Topic: Defence Force Recruiting

From double-degree to ‘Defend the Flag’

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Just months after joining the Navy, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang has graduated from her basic course and is now a vital part of the maritime warfare team in HMAS Ballarat.

Seeking submariners - a team effort

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East.

During a recent visit to the east coast of the Australian continent, the crew of Collins class submarine, HMAS Waller opened the hatches to shed some light on those who sail the depths.

Training next-gen warfighters

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea. (photo: LSEW NATHAN STREETER)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea.

As HMAS Darwin participates in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, she carries with her a group of the Navy’s future leaders.

'Strait' to careers as boatswains

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

 Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate  Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.

A small gesture by the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin back in 2016 has reaped rewards for the Navy and brought back fond memories as she transited the Torres Strait recently. 

Navigating Middle Eastern Waters

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

Looking after the safety of a 4,000-tonne frigate and her crew as it sails thousands of nautical miles from home may seem like a big job, but it’s all in a day’s work for Lieutenant Shaun Stibbard.