Topic: Training

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

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.

Next generation of Commanding Officers graduate from ACSC(J)

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Ms Grace Costa (photographer)

Australian Command and Staff College Graduation ceremony Llewellyn Hall Australian National University Canberra

LCDR Helen Anderson receives the Commander Australian Defence College Prize presented by MAJGEN Simone Wilkie AM (photo: Grace Costa)

Australian Command and Staff College Graduation ceremony Llewellyn Hall Australian National University Canberra LCDR Helen Anderson receives the Commander Australian Defence College Prize presented by MAJGEN Simone Wilkie AM

Recently, Defence's next generation of Commanding Officers and Staff Officers to senior leaders graduated from the Australian Command and Staff Course (Joint) in Canberra.

At the coalface of Recruit training

Published on by LS Luke Masterson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Recruit Instructors, Leading Seamen Luke Masterson (left) and Nicholas Pearce at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.  (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Recruit Instructors, Leading Seamen Luke Masterson (left) and Nicholas Pearce at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Leading Seaman Recruit Instructor (LSRI) is arguably the most influential person in a young sailor's career. A role that involves mentoring, motivating and inducting potential sailors into the Royal Australian Navy; the position offers challenges unlike any shore posting with a great sense of achievement upon the graduation of the sailors whom you have spent many hours moulding into what today's Navy needs.

Deputy Chief of Navy inspects Navy’s finest new officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 53 march past as part of the passing out parade, HMAS Creswell.

After 19 weeks of intensive training, 79 Naval Officers from New Entry Officers’ Course 53 graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell today.

Academy class of 2015 graduates

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer), Mr Michael Jackson-Rand (photographer)

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presents Midshipman Dean Gilbert, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize at the ADFA Graduation Parade.

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its graduation parade on Thursday December 10, 2015. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presents Midshipman Dean Gilbert, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize at the ADFA Graduation Parade. The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its graduation parade on Thursday December 10, 2015. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

In one of his final ceremonial tasks as Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presented Midshipman Dean Gilbert, with the Chief of Navy Prize at the Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade on 10 December.

Herculean emergency exercise in Shoalhaven

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO David McClelland (author)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES. (photo: Unknown)

State Emergency Service and Police members attending to a casualty during Operation HERCULES.

HMAS Creswell was flooded with emergency services personnel for all the right reasons recently. The base on the New South Wales south coast hosted Operation HERCULES, a bi-annual multi-agency training exercise.

EC-135 aircrew training in Germany

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

The aircrew is the initial cadre of instructors and was in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities. (photo: Unknown)

The aircrew is the initial cadre of instructors and was in Germany to gain the necessary flying knowledge and skills to provide input into the Boeing Defence Australia’s syllabus design efforts and subsequent verification and validation activities.

Three instructors (two pilots and one aircrew) have spent the last two months at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, in Germany, training on the Australian Defence Force’s newest aircraft, the EC-135.