Topic: Retention

Navy to trial dual postings options

Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

File image: Boatswains mates in HMAS Newcastle, Able Seaman Andrew Gill and Seaman Nathaniel Sanders, conduct 12.7mm heavy machine gun drills with Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Jeffrey East, during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

File image: Boatswains mates in HMAS Newcastle, Able Seaman Andrew Gill and Seaman Nathaniel Sanders, conduct 12.7mm heavy machine gun drills with Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Jeffrey East, during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

The Royal Australian Navy recently released a signal calling for volunteers from the Maritime Logistics, Communications Information Systems and Boatswains Specialisations to undertake a dual posting pilot against selected platforms and Shore Establishments.

New loans announced for long term sailors

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

File image: Officers and sailors from eastern based ships and establishments fall out from a group photograph on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra at the conclusion of Fleet Divisions in Garden Island, Sydney, in December 2017.

Members who have served 7 years or more will be eligible for interest-free loans of up to $7000 under a new initiative by the RAN’s Relief Trust Fund announced this month.

Deputy Chief of Navy highlights growth opportunity

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, listens to Leading Seaman during a forum at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, listens to Leading Seaman during a forum at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN paid a visit to HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West recently for the latest in the series of Leading Seaman Forums being delivered across Navy.

Leading Seamen champion change from the deckplate

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, leads a discussion with Royal Australian Navy Leading Seamen at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, leads a discussion with Royal Australian Navy Leading Seamen at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond has held the first in a series of Leading Seaman Forums, in a move designed to engage sailors in ways to improve Navy’s workforce. 

Contributions recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by Alex DeValentin (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Matthew Cleary is presented a Recognition Award by Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, Commander Rebecca Jeffcoat, RAN (Left) and the Area Manager Defence Community Organisation (DCO) Sydney and Liverpool, Ms Kate Ambler (right) for his dedication to the Defence Community Organisation at a morning tea to celebrate its 20th anniversary at HMAS Kuttabul.

For the past 20 years, the Defence Community Organisation has worked with Command, families and community organisations to develop a strong, connected and resilient Defence community that supports Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Navy service and parenting - a successful balancing act

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque.

It's the age-old conundrum, how to combine work and family - but add the dimensions of sea time and posting upheaval and sometimes it can seem a little challenging.