Topic: 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

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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

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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). 

Liftoff nears for state-of-the-art helicopter training facility

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author)

Contractors have completed building the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System facility at HMAS Albatross, NSW, and commenced the installation of state-of-the-art simulators. (photo: )

Contractors have completed building the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System facility at HMAS Albatross, NSW, and commenced the installation of state-of-the-art simulators.

Construction of a multi-million-dollar helicopter training facility that will ensure Navy and Army aircrews remain at the cutting edge of military aviation achieved a milestone this month.

Building international relations just reward for dux

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton is presented with The Governor-General's Cup - recognising his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers' Course 45 - by the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN, in 2011. (photo: )

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton is presented with The Governor-General's Cup - recognising his ability, teamwork and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the New Entry Officers' Course 45 - by the then Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore AM, CSC, RAN, in 2011.

Sub Lieutenant Kris Bruton was recently selected for a 117 day embed with the Chilean Navy, set to sail over 15,000 nautical miles from September in Training Ship Esmeralda.

Future aircrew training in sights

Published on by LCDR Jeffrey Choat (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The future and present Command Team of 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter Training School. Major Anton Leshinskas (Senior Army Instructor 723 Squadron); Commander Pete Wynter (current Commanding Officer 723 Squadron); and Commander Bruce Willington (designated Commanding Officer 723 Squadron). (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The future and present Command Team of 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter Training School. Major Anton Leshinskas (Senior Army Instructor 723 Squadron); Commander Pete Wynter (current Commanding Officer 723 Squadron); and Commander Bruce Willington (designated Commanding Officer 723 Squadron).

The second and third Airbus EC-135 helicopters of Joint Project 9000 Phase 7 have arrived in Nowra, New South Wales, and will form one of the key elements of aircrew training for Defence aviators.

Navy’s newest officers get a taste for life at sea

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course trainee Midshipman Samuel Ross takes in the view as HMAS Adelaide arrives in Townsville. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

New Entry Officers' Course trainee Midshipman Samuel Ross takes in the view as HMAS Adelaide arrives in Townsville.

More than 100 trainee officers experienced life at sea on a warship for the first time when they joined HMAS Adelaide for her journey from Sydney to Townsville recently.

Operational exposure enhances studies

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Midshipman Izaak Gurney, left, and Midshipman Jake Moir from the Australian Defence Force Academy in front of the crest. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

Midshipman Izaak Gurney, left, and Midshipman Jake Moir from the Australian Defence Force Academy in front of the crest.

With their heads currently in the books and an operational deployment each under their belt, Midshipmen Jake Moir and Izaak Gurney are not your average Australian Defence Force Academy students.

Gap year recruits take out awards at recruit course

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Recruit Emma O'Mealley receiving the Recruit of the Intake from Commodore Luke Charles-Jones (photo: Unknown)

Recruit Emma O'Mealley receiving the Recruit of the Intake from Commodore Luke Charles-Jones

The most recent graduation of General Service Duties Recruit course held at Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, included 23 members from the second intake of the Australian Defence Force Gap Year - Navy program. 

Almost a century of training at Cerberus

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Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, left, and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN, left, and Seaman Alexander Bevan cut the HMAS Cerberus 95th anniversary cake during the ships' celebrations.

With a long tradition of pranksters competing for the ultimate hoax one might wonder who would seriously consider choosing 1 April as a ‘birthday’, but at HMAS Cerberus it’s a day to be celebrated.