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Senior Airman Andreia Palma prepares a weather forecast in advance of Hurricane Gordon, expected to hit Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, early Sept. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tabitha Kuykendall)
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Photo by Able Seaman Bradley Darvill Name: Leading Seamn Combat Systems Operator Lee McQalter Hometown: Shepparton Victoria Paper: Sheparton News Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Lee McQualter, says its been an amazing journey from Shepparton to the Persian Gulf. Lee joined the Royal Australian Navy at 17 and has served for nearly seven years. Before joining the Navy, Lee studied at McGuire College where she was a keen netballer. Currently deployed in the Gulf on HMAS BALLARAT, Leading Seaman McQualter is one of two females who are members of the ship’s boarding party. "With Boarding Party, I have been qaulified in fast roping so I can do insertions via helicopter or boat." Meeting many locals as a member of the boarding party, Lee says the Iraqi fishermen like the Australians. "The fisherman on some of the fishing dhows are really friendly, they’re just out here trying to make an honest living." Leading Seaman McQualter followed her brother into the Navy and remembers watching ads at the local cinema. "It was always something I wanted to do," she said. "I have been at sea six years straight, a number of times here in the Gulf. It can be a lot of work, but it has taught me a lot and I appreciate everything it has taught me. It can be a lot of work. The Navy has taught me discipline things like how to save money and I have made a lot of friends, its a great atmosphere, its a great life." She can’t wait to go grocery shopping when she gets home. "It sounds silly but I really llok forward to choosing and making my own food." Lee says.
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