Section: People

Ramadan celebrations place focus in future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim marks the end of a fasting day in the holy month of Ramadan with the support of his work mates at Brindabella Park in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim marks the end of a fasting day in the holy month of Ramadan with the support of his work mates at Brindabella Park in Canberra.

Navy members have paused to mark the end of a fasting day during Ramadan - one of the world’s most significant religious events.

Ex-Army Warrant Officer embraces the change

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines (ABAWASM) George Griffin is proud to display his Dolphins at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Australian Submarine Force.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines (ABAWASM) George Griffin is proud to display his Dolphins at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Australian Submarine Force.

For Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst, Submarines George Griffin, changing service from Army to Navy was one of those things in life he had to experience, and for this adventurous and enthusiastic sailor it’s been a decision he is more than happy with.

 

West-based photographer takes out prestigious prize

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell with the 2017 Rosemary Rodwell Award first place trophy in the Navy Imagery Unit-West at HMAS Stirling.

In a time when we are inundated with various forms of imagery on a daily basis, it takes something pretty special to stand out from the crowd in the photography world.

 

Naval Reservists to play greater role in RAN future force

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT.

The Naval Reserve is to play an increasing role in supporting Navy to ‘fight and win at sea’ as the RAN develops the structures to grow its future workforce.

 

A Gap Year in the tropical north

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland.

A world of opportunity is on show for a lucky few Navy Gap Year personnel currently serving at HMAS Cairns in North Queensland.

 

Horse whispering helps Navy people understand communication

Published on by SMN Elise Aveline (author), Unknown (photographer)

Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend. (photo: Unknown)

Participants from Fleet Base East PSU with the horse trainers and a new equine friend.

Improving the resilience of Navy members has been a key outcome of a Fleet Base East Personnel Support Unit (PSU) initiative. In April a group of 11 individuals from PSU had the opportunity to trial a 3-day course on equine handling. The course was designed to assist their understanding of how positive relations, verbal and non-verbal, can help people communicate more effectively.

Capability matters - supporting Women in Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants. (photo: Jay Cronan)

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne with The Future Through Collaboration (TFTC) 2018 participants.

Navy has joined the nation’s leading defence industry partners to support and develop in women in engineering and technical fields.

Warrant Officer retires after 43 years service

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart reminiscing of his times served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.   (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Andrew Freame stands in front of HMAS Hobart reminiscing of his times served on HMAS Hobart (II), before retiring 11 May 2018, following 43 years of service.

Warrant Officer Andrew Freame has retired from the Permanent Navy after 43 and a half years of diligent service.

 

Young Endeavour posting ends for Navy birdie

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Watch Leader, Leading Seaman Megan Horne onboard STS Young Endeavour as they sail into Darling Harbour in Sydney

The first birdie to serve in STS Young Endeavour will fly back to HMAS Albatross when her posting to the sail training tall ship ends later this month.

Medical Officer on Middle Eastern seas

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Justin Kelly performs medical checks on a member of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Justin Kelly has left behind the beaches of Newcastle for the open ocean on a deployment to the Middle East with the Royal Australian Navy.