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Navy helicopters working collaboratively with RFS

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter spent the first day of catastrophic fire conditions on search and rescue missions to support firefighting efforts around Kempsey, New South Wales.

Navy Veteran achieves another milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author)

Leading Seaman Steward Melville 'Mel' Roy McMillan tries a Petty Officer’s hat on during his 100th birthday celebrations. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Steward Melville 'Mel' Roy McMillan tries a Petty Officer’s hat on during his 100th birthday celebrations.

Former Leading Seaman Steward Melville Roy McMillan, who served in HMA Ships Vampire (I) and Stuart (I), was visited at his Victorian nursing home by a delegation of current Navy Stewards to celebrate his 100th birthday this month.

A rewarding career leads to appointment as ninth Warrant Officer of the Navy

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

“Wanting to be challenged and seeking adventure” were the main reasons a young woman from Lilydale, Victoria decided to join RAN back in 1989. Roll forward 30 years, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth has assumed the role as Navy’s most senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Navy.

Australian Navy officer graduates from Indonesian Command and Staff course

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), RSN MAJ Leong (photographer), TNIAL MAJ James Risky (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, third from right, with fellow SESKO Foreign students onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: MAJ James Risky, TNIAL)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, third from right, with fellow SESKO Foreign students onboard HMAS Canberra.

Friday 14 November 2019 marked a special day for the 150 students of the Indonesian Navy’s Command and Staff Course, and in particular it marked the end of a two-year journey for Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, the Australian student on the course. 

Engineering award helps sharpen Navy's 21st century sword

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LACW Jacqueline Forester (photographer)

L-R: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN congratulates Lieutenant James Keane, RAN, recipient of the Holthouse Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mr Guy Holthouse at Sea Power Conference 19, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forester)

L-R: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN congratulates Lieutenant James Keane, RAN, recipient of the Holthouse Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mr Guy Holthouse at Sea Power Conference 19, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The chance to pursue a graduate research project outside of his busy daily engineering life has opened up new opportunities for a driven Navy officer, Capability Realisation Engineer, Lieutenant James Keane.

Innovation shines bright

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system.

A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.

Navy women honour Second World War WRAN

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A plaque and tree are placed in the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton, in honour of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall. (photo: )

A plaque and tree are placed in the Commander Lachlan King Memorial Garden at HMAS Moreton, in honour of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall.

HMAS Moreton hosted a memorial service for the 75th anniversary of the passing of WRAN Assistant Writer Margaret Hall, the only member of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service to die on active service during the Second World War.

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.