Topic: Training

Sea-change leads to Navy life

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author)

Midshipmen Jason Gilmore and Elizabeth Lewis on the bridge wing of HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: )

Midshipmen Jason Gilmore and Elizabeth Lewis on the bridge wing of HMAS Leeuwin.

While most people join the Navy directly from high school, university or as their first full-time job, two new officers in HMAS Leeuwin have come with many years of experience in the civilian workforce.

West Head 60th celebrations go off with a bang

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPO Stuart Pretten (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Staff of West Head Gunnery Range celebrate the 60th anniversary at Flinders, Victoria.

The gunfire paused on March 12 as staff, students and local community members gathered at West Head Gunnery Range in Flinders, Victoria, to celebrate 60 years of training weapons operators and maintainers for the Fleet.

New sim to keep Navy communicators at the cutting edge

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy trainees utilise the newly built Communications Centre Simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Royal Australian Navy trainees utilise the newly built Communications Centre Simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals - Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus.

A new simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus will ensure Navy’s newest Communications and Information Systems sailors will join their first ships much better prepared for the rigours of operating at sea.

New officer follows in the footsteps of last ANZAC

Published on by Department of Defence (author), José Navarro (photographer)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: José Navarro)

Senior Naval Officer - Tasmania and Appointing Officer, Commander Robert Curtis, welcomes Thomas Claridge into the Royal Australian Navy.

When Thomas Claridge joined the Royal Australian Navy in Hobart last Friday, he was following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather Alec Campbell, who was Australia’s last ANZAC.

HMAS Creswell welcomes largest intake of new officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers on their first day at HMAS Creswell.

The largest Royal Australian Navy intake of Junior Officers commenced initial military training at the Royal Australian Naval College this week.

A flurry of activity sets the tone for a busy 2019

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

Fleet units alongside Fleet Base East in Sydney.

There’s a flurry of activity at Garden Island in Sydney as Fleet Units and support organisations busily prepare for the year ahead.

Flexibility is the key

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), LCDR Benjamin Churcher (photographer)

WO Phil Robertson guides a trainee during a fire damage control exercise. (photo: LCDR Benjamin Churcher)

WO Phil Robertson guides a trainee during a fire damage control exercise.

If you've had anything to do with Sea Training Group (STG) over the past few years, you might have noticed differences in the way they deliver Collective Training to Fleet Units.

Quiet achievers in safety

Published on by SGT Max Bree (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Cryptologic Systems Nicholas Martin works at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Cryptologic Systems Nicholas Martin works at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra.

You might not see the work of cryptologic systems (CTS) sailors on board your ship, but their time immersed in signals and intelligence could be the thing keeping everyone safe.

Australian training in focus for Indonesian Officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author and photographer)

Seamanship Training Manger Lieutenant James Kerin explains the Royal Australian Navy’s training continuum for Boatswain sailors to a delegation of officers from the Indonesian National Army Navy, led by Head Indonesian Navy Training/Education Command Colonel Ivan Yulivan. (photo: LEUT Ryan Zerbe)

Seamanship Training Manger Lieutenant James Kerin explains the Royal Australian Navy’s training continuum for Boatswain sailors to a delegation of officers from the Indonesian National Army Navy, led by Head Indonesian Navy Training/Education Command Colonel Ivan Yulivan.

A delegation of senior officers from the Indonesian Navy has visited Australian Defence Force establishments to better understand training practices.

PO Kevin West wins Bradley Meek award

Published on by LCDR Colin Painter (author)

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West. (photo: )

Captain Craig Powell presents the 2018 Bradley Meek award to Petty Officer Kevin West.

The winner of the 2018 Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield is PO Kevin West, with the presentation of the award recently conducted at HMAS Creswell, RANSSSS Training Facility East, by Captain Craig Powell.