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Choules’ galley rules thanks to upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy Maritime Logistics – Chefs, from left, AB Benjamin Kleemeyer, AB Gabriel Perdomo Valle, AB Brendan Berthaly, CPO Drew Robinson, LS Lachlan Stevenson, AB Gregory Roeser and AB Raj Rajak stand in the newly renovated galley aboard HMAS Choules, Sydney.

The old saying “an army marches on its stomach” is also true of warships, with crews relying on their chefs to provide nutritious meals to keep them sailing.

Enhancing culture for better retention

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Command Warrant Officer (CWO) COMSHORE, Warrant Officer Bill Shepherd and CWO HMAS Cerberus Warrant Officer Michael Connors talk to Leading Seaman Alex Zourkas about the popularity of the 'Grab and Go' meals system at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

As part of Navy’s growth and retention strategy, staff working in the office of Commander Shore Force have been developing a raft of new initiatives to support serving members while also preserving the traditions, culture and history of the service.

New Navy experience in New Caledonia

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Lieutenant Commander Ben Sweetenham and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Stevie-Jean Morrison visit a school in Noumea. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Ben Sweetenham and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariner Stevie-Jean Morrison visit a school in Noumea.

HMAS Farncomb recently completed a highly successful port visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, in a milestone first for a Collins Class submarine.

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.

Last Aussie-built FFG farewelled at Fleet Base East

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer), ABET Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Royal Australian Navy members from ship's company dress right during HMAS Newcastle's decommissioning ceremony held at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The last Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle, was decommissioned at a rousing ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney on Sunday.

HMAS Leeuwin delivers the goods for Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Part of a package of donated goods destined for Soibada, Timor-Leste, a washing machine is craned aboard HMAS Leeuwin alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, NT.

HMAS Leeuwin helped a small Australian charity to transport medical supplies and other donated items to Soibada, Timor-Leste recently, and the goods have had an immediate effect.

Battle Tanker farewelled after 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Ship’s company of HMAS Success march off the ship for the last time during the decommissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

HMAS Success (II), the longest serving ship in Navy’s Fleet, has completed her service to the nation and was decommissioned at her homeport at Sydney’s Garden Island on Saturday.

Double promotion highlight on Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Inside HMAS Canberra’s wardroom, there was a pause in the ship’s busy routine during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to acknowledge the promotion of two junior sailors.

Navy technician races up the ranks at Tickford Racing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Tickford Racing outplacement member, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Dylan Campbell, at the Tickford Racing workshop. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Tickford Racing outplacement member, Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Dylan Campbell, at the Tickford Racing workshop.

Navy Electronics Technician Dylan Campbell has been promoted to the rank of Leading Seaman while working as a member of the Tickford Racing Team.

Australian sailor returns home in Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate, Natasha Mailei at her grandafther's home during a visit to the village of Tuana'i in Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate, Natasha Mailei at her grandafther's home during a visit to the village of Tuana'i in Samoa.

One sailor on board HMAS Sirius had the unique opportunity to visit her grandfather while in Samoa recently, returning to his home in the small village of Tuana’i for the first time in 12 years.