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Quest for trade quals leads to high-powered Navy careers

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

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules.

A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.

Compassion counts for modern Navy leaders

Published on by CMDR Tina Brown (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Participants and guest speakers at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum in Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Participants and guest speakers at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum in Canberra.

One of Australia’s most respected and experienced public figures says good leadership depends on a clear mind and sound ethics. Dr Brendan Nelson told Navy’s Emerging Leaders Forum that the best managers are shaped by positive role models.

Newcastle’s legacy, Choules’ future

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Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company. (photo: )

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Scott Houlihan, presents the Newcastle Senior School with a $10,000 donation of funds raised by the ship’s company.

HMAS Choules has added to the legacy left by decommissioned warship Newcastle in supporting the Newcastle Senior School by recently donating $10,000 for educational aids and new sports equipment.

BEN signs to the rescue at Garden Island, WA

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

In a combined effort from Navy, Parks and Wildlife Service and the Western Australian State Government, on-water safety has been greatly improved around Garden Island in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Voyage of life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author)

Commodore Katherine Richards was the guest of honour at the Westminster School speech day, where she assisted with the presentation of the school’s annual awards and prizes to the graduating Year 12 students. (photo: )

Commodore Katherine Richards was the guest of honour at the Westminster School speech day, where she assisted with the presentation of the school’s annual awards and prizes to the graduating Year 12 students.

Be bold, set your course and don’t be afraid to commit - that was the message to the graduation class of Westminster School from the Navy Headquarters Chief of Staff at their graduation ceremony on 21 November.

Canberra pays its respects at Last Post ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company line the Pool of Reflection during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company line the Pool of Reflection during the Last Post Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

An 80-member-strong delegation of HMAS Canberra’s ship’s company were among the guests at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post ceremony on Friday.

War veteran joins Canberra ship’s company on Freedom of Entry march

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer), PTE Nicole Dorrett (photographer), LEUT Natalie Brennan (photographer)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Life-Ring Bearer, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kate Jennings leads the HMAS Canberra Freedom of Entry march through the City of Canberra.

Three-hundred-and-fifty members of the 400-strong ship’s company of HMAS Canberra (III) exercised its Freedom of Entry through the City of Canberra on Saturday.

HMAS Penguin runners go gate to gate for Keeping Watch

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Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Runners starting the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Keeping Watch Gate to Gate Fun Run/Walk at Mosman, Sydney.

A record 280 runners and power walkers turned out for the 41st annual HMAS Penguin Gate to Gate charity fun run on the shores of Middle Harbour in Sydney.

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.

Still time to make A-Positive change in Blood Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney.

Navy members still have time to roll up their sleeves and give as part the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge. The challenge ends on 8 December with all eligible members strongly urged to take the time to donate whole blood or plasma.