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Fleet Air Arm personnel treated to thought-provoking forum

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Lieutenant Julia Gibney, Tracy Lamb and Lieutenant Clare Nickels in front of a Seahawk helicopter during a tour of 816 Squadron as part of the Fleet Air Arm Navy Women's Forum. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Lieutenant Julia Gibney, Tracy Lamb and Lieutenant Clare Nickels in front of a Seahawk helicopter during a tour of 816 Squadron as part of the Fleet Air Arm Navy Women's Forum.

“Engaging”, “thought provoking”, “inspirational”. This was some of the feedback provided by the Navy and Defence civilian personnel, both male and female, who attended the second Shoalhaven and Fleet Air Arm Navy Women’s Forum.

Former Fleet ‘XO’ awarded CSM in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author)

Commander David Landon will be receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal at the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours and Awards ceremony for his performance of duty as the Fleet Executive Officer at Fleet Headquarters. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commander David Landon will be receiving the Conspicuous Service Medal at the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours and Awards ceremony for his performance of duty as the Fleet Executive Officer at Fleet Headquarters.

Commander David Landon has been named as a recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List this weekend for his service to the Royal Australian Navy as Fleet Executive Officer.

Navy nurse recognised for devotion to duty

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author)

Perioperative Nurse, Lieutenant Commander Amy York in the Role 3 medical facility, Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part pf the Australian Specialist Health Group in Kandahar Airfield.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Perioperative Nurse, Lieutenant Commander Amy York in the Role 3 medical facility, Kandahar, Afghanistan, as part pf the Australian Specialist Health Group in Kandahar Airfield.

Navy Nurse, Lieutenant Commander Amy York, has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List for her meritorious devotion to duty in the fields of general and perioperative military nursing across a range of healthcare settings in the Australian Defence Force during her decade of Service in the Navy.

Symphony earns Sydney sailor a Queen’s Birthday honour

Published on by MIDN Aaron Wischusen (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Musician Leading Seaman Martyn Hancock, who also composed the musical piece 'March of the Silent Service’, stands in front of decommissioned submarine HMAS Onslow at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Musician Leading Seaman Martyn Hancock, who also composed the musical piece 'March of the Silent Service’, stands in front of decommissioned submarine HMAS Onslow at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Leading Seaman Martyn Hancock has been named as a recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List this weekend. The Royal Australian Navy Band member was recognised for his work in the composing and arranging of music for the Royal Australian Navy Band, particularly for his symphony for the 2013 Fleet Review.

Navy mother of three awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.  (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, Staff Officer at the Australian Defence Force’s Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin, has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Navy personnel recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Conspicuous Service Medal. (photo: )

The Conspicuous Service Medal.

The exceptional service of twenty-three Royal Australian Navy personnel has been recognised with honours and awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List.

Navy gets pumped for ADF Blood Challenge

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Midshipman Kieran Davis donating plasma at the Woden Red Cross Donation Centre, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Midshipman Kieran Davis donating plasma at the Woden Red Cross Donation Centre, Canberra.

This year marks the sixth year of the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge and the Royal Australian Navy is getting ready to influence, inspire and support its people for a lifesaving cause.

Victorian sailor keeps an ear out for dangers above and below

Published on by CAPT Bradley Richardson (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Haydn Bonderenko and Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Ben Smith at their work stations aboard HMAS Sheean during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Haydn Bonderenko and Leading Seaman Electronic Technician Submariner Ben Smith at their work stations aboard HMAS Sheean during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Submariner Haydn Bonderenko never imagined the opportunities he would have serving in the Navy - at just 22 years old he has visited foreign ports and sailed more than 20,000 nautical miles across the world’s oceans.

New mum awarded Fleet Commanders Commendation for community efforts

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.

The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team got together last week to congratulate Leading Seaman Brooke Oram on receiving a Fleet Commanders Commendation.

White Ribbon inaugural event at ADFA

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking (left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon. (photo: John Carroll)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking (left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon.

Recently, White Ribbon Ambassadors of the Australian Capital Territory gathered in the Academy Cadet’s Mess at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) to engage with one another and discuss current issues Australia faces in relation to violence against women.