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LT CDR Ange Barker, Programme Manager, Reclaiming Seamanship Excellence, at the new facility as the first ship training modules arrive in the early hours.


Naming competition for Seamanship Training Aids Facility

Ever thought you have a way with words, but no way to prove it? Now is your chance! The new Seamanship Training Aids Facility at Devonport Naval Base is mid-way through construction and prior to its opening in early 2015 it needs a name.

The importance of this facility cannot be understated as it will provide safer, more competent sailors to our ship platforms and reduce the On Job Training component of seamanship training at sea.

So what shall we name it? Well that’s where you come in. Here are the rules:

• All entries must include a small commentary (300 words or less) on how you came up with the name and why you think it works for this Facility.


• Entries are to be submitted via e-mail to angela.barker@nzdf.mil.nz with the subject line “STA Naming Competition”.


• Entries close at 1600 Friday 5 December 2014.

A multi rank and trade judging panel will evaluate the entries for Chief of Navy’s final endorsement, with the winner being announced on Wednesday 10 December 2014. Time to get creative!!!!

Picture: LT CDR Ange Barker, Programme Manager, Reclaiming Seamanship Excellence, at the new facility as the first ship training modules arrive in the early hours.
 


New alcohol policy to champion responsible Navy drinking 

 

Chief of Navy   RADM Jack Steer  has announced some changes around alcohol in our Navy. The aim of the changes is to champion responsible drinking and ensure our workplace is as safe and healthy as possible. Read CN's address to the fleet here.

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