and Able Seaman Dean Saffrett. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Navy Engineering Challenge Manager Captain Mick Finlayson RAN (centre), awards a full set of tools to each member of the the winning team of the 2013 Navy Engineering Challenge Marine Technician category at Fleet Support Unit, HMAS Kuttabul. L-R: Petty Officer Scott Giffin, Leading Seaman Jamie Wright, Able Seaman Ashley Davidson and Able Seaman Dean Saffrett.

The Marine Technician Champions of the 2013 Navy Engineering Challenge were awarded their prize last week, during a presentation at Fleet Support Unit - South East.

Navy appoints first female Command Warrant Officer

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, RAN presents Warrant Officer Joanne Jordan with her Command Warrant Officers badge at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, RAN presents Warrant Officer Joanne Jordan with her Command Warrant Officers badge at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Warrant Officer (WO) Jo Jordan was selected as the Command Warrant Officer – Divisional System (CWO-DS) and took up the role in January 2014. This appointment distinguishes her as one of four senior Warrant Officers supporting the Warrant Officer of the Navy, and also as the first female appointed as a Tier C Warrant Officer in the RAN.

Shoalhaven women test their wings on flight emulators

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, local Member of Parliament for the Federal Seat of Gilmore, seated at one of the Navy Flight Emulators at the Shoalhaven Women's Wellness Expo, with Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington of the HMAS Albatross Navy Community Engagement Program. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, local Member of Parliament for the Federal Seat of Gilmore, seated at one of the Navy Flight Emulators at the Shoalhaven Women's Wellness Expo, with Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington of the HMAS Albatross Navy Community Engagement Program.

“An absolute hoot” is how Regional Navy Community Engagement Program Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington described the Shoalhaven Women’s Wellness Expo on 15 March.

Unit Citation for Gallantry presented to proud sister of 1942 sailor

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Ship's Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, looks on as the Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents a Unit Citation for Gallantry to Ms Betty Davis, which she accepted on behalf of her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake, who was killed by enemy action during the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) in 1942. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Ship's Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik, looks on as the Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents a Unit Citation for Gallantry to Ms Betty Davis, which she accepted on behalf of her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake, who was killed by enemy action during the sinking of HMAS Yarra (II) in 1942.

This week, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson, presented 83 year old Betty Davis with a Unit Citation for Gallantry, awarded to her late brother, Stoker 2nd Class Loren Jack Lake of HMAS Yarra (II).

Navy ‘blokes’ step out on Blokes Day Out

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), CPOMUSN Danny Mulheron (photographer)

(L-R) CPOEW Ray Sangster, POETSM Mat Holmes and CPOB Mick Cooper from HMAS Cerberus volunteered to warm up the crowds by busking some tunes at Blokes Day Out in Melbourne. The trio raised $135 which was donated to support Men's Health Services. (photo: CPOMUSN Danny Mulheron)

(L-R) CPOEW Ray Sangster, POETSM Mat Holmes and CPOB Mick Cooper from HMAS Cerberus volunteered to warm up the crowds by busking some tunes at Blokes Day Out in Melbourne. The trio raised $135 which was donated to support Men's Health Services.

The HMAS Cerberus Navy Community Engagement Program team and Navy Steam Club supported Men’s Health awareness in a very ‘blokey’ way on March 23.

New intake for unique program in Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Darryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Class of 2014: Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets with ADF personnel and coordinator Mr Patrick Sullivan, second from left. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Class of 2014: Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets with ADF personnel and coordinator Mr Patrick Sullivan, second from left.

Eighteen young Tasmanians commenced a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program leading to a Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets in Hobart last week.

$12,000 collected for Legacy at Waratahs vs Rebels match

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik stands with Kerry Morris, left, and Hannah Carling in front of the Legacy tents outside Allianz Stadium, Moore Park in support of Sydney Legacy.
 (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik stands with Kerry Morris, left, and Hannah Carling in front of the Legacy tents outside Allianz Stadium, Moore Park in support of Sydney Legacy.

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the shore establishments HMAS Kuttabul and HMAS Penguin collected donations from generous match goers at the Weary Dunlop Shield rugby game between the Waratahs and Melbourne Rebels last Friday, in support of Sydney Legacy.

Defence Force Recruiting strives for gender diversity

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Wendy Lissing and Captain Jessica Boyd at the Defence Force Recruiting seminar, Canberra.  (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Lieutenant Commander Wendy Lissing and Captain Jessica Boyd at the Defence Force Recruiting seminar, Canberra.

With females now representing 51 per cent of the Australian population, recruiting more women into the Royal Australian Navy is a high priority for Defence Force Recruiting this year.

816 Squadron Seahawk engages race fans at Grand Prix

Published on by LT Chris Plappert, USN (author and photographer)

Spectators at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne take a close look at the Navy S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter. (photo: LT Chris Plappert (USN))

Spectators at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne take a close look at the Navy S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

816 Squadron aircrew and maintainers landed in the action zone at Albert Park Raceway last Sunday, to show off the Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.

Navy helps homeless men in Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Andrew ‘Harves’ Harvey and Petty Officer ‘Spike’ Jones on a roll, painting rooms at Bethlehem House in Hobart. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Leading Seaman Andrew ‘Harves’ Harvey and Petty Officer ‘Spike’ Jones on a roll, painting rooms at Bethlehem House in Hobart.

Over the past two weeks, personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania have been helping to paint rooms at Bethlehem House, a Hobart facility supporting homeless men.