Topic: Training

Ballarat helps build regional Shield

Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in formation, with warships from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand during Exercise Bersama Shield 2017. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in formation, with warships from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand during Exercise Bersama Shield 2017.

HMAS Ballarat has played a key role in the recent Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD, as part of her South East Asia deployment.

Fleet Electronic Warfare trainees graduate

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

Electronic Warfare Graduation 347 held at HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Electronic Warfare Graduation 347 held at HMAS Watson.

The first electronic warfare course combining submarine and surface fleet trainees graduated from the home of Navy’s warfare training on Sydney Harbour’s south head, HMAS Watson on 5 May.

Regional defence ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABATV Douglas Couper (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in formation with warships from Malaysia and New Zealand during a Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 17. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in formation with warships from Malaysia and New Zealand during a Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 17.

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have completed Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise in international waters, off the coast of Malaysia as part of the longest standing multilateral arrangement in South East Asia.

Defence funding in the Budget

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems. (photo: Russell Millard)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.

For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.

Tanks ‘sea ride’ on Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McDonald (author), CAPT (Army) Hugh Johnston (author)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: Unknown)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules added a new capability to the Australian Defence Force’s arsenal when they safely loaded and recovered Army’s heaviest vehicles onto the ship recently.

Team Anzac tops up fleet training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert Gould (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac.

HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked. 

First and foremost a sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Sharon Palmer (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

When the most senior sailor in the Australian Navy, Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight joined, he wasn’t in it for the long haul. 

Gap Years get amongst it

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

ADF Gap Year Students in front of the Helicopter Crash-on-Deck Simulator at School of Survivability and Ships Safety - West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

ADF Gap Year Students in front of the Helicopter Crash-on-Deck Simulator at School of Survivability and Ships Safety - West on HMAS Stirling.

Australian Defence Force Gap Year sailors gained vital experience while onboard Western Australian base, HMAS Stirling as part of the 12 month 'try before you buy' program.

Regional exercise challenges communication skills

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy seaman Lisa Norrie, from Communication and Information Systems, is seen working on a terminal within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System, at Royal Military Air Force base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy seaman Lisa Norrie, from Communication and Information Systems, is seen working on a terminal within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System, at Royal Military Air Force base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia.

Defence assets from nations across the globe have converged on Malaysia for a multi-lateral exercise helping countries work closer together for regional stability.

Range handover meets target

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Beecroft Weapons Range staff during a transfer of command ceremony at the Beecroft Weapons Range visitor centre. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Beecroft Weapons Range staff during a transfer of command ceremony at the Beecroft Weapons Range visitor centre.

Management of the Beecroft Weapons Range, on the northern shore of Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, has been transferred from Navy to the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group.