Topic: Training

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.

Let the wargames begin

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

HMAS Canberra and HMAS Choules form up outside Sydney Heads enroute to participate in Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Canberra and HMAS Choules form up outside Sydney Heads enroute to participate in Exercise Talisman Saber 2017.

Australia's largest military exercise, Talisman Saber, was officially opened on 29 June aboard the United States Landing Helicopter Dock Bonhomme Richard off the Sydney coast.

A valuable forum for Engineers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Mark Fielder (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus has been a hive of engineering activity recently, hosting Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy engineers for the annual Engineering Week.

Navy’s future leaders complete initial training

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course 56 during their graduation at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

New Entry Officers' Course 56 during their graduation at HMAS Creswell.

After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest cohort of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Challenge to innovate arrives in Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Sophie Pearse (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

(R-L) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(R-L) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation.

Sydney’s Fleet Base East is now home to Navy’s very own innovation hub.