Topic: Training

Gascoyne trains the next generation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Campbell Baird (author), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea. (photo: ASLT Emma Bennett)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea.

With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.

Training opportunity welcomed

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Ballarat sails with USS John S. McCain in the Malacca Strait enroute to Exercise MALABAR.

HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.

Harnessing future thinking for future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra.

The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.

Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Tyson Nicholas is seconded to the United Nations Headquarters as their Military Expert on Investigations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and is usually based in New York, USA.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark moment in the recognition of the gender impact of conflict and the need to address the rights of women and girls and conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.

New facility enhances weapons training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.

Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.

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.

Gender, Peace and Security - Fleet Command

Published on 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. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

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.

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.