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Walking in the wake of Waller

This article has photo gallery Published on by NEOC 61 Waller Division (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right). (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right).

Twenty-three of Navy’s newest recruits have reflected on their experiences of their New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) and sought to understand how it compares with their forebears of 1914.

Philippines visit a ‘dream come true’ for HMAS Stuart medic

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

Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley in the sickbay on board HMAS Stuart. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley in the sickbay on board HMAS Stuart.

For one medic in HMAS Stuart, visiting a particular port during the East Asia Deployment was a dream come true. Able Seaman Medic Mary Dibley was born in a mountain town in Cebu, and moved to Australia when she was nine years old.

Historic clan rivalry helps bond HMAS Stuart

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

The crew of HMAS Stuart at the inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day during their port visit at the Blue Jacket Sports Field, Naval Base Guam. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

The crew of HMAS Stuart at the inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day during their port visit at the Blue Jacket Sports Field, Naval Base Guam.

Four Scottish clans faced off last week, roaring their battle cries into the hills as points were scored, triumphs attained and new relationships forged during HMAS Stuart’s inaugural Clash of the Clans sports day in Guam.

Queenslander returns to mother’s home on Asian deployment

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

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jayne Lawson conducts routine maintenance on the MH-60R helicopter onboard HMAS Stuart. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Jayne Lawson conducts routine maintenance on the MH-60R helicopter onboard HMAS Stuart.

Able Seaman Aviation Avionics Technician Jayne Lawson couldn’t have asked for a more personal first overseas deployment: this week her ship, HMAS Stuart, sailed into Cebu, her mother’s home city.

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.