The 50th New Entry Officers’ Course commenced on 3 February with a significant change in tradition - new names for the Divisions to which the officer trainees belong for the duration of their training.
HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.
The Royal Australian Naval College ‘Class of 1963’ returned to HMAS Creswell recently to remember shipmates who were lost in two separate naval tragedies.
Twenty NUSHIP Canberra personnel recently undertook the initial boarding party course at HMAS Cerberus, satisfying yet another training requirement in preparation for Canberra’s delivery to Navy in 2014.
The scaled versions of Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Ship Dock used for ship handling training at the Port Ash Ship Handling Facility near Newcastle have been officially named in an informal ceremony.
A Training Working Group has been formed between the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force Headquarters and the University of Tasmania - Australian Maritime College.
Throwing their hats in the air today marked not only the end of their training and studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy but also the start of a new phase in the military careers of 265 Midshipmen and Officer Cadets.
Seven Shoalhaven students delivered a presentation on the complexities of Bernoulli’s Principle, the Dissymmetry of Lift and Anti-torque to an audience of teachers, careers advisers, Navy personnel, and their families as part of their graduation from LongLook, an intensive naval aviation vocational program for high school students run by HMAS Albatross.
Hundreds of students from schools throughout the Shoalhaven visit HMAS Albatross every year to participate in a wide range of vocational programs.
On Sunday 20 October, 65 sea-ready members of the 49th New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC), or NEOCs as they are affectionately known, embarked on their three-week Sea Training Deployment in HMAS Tobruk (II).