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Peering behind the green curtain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Tough love, long hours and relentless travel may be what characterises a posting to the Sea Training Group, but so too does passion, patience, adaptability and subject matter expertise, as was observed during HMAS Ballarat’s Unit Readiness Evaluation, from 29 to 30 July.

Talent and innovation the key to success for Canberra’s engineering team

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author and photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra’s POET Luke Porter (WEO1 Work Centre IC) and LSET Edward Hearsum (WEO3) pictured in front of their work in progress which will be shortly assessed as part of the regional Fleet Base East Navy Engineering Challenge championship. (photo: LEUT Emily Kennedy)

NUSHIP Canberra’s POET Luke Porter (WEO1 Work Centre IC) and LSET Edward Hearsum (WEO3) pictured in front of their work in progress which will be shortly assessed as part of the regional Fleet Base East Navy Engineering Challenge championship.

NUSHIP Canberra Weapons Electrical Engineering Department is using all its talent and innovation to design and develop an optical robotic fire control system as part of the Navy Engineering Challenge currently underway.

New home for NUSQN in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Brad Doyle (author and photographer)

New Squadron 725's new headquarters at Jacksonville Air Base in Florida. (photo: LEUT Brad Doyle)

New Squadron 725's new headquarters at Jacksonville Air Base in Florida.

New Squadron 725, under the command of Commander David Frost, is the proud tenant of a new, but temporary piece of Fleet Air Arm real estate.

Birthday celebration for 816 Squadron

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Mr Jeffrey Chartier (photographer)

On 23 July, 816 Squadron came of age when it celebrated its 21st birthday in the traditional Navy way, with the Squadron's Commanding Officer, Commander Grant O'Loughlan, cutting a commemorative cake with its youngest member, Able Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Aaron Grow. (photo: Mr Jeffrey Chartier)

On 23 July, 816 Squadron came of age when it celebrated its 21st birthday in the traditional Navy way, with the Squadron's Commanding Officer, Commander Grant O'Loughlan, cutting a commemorative cake with its youngest member, Able Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Aaron Grow.

On 23 July, 816 Squadron came of age when it celebrated its 21st birthday in the traditional Navy way, with the squadron's Commanding Officer, Commander Grant O'Loughlan, cutting a commemorative cake with its youngest member, Able Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Aaron Grow.

HMAS Anzac's ship's company receives Gloucester Cup for 2012

Published on by LCDR David Perry (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO presents the Gloucester Cup to the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Jason Hunter RAN onboard the flight deck of HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Recently the prestigious Gloucester Cup was presented to HMAS Anzac’s ship's company, now embarked in HMAS Stuart by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO.

Fleet Support Unit visits Qantas

Published on by LEUT Kate Mathias (author)

FSU visitors to Qantas Maintenance Services (L-R) LEUT Hanlon, CPO Morris, PO Alp, CMDR Peterie, PO Taylor, CPO Simms, Mr Bartlett (Qantas), LEUT Carter, LEUT Robarts, CAPT Irwin, PO Doe, Mr Parker, LEUT Bernard, PO Smith, Mr Baseden, LCDR Tacon. (photo: Unknown)

FSU visitors to Qantas Maintenance Services (L-R) LEUT Hanlon, CPO Morris, PO Alp, CMDR Peterie, PO Taylor, CPO Simms, Mr Bartlett (Qantas), LEUT Carter, LEUT Robarts, CAPT Irwin, PO Doe, Mr Parker, LEUT Bernard, PO Smith, Mr Baseden, LCDR Tacon.

Recently a small group from Fleet Support Unit – Australia (FSU-AUST) undertook an industry visit to Qantas Maintenance Services in Sydney.

Friends from across the sea: HMAS Perth welcomes US Navy visitors

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

US Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown steaming in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland during exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

US Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown steaming in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland during exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013.

Exercise TALISMAN SABRE gave Australian and US Navy sailors the chance to ‘see how the other half live’ when personnel from the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth and the US Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown ‘cross decked’.

Canberra’s Amphibious Department upskilling to drive new watercraft

Published on by LSBM Andrew Downey (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Hines from NUSHIP Canberra stands on the LCM-8 directing the vessel master as they approach the dock of HMAS Choules. (photo: LSBM Andrew Downey)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Michael Hines from NUSHIP Canberra stands on the LCM-8 directing the vessel master as they approach the dock of HMAS Choules.

NUSHIP Canberra amphibious department sailors were among the first to attend a dedicated Navy LCM-8 Advanced Marine Specialist course held at Army’s Ross Island Barracks in Townsville.

TALISMAN SABRE 13 from a Spanish point of view

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Christopher Thornton (author), PO Carmen Ciudad (photographer), SMN Carlos Cabrera (photographer)

MIDN Jacob Hobbs receives instructions to participate in flight operations training on SPS Cantabria. (photo: Indalecio Nuñez Quinteiro)

MIDN Jacob Hobbs receives instructions to participate in flight operations training on SPS Cantabria.

The RAN Contingent and Armada crew on ESPS Cantabria head home after a lengthy but fulfilling deployment in support of TALISMAN SABRE 13 (TS13).

Clearing the sea training backlog

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The ‘sea training backlog’ has been reduced by 70 per cent since 2011 through the improved control of the training pipeline according to the figures in Training Force.