(This image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: CDTAB Georgina Cox (TS Henty), Cadet Leading Seaman Ivy O’Halloran (TS Albury), and Cadet Petty Officer Shanelle Baker (TS Tamar) remove a propeller from a tapered shaft in the training ship the former MV Stephen Brown. (photo: )
(This image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: CDTAB Georgina Cox (TS Henty), Cadet Leading Seaman Ivy O’Halloran (TS Albury), and Cadet Petty Officer Shanelle Baker (TS Tamar) remove a propeller from a tapered shaft in the training ship the former MV Stephen Brown.

Cadets take the helm at Maritime Skills Camp

Earlier this year, before physical distancing was required, eighteen Navy Cadets from around Australia successfully navigated a series of maritime duties and drills in a three-day training camp aimed at giving them hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in the Royal Australian Navy.

Operations

  • Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Maritime Logistics Operator Jessica Gould is part of the Navy contingent at the JTF 629 Headquarters element in Sydney, Australia.  (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

    Navy provides a helping hand

    Since the end of March, Navy has been contributing to Headquarters Joint Task Force 629 as part of the contribution to the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. 28 personnel ranging in rank from Seaman to Commodore are assigned, and their skills and experience are filling crucial roles.

People

People

  • Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

    Program staff lead the way for Indigenous recruits

    The Navy Indigenous Development Program is designed to assist Indigenous Australians in reaching the required standard to permanently enlist into the Australian Defence Force through completion of nationally recognised training.

People

  • Navy’s new Indigenous Advisor Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard, then a Petty Officer, during a workshop taught by the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe at Middle Head, Sydney, in 2019. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

    Navy appoints full time Indigenous Advisor

    Navy has appointed Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard as fulltime Navy Indigenous Advisor, part of its commitment to the Government’s Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.

Fleet

  • File image: HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea, October 2005. (photo: CPL Veronica McKenna)

    It takes a village

    When the crew of HMAS Armidale transferred material control to Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group in Cairns for their scheduled extended maintenance period in February, the coronavirus restrictions had not yet come into force in Australia. What happened next was anything but business as usual.

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(This image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: CDTAB Georgina Cox (TS Henty), Cadet Leading Seaman Ivy O’Halloran (TS Albury), and Cadet Petty Officer Shanelle Baker (TS Tamar) remove a propeller from a tapered shaft in the training ship the former MV Stephen Brown. (photo: )

Cadets take the helm at Maritime Skills Camp This article has photo gallery

Earlier this year, before physical distancing was required, eighteen Navy Cadets from around Australia successfully navigated a series of maritime duties and drills in a three-day training camp aimed at giving them hands-on experience of what it’s like to work in the Royal Australian Navy.

Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance Executive Assistant Kerryne Herridge (front left) and WAMA Alliance General Manager Russell Parker (front right) with (back row L-R) WAMA Office Services Manager Adam McLachlan; Asset Lifecycle Technical Officer Jason Phillips; and Anzac Ships Project Office Director Gary Watson at the WAMA Alliance office in Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Warship Alliance digs deep for charity

The Warship Asset Management Agreement Alliance, also known as WAMA, has reached a significant milestone in charity donations through its Team Anzac Charity Canteen.

Events

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Largest officer cohort to graduate This article has photo gallery

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has graduated the largest officer cohort in its 107-year history, with 168 members of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 62 completing their initial training.

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link. (photo: )

Training systems officers set the example for virtual learning

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force proved its adaptability when 21 members participated in the two-day virtual Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020.

Sport

Royal Australian Navy Officer, Sub Lieutenant Sinead Flaherty takes off on a wave at Narrawallee Beach, NSW during the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women's surf development camp. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Surfing Sub Lieutenant scores ADF Surf Camp a “phenomenal” success This article has photo gallery

From the outset, the Australian Defence Force Surfriders Association women’s development camp attracted enthusiastic participants and fostered an inclusive and encouraging environment.

Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association members who participated in Exercise RUCKSACK in Germany and Austria during January and February 2020. (photo: FOTO-KAESBERG)

Snow-filled summer for Aussies at British Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Championships This article has photo gallery

Ten members of the Australian Defence Force Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Association have recently returned from competing in the annual Army and British Nordic Biathlon Championships, Exercise RUCKSACK 2020.