Topic: Training

Gap year recruits take out awards at recruit course

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Recruit Emma O'Mealley receiving the Recruit of the Intake from Commodore Luke Charles-Jones (photo: Unknown)

Recruit Emma O'Mealley receiving the Recruit of the Intake from Commodore Luke Charles-Jones

The most recent graduation of General Service Duties Recruit course held at Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, included 23 members from the second intake of the Australian Defence Force Gap Year - Navy program. 

Almost a century of training at Cerberus

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Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, left, and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, left, and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations.

With a long tradition of pranksters competing for the ultimate hoax one might wonder who would seriously consider choosing 1 April as a ‘birthday’, but at HMAS Cerberus it’s a day to be celebrated.

Next generation of Commanding Officers graduate from ACSC(J)

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Australian Command and Staff College Graduation ceremony Llewellyn Hall Australian National University Canberra

LCDR Helen Anderson receives the Commander Australian Defence College Prize presented by MAJGEN Simone Wilkie AM (photo: Grace Costa)

Australian Command and Staff College Graduation ceremony Llewellyn Hall Australian National University Canberra LCDR Helen Anderson receives the Commander Australian Defence College Prize presented by MAJGEN Simone Wilkie AM

Recently, Defence's next generation of Commanding Officers and Staff Officers to senior leaders graduated from the Australian Command and Staff Course (Joint) in Canberra.

At the coalface of Recruit training

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Recruit Instructors, Leading Seamen Luke Masterson (left) and Nicholas Pearce at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Recruit Instructors, Leading Seamen Luke Masterson (left) and Nicholas Pearce at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Leading Seaman Recruit Instructor (LSRI) is arguably the most influential person in a young sailor's career. A role that involves mentoring, motivating and inducting potential sailors into the Royal Australian Navy; the position offers challenges unlike any shore posting with a great sense of achievement upon the graduation of the sailors whom you have spent many hours moulding into what today's Navy needs.

Deputy Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s finest new officers

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New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell.

After 19 weeks of intensive training, 79 Naval Officers from New Entry Officers’ Course 53 graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell today.

Academy class of 2015 graduates

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The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presents Midshipman Dean Gilbert, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize at the ADFA Graduation Parade.

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its graduation parade on Thursday December 10, 2015. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presents Midshipman Dean Gilbert, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize at the ADFA Graduation Parade. The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its graduation parade on Thursday December 10, 2015. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

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.

Herculean emergency exercise in Shoalhaven

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State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES. (photo: Unknown)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES.

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.

EC-135 aircrew training in Germany

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The aircrew is the initial cadre of instructors and was in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities. (photo: Unknown)

The aircrew is the initial cadre of instructors and was in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities.

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.

From seaside to Sea Sparrows

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is seen with one of the tools of his trade - the 76mm Naval Gun aboard HMAS Melbourne during a patrol in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is seen with one of the tools of his trade - the 76mm Naval Gun aboard HMAS Melbourne during a patrol in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.

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.

Dolphins a family affair

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Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

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.