Section: People

Blue planet globetrotting for Marine Engineer

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

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.

The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.

Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

Dux on track to defend

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes  presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong  with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Identifying and defending against anti-ship missiles is a job you don’t see outside the Navy – which is exactly what attracted one trailblazer to the Navy’s warfighting community.

Royal Australian Navy officer awarded United States Navy medal

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell.

Royal Australian Navy Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Cockett has been awarded the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Fitting end for both aircraft and pilot

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne, 65, sits in the pilot seat of an AS-350B Squirrel helicopter on the day of his last flight after 47 years’ service at HMAS Albatross, NSW.

After nearly 48 years flying Royal Australian Navy helicopters, Pilot Lieutenant Commander Tony Reyne has safely completed his final flight.

 

Reflections on service, pride and enjoyment

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.

It’s no secret that global travel is one of the most exciting parts of life in the Navy and for many serving members past and present the further they sail the more professionally rewarding it gets.

Team energy at the ‘cutting-edge’ of leadership

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Cavedon receives the 2017 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence and a Gold Commendation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and his father Danny during a ceremony held in Canberra.

The Deputy Engineering Officer in HMAS Sirius has been awarded the Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.

Navy proud, Australia proud

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Unknown (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Lyndon Ballard onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 in Port Klang, Malaysia. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Lyndon Ballard onboard HMAS Toowoomba during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 in Port Klang, Malaysia.

Being professional and enhancing the reputation of his ship and that of the Royal Australian Navy, is the personal philosophy of Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Lyndon Ballard.

Warrant Officer of the Navy's end of year message

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

Warrant Officer of The Navy, Gary Wight, inspects graduating members of General Entry 355 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria in 2017.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Warrant Officer of The Navy, Gary Wight, inspects graduating members of General Entry 355 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria in 2017.

As 2017 quickly draws to a close, here’s a message from Navy’s most senior sailor, Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight.

Supporting service through parenthood

Published on by Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney, of the Personnel Support Unit - ACT, presents a teddy bear to Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Sara Korevaar van der Meer and her family. (photo: Unknown)

Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney, of the Personnel Support Unit - ACT, presents a teddy bear to Able Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Sara Korevaar van der Meer and her family.

For Navy parents, maternity and paternity leave can often be a period of disconnection from a strong team environment. Since 2012 the network of Navy’s Personnel Support Units has tried to bridge the gap, providing a community for new parents across the nation.