Topic: Training

Making history - RAAF officer training to become an Officer of the Day onboard Navy ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Assistant Officer of the Day, Flight Lieutenant Tim Clark, pipes a report over the main broadcast system during a damage control exercise aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

A Royal Australian Air Force officer is training to be first ever ‘Officer of the Day’ on a Navy ship - and not just any ship, but Navy’s newest and largest platform.

Huge learning curve for Canberra’s Damage Control Instructors

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Pete Cannon provides guidance to members of the fire hose party during a damage control exercise in the Embarked Forces laundry aboard NUSHIP Canberra.

Recently, NUSHIP Canberra’s Damage Control Instructor organisation had to apply their experience to brand new information as they took the leap into teaching Canberra’s first Duty Watch groups about how to react to incidents such as fires, floods and gas detector alarms.

Training pauses in support of ‘life’

Published on by LEUT Damien Hansen (author and photographer)

Members of New Entry Officers' Course 50 gather at the end of the Nowra/Shoalhaven Relay For Life. (photo: LEUT Damien Hansen)

Members of New Entry Officers' Course 50 gather at the end of the Nowra/Shoalhaven Relay For Life.

On Saturday members of the Royal Australian Navy’s New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 50 at HMAS Creswell participated in the Nowra Relay For Life.

The past welcomes Navy’s future

Published on by WO Vaughan King (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Training, Commodore Michael Rothwell, RAN greets special guest Mr David Manning at the Emms Division graduation Parade.

When General Entry 319, Emms Division, graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus recently, there was a very special guest in the audience whose presence made the graduates stand a little taller than usual. 

New intake for unique program in Tasmania

Published on by LEUT Darryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Class of 2014: Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets with ADF personnel and coordinator Mr Patrick Sullivan, second from left. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Class of 2014: Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets with ADF personnel and coordinator Mr Patrick Sullivan, second from left.

Eighteen young Tasmanians commenced a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program leading to a Certificate 1 in Defence Force Cadets in Hobart last week.

ADFA farewells Governor-General at CDF Parade

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, exchange a handshake at the 2014 Chief of Defence Force Parade. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, exchange a handshake at the 2014 Chief of Defence Force Parade.

On Saturday, the Australian Defence Force Academy held its annual Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Parade. The CDF Parade is significant to the Academy as it formally welcomes and inducts first year Midshipmen and Officer Cadets into the Academy undergraduate body.

Navy sailor named Apprentice of the Year

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Justin Macey Winner of the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, was guest speaker at the launch of the 2014 awards at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics (ABATV) Justin Macey Winner of the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, was guest speaker at the launch of the 2014 awards at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

“Talk about the cream on the cake” is how Able Seaman Justin Macey described the experience of being named 2013 Illawarra & Southern Region Apprentice of the Year.

Seahawks hitch a ride with Air Force for anti-submarine exercise

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Jessica Long (photographer)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise. (photo: Jessica Long)

S-70B-2 Seahawk is loaded onto a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III for transportation to Western Australia for a joint maritime training exercise.

The airfield at HMAS Albatross was abuzz with activity late last week when three Seahawk helicopters and 84 personnel from 816 Squadron left for Western Australia to participate in TAMEX, a joint maritime training exercise in anti-submarine warfare.

New officers swap university for uniform

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LCDR Chloe Wootten)

Lieutenant Commander Tracey Elliott and Lieutenant Ashley Cox discuss the benefits available under the Undergraduate Entry Scheme to the 2014 Undergraduate Entry Officers’ Course at HMAS Creswell.

Twenty five of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest officers ‘dipped their toes in the water’ at HMAS Creswell recently on the week-long Undergraduate Officers’ Entry Course.

New officers bound for the mainland

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Appointees take the oath with Commander Porter aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound in Hobart, Tasmania.                                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Appointees take the oath with Commander Porter aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound in Hobart, Tasmania.

Three young Tasmanians were appointed as New Entry Officers for the Royal Australian Navy in a ceremony aboard the brigantine Windeward Bound earlier this week.