In one of his final ceremonial tasks as Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presented Midshipman Dean Gilbert, with the Chief of Navy Prize at the Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade on 10 December.
HMAS Creswell was flooded with emergency services personnel for all the right reasons recently. The base on the New South Wales south coast hosted Operation HERCULES, a bi-annual multi-agency training exercise.
Three instructors (two pilots and one aircrew) have spent the last two months at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, in Germany, training on the Australian Defence Force’s newest aircraft, the EC-135.
A Warrnambool man's love of the ocean has led to a diverse career in seas far from home. Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is deployed onboard HMAS Melbourne, which is currently part of Operation MANITOU, Australia's contribution to the multinational Combined Maritime Forces patrolling waters in the Middle East.
Twelve new sailors joined the Submarine service at a ceremony in Western Australia on 13 November. It was a very special day for Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb, who was presented his 'dolphins' by his father, Mr Warren Webb.
A submariner Lieutenant and Chief Petty Officer are at the centre of a mentoring program to help develop the future of the silent service.
HMAS Choules is used to accommodating over 300 embarked forces, but recently she embarked a different kind of force when members from the Royal Australian Navy's New Entry Officers’ Course 53 crossed the gangway and began calling Choules home as they commenced their Sea Training Deployment,
The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG.
A major step towards delivering a comprehensive helicopter training system for the Australian Defence Force occurred on 12 September with the commencement of a $157 million construction project at HMAS Albatross and Jervis Bay Airfield.
Residents, avid surfers, keen golfers and mariners in Flinders, Victoria, were recently treated to a world- first, witnessing the firing of a 76mm medium calibre gun integrated with a SAAB Mk3e Combat Management System and CEA CEAFAR phased array radar from West Head Gunnery Range.