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Training awards announced

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

2012 Queen's Gold Medal Winner Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, QM, RAN on the grounds of HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

2012 Queen's Gold Medal Winner Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, QM, RAN on the grounds of HMAS Creswell.

Winners of the Queen’s Gold Medal and Chief of Navy’s Sword for 2012 were announced on 24 June as Lieutenant Michelle Rayner and Sub Lieutenant Brody Marris, respectively.
 

Life as a Marine Technician during scheduled maintenance onboard HMAS Darwin

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jon Cresswell onboard HMAS Darwin alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jon Cresswell onboard HMAS Darwin alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

SMN Jon Cresswell, a Marine Technician on board HMAS Darwin, is finding his usual workplace much busier while the ship undertakes her scheduled maintenance period.

From Terrigal to Tobruk for Ben

Published on by LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ben Read working inside the main machinery space of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ben Read working inside the main machinery space of HMAS Tobruk.

For Terrigal native Ben Read, the past five years in the Royal Australian Navy have provided training, travel and direction.

Leadership training reaches new realism

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains Beach while undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains Beach while undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan.

Leadership training at the Royal Australian Naval College has been given an overhaul in the past year, delivering scenario-based training that now reflects a work-up in the Fleet.

Celebrity chef visits HMAS Stirling Main Galley

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Herb Faust with the poached chicken and daikon rice noodle roll he created in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley, with the help of Able Seaman Chef Brady Russell (left) and Able Seaman Chef Ryan Zahra (right), and other members of the Stirling Hospitality and Catering Department. (photo: )

Herb Faust with the poached chicken and daikon rice noodle roll he created in the HMAS Stirling Main Galley, with the help of Able Seaman Chef Brady Russell (left) and Able Seaman Chef Ryan Zahra (right), and other members of the Stirling Hospitality and Catering Department.

Mr Herb Faust - celebrity chef and winner of the 2010 Iron Chef Australia Challenge - visited the HMAS Stirling Main Galley on 27 June 2013.

Chanaya Resek-Takai - Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart.

Despite the surprise of a cold Melbourne day on her first day as a new recruit, Chanaya Resek-Takai of Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait, has never regretted her decision to join the Royal Australian Navy.

CPO Damian Pawlenko awarded Humanitarian Medal

Published on by ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Damian Pawlenko with the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal during the Commanding Officer's Monthly Morning Tea in the Junior Sailors Cafe, HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Todd Willson RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer Imagery Specialist Damian Pawlenko with the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal during the Commanding Officer's Monthly Morning Tea in the Junior Sailors Cafe, HMAS Kuttabul.

CPO Damian Pawlenko was awarded with a Humanitarian Medal during the Commanding Officer’s Monthly Morning Tea at HMAS Kuttabul last week for recognition of his efforts during Operation PAKISTAN ASSIST II.

A show not to be missed

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Officer in Charge of Fleet Logistical Support Element, Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds RAN, shows his support for the International Fleet Review.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams )

Officer in Charge of Fleet Logistical Support Element, Lieutenant Commander Steven Reynolds RAN, shows his support for the International Fleet Review.

LCDR Steven Reynolds, a Maritime Logistics Officer from HMAS Waterhen is looking forward to the International Fleet Review (IFR) in October this year following his fond memories of the Bicentennial Naval Salute and 75th Anniversary.

NHQ Tasmania cements Navy’s relationship with surf lifesaving

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

Navy personnel and Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members after a hard day’s painting. (photo: Daryl Peebles)

Navy personnel and Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members after a hard day’s painting.

Nine personnel from Navy Headquarters Tasmania (including the National Domestic Engagement team and some energetic family members) donned their overalls and ‘working clothes’ on Saturday 20 July 2013 to help the local Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

NUSQN 725 provides community support to deployed US military personnel

Published on by LS Chris Hodgkinson (author and photographer)

(Left to right) Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care packages destined for deployed US military troops, in Jacksonville, USA.

 (photo: LSA Chris Hodgkinson)

(Left to right) Leading Seaman Aircrew (LSA) Eammon O'Brien, LSA Chris Hodgkinson, Able Seaman Mark Goodwin and LS Scott Roper lend a hand boxing care packages destined for deployed US military troops, in Jacksonville, USA.

More than 7500 US military men and women serving overseas will be receiving a care package thanks to the efforts of several hundred Jacksonville and five members from the Royal Australian Navy’s New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 275), currently deployed to the USA for accelerated training on the Navy’s new maritime combat helicopter - the MH-60R.