On 11 December, 220 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy. For one midshipman, graduation marked the start of a career that will have her following in her father's footsteps.
HMA Ships Sydney, Perth and Melbourne successfully completed the first Exercise TRITON SIMULATION 2014 between 13-17 October.
Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg of the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility (South) at HMAS Cerberus, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, recognising him as the most outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor at the school for 2013.
Final sea time was on the cards for the Fleet Damage Control Officer as he completed HMAS Toowoomba’s mission readiness evaluation. Lieutenant Commander Col Painter is hanging up his radio and timer when he posts from the billet in July.
NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System training.
Instructor of the Year On-the-Job for 2103, Warrant Officer James McEwan was presented with his award at Garden Island, Fleet Base East on Friday 18 July.
Training Ship Norfolk, the Australian Navy Cadets contingent based in Wellington Point, Brisbane chose HMAS Cairns as their destination for this year’s Annual Continuous Training.
Prior to training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety in Jervis Bay, the members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party had only glimpsed each other around the workplace.
Doctor Glenn Pascoe holds a unique position within the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. As the Specialist Medical Advisor Aviation Medicine he is required to maintain oversight of all medical fitness and human performance issues for Navy aircrew.
Recently, White Ribbon Ambassadors of the Australian Capital Territory gathered in the Academy Cadet’s Mess at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) to engage with one another and discuss current issues Australia faces in relation to violence against women.