Section: People

Sailor reaches important career milestone

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: )

Petty Officer Boatswain Rowan Verheijen, who has recently completed 15 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

A career dedicated to service across the Patrol Boat community has recently been acknowledged in Cairns, with ADV Cape Inscription Starboard Crew celebrating PO Rowan Verheijen’s 15 years of service in the RAN.

Navy’s New Deputy Chief

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy officially welcomed Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, RAN, to the role of Deputy Chief of Navy and Head Navy People Training and Resources (HNPTAR) in a small ceremony in Canberra today.

Selfless act - a sign of brotherly love

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French with his older brother Tom at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

For a long time, Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Joseph French and knew that his brother Thomas would one day require a kidney transplant, he just didn’t know when that day would come.

Sailor son-in-law sends thanks

Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Tristan Kennedy)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Daniel Williams, at the Australian Defence Force’s main operating base in the Middle East.

Sydney-raised sailor Leading Seaman Maritime Personnel - Operations Daniel Williams, deployed to the Middle East on the Australian Defence Force’s Operation ACCORDION, says his father-in-law Allan Williams in Australia will be in his thoughts this Father’s Day.

Running goal keeps sailor motivated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ryan Tascas (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: POIS Tom Gibson)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard prepares to run on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Being deployed at sea during COVID-19 restrictions has seen one sailor set himself some unique fitness goals - Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Scott Tunnard hasn’t let the pandemic restrictions nor a sea deployment control his physical fitness level.

Service in gratitude of nation

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Jandre Van Der Walt, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Katie Nattrass Russo onboard HMAS Ballarat.

Able Seamen Jandre Van Der Walt and Katie Nattrass Russo are proudly serving in HMAS Ballarat as a way to give back and thank the country that welcomed them in their youth.

Embracing STEM in education leads to diverse career

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Marine Technician Candice O’Keefe on the wharf at HMAS Moreton in Brisbane. (photo: SBLT Nanvy Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Marine Technician Candice O’Keefe on the wharf at HMAS Moreton in Brisbane.

As we recognise National Science Week across Australia, the Royal Australian Navy, with its diverse roles, stands out in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) space.

Teddy Sheean to be awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.

Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.

Phot shots in counter-narcotics fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Richard Cordell in front of HMAS Toowoomba at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

One of the smallest categories in the Navy has a large role to play in the Middle East Region. With only 39 members, Imagery Specialist sailors often deploy alone and produce imagery across a wide range of domains.

Nothing standing in her way

Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating member of General Entry 382 - Emms Division, Recruit Monique Murray during her Graduation Parade held at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating member of General Entry 382 - Emms Division, Recruit Monique Murray during her Graduation Parade held at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Australia has lived through some very tough times recently, but not even bushfires, flooding rains or a global pandemic have stopped one Blue Mountains resident from fulfilling her desire to challenge herself.