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Missile firing takes electronics technician to cloud nine

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn onboard HMAS Hobart during a port visit to Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn onboard HMAS Hobart during a port visit to Melbourne, Victoria.

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn joined the Navy from Maryborough, Queensland, at 17 and has achieved more in her young life than most 23 year olds could dream of.

Navy engineer sets her trajectory for space

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space.

Navy Aviation Engineer Lieutenant Kate Cox has taken one small step towards a truly stellar ambition after attending Space Camp 2019, spending 10 days in the US visiting The Spaceship Company, the Northrup Grumman Headquarters and the US Space and Rocket Centre.

Navy Commander achieves outstanding five-decade career milestone

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

When Alan Willmore first crossed the gangway of HMAS Leeuwin as a Junior Recruit on New Year’s Day 1970, he never imagined his career would last 50 years.

Well-travelled medico prepares for next career challenge

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Stacey in the HMAS Choules Medical Centre off the coast of Ulladulla, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Stacey in the HMAS Choules Medical Centre off the coast of Ulladulla, New South Wales.

RAN Medical Officer LEUT Jonathon Stacey has packed a lot of variety into his six-year Naval career - he’s been deployed on patrol boats, amphibious landing ships, minehunters and frigates, taking him to ports including Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Guam.

HMAS Moreton ‘cleans up’ her local community

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Mark Donlan (author and photographer)

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba. (photo: )

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba.

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement staff pulled on their gloves for a Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba, adjacent to the Brisbane River.

Albatross breaks bread with women in need of a hand

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Personnel from the HMAS Albatross Command Team and women from the Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) do the ‘Each for Equal’ gesture - symbolising the campaign for a gender equal world. (photo: )

Personnel from the HMAS Albatross Command Team and women from the Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) do the ‘Each for Equal’ gesture - symbolising the campaign for a gender equal world.

The HMAS Albatross Command Team marked International Women’s Day 2020 by reaching out to women in the local community whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.

Team Navy on track at Superloop

Published on by FLTLT Thomas McCoy (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Team Navy's Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson, left, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield check maintenance equipment in the Tickford Racing team garage during the Superloop Adelaide 500, as part of the Navy Industry Outplacement Program. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Team Navy's Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson, left, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield check maintenance equipment in the Tickford Racing team garage during the Superloop Adelaide 500, as part of the Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

The ADF had highly visible presence at the Superloop Adelaide 500 from February 20 to 23, with two RAAF F/A-18 Hornet flyovers, Army street machine burnouts, and a Defence Corner that attracted more than 25,000 visitors.

Seahawks to take flight in nation’s capital

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

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Aircrewman Blake Woolard who will be the winchman for the winching demonstration at Canberra Skyfire 2020, conducting a winch test on an MH60 Romeo helicopter at 816 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

Over 100,000 people are expected to gather on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday 14 March to enjoy the magnificent display that is Skyfire, a celebration of the Canberra region, people and community.

Hitting home with the high notes

This article has photo gallery Published on by POMUSN Stuart Malcolm (author), Wayne Preusker (photographer)

Able Seaman Musician Constantine Karatenislis performs alongside students from his former school, Christian College Geelong. (photo: Wayne Preusker)

Able Seaman Musician Constantine Karatenislis performs alongside students from his former school, Christian College Geelong.

On a Sunday in February, the Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne, together with hosts Geelong Concert Band and the students from Geelong Grammar School and Christian College Geelong, performed a concert entitled ‘All Bands on Deck’.

Fleet out in force for IWD harbour walk

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), AB Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer), LS Nadav Harel (photographer), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, with crew members from HMAS Kuttabul, in a walk from Fleet Base East to Mrs Macquarie's Chair to recognise International Women's Day as part of their support to all women in the Australian Defence Force. (photo: AB Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, with crew members from HMAS Kuttabul, in a walk from Fleet Base East to Mrs Macquarie's Chair to recognise International Women's Day as part of their support to all women in the Australian Defence Force.

A contingent of around 250 sailors and officers from HMAS Kuttabul braved light rain and grey skies to complete a 4km return walk around Sydney Harbour in support of International Women’s Day 2020.