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Reserve training gets a revamp

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Angela Faulkner (author), CPO Christian Duncan (photographer)

The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month. (photo: )

The October Reserve Entry Officers' Course cohort participated in leadership training Operation Jaywick at Royal Australian Naval College HMAS Creswell for the first time last month.

The ambition to create quality Naval Officers who are well-prepared for a career at sea has resulted in a number of innovations to the Reserve Entry Officers’ Course offered by the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour.

In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.

Technical skills praised in repair work

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's Marine Technician fabrication team in front of the forecastle door which was replaced while the ship was alongside in Sasebo Naval Base, Japan. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Arunta's Marine Technician fabrication team in front of the forecastle door which was replaced while the ship was alongside in Sasebo Naval Base, Japan.

HMAS Arunta’s Marine Technicians have been praised for their ingenuity and resilience in repairing one of the ship's forecastle doors, with the initial work undertaken when the door was damaged during a storm while at sea.

Learning while lending a helping hand

Published on by MIDN Anna Roberts (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer)

L-R: Midshipman Laura Caspersonn; Seaman Riley Duncan; Seaman Ella McCarthy-Grigg; Seaman Will Scott; Seaman Odin Brown; Midshipman Lane Wilson; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Natalie Robinson; Seaman Jack Eastwood; Midshipman Declan Conaghty; Midshipman Anna Roberts; and Seaman Olivia Alves in the galley onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

L-R: Midshipman Laura Caspersonn; Seaman Riley Duncan; Seaman Ella McCarthy-Grigg; Seaman Will Scott; Seaman Odin Brown; Midshipman Lane Wilson; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Chef Natalie Robinson; Seaman Jack Eastwood; Midshipman Declan Conaghty; Midshipman Anna Roberts; and Seaman Olivia Alves in the galley onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Helping feed 480 people multiple meals each day onboard the Royal Australian Navy's largest ship is creating a memorable first time at sea for 10 Gap Year Sailors and Officers.

From rolling hills to rolling waves

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

Midshipman Abiathar Templar is getting a taste of life in the Royal Australian Navy by completing the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program on HMAS Ballarat. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Midshipman Abiathar Templar is getting a taste of life in the Royal Australian Navy by completing the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program on HMAS Ballarat.

A Navy Gap Year officer has swapped the rolling hills of the Victorian city of Ballarat for rolling waves and the steady hum of the engines of HMAS Ballarat.

Innovative training delivers future capability

Published on by SBLT Huon Fairbairn (author), ABCIS Riley Smith (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Thomas Hiramatsu, right, drives HMAS Ararat from the port bridge wing, supervised by Executive Officer Lieutenant Iris Van Kampen, and with Lead Instructor Lieutenant Commander Alicia Runde, during the Small Ships Navigation Course at sea off the Kimberley coastline.

The global pandemic has certainly presented challenges and hardship for the Australian community to endure. However, it has also presented the Royal Australian Navy the opportunity to devise innovative approaches toward training delivery and generating future capability.

Flagship enters dock for maintenance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, enters the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island in Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest vessels, enters the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island in Sydney.

The flagship of the Royal Australian Navy, the landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, has entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney.

Penguin opens new Boatswain Faculty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Students and instructors and special guest Director Training Authority - Maritime Warfare, Captain Heath Robertson, CSC, HADC, RAN, (second from left, front row), stand together for their first group photo after the opening of the new Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Students and instructors and special guest Director Training Authority - Maritime Warfare, Captain Heath Robertson, CSC, HADC, RAN, (second from left, front row), stand together for their first group photo after the opening of the new Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

At HMAS Penguin in Sydney a new Boatswain Faculty has been opened to enhance Boatswain training supporting units in the region.

Adelaide celebrates NAIDOC Week

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

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast.

Indigenous sailors in HMAS Adelaide will be swapping stories and celebrating their culture with the rest of the ship’s company to mark NAIDOC Week, 8-15 November.

Keeping up the pace during operations

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

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Jamie Lord runs daily fitness classes on HMAS Ballarat, currently en route to Exercise MALABAR.

Members of HMAS Ballarat have taken their physical fitness commitment to another level by completing 155 laps around the flight deck - the number of laps equivalent to the frigate's pennant number.