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From small town to big ship

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Juner working in the operations room of HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Juner working in the operations room of HMAS Sydney.

From the small town of Fentonbury in Tasmania, which consists of around 12 houses, 23 year-old Leading Seaman Nick Juner now sails the seas on one of Navy’s guided missile frigates.

Strong relationships lead to success

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel selected for the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 on the steps of the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Fleet Base East, before departing for the Middle East.

(From left) Lieutenant John Hooper, RAN, Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, RAN, Lieutenant James Kerin, RAN, Captain Nick Stoker, CSM, RAN, Petty Officer Steven Schonrock, Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, RAN and Leading Seaman Glen Morris. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy personnel selected for the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 on the steps of the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Fleet Base East, before departing for the Middle East. (From left) Lieutenant John Hooper, RAN, Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, RAN, Lieutenant James Kerin, RAN, Captain Nick Stoker, CSM, RAN, Petty Officer Steven Schonrock, Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, RAN and Leading Seaman Glen Morris.

Lieutenant John Hooper is one of three Battle Watch Captains who maintains a 24 hour over-watch on the area of responsibility for Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East region.

Leading the charge in the Middle East

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), PO1 Todd Stevenson Royal Canadian Navy (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Glen Morris (right) practicing his batting technique during a warm up for Combined Task Force 150's Boxing Day match against United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) in Bahrain. (photo: PO1 Todd Stevenson, RCN)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Glen Morris (right) practicing his batting technique during a warm up for Combined Task Force 150's Boxing Day match against United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) in Bahrain.

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Glen Morris is one of the three Battle Watch assistants working for the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain, focused on counterterrorism and maritime security operations within the Middle East Region.

Homecoming for Tassie local

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Harry Verrios conducts routine maintenance on the 76mm gun onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Harry Verrios conducts routine maintenance on the 76mm gun onboard HMAS Sydney.

Leading Seaman Harry Verrios has returned to his hometown this week as the Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Sydney, visited Hobart for Navy Week and the Hobart Regatta.

Operation SLIPPER veterans to be recognised

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

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People who deployed as part of Operation SLIPPER will have their service recognised with a series of marches across Australia on 21 March.

A Navy life of firsts and changes

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac Ship's Warrant Officer Samantha Morgan instructs Able Seamen Musician Blair Reardon and Kirsten Hobbs damage control plotting in forward repair. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac Ship's Warrant Officer Samantha Morgan instructs Able Seamen Musician Blair Reardon and Kirsten Hobbs damage control plotting in forward repair.

After almost 27 years in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Anzac’s Ship’s Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Samantha Morgan, is proud to have witnessed and been part of many changes that have been afforded to all members of the Navy.

Lure of the sea

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Support Nicholas Wright on HMAS Canberra's flight deck. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Able Seaman Aviation Support Nicholas Wright on HMAS Canberra's flight deck.

Growing up in Mildura, Able Seaman Nicholas Wright was far from the ocean but his current career choice quickly changed that.

From Darwin to Canberra

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer, Sub Lieutenant Melanie Soares, in the bulk storeroom onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Assistant Maritime Logistics Officer, Sub Lieutenant Melanie Soares, in the bulk storeroom onboard HMAS Canberra.

When Sub Lieutenant Melanie Soares left Darwin High School she was looking for a career that would challenge her and since joining the Royal Australian Navy she hasn’t looked back.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Protecting those who protect

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author and photographer)

Navy Warrant Officer Nick Davies was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Navy Warrant Officer Nick Davies was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2015 Australia Day honours.

The extra work of training personnel in Military Self Defence and preparing them for operations has earned a Navy Warrant Officer an Australia Day honour.

Rolling up the sleeves

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander Alexander Binns hold their precious life saving blood donations to the Red Cross. Personnel from Albatross and Creswell donated the blood during the Australian Defence Force Blood Donation Challenge.  (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Executive Officer of HMAS Albatross, Commander Gary Holgate, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander Alexander Binns hold their precious life saving blood donations to the Red Cross. Personnel from Albatross and Creswell donated the blood during the Australian Defence Force Blood Donation Challenge.

The call is out for people to get involved in this year’s Defence Blood Challenge.