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Quiet achievers in safety

Published on by SGT Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Cryptologic Systems Nicholas Martin works at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Cryptologic Systems Nicholas Martin works at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra.

You might not see the work of cryptologic systems (CTS) sailors on board your ship, but their time immersed in signals and intelligence could be the thing keeping everyone safe.

Search on for unknown sailor

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Sydney (II) at sea during World War II. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sydney (II) at sea during World War II.

On February 6, 1942 the remains of a sailor in a Carley Raft washed up on Christmas Island, 1500km northwest of Western Australia’s northwest coast.

Enjoying a gap year with overseas travel included

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan. (photo: Unknown)

Gap Year Seaman Bailey Henderson manning ship during HMAS Gascoyne’s departure from Kure Japan.

Compared with others of his generation taking a break after school, Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Sailor, Seaman Bailey Henderson has managed to better them all with his recent overseas trip being ‘all expenses paid’.

Opportunity is a privilege

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia. (photo: Mr Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Lauren Milburn attended the annual Maritime Surveillance Adviser/Technical Adviser conference at the Rex Hotel in Canberra prior to her promotion to Lieutenant Commander and her posting to Micronesia.

LCDR Lauren Milburn has enjoyed her first year as the Maritime Surveillance Adviser in Micronesia.

Postings provide mutual benefits

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg (left), and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

RAN Technical Adviser Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics David Bragg (left), and Samoa Police Service officers Woman Constables Annalieze Taumua, Rosalia Manutulila and Suisui Malu on the bridge of the Samoa Police Maritime Wing patrol boat SPB Nafanua at Apia, Samoa.

The mutual benefits of Australia’s engagement with its Pacific partners are clear to LCDR Andrew Dobb and CPOATV David Bragg. They are posted to Samoa where LCDR Dobb is the Maritime Surveillance Adviser and CPO Bragg is the Technical Adviser.

Language the key to close ties with our northern neighbour

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), Unknown (photographer)

LCDR Ian Jackson (centre right) celebrates with a traditional Indonesian fist pump after graduating with fellow international students from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

LCDR Ian Jackson (centre right) celebrates with a traditional Indonesian fist pump after graduating with fellow international students from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta.

Australia’s enduring ties with Indonesia have been further strengthened with the graduation of the latest group of Defence personnel from the Indonesian Military Language School in Jakarta.

725 Squadron donates $10K to help children hear and speak

Published on by LEUT Michael Grant (author), LCDR Craig Castle (photographer)

ABATV Zara Fisk-Gibson, LCDR Sam Dale, POATV Aaron Little, Danielle Lam and ABATV Braedon McGuinness present The Shepherd Centre with a cheque for $10,300. (photo: LCDR Craig Castle)

ABATV Zara Fisk-Gibson, LCDR Sam Dale, POATV Aaron Little, Danielle Lam and ABATV Braedon McGuinness present The Shepherd Centre with a cheque for $10,300.

As 2018 came to an end, 725 Squadron celebrated a big year of fundraising by donating more than ten thousand dollars to help children with hearing disabilities.

Final 2018 voyage for STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Warren Bairstow poses for a photo with Young Endeavour Award recipient Ellé-Anna Mercer. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force, Captain Warren Bairstow poses for a photo with Young Endeavour Award recipient Ellé-Anna Mercer.

STS Young Endeavour sailed into Garden Island, Sydney on Wednesday 19 December, at the end of her final youth development voyage for 2018.

HMAS Stirling wins community award two years running

Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, and Navy Community Engagement WA Regional Coordinator, Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Toni Ralph with certificates received by HMAS Stirling in recognition of Community Engagement work conducted throughout the year at Diamantina Pier on board HMAS Stirling, WA.

For the second year in a row, HMAS Stirling has been awarded the Navy League Perpetual Trophy which is presented in recognition for assistance given to the civilian community during the preceding year.

Navy helps to raise significant funds for White Ribbon support

Published on by Ms Jessica Johnson (author), Michael Mannington (photographer)

Deputy Director NGN, CMDR Peter Teichmann with Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP. (photo: Michael Mannington)

Deputy Director NGN, CMDR Peter Teichmann with Premier of NSW, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP.

The Australian Defence Force has provided some unusual support at the White Ribbon Gala held at the NSW State Parliament, Sydney.