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Navy and Prodrive Australia fast track learning

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LCDR Don Hogarth (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards works on one of the Prodrive Australia cars during his posting to the Supercars team. (photo: LCDR Don Hogarth)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards works on one of the Prodrive Australia cars during his posting to the Supercars team.

A long interest in motorsports has served Able Seaman Electronics Technician Mark Richards well in his current posting to V8 Supercars team, Prodrive. 

Helping keep Defence riders safe

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Australian Defence Force motorcyclists can now benefit from Defence-funded road rider training with the launch of the new RideSAFE program on 11 August. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Defence Force motorcyclists can now benefit from Defence-funded road rider training with the launch of the new RideSAFE program on 11 August.

Australian Defence Force motorcyclists can now benefit from Defence-funded road rider training with the launch of the new RideSAFE program on 11 August.

Federation Star to Chief Coxswain

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, Head Reserve and Youth Division/Commander ADF Cadets, presents Chief Petty Officer Ian Rigby with his Federation Star at HMAS Penguin.

In 1973, the Sydney Opera House opened, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was released, Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister, and the Watergate hearings began in the United States.  It was also the year that Ian Rigby, walked into HMAS Leeuwin as a 15-year-old to start his naval career.

Support for those in need

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Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs helps launch the Engage Website  (photo: Sam Birch)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs helps launch the Engage Website

A new website aims to improve support for wounded, injured and ill current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, their families and those who assist with their care.

Sparky essential to ships green team

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician David Brown adjusts the Radar Set Controls aboard HMAS Arunta while at sea.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician David Brown adjusts the Radar Set Controls aboard HMAS Arunta while at sea.

Who keeps the ‘eyes and ears’ of an Australian Navy warship ready for peak performance? While the medical folk look after the literal versions, the electronics technicians are responsible for the ongoing serviceability radar, sonar and weapon system equipment.

Teamwork essential for charting coastline

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson, a member of the Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight, located in Cairns, Queensland.

Being part of a highly-specialised team is one of the things Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Nicholas Jackson appreciates most about his role with the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight.

Former Head Engineer remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, addresses ship's company and family during a memorial ceremony for Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RAN, conducted in Port Jackson, Sydney, NSW.

Grey skies and a light drizzle were the backdrop as the ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide gathered for a ceremony to honour the late Commodore John Bryson, CSM, RANR, in Sydney Harbour.

ADF Remuneration in focus

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Navy Brand (photo: Defence)

Navy Brand

A new workplace remuneration arrangement for Australian Defence Force members that contains a six percent salary increase over three years is being prepared to be implemented when the current arrangement expires on 1 November this year.

Shadowing operations from above

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), SGT Tiffany Edwards (USMC) (author)

Able Seaman Avionics Technician Tony Clark, of the 131st Surveillance Target Acquisition Battery, 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, inspects the US Army’s RQ-7B v2 Shadow 200 remotely piloted aerial system in use at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Sabre (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Able Seaman Avionics Technician Tony Clark, of the 131st Surveillance Target Acquisition Battery, 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, inspects the US Army’s RQ-7B v2 Shadow 200 remotely piloted aerial system in use at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Sabre

One Royal Australian Navy sailor had the opportunity to work as a maintainer on the United States unmanned aerial vehicles flown in Australia, during recent joint exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

No gaps in gap year

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Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program.

Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.