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Family in her ‘Hart’ as sailor spends Anzac Day at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart speaks with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Manager Andrea Murphy on board HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart speaks with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Manager Andrea Murphy on board HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight trials off the coast of Queensland.

Growing up in Bunbury, WA, Able Seaman Maritime Personnel Operator Stephanie Hart spent her youth commemorating Anzac Day at a local Dawn Service. For Anzac Day 2020 she was on the opposite side of the country – off the coast of Queensland on board HMAS Adelaide.

Proud to be asked to play

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Lynton Robbins at the Australian War Memorial, 21 April 2020. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Royal Australian Navy Seaman Lynton Robbins at the Australian War Memorial, 21 April 2020.

The opportunity to combine his Indigenous heritage and military service is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for one of Navy’s newest sailors, Seaman Lynton Robbins, who was selected to play didgeridoo at the Australian War Memorial for the Anzac Day national ceremony.

Great-grandfather’s memory inspires first Anzac Day at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young onboard HMAS Adelaide.

Seaman Boatswains Mate Reece Conquest-Young’s most enduring Anzac Day memory is putting on his great-grandfather’s service medals and attending the local RSL Dawn Service and march. This year is first time he has been at sea on Anzac Day.

From Seoul, to serving Australia at sea

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Lieutenant Intae Park is the Australian Army Scientific Officer aboard HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Lieutenant Intae Park is the Australian Army Scientific Officer aboard HMAS Adelaide while the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland.

Serving Australia and spending Anzac Day at sea is not something HMAS Adelaide Scientific Officer Lieutenant Intae Park envisaged growing up in Seoul, South Korea.

Marking service and sacrifice at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Commander Douglas Falconer, RAN, briefs aviation personnel on HMAS Adelaide before the ship commences First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Commander Douglas Falconer, RAN, briefs aviation personnel on HMAS Adelaide before the ship commences First of Class Flight Trials off the coast of Queensland.

For Senior Medical Officer Commander Douglas Falconer, Anzac Day this year will be marked at sea in HMAS Adelaide rather than at his local RSL Dawn Service.

On watch on Anzac Day

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

As dawn breaks over the east coast of Australia this Anzac Day, Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell will be on officer-of-the-watch duty on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

Cyber sailor recognised as a female trailblazer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Carrie Robards (author), Ms Megan Popelier (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine. (photo: Megan Popelier)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine.

Having studied IT at school, and “always having an interest in it”, there was a good chance that Petty Officer Talei Stoll would work in the industry.

Navy Petty Officer receives Air Force award

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.

Full time Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson dressed in her Royal Australian Air Force Cadets uniform to receive an Air Force Cadets Force Service Medal from her Navy boss, Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

Keeping Watch supports Navy family after horror holiday accident

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Naomi Deignan (author)

Able Seaman Cooper Blackwood and his partner, Able Seaman Sarah Horn, in Brisbane after Cooper's holiday accident in Bali. (photo: )

Able Seaman Cooper Blackwood and his partner, Able Seaman Sarah Horn, in Brisbane after Cooper's holiday accident in Bali.

Enjoying a break from their ship by the pool of a resort, a well-earned holiday in Bali turned tragic for a young Navy couple when water-lover Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cooper Blackwood dived into the resort pool to cool down.

Waterhen strengthens links with veterans community

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

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Commanding Officer HMAS Waterhen, Commander Rick Westoby, OAM, RAN, with Royal Australian Navy Veteran Geoffrey Johnson in the wardroom at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

War veterans from Navy, Army and Air Force recently took a tour of HMAS Waterhen as it held its inaugural Veterans Day.