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.
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.
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.
Recently a small group from Fleet Support Unit – Australia (FSU-AUST) undertook an industry visit to Qantas Maintenance Services in Sydney.
Exercise TALISMAN SABER 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 U.S. Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown ‘cross decked’.
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.
The RAN Contingent and Armada crew on ESPS Cantabria head home after a lengthy but fulfilling deployment in support of Talisman Saber 13 (TS13).
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.
HMAS Sirius has concluded her participation in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13). The Exercise, held every two years, is the largest combined air, land and sea military training exercise regularly undertaken by the ADF and forces from the United States. These combined exercises aim to improve training and the ability of the ADF and United States military to operate with each other.
A Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) team was deployed to the Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 exercise area in early July to demonstrate and evaluate the potential Defence benefits of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for long duration remote sensing of the under sea environment.