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Arctic upbringing adds resilience for NUSHIP Sydney officer

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

Then Sub Lieutenant Inger Ellingsen determines range with a Stuart's marine distance meter as HMAS Hobart (III) departs Garden Island, Sydney, in February 2018. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

Then Sub Lieutenant Inger Ellingsen determines range with a Stuart's marine distance meter as HMAS Hobart (III) departs Garden Island, Sydney, in February 2018.

When Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Inger Ellingsen was growing up in Norway, she had no inkling that her future career would be on the other side of the globe as part of the team driving the Royal Australian Navy’s newest warship.

Albatross book drive brings community together while apart for Reconciliation Week

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Leading Seaman Kara Knezevic, Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, Command Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Ms Dallas McMaugh and Petty Officer Megan Cahill of HMAS Albatross with books they collected for the Boori Preschool in the Shoalhaven to mark Reconciliation Week 2020. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Kara Knezevic, Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, Command Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Ms Dallas McMaugh and Petty Officer Megan Cahill of HMAS Albatross with books they collected for the Boori Preschool in the Shoalhaven to mark Reconciliation Week 2020.

HMAS Albatross usually marks National Reconciliation Week by hosting and participating in a range of community events throughout the Shoalhaven, but distancing requirements meant personnel had to consider how to embrace the 2020 theme ‘In This Together’ while physically being apart.

Blue Tree Project - a Stirling initiative for mental health

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glenn Askew from HMAS Stirling assists in positioning a Blue Tree as part of an Australia-wide mental health initiative, at the side of Dampier Road on Garden Island, WA. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Glenn Askew from HMAS Stirling assists in positioning a Blue Tree as part of an Australia-wide mental health initiative, at the side of Dampier Road on Garden Island, WA.

Garden Island, WA is not only home to Navy’s largest base, HMAS Stirling, but also to unique fauna and flora - including a variety of tree that stands out from the rest, mainly because of its bright blue paint.

Cadets take the helm at Maritime Skills Camp

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Barber (author)

(This image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: CDTAB Georgina Cox (TS Henty), Cadet Leading Seaman Ivy O’Halloran (TS Albury), and Cadet Petty Officer Shanelle Baker (TS Tamar) remove a propeller from a tapered shaft in the training ship the former MV Stephen Brown. (photo: )

(This image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: CDTAB Georgina Cox (TS Henty), Cadet Leading Seaman Ivy O’Halloran (TS Albury), and Cadet Petty Officer Shanelle Baker (TS Tamar) remove a propeller from a tapered shaft in the training ship the former MV Stephen Brown.

Earlier this year, before physical distancing was required, eighteen Navy Cadets from around Australia successfully navigated a series of maritime duties and drills in a three-day training camp aimed at giving them hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in the Royal Australian Navy.

Warship Alliance digs deep for charity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance Executive Assistant Kerryne Herridge (front left) and WAMA Alliance General Manager Russell Parker (front right) with (back row L-R) WAMA Office Services Manager Adam McLachlan; Asset Lifecycle Technical Officer Jason Phillips; and Anzac Ships Project Office Director Gary Watson at the WAMA Alliance office in Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance Executive Assistant Kerryne Herridge (front left) and WAMA Alliance General Manager Russell Parker (front right) with (back row L-R) WAMA Office Services Manager Adam McLachlan; Asset Lifecycle Technical Officer Jason Phillips; and Anzac Ships Project Office Director Gary Watson at the WAMA Alliance office in Rockingham, WA.

The Warship Asset Management Agreement Alliance, also known as WAMA, has reached a significant milestone in charity donations through its Team Anzac Charity Canteen.

CN approval leaves permanent mark of respect at Sydney (II) Memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Desmond Woods (author), Mr Trevor Ralph (photographer)

The Australian White Ensign flies permanently at the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton, Western Australia. (photo: Mr Trevor Ralph)

The Australian White Ensign flies permanently at the HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton, Western Australia.

The HMAS Sydney (II) Memorial at Geraldton in WA has become a place of pilgrimage for 65,000 visitors each year, and a recent decision by the Chief of Navy has added a final special touch to the important commemorative site.

Cerberus clocks the kilometres for Soldier On

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Australian Defence members of HMAS Cerberus conducting the 42km run for the Soldier On Anzac Marathon during Anzac Day at Cerberus Gymnasium, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Australian Defence members of HMAS Cerberus conducting the 42km run for the Soldier On Anzac Marathon during Anzac Day at Cerberus Gymnasium, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus hosted an Anzac Day fundraiser for Soldier On on 25 April, led by Cerberus’ Physical Training Instructors and conducted outside the base’s gymnasium facility.

Largest officer cohort to graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has graduated the largest officer cohort in its 107-year history, with 168 members of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 62 completing their initial training.

Directorate of Navy Culture celebrates first anniversary

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Rebecca Wilson (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Directorate of Navy Culture team members during the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at Esplanade By Rydges in Fremantle, WA, November 2019. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Directorate of Navy Culture team members during the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at Esplanade By Rydges in Fremantle, WA, November 2019.

A year of optimising Navy’s culture was marked on the first day of April, when the Directorate of Navy Culture celebrated its first anniversary.

Engineering innovation builds pace at sea in HMAS Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Brown (author)

Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Ryan Schweitzer takes a temperature reading during the prototyping phase of the ventilation system enhancement. (photo: )

Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Ryan Schweitzer takes a temperature reading during the prototyping phase of the ventilation system enhancement.

Engineering innovation onboard HMAS Melville has resulted in an increase in the maximum propulsion power available to support the ship’s involvement in task group operations while improving the normal operating conditions for essential machinery.