Topic: Training

Life at sea experience for future leaders

Published on by LEUT Steph Sackley (author), LEUT Phillip Qin (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: LEUT Phillip Qin)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour for the first time, aboard HMAS Adelaide with five ships trailing in company, is an experience never to be forgotten. For the 167 New Entry Officers’ Course 63 trainees, it was an opportunity almost missed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Still delivering Navy's future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A further 123 Sailors from General Entry Class 385 Emms Division have graduated 11 Weeks initial training at HMAS Cerberus under a strict COVID-19 cohort-distanced training environment.

Minister visits Defence Mentoring Group

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

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.

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.