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Navy photographer remembers Timor deployment two decades on

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko during the INTERFET deployment. (photo: )

Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko during the INTERFET deployment.

As the Australian Defence Force participates in activities to mark the anniversary of the INTERFET (International Force East Timor) deployment 20 years ago, one Navy photographer still receives requests for the imagery he captured on the deployment.

White family recognised for outstanding contribution of service to the nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has joined the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld in presenting a number of service medals to three brothers who between them have accumulated more than 80 years of service to our nation.

Endeavour leads to promotion

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Rachael Lee (author)

Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides.

Following 26 years of hard work and dedication in the Navy, Guv Renfrey received his well-earned promotion to Warrant Officer on 2 September 2019.

Mine Warfare and Divers in deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean.

The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.

Victoria Cross recipient shares story to inspire Navy’s emerging leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Piotrowski (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Col Lawrence, AM, RAN, speaks to members of the Royal Australian Navy about 'Motivational Leadership' at the 2019 Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held in Cairns. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Col Lawrence, AM, RAN, speaks to members of the Royal Australian Navy about 'Motivational Leadership' at the 2019 Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held in Cairns.

Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighran was the keynote speaker at the fourth Navy Emerging Leaders forum, held in Cairns in early August.

Divers retrace steps of Aussie diggers at Kokoda

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

L-R: Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Joshua Lee; Petty Officer CD James Williams; POCD Ashley Semmens; ABCD Steven Palu; and Chief Petty Officer CD Cameron Schmid (front) attend a Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Joshua Lee; Petty Officer CD James Williams; POCD Ashley Semmens; ABCD Steven Palu; and Chief Petty Officer CD Cameron Schmid (front) attend a Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea.

Seventy-seven years ago, the sounds of machine gun fire and exploding grenades were common place throughout the Owen Stanley Ranges in the PNG highlands. Today the only physical evidence of the conflict is decaying plane wreckages and slowly caving bunkers that were once home to Australian soldiers.

Captain Stevenson's ashes committed to the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Josh Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABBM Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Kerry, the daughter of Captain John Stevenson OAM, addresses the crew of HMAS Melbourne after scattering Captain Stevenson's ashes to sea off Gabo Island, Victoria. (photo: ABBM Daniel Goodman)

Kerry, the daughter of Captain John Stevenson OAM, addresses the crew of HMAS Melbourne after scattering Captain Stevenson's ashes to sea off Gabo Island, Victoria.

HMAS Melbourne (III)’s final cruise has also served as a fitting final voyage for the ashes of Captain John Philip Stevenson.

Ultimate recognition for innovative sub-surface solution

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.

Director Cadets visits Training Ship Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jane Reptik (author)

Cadets and staff of Training Ship Darwin with Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler, RAN (front row, left); and Commanding Officer Training Ship Darwin, Lieutenant Jane Reptik (front row, right). (photo: Unknown)

Cadets and staff of Training Ship Darwin with Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler, RAN (front row, left); and Commanding Officer Training Ship Darwin, Lieutenant Jane Reptik (front row, right).

Cadets and staff at Training Ship Darwin were recently privileged to receive a visit from the Royal Australian Navy’s Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler.

Navy culture a priority

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

Dedicated to positively shifting organisational culture, the Royal Australian Navy has merged two key leadership and cultural directorates, forming the Directorate of Navy Culture.