Topic: Defence Force Recruiting

From double-degree to ‘Defend the Flag’

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

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Just months after joining the Navy, Seaman Combat Systems Operator Trang Tang has graduated from her basic course and is now a vital part of the maritime warfare team in HMAS Ballarat.

Seeking submariners - a team effort

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East.

During a recent visit to the east coast of the Australian continent, the crew of Collins class submarine, HMAS Waller opened the hatches to shed some light on those who sail the depths.

Training next-gen warfighters

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea. (photo: LSEW NATHAN STREETER)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea.

As HMAS Darwin participates in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, she carries with her a group of the Navy’s future leaders.

'Strait' to careers as boatswains

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

 Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate  Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.    (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Edmund Tomsana with family members during HMAS Darwin's brief visit en-route to Operation MANITOU early 2016. Seaman Bosun's Mate Dalamatia Tomsana is 4th from the left.

A small gesture by the ship’s company of HMAS Darwin back in 2016 has reaped rewards for the Navy and brought back fond memories as she transited the Torres Strait recently. 

Navigating Middle Eastern Waters

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Stibbard stands on the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle while on Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

Looking after the safety of a 4,000-tonne frigate and her crew as it sails thousands of nautical miles from home may seem like a big job, but it’s all in a day’s work for Lieutenant Shaun Stibbard.

Getting on board the gap year

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

Gap Year sailors watch from the flight deck as a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard, lands aboard HMAS Adelaide, off the coast of Queensland during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Gap Year sailors watch from the flight deck as a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard, lands aboard HMAS Adelaide, off the coast of Queensland during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

The Australian Defence Force Gap Year – Navy is an opportunity for young Australians to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program, with no further obligations on the participant to continue to serve.

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.

No gaps in gap year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

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.

35-year career honoured

Published on by LSCD Regan Kidd (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan OAM (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Warrant Officer Mark Donlan OAM

More than three-and-a-half decades of service were honoured in Brisbane recently, with the award of a Gold Service Medallion to a Warrant Officer of many talents.

Engineering careers for women at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

(L-R) Lieutenant Josh Fearnley, Miss Hannah Radford, Miss Elle Taylor, Miss Steph Coleman, Miss Julia Brown and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb inside the Central Control Station aboard HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(L-R) Lieutenant Josh Fearnley, Miss Hannah Radford, Miss Elle Taylor, Miss Steph Coleman, Miss Julia Brown and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb inside the Central Control Station aboard HMAS Melbourne.

The inaugural Women in Navy program has recently seen its first group of young females experience life at sea off the coast of New South Wales.