Topic: Training

Passing the baton - from one hero to another

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.
 (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

General Entry 315, Taylor Division offer a salute to the Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs as they 'march past' during their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus.

Family members of Leading Seaman Ronald ‘Buck’ Taylor attended a Naming Ceremony to commemorate the renaming of the building that will be home to many future Recruits commencing their careers as Taylor Division sailors.

Sailor receives Instructor of the Year award

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: LSIS Andrew Dakin)

LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

A very busy period for the Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels in Darwin concluded this month with the presentation of an award to one of their own, who was named Instructor of the Year.

US Naval War College welcomes Australian Command and Staff College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Anthony Ohl (author)

Students and staff from the Australian Command and Staff College visit the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Students and staff from the Australian Command and Staff College visit the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recently, students and faculty staff from the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted a visit from 13 students and staff members from the Australian Command and Staff College.

Family 'honoured' to be part of first Shipp graduation

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Dove Smithett (author)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Two Bell 429 helicopters from 723SQN and three Seahawk helicopters from 816SQN provided a fly past as the graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, RADM Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

Family members of Noel Shipp, the namesake of the newest Division at Recruit School in HMAS Cerberus, were guests of honour at the first graduation on 30 August 2013.

Creswell bowled over by Gilchrist visit

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are, back L-R, LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes, front L-R, AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Soaked through from completing a flood stopping exercise are, back L-R, LS Simone Van Dam, LS Ian Weeden, PO Andrew Armstrong and AB Krystopher Haynes, front L-R, AB Craig Smith, Adam Gilchrist, AB Daniel Stubbs and PO Nickolas Skow.

HMAS Creswell hosts over 200 visiting groups a year, but a recent arrival generated more than passing interest from ship’s company.

Missile first for Navy

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An ESSM is fired from HMAS Perth at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii as part of the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class Frigate ASMD system. (photo: Unknown)

An ESSM is fired from HMAS Perth at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii as part of the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class Frigate ASMD system.

The Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Materiel Organisation have recently completed the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian-designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class frigate Anti-Ship Missile Defence system.

Bridge Simulator boosts BWC certifications

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Sub Lieutenant Daniel Camparini in training for his Bridge Warfare Certificate Phase IV in Bridge Alpha, Full Mission Simulator at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Last year Navy took the bold step of embracing simulation in an area that many thought was ‘a sacred cow’. The decision to award the Bridge Warfare Certificate (BWC) using simulation ashore represented an enormous shift in the way that Navy trained Junior Warfare Application Course officers.

The training never stops in HMAS Perth

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Perth's Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party conduct training in the recovery of casualties from lower decks by using a fire hose as a lifting strop.

They have already passed a rigorous evaluation and proved themselves in an international exercise but the training never ends for the ship’s company of the Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth.

Peering behind the green curtain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Tough love, long hours and relentless travel may be what characterises a posting to the Sea Training Group, but so too does passion, patience, adaptability and subject matter expertise, as was observed during HMAS Ballarat’s Unit Readiness Evaluation, from 29 to 30 July.

Clearing the sea training backlog

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The ‘sea training backlog’ has been reduced by 70 per cent since 2011 through the improved control of the training pipeline according to the figures in Training Force.