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RAN Commodore visits US Navy's only boot camp

Published on by Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs Scott A. Thornbloom (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Attache, Commodore Steve McDowell, RAN congratulates recruits following a capping ceremony on board Recruit Training Command. (US Navy image by Scott A Thornbloom)
 (photo: Scott A Thornbloom)

Royal Australian Navy Attache, Commodore Steve McDowell, RAN congratulates recruits following a capping ceremony on board Recruit Training Command. (US Navy image by Scott A Thornbloom)

Recently, the Royal Australian Navy attaché to the United States visited the US Navy’s Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Illinois and served as the reviewing officer for the weekly Pass-In-Review graduation.

Vocational Education and Training trainees graduate

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

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, inspects the VET cadets.              (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, inspects the VET cadets.

Seventeen Vocational Education and Training (VET) trainees graduated from the ADF-focused Certificate 1 Defence Force Cadets course at a ceremony held at Claremont College (Tasmania) yesterday.

Fulfilling childhood dreams

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Cameron Rea from Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One makes final checks on the survey equipment before flying to Hobart to join Aurora Australis for a surveying deployment to the Australian Antarctic Region. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Cameron Rea from Deployable Geospatial Survey Team One makes final checks on the survey equipment before flying to Hobart to join Aurora Australis for a surveying deployment to the Australian Antarctic Region.

Far from his hometown of Dubbo, Leading Seaman Cameron Rea will live his childhood dream when he sails for Antarctica onboard an icebreaker to conduct a surveying mission as part of the Royal Australian Navy.

A special little thank you

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author and photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, RAN, presents Isabel the Military Kids Recognition Medallion for ‘Perseverance on the Home Front’. (photo: SBLT Katherine Mulheron)

Executive Officer HMAS Cerberus, Commander Mike Oborn, RAN, presents Isabel the Military Kids Recognition Medallion for ‘Perseverance on the Home Front’.

At a Promotions and Awards Ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus on Friday 1 November 2013, 14 presentations made before assembled ship’s company personnel, family and friends, with the last presentation made to six year old Isabel York.

Operation Sydney Cares

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author), LEUT Grant McDuling (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS Sydney and ROKS Chungmugong conducted a working bee at the Sabiet Christian Nursery School orphanage to clean up the grounds and make repairs. They're joined here by some of the grateful residents. (photo: LEUT Grant McDuling)

Sailors from HMAS Sydney and ROKS Chungmugong conducted a working bee at the Sabiet Christian Nursery School orphanage to clean up the grounds and make repairs. They're joined here by some of the grateful residents.

2013 proved to be a very busy year for HMAS Sydney. The warship travelled to Hobart in the south to Busan in the North, Mackay in the East and Fremantle in the West and many other ports along the way.

New Generation Navy helps people to communicate well and regularly

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author)

WO Darren Murray having a performance conversation with LS David Broadhurst in front of tool control. (photo: WO Darren Murray)

WO Darren Murray having a performance conversation with LS David Broadhurst in front of tool control.

Over the past 18 months, the New Generation Navy's Embed Signature Behaviours Team has delivered Crucial Performance Conversations Courses across Australia to help Navy people to communicate more effectively.

FSU-AUST sets the standard

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author), LSET Mark Orrin (photographer)

FSU-NE personnel taking on NEW Work Safe Commitment. (photo: LSET Mark Orrin)

FSU-NE personnel taking on NEW Work Safe Commitment.

When FIMA was renamed FSU, the newly appointed General Manager, Mr Jason Aquilina, was looking to drive positive change in a number of key areas, including team building, communication and safety.

Aussie sailors work with New Zealand Navy

Published on by Ms Eliza Bavin (author)

New Zealand Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer with Australian Navy personnel working as part of HMNZS Wellington's ship's company in New Zealand this year. (photo: )

New Zealand Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer with Australian Navy personnel working as part of HMNZS Wellington's ship's company in New Zealand this year.

The New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral (RADM) Jack Steer, thanked Royal Australian Navy personnel for their contribution within the last year in assisting the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in various operations from onboard HMNZS Wellington.

Faces of HMAS Newcastle

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

Faces of HMAS Newcastle (photo: LEUT Sarah West & POIS Ollie Garside)

Faces of HMAS Newcastle

Between 27 May and 13 October 2013, the men and women of HMAS Newcastle were deployed in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.

Birdies swap wings for wheels in the name of charity

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten. (photo: Unknown)

Albatross Mountain Bike Club riders on the journey from Sydney to Wollongong. From left to right: Petty Officer Lewis, Mr Button, Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Noble, Lieutenant Miles, CPO Whitehead and CPO Wratten.

Six riders from the Albatross Mountain Bike Club recently took part in one of the most respected and spectacular one day community cycling events in Australia – the annual Multiple Sclerosis Sydney to Gong.