Topic: Exercises

Crashex certifies emergency responders as ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield. (photo: )

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield.

HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.

Synthetic training simulates real world experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta Commander Troy Van Tienhoven (left); Commander Surface Force Commodore Stephen Hughes (second left); Captain Sea Training Captain David Landon (centre); Flight Commander HMAS Parramatta Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale (second right) and Head of Maritime Warfare Commander Anthony Nagle during the Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019 warfare simulation held at HMAS Watson, NSW. (photo: LSIS Chris Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta Commander Troy Van Tienhoven (left); Commander Surface Force Commodore Stephen Hughes (second left); Captain Sea Training Captain David Landon (centre); Flight Commander HMAS Parramatta Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale (second right) and Head of Maritime Warfare Commander Anthony Nagle during the Exercise VIKING RAIDER 2019 warfare simulation held at HMAS Watson, NSW.

An important aspect of training to fight and win at sea is the ability for Navy units and personnel to develop skills and test process in a simulated environment without the restrictions of the real world.

Divers sharpen their claws

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), US Department of Defence (photographer)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019. (photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Billy Ho)

Clearance Divers from Australia and the United States share knowledge during Exercise HYDRACRAB 2019.

Explosive experts from the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Teams One and Four have joined their counterparts from three other navies for Exercise HYDRACRAB in Guam.

Mine Warfare and Divers in deep

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

File image: Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive beneath the ship during training while deployed in the Indian Ocean.

The successes of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Community over the past 12 months is set to continue with support to multiple deployments throughout the region underway.

Human resources at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra.

A small Navy team recently took on the complex role of personnel coordination during the major military exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

It's a dog's life at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER. (photo: )

Australian Defence Force Military Police dog Nitro waits to fly from a Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ship during Exercise SEA RAIDER.

Three dogs and their handlers deployed to sea off Townsville recently, as part of the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Amphibious Task Group.

Allies and blood ties

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland.

The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide saw double when two sets of siblings posted into the ship recently for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. 

Double promotion highlight on Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Inside HMAS Canberra’s wardroom, there was a pause in the ship’s busy routine during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to acknowledge the promotion of two junior sailors.

Training on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

It’s not every day that trainee aerospace engineering officers get to conduct on-the-job training onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship during a busy major exercise like TALISMAN SABRE.

Pacific neighbours impressed by show of force

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Senior officers from Australia’s Pacific neighbours were among representatives from 15 nations who had a closer look at HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.