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Navy-themed New Testament launched in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019. (photo: SIG Robert Whitmore)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019.

A Navy-themed edition of the New Testament has been launched aboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney, making it easy for officers and sailors of faith to take the Bible to sea.

A hat trick of awards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

It is not every day your hard work is recognised with an award, but imagine Warrant Officer Communications Manager Bill Welman’s surprise when he received three awards at once.

Serving sailor captures corvette history in new book

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

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LS James McDougall)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2019 Sea Power Conference has provided the perfect setting for the launch of a naval history book written by a young serving sailor - The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Libby Pearce.

Chief of French Navy invested with Honorary Order of Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (author)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). (photo: LS James McDougall)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, has been invested as an honorary officer of the Order of Australia by the Governor of New South Wales, at a ceremony attended by his Australian counterpart, Australia’s Chief of Navy, at Government House last night.

Stark contrast

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark operates HMAS Maryborough's ten inch light during a recent deployment. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark operates HMAS Maryborough's ten inch light during a recent deployment.

For Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark, working in retail and hospitality just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Reflecting on her godfather’s stories of his time in the Navy, the call for a new career was realised.

CN pays respects to Father of the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author and photographer)

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, lays a wreath and salutes the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: LEUT Ben Willee)

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, lays a wreath and salutes the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria.

In a moving ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, the Chief of Navy has paid his respects at the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell - the man considered the father of the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy photographer remembers Timor deployment two decades on

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko during the INTERFET deployment. (photo: )

Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko during the INTERFET deployment.

As the Australian Defence Force participates in activities to mark the anniversary of the INTERFET (International Force East Timor) deployment 20 years ago, one Navy photographer still receives requests for the imagery he captured on the deployment.

White family recognised for outstanding contribution of service to the nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has joined the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld in presenting a number of service medals to three brothers who between them have accumulated more than 80 years of service to our nation.

Endeavour leads to promotion

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Rachael Lee (author)

Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Gavin Dawe and Mrs Gillian Renfrey attach Warrant Officer Guv Renfrey's rank slides.

Following 26 years of hard work and dedication in the Navy, Guv Renfrey received his well-earned promotion to Warrant Officer on 2 September 2019.

Mine Warfare and Divers in deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean.

The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.