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  • 12 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Robert Burke is conducting his first fleet engagement this week since becoming CNP and is visiting Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. “It is really important to me that Fleet Master Chief April Beldo and I meet with […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities

    The men and women of five British warships today sail to France where they will play a pivotal role in the D-Day commemorations.   The Royal Navy’s flagship, HMS Bulwark will lead Her Majesty’s Ships Richmond, Ledbury, Ranger and Express, as well as an international flotilla across the Channel to the Normandy Beaches where the […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy has awarded a five year Personnel Management Contract to Serco Inc. The company will support the U.S. Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) as they focus on better aligning their personnel resources. This contract has a one-year base period and four one-year option periods, with a total value of $15.4 million, if all options […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Some 80 military personnel and officials from 18 countries are joining Australian Defence personnel at a forum in Sydney this week to discuss a range of environmental security issues linked to emerging climate change and sustainability challenges. Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney today officially opened the Pacific Environmental Security Forum jointly hosted by […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Officers and sailors from the Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) were given an insight into some of the finer points of Royal Australian Navy boarding operations recently during a tour of HMAS Larrakia. Conducted during a four-day port visit to Ho Chi Minh City, the tour allowed the VPN members to familiarise themselves with the equipment […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    As part of Exercise RIM-OF-THE-PACIFIC (RIMPAC 2012), a group of officers from United States Ships Chafee and Crommelin spent the day on HMAS Perth observing and experiencing life onboard an Australian ship. The visitors were given a tour of the ship, including a walk through of the engine room and observed a damage control exercise. […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The cooperation between Vietnam and India is expanding steadily as the two countries broaden their defense ties. Namely, the Vietnamese Navy asked its Indian counterpart to train its naval personnel on Russian-built kilo-class submarines, as reported by The Asian Age. Russia handed over the first of six Russian-built Kilo class submarines, named Ha Noi, to […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 27,000 U.S. and Australian personnel are converging in Australia and the Coral Sea in preparation for the amphibious exercise Talisman Saber 2013, to be held off the coast of Australia July 15 through Aug. 6.  Talisman Saber is a U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)-sponsored exercise that trains forces in a mid-intensity, high-end warfighting scenario […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    An assessment and planning assistance team of 11 ADF personnel has arrived in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara to support assessment of the damage caused by widespread flooding.   The 11 person assessment and planning assistance team is supporting specialist advisers from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A second RAAF C-130J Hercules […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    HMAS Arunta brought together the operations of the United Sates Navy and the Royal Australian Navy recently in a demonstration of just how closely the two nations can work together. Arunta was part of the Expeditionary Strike Group during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, and the Australian ship decided to test the limits of interoperability during a […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    As NUSHIP Canberra‘s personnel step closer to bringing the first Landing Helicopter Dock into service, a massive amount of preparation is underway ranging from the development of standard operating procedures and policies, to ship specific training involving the incorporation of an amphibious and flight capability that has never been seen before in the ADF. As part […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate eight of its members who were awarded honours by The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Sydney this week. They were: Conspicuous Service Cross   Commander Paul John Hines For outstanding […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight U.S. Navy Sailors got the opportunity to visit two Turkish navy ships while Turkish navy officers toured amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during an exchange of personnel to increase knowledge and cooperation between naval forces throughout the region.   The Turkish navy ships, frigates TCG Gediz (F 495) and TCG […]

  • 25 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP), Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, visited the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) Jan. 19 on board Saufley Field, in Pensacola, Fla. Van Buskirk’s visit was part of a larger familiarization tour of commands in the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) enterprise. During his […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Authorities

    The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, addressed troops at RAAF Base Darwin as part of his visit to Australia. Hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, the President spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 1,800 people, consisting of Australian Defence Force personnel, U.S Marines and members of the […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities

    Personnel on board RFA Argus have been presented with Ebola campaign medals following a six-month deployment to West Africa. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship deployed to Sierra Leone in October 2014 with more than 350 Tri-Service personnel on board – and returned to Falmouth in April this year. RFA Argus spent six months off the coast of […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka Fuels personnel hosted a Mutual Aid Fire Drill that brought together Commander Navy Region Japan (CNRJ) and Yokohama City fire fighters for a joint exercise at Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Tsurumi Nov. 12 in Yokohama, Japan. On the coastal outskirts of Japan’s second largest […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk visited the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) on board Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story (JEBLCFS) in Virginia Beach, Va., March 19. Van Buskirk’s visit to CENSECFOR was the final stop on a larger tour of area commands residing aboard JEBLCFS. CENSECFOR Commanding Officer Capt. […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released the following message Oct. 17. To All DoD Personnel: Today the Department of Defense is resuming normal operations across the world, now that Congress has finally restored funding for DoD and the rest of the federal government. This manufactured crisis was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction from our critical work […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Sea Warrior Program (PEO EIS PMW 240) awarded a $96 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract June 11 to SRA International, Inc. for the support, sustainment, upgrades, and modernization of personnel systems under the US Navy’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS) strategy.   This Personnel Modernization (Pers Mod) contract award directly supports the Navy strategy to […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities

    Seven personnel from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Detachment 2 deployed on board USS Ingraham (FFG 61) earned the Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist (EAWS) qualification, June 22.   The EAWS qualification pin is one of many different warfare qualifications that enlisted personnel can achieve. “As HSL-49 Detachment 2 ‘Dos Bravos’ officer in charge, I […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities

    A total of 23 Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and MOD civilian personnel have been awarded Fleet Commander Commendations for their efforts over the past year.   Fleet Commander Admiral Phil Jones CB presented the awards at a special ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The Fleet Commander Commendations are given to sailors, marines […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

      Forty-five years after the USS Frank E Evans collided with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (II) in the South China Sea, personnel who served on the night have reunited for a memorial service in Sydney.   Survivors, friends and families reflected on the 74 American personnel who were killed when the USS Frank E […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force Command and Medical Specialist personnel have left Australia to participate in Pacific Partnership 2012, an exercise to improve responses to natural and humanitarian emergencies in the region. The exercise is an annual US-sponsored humanitarian assistance exercise also aims to strengthen international relationships with partner and host nations in Asia and Oceania. Pacific […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran, chief of naval personnel (CNP), visited Naval Station Norfolk to talk with Sailors and participate in Sep. 11 memorial ceremonies. Arriving Sep. 10, Moran spent his time discussing manning issues affecting the Navy and talking with Sailors before speaking during the Sept. 11 memorial events. “We’ve been out of balance for […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel will form part of the Queen’s Honour Guard around the Royal Barge on Sunday,  June 3 when over one thousand boats sail on the River Thames in support of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. One of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river will pass under 14 […]

  • 15 April 2011
    Training & Education

    With the Navy set to induct aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov by next year, the first batch of Navy personnel have begun training on the ref… (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, April 15, 2011;

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 teamed up with Australian Army personnel to begin the biennial unit level training event, Pyrocrab, on US Naval Base Guam August 6. The training focuses on building closer relationships between the nations and enhancing the interoperability of their […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Fifteen Navy personnel returned from Spain yesterday after completing a seven week course to learn how to drive and operate the Navy’s new Landing Craft Mechanical 1E (LCM1E). The Spanish Armada LCM1E School based in Cadiz ran the course for 11 members of NUSHIP Canberra along with external agency translators and future Australian Navy LCM1E […]