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Meaningful mentorship inspires former sailor to lead

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer discusses women’s roles in the Defence Force with her mentors, her partner Squadron Leader Amanda Gosling and the Director Gender Peace and Security, Commander Jennifer Macklin, RAN. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer discusses women’s roles in the Defence Force with her mentors, her partner Squadron Leader Amanda Gosling and the Director Gender Peace and Security, Commander Jennifer Macklin, RAN.

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.

Impressive woman from the past inspires serving senior sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Amy Vickers, centre, in her role as the Divisional Chief Petty Officer of McClemans Division at the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Amy Vickers, centre, in her role as the Divisional Chief Petty Officer of McClemans Division at the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell.

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.

Missile firing takes electronics technician to cloud nine

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn onboard HMAS Hobart during a port visit to Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn onboard HMAS Hobart during a port visit to Melbourne, Victoria.

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 engineer sets her trajectory for space

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

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space.

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.

Navy Commander achieves outstanding five-decade career milestone

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

When Alan Willmore first crossed the gangway of HMAS Leeuwin as a Junior Recruit on New Year’s Day 1970, he never imagined his career would last 50 years.

Well-travelled medico prepares for next career challenge

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Stacey in the HMAS Choules Medical Centre off the coast of Ulladulla, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Stacey in the HMAS Choules Medical Centre off the coast of Ulladulla, New South Wales.

RAN Medical Officer LEUT Jonathon Stacey has packed a lot of variety into his six-year Naval career - he’s been deployed on patrol boats, amphibious landing ships, minehunters and frigates, taking him to ports including Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Guam.

HMAS Moreton ‘cleans up’ her local community

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Mark Donlan (author and photographer)

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba. (photo: )

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement personnel with local Councillor for the Morningside Ward in the Brisbane City Council area, Ms Kara Cook, during the Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba.

HMAS Moreton and Navy Community Engagement staff pulled on their gloves for a Clean Up Australia activity at Bulimba, adjacent to the Brisbane River.

Albatross breaks bread with women in need of a hand

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Personnel from the HMAS Albatross Command Team and women from the Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) do the ‘Each for Equal’ gesture - symbolising the campaign for a gender equal world. (photo: )

Personnel from the HMAS Albatross Command Team and women from the Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) do the ‘Each for Equal’ gesture - symbolising the campaign for a gender equal world.

The HMAS Albatross Command Team marked International Women’s Day 2020 by reaching out to women in the local community whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.

Watson celebrates 75th anniversary

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

The cake made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of HMAS Watson.

At the beginning of March, Navy’s main maritime warfare training establishment - HMAS Watson - marked its 75th birthday.

Team Navy on track at Superloop

Published on by FLTLT Thomas McCoy (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

Team Navy's Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson, left, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield check maintenance equipment in the Tickford Racing team garage during the Superloop Adelaide 500, as part of the Navy Industry Outplacement Program. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forrester)

Team Navy's Leading Seaman Marine Technician Colin Wilson, left, and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Joshua Wakefield check maintenance equipment in the Tickford Racing team garage during the Superloop Adelaide 500, as part of the Navy Industry Outplacement Program.

The ADF had highly visible presence at the Superloop Adelaide 500 from February 20 to 23, with two RAAF F/A-18 Hornet flyovers, Army street machine burnouts, and a Defence Corner that attracted more than 25,000 visitors.