Topic: Training

Graduation underlines record-breaking year for Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade.

Navy’s newest junior officers have graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell as part of New Entry Officers’ Course 61, rounding off a busy year with a record 297 new officers graduating in 2019.

Plain sailing for naval diplomacy in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT.

The ability of naval diplomacy to strengthen bilateral defence ties was on show when Indonesian Navy tall ship KRI Bima Suci sailed into Darwin Harbour recently, during a four-month annual training voyage across the Indo-Pacific with more than 100 officer cadets.

Aussie-led Combined Task Force 150 ready to go

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony Wright (author and photographer)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: LEUT Tony Wright)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney.

The pre-deployment preparations and training for the Australian lead Combined Task Force 150 mission wrapped up at HMAS Watson recently, with the task group getting a stamp of approval from the Commodore Flotillas Force Generation Directorate.

Australian Navy officer graduates from Indonesian Command and Staff course

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), RSN MAJ Leong (photographer), TNIAL MAJ James Risky (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, third from right, with fellow SESKO Foreign students onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: MAJ James Risky, TNIAL)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, third from right, with fellow SESKO Foreign students onboard HMAS Canberra.

Friday 14 November 2019 marked a special day for the 150 students of the Indonesian Navy’s Command and Staff Course, and in particular it marked the end of a two-year journey for Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, the Australian student on the course. 

Walking in the wake of Waller

This article has photo gallery Published on by NEOC 61 Waller Division (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right). (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right).

Twenty-three of Navy’s newest recruits have reflected on their experiences of their New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) and sought to understand how it compares with their forebears of 1914.

Quest for trade quals leads to high-powered Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules.

A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.

Choules a picturesque classroom

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland.

It was a busy afternoon of training for Midshipmen Geraldine Gray and Maire Starkey as they helped pilot the 16,000 tonnes, 176 metre-long Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, through the treacherous Prince of Wales Channel off Australia’s northern coast.

Hack the Machine!

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Fathom5 ‘Trudi’ maritime systems hacking simulator used by the Royal Australian Navy cyber team at the Hack the Machine event in New York. (photo: )

The Fathom5 ‘Trudi’ maritime systems hacking simulator used by the Royal Australian Navy cyber team at the Hack the Machine event in New York.

Five members of the Royal Australian Navy’s emergent Defensive Cyber Operations workforce were provided a rare opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with our closest allies from the US, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand through attendance at the US Navy’s annual Hack the Machine event.

Crashex certifies emergency responders as ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield. (photo: )

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield.

HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.