Topic: Training

From seaside to Sea Sparrows

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is seen with one of the tools of his trade - the 76mm Naval Gun aboard HMAS Melbourne during a patrol in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is seen with one of the tools of his trade - the 76mm Naval Gun aboard HMAS Melbourne during a patrol in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

A Warrnambool man's love of the ocean has led to a diverse career in seas far from home. Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is deployed onboard HMAS Melbourne, which is currently part of Operation MANITOU, Australia's contribution to the multinational Combined Maritime Forces patrolling waters in the Middle East.

Dolphins a family affair

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Twelve new sailors joined the Submarine service at a ceremony in Western Australia on 13 November. It was a very special day for Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb, who was presented his 'dolphins' by his father, Mr Warren Webb.

Robust mentoring in Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster talks to Submarine Force personnel about the Project Innovation mentoring program at Submarine Training Systems Centre, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster talks to Submarine Force personnel about the Project Innovation mentoring program at Submarine Training Systems Centre, Western Australia.

A submariner Lieutenant and Chief Petty Officer are at the centre of a mentoring program to help develop the future of the silent service.

Trainees trial life at sea in Choules

Published on by MIDN Jake Moir (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Thomas Mackenzie shows Midshipman Ryan Lake of New Entry Officers Course 53 around the bridge of HMAS Choules.  (photo: MIDN Jade Burton)

Sub Lieutenant Thomas Mackenzie shows Midshipman Ryan Lake of New Entry Officers Course 53 around the bridge of HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules is used to accommodating over 300 embarked forces, but recently she embarked a different kind of force.

Vital frigate training designed in-house

Published on by LCDR Paul Anderson (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy MK 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System Course students and instructors onboard HMAS Sydney, Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Royal Australian Navy MK 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System Course students and instructors onboard HMAS Sydney, Fleet Base East.

The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG.

A family proud to serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

From left, Seaman Star Taylah Slavik-Rolfe, Elaine Slavik and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Mezz Slavik, at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

From left, Seaman Star Taylah Slavik-Rolfe, Elaine Slavik and Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Mezz Slavik, at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus Victoria.

Ninety-eight of Navy's newest Recruits formally completed their initial training at the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus on 6 March, but one family was marking the entry of its third generation into the Australian Defence Force.

Like father like daughter

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer), CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe (photographer)

New graduate, Midshipman Alexandra Morthorpe, with her father Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, a member of the first class to graduate from ADFA. (photo: John Carroll)

New graduate, Midshipman Alexandra Morthorpe, with her father Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, a member of the first class to graduate from ADFA.

On 11 December, 220 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy. For one midshipman, graduation marked the start of a career that will have her following in her father's footsteps.

LHD replica on show for naming ceremony

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and Mrs Cath Beazley officially unveil the name of the scaled version of Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock as Director of Port Ash Australia, Captain Cliff Beazley, watches on at Port Ash, north of Newcastle.

The scaled versions of Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Ship Dock used for ship handling training at the Port Ash Ship Handling Facility near Newcastle have been officially named in an informal ceremony.

Navy takes out top honours at ADFA graduation parade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Australian Defence Force Academy (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Australian Defence Force Academy held its graduation parade on Thursday December 12, 2013. 265 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

Throwing their hats in the air today marked not only the end of their training and studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy but also the start of a new phase in the military careers of 265 midshipmen and officer cadets.

HMAS Tobruk hosts sea-ready NEOCs

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author and photographer), CAPT Robert Knight (photographer)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville. (photo: LEUT INGHAM)

Sailors launch HMAS Tobruk's Sea Boat while at anchor near Magnetic Island, Townsville.

On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk (II).