With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.
HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.
The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark moment in the recognition of the gender impact of conflict and the need to address the rights of women and girls and conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.
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.
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.
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.
In October 2000 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which recognised that conflict had specific gendered impacts which affected men and women in different ways, and that conflict disproportionally affected women and children.
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.
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.