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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.

Gascoyne trains the next generation

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Campbell Baird (author), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea. (photo: ASLT Emma Bennett)

Midshipman Nicholas Croke uses the bridge wing pelorus to keep the ship navigationally safe, during HMAS Gascoyne’s Task Group Certification at sea.

With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.

Enduring partnerships provide the edge

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

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Japanese Ship Ōnami (DD-111) passes port side of HMAS Ballarat during Exercise MALABAR 2020.

Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat has joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the navies of the United States and India to take part in Exercise MALABAR 2020.

New survey vessel successfully launched from HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Survey Boat 'Polaris' conducts manoeuvres at high speed with HMAS Adelaide in the background during Exercise SEA WADER 2020.

Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit has deployed a new type of small survey craft from HMAS Adelaide for the first time.