Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.
Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.
Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW.
Sailing out of Sydney Harbour for the first time, aboard HMAS
Adelaide with five ships trailing in company, is an experience never to be forgotten. For the 167 New Entry Officers’ Course 63 trainees, it was an opportunity almost missed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
A further 123 Sailors from General Entry Class 385 Emms Division have graduated 11 Weeks initial training at HMAS
Cerberus under a strict COVID-19 cohort-distanced training environment.
October 06, 2020 by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, fourth from left, with members of the Defence Women’s Mentoring Group at Leeuwin Barracks, Western Australia.
The Western Australian Defence Women’s Mentoring Circle was privileged recently to host the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, at their final meeting.
Participants in Exercise Blue Ice in the back country of Kosciuszko National Park.
Sleeping in snow-caves and trekking across kilometres of snowy ground aren’t normal activities for anyone, let alone the 14 participants in Exercise Blue Ice.
L-R: MIDN Jared Curtis, MIDN James Ralston, MIDN Nathan Woodcock, MIDN Thandi Murada, MIDN Abby Templar, MIDN Scarlett Lockyer and MIDN Jacob Freeman recently embarked in HMAS Anzac for a sea-ride in the Western Australian Exercise Area.
A group of Midshipmen comprised of both Gap Year and Permanent Navy Officers recently embarked in HMAS
Anzac for a taste of life at sea.
Graduating recruits from General Entry 384 Rogers Division, from left, Recruit Electronics Technician Kye Burgess; Recruit Electronics Technician Nahum Pascoe; Recruit Communications and Information Systems Mitchell Parnell; and Recruit Marine Technician Todd Marriott, all attended the same high school, Shalom College in Bundaberg, Qld.
Recruit Training School at HMAS
Cerberus graduated a further 109 Sailors in September from General Entry 384 Rogers Division.
September 07, 2020 by SBLT Benjamin Page (author), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer), LEUT Breece Gevaux (photographer), LSCD Dragan Ivanovic (photographer), ASLT Emma Bennett (photographer)
HMAS Gascoyne departing HMAS Waterhen to conduct work ups as part of her Unit Readiness Evaluation.
Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’.
HMAS Leeuwin at Mission Beach off the coast of Queensland.
Leeuwin has spent two weeks conducting intensive training and evaluation in beautiful weather off Mission Beach, 140km south of Cairns, in preparation for operational taskings later this year.
Leading Seaman Emma Stewart instructs a class after gaining the Navy and ADF Instructor proficiencies at TA-AVN.
The challenges of 2020 have spurred multiple innovations in the way that Navy delivers training, ensuring that essential training continues to be delivered safely, and that Navy can meet strategic and operational workforce requirements.