Section: People

Proud to be asked to play

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Lynton Robbins at the Australian War Memorial, 21 April 2020. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Lynton Robbins at the Australian War Memorial, 21 April 2020.

The opportunity to combine his Indigenous heritage and military service is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for one of Navy’s newest sailors, Seaman Lynton Robbins, who was selected to play didgeridoo at the Australian War Memorial for the Anzac Day national ceremony.

Great-grandfather’s memory inspires first Anzac Day at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young onboard HMAS Adelaide.

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young’s most enduring Anzac Day memory is putting on his great-grandfather’s service medals and attending the local RSL Dawn Service and march. This year is first time he has been at sea on Anzac Day.

From Seoul, to serving Australia at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Lieutenant Intae Park is the Australian Army Scientific Officer aboard HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Lieutenant Intae Park is the Australian Army Scientific Officer aboard HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland.

Serving Australia and spending Anzac Day at sea is not something HMAS Adelaide Scientific Officer Lieutenant Intae Park envisaged growing up in Seoul, South Korea.

Marking service and sacrifice at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Commander Douglas Falconer, RAN, briefs aviation personnel on HMAS Adelaide before the ship commences First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Commander Douglas Falconer, RAN, briefs aviation personnel on HMAS Adelaide before the ship commences First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland.

For Senior Medical Officer Commander Douglas Falconer, Anzac Day this year will be marked at sea in HMAS Adelaide rather than at his local RSL Dawn Service.

On watch on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

As dawn breaks over the east coast of Australia this Anzac Day, Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell will be on officer-of-the-watch duty on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

Cyber sailor recognised as a female trailblazer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Carrie Robards (author), Ms Megan Popelier (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine. (photo: Megan Popelier)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine.

Having studied IT at school, and “always having an interest in it”, there was a good chance that Petty Officer Talei Stoll would work in the industry.

Navy Petty Officer receives Air Force award

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.

Full time Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson dressed in her Royal Australian Air Force Cadets uniform to receive an Air Force Cadets Force Service Medal from her Navy boss, Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

Navy commemorates first female Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author)

First Warrant Officer for the WRANS Lenore Maiden, right, being congratulated by the OIC WRANS Chief Officer Norma Uhlmann at HMAS Cerberus in 1972. (Image published in Navy News 24 November 1972) (photo: )

First Warrant Officer for the WRANS Lenore Maiden, right, being congratulated by the OIC WRANS Chief Officer Norma Uhlmann at HMAS Cerberus in 1972. (Image published in Navy News 24 November 1972)

The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to a sailor who paved the way for women in service by becoming the first woman promoted to the highest rank as a senior sailor.

Ride another day: mitigating motorcycle risk in Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Kate Johnstone stands by her motorcycle at the Australian Defence Force Motorcycle Rider Safety training program held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Kate Johnstone stands by her motorcycle at the Australian Defence Force Motorcycle Rider Safety training program held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW.

Between 2006 and 2016, there were around 530 reported motorcycle vehicle accidents involving Australian Defence Force Personnel which resulted in minor to serious injuries. The statistics also recorded at least one fatality per year.

Aussie officers venture to the High Arctic with Canadian colleagues

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L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada. (photo: )

L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada.

In February, three Australian Defence Force Officers ventured into the High Arctic region, where they were taught how to survive extreme cold conditions as part of an experiential learning program run by the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.