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On the road in South Sudan

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Rene van Rooyen at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Rene van Rooyen at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Redcliffe born and raised Navy logistics officer Lieutenant Rene Van Rooyen is one of 19 Australian Defence Force members deployed on Operation ASLAN as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Mariner relishes challenge of land-based deployment

Published on by MAJ Bradley Richardson (author)

Commander Jennifer Parker, RAN, deployed to Operation MANITOU and embedded with the International Maritime Security Construct in Bahrain. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commander Jennifer Parker, RAN, deployed to Operation MANITOU and embedded with the International Maritime Security Construct in Bahrain.

Born and raised in the red dust and desert backdrop of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Navy Commander Jennifer Parker again finds herself on dry land - deployed ashore on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

Personnel Support Unit keeping people in focus

Published on by SBLT Gordon Carr-Gregg (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Officer-in-Charge Personnel Support Unit - ACT Lieutenant Commander Christine Hillam at HMAS Harman. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Officer-in-Charge Personnel Support Unit - ACT Lieutenant Commander Christine Hillam at HMAS Harman.

For six years, Lieutenant Commander Christine Hillam has provided specialist support to countless Navy members in and around the ACT from an out-of-the way, nondescript office aboard HMAS Harman.

Cadet takes the lead

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author and photographer)

Midshipman Tiffany McCormack, at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Midshipman Tiffany McCormack, at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra.

The responsibilities of the Australian Defence Force Academy's Cadet Captain have come with different challenges this year, due to bushfires and COVID-19.

Broome-bred sailor closes the ‘gap’ on Navy Aviation

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

Able Seaman Aircrewman Belinda Cole is presented the Rotary Course Aircrewman Dux Award by Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Don Dezentje CSM, RAN. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Able Seaman Aircrewman Belinda Cole is presented the Rotary Course Aircrewman Dux Award by Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Don Dezentje CSM, RAN.

The ADF Gap Year presents young Australians with the opportunity to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program which is ideal option for anyone interested in exploring a career in Defence and the options available.

Shoalhaven native likes aerial view best

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

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Braedon McGuinness proudly wears his wings in front of an EC-135 helicopter from 723 Squadron, following his graduation from the Aircrewman course at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Braedon McGuinness proudly wears his wings in front of an EC-135 helicopter from 723 Squadron, following his graduation from the Aircrewman course at HMAS Albatross.

Leading Seaman Braedon McGuinness stood proudly in a small ceremony at 723 Squadron this month, marking the graduation of Navy’s latest cohort of Pilots and Aircrewmen.

Playing a different tune

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Luke Stanley (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Leading Seaman Musician Daniel McIlvride was promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenant during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Leading Seaman Musician Daniel McIlvride was promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenant during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.

The promotion of a member is always a cause for celebration, and Leading Seaman Musician Daniel McIlvride’s promotion and commissioning to Sub Lieutenant is no exception.

HMAS Canberra holds solemn memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, lays a wreath to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Canberra (I) off Savo Island, Solomon Islands.

In a solemn sunrise ceremony in the seas of the Solomon Islands, 84 members of HMAS Canberra (III) held tiny wooden crosses bearing the names of the 84 crew who lost their lives in a World War II naval battle fought there by the ship's namesake.

Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in RIMPAC 2020.

Geraldton local brings submarine home for a visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh and Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb. (photo: )

Commander Michael Power, Commanding Officer of HMAS Farncomb.

One of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines visited the Western Australian city of Geraldton in July, with one of the city’s natives at the helm.