Topic:

Quest for trade quals leads to high-powered Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules.

A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.

Compassion counts for modern Navy leaders

Published on by CMDR Tina Brown (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Participants and guest speakers at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum in Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Participants and guest speakers at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum in Canberra.

One of Australia’s most respected and experienced public figures says good leadership depends on a clear mind and sound ethics. Dr Brendan Nelson told Navy’s Emerging Leaders Forum that the best managers are shaped by positive role models.

Newcastle’s legacy, Choules’ future

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jaqui Meacle (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company.

HMAS Choules has added to the legacy left by decommissioned warship Newcastle in supporting the Newcastle Senior School by recently donating $10,000 for educational aids and new sports equipment.

BEN signs to the rescue at Garden Island, WA

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

In a combined effort from Navy, Parks and Wildlife Service and the Western Australian State Government, on-water safety has been greatly improved around Garden Island in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.

Still time to make A-Positive change in Blood Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney.

Navy members still have time to roll up their sleeves and give as part the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge. The challenge ends on 8 December with all eligible members strongly urged to take the time to donate whole blood or plasma.

Future submariners wanted for exciting competition

Published on by Ms Andrea Kopatsy (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Nathan Downes is a Marine Technician Submariner currently posted to HMAS Stirling. Nathan will guide the winners of the 2020 National Submarine Tour and Competition as they board a Submarine and live a day in the life of a Navy Submariner.

Aspiring Royal Australian Navy Submariners have the chance to win the experience of a lifetime as part of the 2020 National Submarine Tour Competition, open to Australian civilians aged 18 to 35 years old.

DFR wins award for Navy social media campaign

Published on by Ms Carla Roscoe (author)

Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) was recognised for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at the recent Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne. (photo: )

Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) was recognised for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at the recent Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne.

The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) has recognised Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) for Marketing Excellence in Social Media - ACT at its Annual Awards Evening in Melbourne.

Training Ship Pioneer enjoys Freedom of Entry to Mackay

Published on by Australian Navy Cadets LEUT Linda McKenna (author), Photos by Nell (photographer)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld. (photo: Photos by Nell)

Cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercise their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay, Qld.

With swords drawn, band playing, drums beating and flags flying, the cadets, instructors and officers of Training Ship Pioneer exercised their right to Freedom of Entry to the City of Mackay this month, as part of 60th anniversary celebrations for the Australian Navy Cadets unit.

 

Green Ghost crew remembers those who served before them

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kieran Skewes (author), ABEW Stuart McManus (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin leads the Remembrance Day 2019 ceremony underneath the Australian White Ensign. To his left are ABET Joshua Lowe, LEUT Jacob Hepner, ABML-SC Frank Cook and CPOCIS Michael Baruch. (photo: ABEW Stuart McManus)

Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin leads the Remembrance Day 2019 ceremony underneath the Australian White Ensign. To his left are ABET Joshua Lowe, LEUT Jacob Hepner, ABML-SC Frank Cook and CPOCIS Michael Baruch.

During the major Japan-US Exercise ANNUALEX, the crew of HMAS Hobart spared a minute to reflect on those that sacrificed their lives in the very waters they sailed.