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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.

Keeping Watch supports Navy family after horror holiday accident

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Naomi Deignan (author)

Able Seaman Cooper Blackwood and his partner, Able Seaman Sarah Horn, in Brisbane after Cooper's holiday accident in Bali. (photo: )

Able Seaman Cooper Blackwood and his partner, Able Seaman Sarah Horn, in Brisbane after Cooper's holiday accident in Bali.

Enjoying a break from their ship by the pool of a resort, a well-earned holiday in Bali turned tragic for a young Navy couple when water-lover Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cooper Blackwood dived into the resort pool to cool down.

Waterhen strengthens links with veterans community

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

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

War veterans from Navy, Army and Air Force recently took a tour of HMAS Waterhen as it held its inaugural Veterans Day.

Symbolic garden the final resting place of Indigenous ex-serviceman

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Attendees at the Ashes Laying Ceremony for the late Mr Matthew Byers at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home: Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter. (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Attendees at the Ashes Laying Ceremony for the late Mr Matthew Byers at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home: Aunty Christine Blakeney and Uncle Willy Dixon (centre); Pastor Ray Minniecon (second from right); and Navy Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott (right); with personnel from HMAS Albatross and the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter.

Members of the Defence Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Network - Shoalhaven Chapter and the HMAS Albatross Command team recently attended an Ashes Laying Ceremony at the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home.

Training systems officers set the example for virtual learning

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link. (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force proved its adaptability when 21 members participated in the two-day virtual Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020.

Lost men and women of ‘Shark 02’ remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Executive Officer HMAS Albatross, Commander Nigel Rowan RAN lays a wreath at the 'Shark 02' Memorial during the service to remember those lost in the Sea King helicopter crash on 2 April 2005.

In the close-knit world of Naval Aviation, April 2 is a sombre day for many personnel as they remember and reflect on the loss of nine Australian Defence Force personnel who died when Sea King helicopter ‘Shark 02’ crashed while on a humanitarian support mission on the Indonesian island of Nias in 2005.