Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas break, and looks forward to seeing you back on deck in 2020.
Twenty-one years after they plucked yachtsmen to safety during the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, two Navy aviators reconnected with one of the sailors they saved at the opening of a new exhibition.
After four years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke has handed over the Director of Music - Navy baton to Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, at Garden Island in Sydney.
Twenty years after meeting at HMAS Cerberus Recruit School, a surprise reunion in the Middle East allowed Warrant Officer Justin Downey-Price and Jeff Seers to reminisce about old times - completely unexpected as the two had not been in contact since graduating in 1998.
The dual role of Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force and Commander Joint Health was formally handed over to Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey from Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart on 4 December.
Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Shannon Evans says creativity and a sense of humour helped her thrive amid the unique challenges of working at sea during her East Asia Deployment in HMAS Hobart.
When New Entry Officers’ Course 61 commenced training at the Royal Australian Naval College in July, it included the first officer of the Tuvalu Police Service to ever attend the Australian initial entry officers’ course.
It’s always a little bit surprising to meet someone who grew up surrounded by desert, with the nearest ocean miles away, who then went on to become a Navy Clearance Diver. For Alice Springs local James Steer, that is exactly the career path he chose.
Two of HMAS Diamantina’s ship’s company have been recognised for their leadership in the Huon class minehunter, receiving Champions of Navy Retention awards from Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Darren McDevitt.
Former Leading Seaman Steward Melville Roy McMillan, who served in HMA Ships Vampire (I) and Stuart (I), was visited at his Victorian nursing home by a delegation of current Navy Stewards to celebrate his 100th birthday this month.