Topic: Training

Anzac finishes year with a bang

Published on by LCDR Ronald Trigg (author), SBLT Adam Klyne (author)

The Vertical Launch System of HMAS Anzac fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile during a training exercise. (photo: Unknown)

The Vertical Launch System of HMAS Anzac fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile during a training exercise.

For the first time since her since her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade in 2014, HMAS Anzac has successfully completed an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile firing against an airborne target.

Arunta boarding training with the US Coast Guard

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lieutenant Owen Grylls (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.

HMAS Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after commencing operations in the Middle East honing their skills for future patrols.

Instructor honoured with Damage Control Shield

Published on by POMT Andrew McDonald (author)

The Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, awarded to the ‘Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor in the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety organisation’. (photo: LAC Owen King)

The Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, awarded to the ‘Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor in the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety organisation’.

For the third consecutive year, an instructor from the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility - South, at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield.

Nurse switches coasts and uniforms

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Angus Thompson experiences life at sea in the sickbay of HMAS Anzac during Phase 4 of the Reserve Entry Officers' Course. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Angus Thompson experiences life at sea in the sickbay of HMAS Anzac during Phase 4 of the Reserve Entry Officers' Course.

Wollongong nurse Angus Thompson ditched his usual intensive care nursing uniform for a camouflage outfit last year, as he finalised his Navy Reserve Officer training onboard the Navy frigate, HMAS Anzac on a trip across the top of Australia.

Choules gives Navy’s newest officers experience at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Loretta Houlahan (author), MIDN Nathan Rose (photographer)

Midshipmen Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules. (photo: LEUT McDonald)

Midshipmen Bethlyn Aknonero and Benjamin Montgomery on the bridge of HMAS Choules.

Royal Australian Navy landing ship, HMAS Choules recently gave some junior officers their first taste of life at sea, hosting initial trainees from the Royal Australian Naval College.

Navy role-models boosted by graduation

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Katherine Mulheron (author), LS Joshua Smith (photographer)

Past graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP), also graduated from General Entry 346 Emms Division at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.  (photo: LS Joshua Smith)

Past graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP), also graduated from General Entry 346 Emms Division at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Eleven Indigenous young men and women graduated from Navy Recruit training in one hit on 13 October in front of family, friends and the Chief of Navy.

Australian Navy officers excel with AEGIS training

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Kimberly M Lansdale (author), Lockheed Martin/US Navy (photographer)

Dr Darrell Tatro, Director, Center for Surface Combat Systems  International Programs, presides over the Royal Australia Navy Combat Systems Officer/Prospective Commanding Officer graduation ceremony at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site. (photo: Lockheed Martin/US Navy)

Dr Darrell Tatro, Director, Center for Surface Combat Systems International Programs, presides over the Royal Australia Navy Combat Systems Officer/Prospective Commanding Officer graduation ceremony at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site.

Royal Australian Navy officers were amongst the first to graduate from the new AEGIS combat systems course delivered at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site in Moorestown, New Jersey after completing a thorough and rigorous two months of training.   

Sailing through a year of experiences

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kathryn Sykes (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Gap Year - Navy participant, Seaman Sinead Prewett conducts her sea training phase onboard HMAS Adelaide.  (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

Australian Defence Force Gap Year - Navy participant, Seaman Sinead Prewett conducts her sea training phase onboard HMAS Adelaide.

A number of Navy sailors are having the time of their lives this year in a ‘try before you buy’ scheme allowing young Australians to experience life in uniform.

Medical sailors university bound

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at Sydney's HMAS Penguin at the University of Tasmania - School of Medicine. (photo: Unknown)

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at Sydney's HMAS Penguin at the University of Tasmania - School of Medicine.

Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at Sydney's HMAS Penguin have honed their paramedicine skills by undertaking intensive, hands on training at the University of Tasmania - School of Medicine in Hobart recently.

Milestone reached - first EC-135 flight

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Darren Murphy (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

From left, Mr Tim Leonard, Mr Rob Starks, Major Anton Leshinskas and Lieutenant Commander Tony Hammond in front of the EC-135T2 Helicopter after conducting flight trials at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

From left, Mr Tim Leonard, Mr Rob Starks, Major Anton Leshinskas and Lieutenant Commander Tony Hammond in front of the EC-135T2 Helicopter after conducting flight trials at HMAS Albatross.

It was up, up and away for the EC-135T2 helicopter, the latest aircraft to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army as part of the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).