Topic: Training

Australia and Fiji Navies on Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABCIS Neil James (photographer), WO Scott Campbell (photographer)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji. (photo: WO Scott Campbell)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji.

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has completed an official visit to Fiji, including a four-day exercise within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone with the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship Kula.

Maritime technology lures engineer

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Mat Madden after his graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Sub Lieutenant Mat Madden after his graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56.

A recent graduate of initial officer training at the Royal Australian Naval College was drawn to a Navy lifestyle to increase his engineering knowledge and work in high-end warfare.

Rehabilitation results through creativity

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues. (photo: Unknown)

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues.

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues.

Leadership potential on course for Midshipman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

For Midshipman Kris Sims, a career in the military was an easy decision, after hearing tales of his grandfather’s service in the Indonesian military.

Downsizing enhances experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author and photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor.

Moving between ships isn’t unusual for Maritime Warfare Officers like Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor, but going from one of Navy’s biggest to one of the smallest is more than just a size adjustment.

Call of the sea for future logistician

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Midshipman Grace Robson with her mum Terrie and her dad Chris following her  graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Midshipman Grace Robson with her mum Terrie and her dad Chris following her graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56.

A love of the water inspired a Canberra local to buck a family trend of Air Force service and join the Navy instead.

Indigenous graduates on board

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed its first graduating class from the Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed its first graduating class from the Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program.

Navy has welcomed its first graduating class from the Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program which prepares Indigenous men and women for Defence careers.

Resilient leaders train to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Patrick Czakilew (author)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Jure Plestina is abseiling while belayed by MIDN Anna Hutchinson.

Naval officers are taught to lead in times of peace and war – but how exactly? Building on their natural aptitude and drive, trainees are put through a range of physical and mental tests to prepare them for military life in charge.

Armada of education for midshipmen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

Firefighting skills shared

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy and civilian fire-fighters in Western Australia have joined forces in an effort to share skills and experiences for increased capability.