Topic: Training

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.

Choules a picturesque classroom

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Midshipman Geraldine Gray (left) and Midshipman Maire Starkey (right) keep watch on the bridge of HMAS Choules as the ship transits to Cairns in Queensland.

It was a busy afternoon of training for Midshipmen Geraldine Gray and Maire Starkey as they helped pilot the 16,000 tonnes, 176 metre-long Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, through the treacherous Prince of Wales Channel off Australia’s northern coast.

Hack the Machine!

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author)

The Fathom5 ‘Trudi’ maritime systems hacking simulator used by the Royal Australian Navy cyber team at the Hack the Machine event in New York. (photo: )

The Fathom5 ‘Trudi’ maritime systems hacking simulator used by the Royal Australian Navy cyber team at the Hack the Machine event in New York.

Five members of the Royal Australian Navy’s emergent Defensive Cyber Operations workforce were provided a rare opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with our closest allies from the US, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand through attendance at the US Navy’s annual Hack the Machine event.

Crashex certifies emergency responders as ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield. (photo: )

Navy personnel, emergency services and contractors respond to a crashex scenario near the HMAS Albatross airfield.

HMAS Albatross regularly conducts crash exercises, known as a ‘crashex’, around a range of emergency scenarios designed to ensure the ship’s company is ready to handle real incidents when they occur without notice.

Charting a course in foreign waters

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Senior Sergeant Antony Ihu (left) from the Vanuatu Police and the OIC of the Bridge Training Facility Lieutenant Commander Ian Manson at the School of Navigation Warfare, HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Senior Sergeant Antony Ihu (left) from the Vanuatu Police and the OIC of the Bridge Training Facility Lieutenant Commander Ian Manson at the School of Navigation Warfare, HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have seen Navy play a leading role in improving the way we operate with our near neighbours, both across the region and closer to home.

Engineering training takes a French turn

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Simon Patching (author), Simon Ghesquiere (French Navy) (photographer), Jeremy Vacelet (French Navy) (photographer), Aurelie Pugnet (French Navy) (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton, wearing French Navy coveralls, works with sailors and officers in the French Navy LHD Tonnerre during his embed for the Jeanne d’Arc deployment. (photo: Simon Ghesquiere)

Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton, wearing French Navy coveralls, works with sailors and officers in the French Navy LHD Tonnerre during his embed for the Jeanne d’Arc deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Sub Lieutenant David Hamilton has returned to Australia after six months embedded with the French Navy.

Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit field-ready

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Matthew Nichols (photographer)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet. (photo: LEUT Matthew Nichols)

Members of Deployable Geospatial Survey Team 3 depart HMAS Cairns with their fly-away survey kit mounted on a general purpose inflatable boat to commence survey operations in Trinity Inlet.

Three new specialist Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit teams have been declared mission-ready following an intense assessment exercise in Queensland.

Patrol boat preview for Timor-Leste delegation

Published on by MAJ David Phillips (author)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Building relationships through training in Timor-Leste

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel. (photo: LEUT HOLLIS)

Leading Seaman Hydrographic Survey Operator Geoffrey Pickering demonstrates knot tying to Timor-Leste Defence Force Naval Component personnel.

The crew of HMAS Leeuwin have used their recent visit to Timor-Leste and survey of Dili Harbour to provide training to officers and sailors from the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) as they prepare to take on two new Guardian Class Patrol Boats.

Navy sailor saves four-day old baby

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Able Seaman Medic Carly Burke of HMAS Ararat, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Able Seaman Medic Carly Burke of HMAS Ararat, alongside HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

A Darwin-based sailor has been branded a hero after she saved the life of four-day old baby, injuring herself in the process.