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Success sailors commended for actions during a man overboard

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABCSO Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, presents a Group Commendation to members of HMAS Success' ship's company. From left - Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate (LSBM) Nathan Kane, Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, LSBM Luke Horsburgh, LSBM Lucy Ricketts, Seaman Boatswain's Mate Gemma Hawken and Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Allison Norris, RAN.  (photo: ABCSO Steven Thomson)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, presents a Group Commendation to members of HMAS Success' ship's company. From left - Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate (LSBM) Nathan Kane, Commodore Warfare, Commodore Peter Leavy RAN, LSBM Luke Horsburgh, LSBM Lucy Ricketts, Seaman Boatswain's Mate Gemma Hawken and Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Allison Norris, RAN.

Six people from HMAS Success have been recognised for their calm and professional teamwork during a man overboard incident off Hawaii when they were presented with a Commendation recently by Commodore Warfare, Commodore Pete Leavy.

Navy Seahawk crew recognised with a search and rescue Commendation Award

Published on by Australian Maritime Safety Authority Media Release (author), Mr Robert Crawford (photographer)

The crew of Tiger 74 LEUT Phil Rhodes, PO Colin McCallum, LCDR David O'Toole and LS Blake Woolard with French yachtsmen, Dominique and Bernard Lorenceau, who were winched to safety after their sloop sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay on Sunday, 29 September 2013. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of Tiger 74 LEUT Phil Rhodes, PO Colin McCallum, LCDR David O'Toole and LS Blake Woolard with French yachtsmen, Dominique and Bernard Lorenceau, who were winched to safety after their sloop sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay on Sunday, 29 September 2013.

Due to the high calibre of nominations in this year's Australian Search and Rescue Awards, the National Search and Rescue Council will present a Commendation Award to the crew of the Navy Seahawk helicopter Tiger 74 from 816 Squadron.

Raising the bar

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney makes an Ocsober donation to Healthy Harold at HMAS Harman.  (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

Warrant Officer Graeme Gibney makes an Ocsober donation to Healthy Harold at HMAS Harman.

Passing the half way mark of the 2014 Ocsober campaign, 169 Navy members are meeting the challenge of saying ‘no’ to alcohol and spreading the message to keep fit and healthy.

Chief of Navy engaged in cultural diversity journey

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (author)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at Cadet Unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, joins with community leaders from Lidcombe to celebrate the acceptance of a new Aquila Safety Boat at Cadet Unit New Training Ship Australia in Lidcombe, New South Wales.

Navy’s commitment to cultural diversity has never been more apparent than over the weekend of 19-20 October with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett attending three significant and unique events in Sydney.

Larrakia digs deep for the kids

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Lieutenant Kerensa Benson (left), Ms Kathy Sanidad of the Australian Embassy in Manila and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Bradley Ireland with the foreign currency that was donated by the crew of HMAS Larrakia to an orphanage in Tacloban, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Lieutenant Kerensa Benson (left), Ms Kathy Sanidad of the Australian Embassy in Manila and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Bradley Ireland with the foreign currency that was donated by the crew of HMAS Larrakia to an orphanage in Tacloban, Philippines.

An orphanage in Tacloban, in the Philippines received an early Christmas present recently when the ship’s company of HMAS Larrakia, with crew Attack Four embarked, pooled their remaining foreign currency and donated it to the orphanage via the Australian Embassy in Manila.

Harman smiles on McHappy Day

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), SGT William Guthrie (photographer)

HMAS Harman staff, along with McDonalds Fyshwick restaurant staff, help out on 'McHappy Day'. (photo: SGT William Guthrie)

HMAS Harman staff, along with McDonalds Fyshwick restaurant staff, help out on 'McHappy Day'.

Volunteers from HMAS Harman were all smiles donating their time to raise much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity on McHappy Day, 18 October.

Community focus in South Queensland

Published on by CPO Noleen Brennan (author and photographer)

Members from Navy Headquarters – South Queensland at 'The Tertiary Place' with members from the local support adults with disabilities group. (photo: CPO Noleen Brennan)

Members from Navy Headquarters – South Queensland at 'The Tertiary Place' with members from the local support adults with disabilities group.

Navy Headquarters - South Queensland continue to show the people of Brisbane the best of Navy; their latest efforts assisting a local group that supports adults with disabilities.

Naval Aviation Prospect Scheme hits new highs

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPO Glenn Smith (photographer)

The Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme, Naval Aviation Branded Van with the Spirit of Tasmania in the background, Devonport, Tasmania. 

 (photo: CPO Glenn Smith)

The Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme, Naval Aviation Branded Van with the Spirit of Tasmania in the background, Devonport, Tasmania.

While the Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme (NAPS) team are used to travelling throughout the Shoalhaven, their latest expedition took them a lot further afield - all the way to Hobart. 

Striding out for a mate

Published on by SBLT Cameron Taylor (author), Unknown (photographer)

Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Hines raises awareness onboard HMAS Parramatta for the '4Tracks4Kids' charity walk.
 (photo: Unknown)

Seaman Electronic Technician Daniel Hines raises awareness onboard HMAS Parramatta for the '4Tracks4Kids' charity walk.

When Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines took on the challenge of completing the 60km 4Tracks4Kids fundraising walk on 6 October, he did it with the support of his shipmates and in memory of a good friend.

Student leadership recognised

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergielus of HMAS Albatross (left) and college principle Mohamad Eldana present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork award to Mohammad Zahab, a Year 12 graduate of the Al Amanah College in Liverpool, NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergielus of HMAS Albatross (left) and college principle Mohamad Eldana present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork award to Mohammad Zahab, a Year 12 graduate of the Al Amanah College in Liverpool, NSW.

A battle fought during the Vietnam War has brought together a Navy member and an Islamic school.