The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to a sailor who paved the way for women in service by becoming the first woman promoted to the highest rank as a senior sailor.
Between 2006 and 2016, there were around 530 reported motorcycle vehicle accidents involving Australian Defence Force Personnel which resulted in minor to serious injuries. The statistics also recorded at least one fatality per year.
In February, three Australian Defence Force Officers ventured into the High Arctic region, where they were taught how to survive extreme cold conditions as part of an experiential learning program run by the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.
Female crew members of HMAS Maitland met with their counterparts from the Timor-Leste military during a recent port visit to Dili.
Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott’s passion for her people and to help others drove her to be Navy’s first uniformed Indigenous Liaison in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales.
Marine Technician Bianca Ridley joined the Navy in 2001, following her grandfather - also a Marine Technician; cousin - a Boatswains Mate; and brother - a Marine Technician, into the service.
Lieutenant Karen Dwyer attributes hard work and the influence of strong and positive mentors for her rewarding career in the Royal Australian Navy to date, which has seen her progress through the ranks from Seaman to Lieutenant in just 13 years.
Being part of the Navy was a dream job for Amy Vickers from Tasmania. Joining the Navy shortly after her 16th birthday, she did Cadets with TS Hobart and in Year 10 conducted work experience in the Fleet Air Arm at HMAS Albatross.
Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn joined the Navy from Maryborough, Queensland, at 17 and has achieved more in her young life than most 23 year olds could dream of.
Navy Aviation Engineer Lieutenant Kate Cox has taken one small step towards a truly stellar ambition after attending Space Camp 2019, spending 10 days in the US visiting The Spaceship Company, the Northrup Grumman Headquarters and the US Space and Rocket Centre.