Topic: Training

Peering behind the green curtain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

LS Combat Systems Operator Dominic Buzzell, from Sea Training Group's Fleet Air Safety Cell, observes a simulated attack against HMAS Ballarat from inside the Operations Room during the Ship's Unit Readiness Evaluation.

Tough love, long hours and relentless travel may be what characterises a posting to the Sea Training Group, but so too does passion, patience, adaptability and subject matter expertise, as was observed during HMAS Ballarat’s Unit Readiness Evaluation, from 29 to 30 July.

Clearing the sea training backlog

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The ‘sea training backlog’ has been reduced by 70 per cent since 2011 through the improved control of the training pipeline according to the figures in Training Force.

Recruit School graduates first Shipp Division

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 314 Shipp Division salute the Reviewing Officer for the Graduation Parade, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN.

Today, for the first time in history, the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School graduated a recruit division which was named after a sailor. 

Is there a doctor in the house?

Published on by LCDR Linda Morris (author and photographer)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's sickbay. (photo: LCDR Linda Morris)

LEUT Adrian Winsor (left) and LEUT Luke Edwards in HMAS Sydney's sickbay.

Close observers would have been surprised by the embarrassment of riches in HMAS Sydney’s sickbay when the Australian warship was leaving Cairns last Monday.

Specialist Principal Warfare Officers prepare for graduation

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise and LCDR Ken Bailes (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.  (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Principal Warfare Officers under training are supported by HMAS Toowoomba Combat Systems Operator Sailors in the Anzac Class FFH Operations Room, in the Ritchie Building, HMAS Watson.

Principal Warfare Officer’s (PWO) Course 50 students will be the first to graduate with one of three new warfare specialisations.

Aircrewmen Graduates soar

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Commodore Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN, inspects the graduating students (L-R) Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell, Able Seaman Aircrewman Dean Kinna and Able Seaman Aircrewman Rhys Williams at their graduation.

After months of intensive training, three of the Navy’s newest aviators have earned their ‘wings.’

Milestone for Submarine Training

Published on by LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Newly qualified Submariners stand out the front as Director Training Authority - Submarines, Commander Matthew Hoffman, RAN, addresses fellow Submariners during a Submarine Qualification Ceremony at the Submarine Training and System Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Newly qualified Submariners stand out the front as Director Training Authority - Submarines, Commander Matthew Hoffman, RAN, addresses fellow Submariners during a Submarine Qualification Ceremony at the Submarine Training and System Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Ten sailors from five different categories were awarded their ‘Dolphins’ on August 9, after taking part in a new trial submarine training program.

Historical lessons valuable for training

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Joshua Armstrong (author and photographer), LEUT Andrew Callander (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES. (photo: LEUT Andrew Callander)

Lieutenant Commander Steve Delo observes members of New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 as they undertake a teamwork activity as part of Exercise DARDANELLES.

Ninety-nine years to the day since the declaration of the First World War, New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) 49 undertook a series of practical leadership and teamwork exercises modelled on the experiences of one of the first Royal Australian Navy submarine crews.

Boatswains Mate excels on UK’s Royal Marine Commando Course

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ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013. (photo: Ms Natasha Pine)

ABBM Joshua Tibbles visited in training by CDF, General David Hurley, on 18 June 2013.

As part of the revised Exercise LONG LOOK program with the UK, one of the Royal Australian Navy's Bosuns Mates has just completed the demanding Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course (AACC) in the UK, and shining above the 89 course members by receiving one of the top awards.

First hand look at training

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

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN gives the Networked Desktop Engine Room Systems Simulator under guidance of Deputy Training Authority Engineering Commander Ned Whiteley, RAN at HMAS Cerberus.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, hosted a Feedback Session with Warrant Officers and Senior Sailors on a visit to HMAS Cerberus on Monday 29 July 2013.