Since the beginning of 2020, HMAS Stirling has hosted 16 personnel from the Navy Gap Year Program, as they try their hand at a career in the Royal Australian Navy.
HMAS Leeuwin has spent two weeks conducting intensive training and evaluation in beautiful weather off Mission Beach, 140km south of Cairns, in preparation for operational taskings later this year.
The challenges of 2020 have spurred multiple innovations in the way that Navy delivers training, ensuring that essential training continues to be delivered safely, and that Navy can meet strategic and operational workforce requirements.
Force protection training onboard HMAS Ballarat has taken a lifesaving spin, with the Boatswain Mates treated to a dedicated exercise on how to save themselves, and their mates, while under battle fire.
Navy Gap Year Sailors and Officers recently had their first sea-time experience aboard the RAN's largest ship, HMAS Adelaide, setting sail for de-ammunitioning in Eden, and patrol exercises in Bass Strait.
For three HMAS Choules crew members, a recent deployment to support Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence celebrations was a chance to reflect on a significant event in their Navy careers.
Warfare Innovation Navy has launched an online resource bank, challenging Navy people to challenge themselves and innovate, in building towards a stronger fighting force.
HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.
Timely and informed decisions are essential when conducting military operations, whether they be about a threat, a ship's fuel state or the environment - something Regional Presence Deployment task group meteorologist Lieutenant Matthew Bell knows too well.
A flotilla of Royal Australian Navy small boats have joined their Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing colleagues and a colourful collection of commercial, private and government watercraft in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.