Royal Australian Navy trainees utilise the newly built Communications Centre Simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)
Royal Australian Navy trainees utilise the newly built Communications Centre Simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus.

New sim to keep Navy communicators at the cutting edge

A new simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus will ensure Navy’s newest Communications and Information Systems sailors will join their first ships much better prepared for the rigours of operating at sea.

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  • Australian Navy Cadets watch from the Helicopter Control Station as a EC135 helicopter lands on the flight deck of MV Sycamore. (photo: Mr Garry Vincent)

    MV Sycamore trains Generation Next

    As the new year began, the Royal Australian Navy’s multi-role aviation training vessel MV Sycamore was setting a course for the future, preparing for a big year of training the next generations of officers and sailors.

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  • Navy submariners and competition winners stand on the casing of Collins class submarine HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. L-R: Katelyn Mayne, Sarah Cox, Jack Evans, Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Kale Vassallo, Damon Dawson, Melvin Wong, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Submarines Leon Bromley, Noah Edberg, Kirkley Whiting, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarines Casey Seizovic and Tahlia Purdie. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

    Lucky eight get submarine experience

    A group of eight young people with submarine careers in their sights were treated to a close-up encounter with a Collins class submarine at Australia’s largest Navy base recently as part of a national competition run by Defence Force Recruiting.

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  • HMA Ships Canberra (left) and Success depart Sydney Harbour to commence a four month deployment conducting international engagement exercises including. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

    Fleet fires up for 2019

    Navy’s tempo has increased this month, marking the start of a busy year for the Fleet with more than 20 ships and over 2000 sailors at sea.

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Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw This article has photo gallery

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Kayla Petersen leads a tour group around HMAS Toowoomba during the HMAS Stirling Families Day. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Stirling gives Navy families the red carpet treatment This article has photo gallery

Navy members in Western Australia made their families the focus on January 25 as they hosted the annual HMAS Stirling Families Day.

Events

Royal Australian Navy Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour alongside Macquarie Wharf, Hobart,Tasmania. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Young Endeavour on show at Australian Wooden Boat Festival This article has photo gallery

Almost 2000 people took the opportunity to step on board the Royal Australian Navy operated sail training ship STS Young Endeavour during the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

N-Class Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G38). Image scanned from the Navy Historic Archive. (photo: )

Annual commemoration remembers N-Class Destroyers

The officers and sailors of Navy’s Second World War N-Class Destroyers were remembered recently at an annual memorial in the Western Australian town of Augusta.

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The Navy Ladies team at the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup seven-a-side tournament in Jamberoo, New South Wales. (photo: )

Navy laces its football boots for annual Johnny Warren Cup

Navy Football Federation Australia continued its commitment to forge stronger ties with the broader Australian football community by participating in the 2019 Johnny Warren Cup last weekend.

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ryan Webb, RAN, representing New South Wales, prepares to shoot during the 2018 ADF Basketball Championships. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

A swish effort by rookie

While being named Rookie of the Year at the Australian Defence Force National Basketball Championships was a career highlight for AB Georgia Joseph, her selection in the ADF women’s team was a surprise bonus.