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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.

Teddy Sheean to be awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.

Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.

Harman sailor’s badges of honour restore a sense of pride

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Gordon Carr-Gregg (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicole Marotzek holds a newly refurbished ship's badge and an older ship's badge, at HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicole Marotzek holds a newly refurbished ship's badge and an older ship's badge, at HMAS Harman, ACT.

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Nicole Marotzek has used a lull in Navy Brand operations to put her skills to work in revitalising HMAS Harman’s weathered and worn badges.

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.

Service to mark end of WWII

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Hayden Rapley, of Australia's Federation Guard, during rehearsal for the Victory in the Pacific 75th anniversary commemorative service, being held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August.

A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be held at the Australian War Memorial on 15 August, with members of Australia’s Federation Guard rehearsing their drill for the past two weeks for their role in the catafalque party.