Sleeping in snow-caves and trekking across kilometres of snowy ground aren’t normal activities for anyone, let alone the 14 participants in Exercise Blue Ice.
A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a taste of life at sea.
Recruit Training School at HMAS Cerberus graduated a further 109 Sailors in September from General Entry 384 Rogers Division.
HMAS Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’.
HMAS Leeuwin has spent two weeks conducting intensive training and evaluation in beautiful weather off Mission Beach, 140km south of Cairns, in preparation for operational taskings later this year.
The challenges of 2020 have spurred multiple innovations in the way that Navy delivers training, ensuring that essential training continues to be delivered safely, and that Navy can meet strategic and operational workforce requirements.
Force protection training onboard HMAS Ballarat has taken a lifesaving spin, with the Boatswain Mates treated to a dedicated exercise on how to save themselves, and their mates, while under battle fire.
Warfare Innovation Navy has launched an online resource bank, challenging Navy people to challenge themselves and innovate, in building towards a stronger fighting force.
Australia has lived through some very tough times recently, but not even bushfires, flooding rains or a global pandemic have stopped one Blue Mountains resident from fulfilling her desire to challenge herself.
The responsibilities of the Australian Defence Force Academy's Cadet Captain have come with different challenges this year, due to bushfires and COVID-19.