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Warship warrior cuts for charity — Navy News

2015 11 22 Duvall

When DEFGLIS member Jason Duvall left his hairdressing salon in Canberra to join the Navy he never expected to be doing his old trade on a warship in the middle of the Arabian Sea.

Able Seaman Marine Logistics - Personnel Operations Jason Duvall never has time to sit still in HMAS Melbourne because he always has something to do, and not always with his clippers.

Melbourne is currently patrolling the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU, Australia's contribution to the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces, aiming to intercept vessels smuggling illegal narcotics which are used to help fund international terrorism.

"I wanted to do something completely different and see more of the world," he said.

"It can be a challenge to juggle all my roles and fit them into my day aboard Melbourne."

Somehow, amongst his operational roles he still finds the time to run a warship salon and has raised over $1000 for his favourite charity – an animal shelter in Sydney.

He looks forward to returning home at the end of his long deployment to spend time with his partner Stuart.

Read the full story at Navy News

Image by CPL Mark Doran for Department of Defence
Original Story by CPL Mark Doran


About the Author
Author: Vince Chong
Vince is the President of DEFGLIS. He is a project manager and an electronics engineer.
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