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Life in the Navy for Zu - keeping HMAS Choules safe

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zuleika Harper conducts maintenance on the Marine Evacuation System onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zuleika Harper conducts maintenance on the Marine Evacuation System onboard HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules has a secret weapon, a quietly achieving Boatswains Mate named Zuleika Harper, known to all shipmates as ‘Zu’.

Former Royal Marine helps implement amphibious capability

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Captain Jim  Hutton in the Troop Assembly Area (TAA) during Assault Stations onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Captain Jim Hutton in the Troop Assembly Area (TAA) during Assault Stations onboard HMAS Canberra.

Joining the Royal Navy as a Midshipman at the age of 17 and moving over to the Royal Marines a few years later where he spent the better part of 35 years, Captain Jim Hutton has more than enough experience to help the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) implement its amphibious capability in the new Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide.

Award for Waller crew

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Greg Thomms, Chief of the Boat in HMAS Waller, is presented the inaugural Ric Ellam Perpetual Award by Mrs. Olwen Ellam during a team building sports day at HMAS Stirling. The award recognises an individual's outstanding contribution to Waller during the year. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Chief Petty Officer Greg Thomms, Chief of the Boat in HMAS Waller, is presented the inaugural Ric Ellam Perpetual Award by Mrs. Olwen Ellam during a team building sports day at HMAS Stirling. The award recognises an individual's outstanding contribution to Waller during the year.

The crew of Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Waller have a special relationship with a United Kingdom family that is now enshrined in an annual award for excellence.

'Iron Man' at Albatross

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Simon Levy in front of an 816 Squadron, S-70B-2 Seahawk at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Lieutenant Commander Simon Levy in front of an 816 Squadron, S-70B-2 Seahawk at HMAS Albatross.

It’s said that just finishing an Ironman triathlon should be considered a victory but for Lieutenant Commander Simon Levy taking his place at the starting line represented a considerable triumph.

Submariner's service honoured

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Captain Matt Buckley, CSC, RAN, during a Freedom of Entry March as part of the Centenary of Submarine celebrations in Fremantle, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Captain Matt Buckley, CSC, RAN, during a Freedom of Entry March as part of the Centenary of Submarine celebrations in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Captain Matt Buckley was born in Sydney and spent his childhood years growing up in Wollongong. He joined the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1990 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Navy Executive Coach receives Medal

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author)

Commander Rod Robinson, RAN, pictured during an address to RAN supply personnel during the 2010 Supply Community Forum, held at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. (photo: NIU-East 3)

Commander Rod Robinson, RAN, pictured during an address to RAN supply personnel during the 2010 Supply Community Forum, held at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.

Commander Rod Robinson joined the Navy in 1982 as a Midshipman to see the world and because he was attracted to the sea. Which was something very different to the country town where he grew up in Far North Queensland. He was also attracted to the idea of leading others in challenging circumstances.

Commission of Inquiry report released into the death of Able Seaman Ewan McDonald

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Defence has taken steps to further strengthen mental health policies for Australian Defence Force personnel following an inquiry into a sailor's death on HMAS Toowoomba during a port visit to Mumbai in 2011.

Service Warrant Officers take to the skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Nat Giles (author), CPL Peter Borys (photographer)

Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger strapped in the back seat ready for his familiarization flight in an F/A-18 Hornet at RAAF Williamtown. (photo: CPL Peter Borys)

Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger strapped in the back seat ready for his familiarization flight in an F/A-18 Hornet at RAAF Williamtown.

As part of an ongoing drive to get a better understanding of life in each arm of the Australian Defence Force, Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger took to the skies with his counterparts.

Transition research aims to improve wellbeing

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Defence members and their families are invited to participate in a wellbeing study.


 (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Defence members and their families are invited to participate in a wellbeing study.

Defence and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are calling for members and their families to participate in the Transition and Wellbeing Research Program.

‘Invaluable experience’ in South Sudan

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), Daid Carter (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan, under Operation ASLAN. (photo: Daid Carter)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) in South Sudan, under Operation ASLAN.

Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy, was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), under Operation ASLAN.