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The shark whisperer dives in Hobart

Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston from Australian Diving Team Four on the wharf of Huon Quays, Tasmania, prior to commencing diving operations during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

Most of us are apprehensive of sharks when we enter the water, Able Seaman Clearance Diver Matthew Johnston finds the prospect exciting.

Afar and abroad for an Arunta Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams with HMAS Arunta's embarked Sea Hawk helicopter.

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Rhys David Williams says he loves working on operations and being part of a Seahawk crew. He is currently embarked on HMAS Arunta, which is undertaking a North East Asian deployment.

Resilience resource a SMART move

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

The High Res website at http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/highres. (photo: )

The High Res website at http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/highres.

Military service can contribute to significant change, upheaval and tension in the lives of serving members and their families, and it’s vital that members of the service community have the information and resources to assist with day-to-day management of these stressors.

Great way to qualify

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West.

Bribie Island girl Bianca van Peperzeel, grew up girt by sea and now she sails all seven of them in her career in the Navy as part of the Submarine Force. Recently awarded her 'dolphins', a prestigious qualification reserved for submariners, she has visited India whilst serving onboard HMAS Sheean, a Collins class submarine.

Musician blows his own horn in Italy

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus-based RAN Band member ABMUSN Fletcher Mitchell proudly represented Australia when he performed and taught at the 16th Italian Brass Week. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Cerberus-based RAN Band member ABMUSN Fletcher Mitchell proudly represented Australia when he performed and taught at the 16th Italian Brass Week.

Performing as a soloist at different venues around Florence, Italy, including museums, cathedrals and town squares dating back 800 years, was a highlight of a musician’s recent trip away.

The man behind the lens

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill collects imagery with an 800mm lens onboard HMAS Arunta during the North East Asian Deployment 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill collects imagery with an 800mm lens onboard HMAS Arunta during the North East Asian Deployment 2015.

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Bradley Darvill has the exciting job of capturing all the interesting and amazing things the Royal Australian Navy does on a day to day basis, and in particular, as a member of the ship's company of HMAS Arunta, has the job of the embarked Imagery Specialist during its North East Asian deployment.

Valuing our international relationships

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Steward Jessica Gunning on the bridge wing of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Steward Jessica Gunning on the bridge wing of the fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Jessica Gunning is on board HMAS Sirius currently, providing hospitality services for the ship’s company. Her core role includes daily food preparation and service, coordinating official functions held on board HMAS Sirius and acting as the Commanding Officer's Valet.

Thursday Island sailor keeps Melbourne on task

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell onboard HMAS Melbourne currently on patrol in the Middle East Region on Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell onboard HMAS Melbourne currently on patrol in the Middle East Region on Operation MANITOU.

Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell has achieved some significant milestones in her relatively short Navy career.

Have cannon, will travel

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Unknown (photographer)

The model cannon at sea on board HMNZS Te Kaha in the Dardanelles. (photo: Unknown)

The model cannon at sea on board HMNZS Te Kaha in the Dardanelles.

A small model cannon that was removed from Hobart’s Anglesea Barracks Sergeants’ Mess in October 2014 was returned to the mess on 25 September, resulting in a considerable donation to Legacy.

Take action on World Mental Health Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Michelle Fretwell (author), CPL Nick Wiseman (photographer), LAC Michael Green (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs officially launches the Australian Defence Force's Mental Health Day in 2014. (photo: CPL Nick Wiseman)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs officially launches the Australian Defence Force's Mental Health Day in 2014.

Saturday, 10 October is World Mental Health Day and the Department of Defence is encouraging everyone to talk freely about concerns, support mechanisms and challenges with mental health.