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  • 29 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra, has proven she has what it takes to conduct a safe boarding operations recently, with tough couple of days of assessment from Navy’s Sea Training Group. The testing period forms part of the Mariner Skills Evaluation which checks a range of mariner competencies specific to maintaining the safety […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months. In the mean time, […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) conducted a port visit and naval exercise with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) in Zhanjiang, China from October 31 to November 2. The port visit by HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta to Zhanjiang included a combined planning session for the exercise, official functions with local dignitaries, sporting activities, discussions on […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 120 Army personnel from across 1 Brigade have joined forces in Hawaii to form the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team for exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) – the world’s largest naval exercise.   The soldiers, drawn from C Company – 5th Royal Australian Regiment, 8/12 Regt, RAA and Headquarters 1 Brigade, […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircrew from NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.   Four Royal Australian Navy crews completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast. Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment with MRH-90 helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade will combine with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra and Air Force assets to conduct a series of amphibious training […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Command Religious Ministry Department (CRMD) aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) offers life skills classes to provide guidance and resources to help Sailors on and off duty.   “The life skills classes serve to enhance the well being of Sailors onboard the ship,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Tagaloa, […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Tactical flight drills took place in northeast Russia. Aircrews of Il-38 antisubmarine patrol aircraft were polishing their combat skills… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 6, 2012; Image: Naver

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element embarked in HMAS Canberra, is continuing to hone its skills during Exercise Sea Explorer in Far North Queensland. The element has been conducting the second of the ‘Sea Series’ of exercises under command of the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters that comprises the Navy’s biggest ship, Air Force […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pyotr Velikiy, Russian Navy’s fourth Kirov-class battle cruiser, yesterday deployed on a mission to undertake submarine seeking exercises. The main goal of these drills is to provide the crew of Pyotr Velikiy, as well as the submarines involved in the exercise, with practical experience. The exercises will be carried out in neutral waters on the border of […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The Irish Naval Service vessels L.É EITHNE and L.É NIAMH conducted exercises yesterday off the South Coast of Ireland, as part of a week long fleet assessment, the Irish Defence Forces said in a release. Some of the tasks involved included a scenario-based Maritime Interdiction Operation, which prepares armed Naval Teams for counter-narcotics and armed […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group took part in an exercise named Revenant Shadow, sharpening their commando skills. The 550-strong Faslane-based unit performs the most important duty of any military personnel in the land – except submariners operating Britain’s nuclear deterrent: namely protecting that deterrent on the Clyde, berthed in base or at the nearby […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) wrapped up a series of strategic amphibious exercises with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as part of the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). Major Ben Reid, Commander of Special Forces Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, embarked aboard Germantown […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    All three branches of the Australian Defence Force showed each other what they were made of during Exercise JOINT STRIKE held at Beecroft Weapons Range, Jervis Bay from 31 August to 4 September. Commanding Officer HMAS Stuart, Commander Aaron Nye said Stuart was playing an important role in JOINT STRIKE. Today we will be providing […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A Royal UK Navy frigate has been training with the Nigerian Navy allowing for an exchange of skills and techniques.   HMS Iron Duke paid a short visit to Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa’s most populous city where the frigate worked with the Nigerian Navy as well as hosting a UK Trade and Industry Expo. The […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors demonstrate proficiency with firefighting techniques on the flight deck of the guided-missile USS Ross (DDG 71) during crash-and-salvage training exercises. The drills were conducted in April 3, during the vessel’s deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S national security […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) participated in an underway oil spill response exercise with USNS Catawba (T-ATF-168) in Bahraini waters, Nov. 6-10. The exercise was held to test the Navy’s capability to respond to an emergent oil spill from a U.S. Navy ship. SUPSALV maintains and regularly exercises salvage and oil […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities

    Destroyer Squadron 7 staff completed the Sea Combat Commander (SCC) course taught by instructors from Tactical Training Group, Pacific, March 19. The course is designed to reinforce SCC skills to carrier strike group and expeditionary strike group SCC staffs. Capt. Fred Kacher, commodore, DESRON 7, said: The Sea Combat Commander course provides a superb training […]

  • 5 February 2014

    Cargo ships, carrying valuable cargo are likely to become targets of pirate attacks, especially in narrow areas such as the Strait of Hormuz or the Bab al Mandeb Strait.   To be able to counter such attacks, HMS Westminster teamed up with its allies from Bahrain and the US in a fast paced exercise, Falcon […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK Navy’s HMS Defender has been exercising her boarding team at a state-of-the-art facility during her maiden deployment.   HMS Defender’s boarding team is a combination of Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines who are specially trained to conduct safe and secure boarding. During a week-long visit to the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Working alongside multinational naval forces during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, the Oliver Hazard Perry-Class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) demonstrated her proficiency in gunnery, maritime interdiction operations, helicopter operations, small boat operations, navigation, communication, and ship handling.   Gary began her involvement transiting the Pacific Ocean during a group sail including […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An Australian Transport Safety Bureau report into the sinking of a merchant ship at Christmas Island in January 2012 has found that two Royal Australian Navy crews embarked in HMA Ships Leeuwin and Maryborough displayed ‘professionalism and skill’ while helping the merchant sailors abandon their stricken vessel. The report details how the general cargo ship […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    It’s said that a ship is only as strong as its crew: skills, experience and proficiency are critical for all ranks and sea trades and for the operational excellence of a navy as a whole. When the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was anticipating limited at-sea experience for some sailors as the Halifax-class Modernization (HCM) program […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 worked alongside French and Danish EOD divers as well as Bahraini forces in Manama, Bahrain this week as part of this year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX). IMCMEX is the largest international naval exercise, with more than a quarter of the world’s navies participating, […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Currently operating off the coast of San Diego for exercise RIMPAC 2014 is the small team of six mine warfare sailors from the Royal Australian Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Element (AUV), normally based at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney.   Early in the sea phase of the six week long exercise, the Australian AUV element, along […]

  • 12 February 2014

    USS Elrod (FFG 55), the U.S. Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate wrapped up her visit to Mauritania and headed out to sea on February 10.   The visit was a perfect opportunity for Elrod sailors to work side by side with their colleagues from the Tunisian Navy. The crews teamed up in a passing exercise […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted its first at-sea ammunition onload in more than two years during an underway replenishment, October 23-24. Nimitz Sailors moved a total of 1,542 pallets from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during the 48-hour, ordnance-handling evolution in preparation for an upcoming […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Twelve U.S. midshipmen learned what it takes to operate at sea aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), July 22 to Aug. 12. A midshipman’s summer cruise is an opportunity for the future officers to step out of the classrooms and into the active-duty Navy to learn and experience day-to-day operations as well […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities

    Four submariners from HMS Trenchant were among the hot shots at this year’s Plymouth and Scotland Skill At Arms shooting competition held at HMS Raleigh.   The team, consisting of Leading Engineering Technician (LET) ‘Tanzy’ Lee and Engineering Technicians (ET) Kenny Trubshaw, Damien Harris and Lewis Morgan, were all presented with their marksmanship badges in […]