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Navy veteran calls time on 38 year career

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presented Chief Petty Officer Clark with the Gold Discharge Medallion after 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presented Chief Petty Officer Clark with the Gold Discharge Medallion after 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Chief Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Alan “Nobby” Clark has closed the door on his illustrious 38-year Permanent Navy career. A familiar face to anyone who has spent time at HMAS Stirling and in ships based at Fleet Base West, Chief Clark will still occasionally be around the base in a Reserve capacity.

 

New Senior Naval Officer for Victoria

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC, (right) hands over the duty of Senior Naval Officer Victoria to Commodore Greg Yorke, RAN. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus Captain Tim Standen, RAN, CSC, (right) hands over the duty of Senior Naval Officer Victoria to Commodore Greg Yorke, RAN.

Commodore Greg Yorke has assumed the role Senior Naval Officer Victoria (SNO-VIC), accepting responsibilities from Commanding Officer of HMAS Cerberus Captain Tim Standen.

 

Women are team players in the Navy's future

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Brittany Abel on HMAS Canberra during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8th March, is the global day recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women. For women in the Navy who make up approximately 21% of the full-time RAN workforce, it is not just another day at sea or ashore but also a day to take pride in their duties and reflect on their role in Navy.

 

Moreton embraces resilience development

Published on by ABML-P Caitlyn Motum (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland. (photo: Unknown)

Members from HMAS Moreton enjoy a breather after a hike through Kondalilla National Park in south east Queensland.

Team building and resilience was the theme for Navy members from HMAS Moreton and surrounding outstations as they recently participated in a range of outdoor activities.

 

Navy speaks with indigenous engineering candidates

Published on by LEUT Luke Marconi (author), Indigenous Australian Engineering School (photographer)

Commodore Colin Dagg and Lieutenant Luke Marconi talking to Indigenous Australian Engineering School students. (photo: Indigenous Australian Engineering School)

Commodore Colin Dagg and Lieutenant Luke Marconi talking to Indigenous Australian Engineering School students.

Director Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, has presented on his experiences in Navy, including Defence Force career options for engineers, to indigenous students.

 

AMWC adopts the Infants' Home

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The AMWC painting team at Rigby House, The Infants’ Home. From left: Anne-Maree Byrne (TIH), MAJ James Cook, LCDR Robert Rudge, CMDR Darron Rowe, LCDR Chris Straughan, CMDR Cindy Jenkins, CMDR Karl Brinckmann and Elizabeth Robinson (CEO). (photo: )

The AMWC painting team at Rigby House, The Infants’ Home. From left: Anne-Maree Byrne (TIH), MAJ James Cook, LCDR Robert Rudge, CMDR Darron Rowe, LCDR Chris Straughan, CMDR Cindy Jenkins, CMDR Karl Brinckmann and Elizabeth Robinson (CEO).

The Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC), commanded by Captain Guy Holthouse, has adopted ‘The Infants’ Home’, headquartered at Ashfield in Sydney as the new unit charity.

 

Cadet adventures inspire Navy careers

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

The reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Commodore Training Commodore Justin Jones, CSC, RAN with graduates from General Entry 358 Emms Division who are also ex-cadets from Waratah Flotilla, NSW. Recruits (L-R) Bethany East, Ashley Buurveld, Caroline Greene and Lachlan Meuron.

 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

The reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Commodore Training Commodore Justin Jones, CSC, RAN with graduates from General Entry 358 Emms Division who are also ex-cadets from Waratah Flotilla, NSW. Recruits (L-R) Bethany East, Ashley Buurveld, Caroline Greene and Lachlan Meuron.

Bonds forged in the Navy cadets have led four sailors into full-time careers after graduating from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit course.

Electronic Warfare sailors recognised as quiet achievers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Wenman (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Electronic Warfare Systems Flight personnel from Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit, proudly exhibit the Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup for their exceptional efforts and contribution towards delivering capability to deployed major fleet units during 2017. Image has been digitally manipulated.  (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy Electronic Warfare Systems Flight personnel from Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit, proudly exhibit the Litton Excellence in Electronic Warfare Cup for their exceptional efforts and contribution towards delivering capability to deployed major fleet units during 2017. Image has been digitally manipulated.

Navy members of the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit (JEWOSU) have been awarded multiple accolades at the unit’s recent end of year award ceremony.

A ghost rider's gift

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, Ship's Sponsor Nicola Hodgman (left), and former HMAS Hobart (II) sailor, now artist, Mr Randall Wilson with his painting 'Green Ghost passes the baton' in Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, Ship's Sponsor Nicola Hodgman (left), and former HMAS Hobart (II) sailor, now artist, Mr Randall Wilson with his painting 'Green Ghost passes the baton' in Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania.

HMAS Hobart (II) may have decommissioned 18 years ago, but Randall Wilson remembers his times as a ‘Ghost rider’ as some of the best of his life.

Australian dream achieved for former US Sailor

Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), LCDR Mark Wilson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, meets with Mr John Frazier US Navy (Retd) during his visit to HMAS Harman. (photo: LCDR Mark Wilson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Commander David Luck, meets with Mr John Frazier US Navy (Retd) during his visit to HMAS Harman.

Seventy-five years after HMAS Harman was commissioned as a Royal Australian Navy establishment, command has hosted a United States Navy veteran who served there in World War Two.