There were few prouder graduates of NEOC 63 than the parade flagbearer Midshipman Paula Ulakai, a former Boatswain's Mate from Tonga who has a sentimental connection with the Australian White Ensign.
Integrity means to be open and honest. It is about doing what is right by holding yourself accountable, and not only yourself, but your team mates as well.
One of HMAS Arunta’s Indigenous crew members, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis, is relishing his time on a busy regional deployment throughout east Asia.
While Lieutenant Damian Briggs has always known he was Indigenous, it is not something he embraced until recently. In a chance encounter last month at HMAS Albatross, he met Del Bryon and discovered their grandmothers were sisters.
One of the five core Defence Values, Respect is the humanity of character to value others and treat them with dignity.
When it comes to Defence careers, few could match for variety that of HMAS Adelaide’s incoming Senior Health Officer, Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra.
Taking the front seat of an MH-60R helicopter while employing its cutting edge sensor and weapons systems is just another day in the office for Port Macquarie local, Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.
For one Australian Navy sailor, her first operational deployment was a long way from the sea - Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Asahel Heeney deployed to Alice Springs, 1200km from the ocean, on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
The Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Women in Defence Awards ceremony was live-streamed around the country last week as finalists gathered at various events in front of televisions, phones and computer screens to hear the winners announced.
Two Darwin-based sailors were recently promoted at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill overlooking Alice Springs, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean.