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New facility aids spiritual health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Cerberus Chaplaincy Centre Coordinator Chaplain Grant Ludlow addresses attendees at the official opening of the  Multi-Faith Prayer Room. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Cerberus Chaplaincy Centre Coordinator Chaplain Grant Ludlow addresses attendees at the official opening of the Multi-Faith Prayer Room.

HMAS Cerberus has officially opened the latest addition to their personnel support facilities, supporting and acknowledging the religious beliefs and needs of our people.

Small world for Northam’s navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Alana Yeates; Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Tactical Aircraft Controller Julia Upton; and Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chloe Freebairn on the flight deck of HMAS Ballarat.

The chances of three sailors from the same town serving on the same Navy frigate at the same time are almost as remote as the town they originate from.

Maritime Task Group Commander hands over after two busy years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The inaugural Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, CAPT Andrew Quinn, has handed over the role to CAPT David Tietzel following the successful completion of a two-year appointment.

Sailors hear tale of gallantry at airport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Leading Seaman Alisha Mosley and Leading Seaman Alan Williams with Terrance Quinn, Great Nephew of Ordinary Seaman Edward 'Teddy' Sheean VC at Brisbane Airport. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Alisha Mosley and Leading Seaman Alan Williams with Terrance Quinn, Great Nephew of Ordinary Seaman Edward 'Teddy' Sheean VC at Brisbane Airport.

When Leading Seamen Alisha Mosley and Alan Williams arrived at Brisbane Airport ready for duty on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, they could not have imagined what they were about to experience.

Navy doctor recognised for work with Indigenous communities

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author)

Lieutenant Justin Hunter was awarded Growing Strong Award for Indigenous registrar of the year. (photo: )

Lieutenant Justin Hunter was awarded Growing Strong Award for Indigenous registrar of the year.

Lieutenant Justin Hunter always knew he wanted to give back to his community, and he found a path to do so when he joined the Australian Defence Force and began training in health care.

Champion of cultural change

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Commander Gregory Davison of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit in HMAS Albatross, says Navy people should celebrate the progress our service has made in promoting a better culture in recent years. (photo: )

Commander Gregory Davison of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit in HMAS Albatross, says Navy people should celebrate the progress our service has made in promoting a better culture in recent years.

Building the best team possible through means of respect, diversity and inclusion is among the top priorities for Commander Gregory Davison.

Petty Officer encourages men to speak out, seek help for mental health issues

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Petty Officer Bobbie Ashman is on a mission to bust the stigma surrounding mental health. (photo: )

Petty Officer Bobbie Ashman is on a mission to bust the stigma surrounding mental health.

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Bobbie Ashman is on a mission to bust the stigma surrounding mental health that stops many men from seeking help when they need it most.

Disaster experience leads to career change

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Carolyn Johnsen is presented the Rear Admiral Hammond sword for the most outstanding graduate by Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, during the New Entry Officers' Course 63 Graduation parade at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Carolyn Johnsen is presented the Rear Admiral Hammond sword for the most outstanding graduate by Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, during the New Entry Officers' Course 63 Graduation parade at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Deployment to Operation FIJI ASSIST in 2016 started now Acting Sub Lieutenant Johnsen on a path to commissioning, culminating most recently in graduating from NEOC 63.

Proud Tongan graduates from Royal Australian Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

The Australian White Ensign leads the march past of the New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduation parade held at HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The Australian White Ensign leads the march past of the New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduation parade held at HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay.

There were few prouder graduates of NEOC 63 than the parade flagbearer Midshipman Paula Ulakai, a former Boatswain's Mate from Tonga who has a sentimental connection with the Australian White Ensign.

Midshipman demonstrates service during tough year

Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduate Midshipman Charles Sargant, at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduate Midshipman Charles Sargant, at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

For one graduate of the NEOC 63 class, demonstrating the Defence Value of Service began early when he volunteered in his local community during the Australian bushfire crisis in 2019-20.