Published on October 30, 2020 by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)
File image: Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany from the Maritime Operational Health Unit with Joint Task Force 635 shows photos of HMAS Canberra on her phone to a Fijian woman of Koro Island, Fiji during Operation FIJI ASSIST, in March 2016.
In October 2000 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which recognised that conflict had specific gendered impacts which affected men and women in different ways, and that conflict disproportionally affected women and children.
October 06, 2020 by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, fourth from left, with members of the Defence Women’s Mentoring Group at Leeuwin Barracks, Western Australia.
The Western Australian Defence Women’s Mentoring Circle was privileged recently to host the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, at their final meeting.
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.
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.
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.
September 07, 2020 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.
Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’.
HMAS Leeuwin at Mission Beach off the coast of Queensland.
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.
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.
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.
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.