Topic: Training

Into the blue

Published on by SGT Sebastian Beurich (author)

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park. (photo: Unknown)

Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park.

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.

Finding their sea legs

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area. (photo: )

L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area.

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 School graduates continue to prosper

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division, from left, Recruit Electronics Technician Kye Burgess; Recruit Electronics Technician Nahum Pascoe; Recruit Communications and Information Systems Mitchell Parnell; and Recruit Marine Technician Todd Marriott, all attended the same high school, Shalom College in Bundaberg, Qld. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division, from left, Recruit Electronics Technician Kye Burgess; Recruit Electronics Technician Nahum Pascoe; Recruit Communications and Information Systems Mitchell Parnell; and Recruit Marine Technician Todd Marriott, all attended the same high school, Shalom College in Bundaberg, Qld.

Recruit Training School at HMAS Cerberus graduated a further 109 Sailors in September from General Entry 384 Rogers Division.

HMAS Gascoyne rises to ‘Return to the Sea’

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Benjamin Page (author), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer), LEUT Breece Gevaux (photographer), LSCD Dragan Ivanovic (photographer), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LCDR Sean Aitken)

HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’.

Leeuwin takes to local waters for intensive training

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author), LEUT Leigh Guilmartin (photographer)

HMAS Leeuwin at Mission Beach off the coast of Queensland. (photo: LEUT Leigh Guilmartin)

HMAS Leeuwin at Mission Beach off the coast of Queensland.

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.

Unexpected wins for training innovation

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Leading Seaman Emma Stewart instructs a class after gaining the Navy and ADF Instructor proficiencies at TA-AVN. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Emma Stewart instructs a class after gaining the Navy and ADF Instructor proficiencies at TA-AVN.

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 takes a lifesaving spin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cerys Zurek during a force protection exercise onboard HMAS Ballarat, off the coast of Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Cerys Zurek during a force protection exercise onboard HMAS Ballarat, off the coast of Jervis Bay, ACT.

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.

Innovation in online learning

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author)

Midshipman (MIDN) Gap Year Officer Victoria Shi; MIDN Gap Year Officer Dean Raguso; Able Seaman Electronics Technician (ABET) Ayden Paterson; and ABET Lukas Dybala participate in innovation training via the online learning platform ADELE. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman (MIDN) Gap Year Officer Victoria Shi; MIDN Gap Year Officer Dean Raguso; Able Seaman Electronics Technician (ABET) Ayden Paterson; and ABET Lukas Dybala participate in innovation training via the online learning platform ADELE.

Warfare Innovation Navy has launched an online resource bank, challenging Navy people to challenge themselves and innovate, in building towards a stronger fighting force.

Nothing standing in her way

Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Graduating member of General Entry 382 - Emms Division, Recruit Monique Murray during her Graduation Parade held at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Graduating member of General Entry 382 - Emms Division, Recruit Monique Murray during her Graduation Parade held at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

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.

Cadet takes the lead

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author and photographer)

Midshipman Tiffany McCormack, at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Midshipman Tiffany McCormack, at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra.

The responsibilities of the Australian Defence Force Academy's Cadet Captain have come with different challenges this year, due to bushfires and COVID-19.