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On watch on Anzac Day

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

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell, on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

As dawn breaks over the east coast of Australia this Anzac Day, Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Samantha Randell will be on officer-of-the-watch duty on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

Cyber sailor recognised as a female trailblazer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Carrie Robards (author), Ms Megan Popelier (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine. (photo: Megan Popelier)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine.

Having studied IT at school, and “always having an interest in it”, there was a good chance that Petty Officer Talei Stoll would work in the industry.

Navy Petty Officer receives Air Force award

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Australian Air Force Cadets Flight Sergeant Ann-Maree Anderson with her Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.

Full time Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Ann-Maree Anderson dressed in her Royal Australian Air Force Cadets uniform to receive an Air Force Cadets Force Service Medal from her Navy boss, Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence.

Navy commemorates first female Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author)

First Warrant Officer for the WRANS Lenore Maiden, right, being congratulated by the OIC WRANS Chief Officer Norma Uhlmann at HMAS Cerberus in 1972. (Image published in Navy News 24 November 1972) (photo: )

First Warrant Officer for the WRANS Lenore Maiden, right, being congratulated by the OIC WRANS Chief Officer Norma Uhlmann at HMAS Cerberus in 1972. (Image published in Navy News 24 November 1972)

The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to a sailor who paved the way for women in service by becoming the first woman promoted to the highest rank as a senior sailor.

Ride another day: mitigating motorcycle risk in Navy

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

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Kate Johnstone stands by her motorcycle at the Australian Defence Force Motorcycle Rider Safety training program held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Kate Johnstone stands by her motorcycle at the Australian Defence Force Motorcycle Rider Safety training program held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW.

Between 2006 and 2016, there were around 530 reported motorcycle vehicle accidents involving Australian Defence Force Personnel which resulted in minor to serious injuries. The statistics also recorded at least one fatality per year.

Aussie officers venture to the High Arctic with Canadian colleagues

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada. (photo: )

L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada.

In February, three Australian Defence Force Officers ventured into the High Arctic region, where they were taught how to survive extreme cold conditions as part of an experiential learning program run by the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.

Maitland flies the flag for inclusion during Timor-Leste visit

Published on by MIDN Charlotte Menhinick (author)

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland welcome their Timor-Leste military counterparts during a port visit to Dili. (photo: Unknown)

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland welcome their Timor-Leste military counterparts during a port visit to Dili.

Female crew members of HMAS Maitland met with their counterparts from the Timor-Leste military during a recent port visit to Dili.

Senior Sailor inspired by ‘capable and visionary’ female mentors

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliott from HMAS Albatross pays her respects at a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery, March 2019. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Chief Petty Officer Medic Tina Elliott from HMAS Albatross pays her respects at a re-dedication ceremony for Private Ernest Licey at Nowra General Cemetery, March 2019.

Chief Petty Officer Tina Elliott’s passion for her people and to help others drove her to be Navy’s first uniformed Indigenous Liaison in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales.

Navy Minor War Vessel family to welcome first female Senior Technical Officer

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

Petty Officer Marine Technician Bianca Ridley during her Chief Petty Officer promotion course. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Bianca Ridley during her Chief Petty Officer promotion course.

Marine Technician Bianca Ridley joined the Navy in 2001, following her grandfather - also a Marine Technician; cousin - a Boatswains Mate; and brother - a Marine Technician, into the service.

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.