Medical Officers and nurses from the Australian Defence Force, United States Navy and New Zealand Defence Force have started a health training program for Timor-Leste doctors as part of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2014.
After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.
The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.
Despite the inauspicious date, HMAS Success left Fleet Base East on Friday the 13th of June with a real buzz of excitement in the air.
The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has responded to the independent Defence Abuse Response Taskforce report into allegations of abuse at HMAS Leeuwin, which was tabled in Parliament on 18 June 2014, saying that the events that led to the investigation should “never have occurred.”
The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.
Recently, the Director Royal Australian Navy Test, Evaluation & Acceptance Authority, Captain John Vandyke, took the 2013 Naval Cadet of the year, Nicholas Gamash, onboard HMAS Newcastle.
The New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) team at Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently grew by two, with the graduation of the first Royal Australian Navy Aircrewmen to complete the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course and achieve the qualification of ‘Senso’.
The Commander Fleet Air Arm spent a very busy three days at Jacksonville, Florida visiting New Squadron 725 and all the other people and moving parts that make up the Royal Australian Navy’s future Seahawk Romeo helicopter capability.
After two and half years as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett has handed over the weight to Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer at a ceremony in Sydney today.