Section: People

Bundaberg boy is proud to serve

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Seaman Electronics Warfare sailor Shane Gorman closed up in the Operations Room of HMAS Melbourne whilst on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Seaman Electronics Warfare sailor Shane Gorman closed up in the Operations Room of HMAS Melbourne whilst on patrol in the Middle East Area of Operations.

The call of the sea and the opportunity to serve his country has lured Shane Gorman away from his family home in Queensland’s Wide Bay and to the Middle East, where he is a sailor serving in the Navy warship HMAS Melbourne.

Leaving behind a historical legacy

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Commander Shane Moore on Sydney Harbour for Australia Day, 2008. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Shane Moore on Sydney Harbour for Australia Day, 2008.

After 31 years serving the people of Australia in the Royal Australian Navy, Commander Shane Moore will retire in December. An intelligence specialist by trade, Commander Moore's passion for history and his re-invigoration of Navy heritage is his legacy in Navy.

New COMNORCOM takes the helm

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

( L to R ) The newly appointed Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth with outgoing Commander Northern Command, Air Commodore (AIRCDRE) Ken Watson observes the flag ceremony, during the hand over parade at Headquarters Northern Command Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

( L to R ) The newly appointed Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth with outgoing Commander Northern Command, Air Commodore (AIRCDRE) Ken Watson observes the flag ceremony, during the hand over parade at Headquarters Northern Command Darwin.

Air Commodore Ken Watson has handed the position of Commander Northern Command to Commodore Brenton Smyth, during an official handover ceremony in Darwin.

Navy congratulates officer named Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

The 2012 Young Business Woman of the Year Chandra Clements presents Lieutenant Commander Kelly Haywood with her certificate for the National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2013. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

The 2012 Young Business Woman of the Year Chandra Clements presents Lieutenant Commander Kelly Haywood with her certificate for the National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2013.

The professional and personal achievements of Lieutenant Commander Kelly Haywood were recognised overnight, with Telstra announcing her as their Young Business Woman of the Year at the National Awards Gala Dinner presentation in Melbourne.

Rookie Heads to Antarctica

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Roek Dyer from Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One makes final checks on the survey equipment before flying to Hobart to join Aurora Australis for a surveying deployment to the Australian Antarctic Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Roek Dyer from Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One makes final checks on the survey equipment before flying to Hobart to join Aurora Australis for a surveying deployment to the Australian Antarctic Region.

Able Seaman Roek Zachary Dyer could not be further from his hometown of Nedlands, Perth, nor could he be farther removed from the warm Australian summer, as he prepares to deploy to Antarctica to conduct a surveying mission over Christmas this year.

RAN Commodore visits US Navy's only boot camp

Published on by Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs Scott A. Thornbloom (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Attache, Commodore Steve McDowell, RAN congratulates recruits following a capping ceremony on board Recruit Training Command. (US Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom)
 (photo: Scott A. Thornbloom)

Royal Australian Navy Attache, Commodore Steve McDowell, RAN congratulates recruits following a capping ceremony on board Recruit Training Command. (US Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom)

Recently, the Royal Australian Navy attaché to the United States visited the US Navy’s Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois and served as the reviewing officer for the weekly Pass-In-Review graduation.

Vocational Education and Training trainees graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, inspects the VET cadets.              (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, inspects the VET cadets.

Seventeen Vocational Education and Training (VET) trainees graduated from the ADF-focused Certificate 1 Defence Force Cadets course at a ceremony held at Claremont College (Tasmania) yesterday.

Fulfilling childhood dreams

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Cameron Rea from Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One makes final checks on the survey equipment before flying to Hobart to join Aurora Australis for a surveying deployment to the Australian Antarctic Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Cameron Rea from Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One makes final checks on the survey equipment before flying to Hobart to join Aurora Australis for a surveying deployment to the Australian Antarctic Region.

Far from his hometown of Dubbo, Leading Seaman Cameron Rea will live his childhood dream when he sails for Antarctica onboard an icebreaker to conduct a surveying mission as part of the Royal Australian Navy.

A special little thank you

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author and photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, RAN, presents Isabel the Military Kids Recognition Medallion for 'Perseverance on he Home Front.' (photo: SBLT Katherine Mulheron)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, RAN, presents Isabel the Military Kids Recognition Medallion for 'Perseverance on he Home Front.'

At a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus on Friday 1st of November 2013, 14 presentations made before assembled Ships Company personnel, family and friends, with the last presentation made to six year old Isabel York.

Operation Sydney Cares

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author), LEUT Grant McDuling (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS Sydney and ROKS Chungmugong conducted a working bee at the Sabiet Christian Nursery School orphanage to clean up the grounds and make repairs. They're joined here by some of the grateful residents. (photo: LEUT Grant McDuling)

Sailors from HMAS Sydney and ROKS Chungmugong conducted a working bee at the Sabiet Christian Nursery School orphanage to clean up the grounds and make repairs. They're joined here by some of the grateful residents.

2013 proved to be a very busy year for HMAS Sydney. The warship travelled to Hobart in the south to Busan in the North, Mackay in the East and Fremantle in the West and many other ports along the way.