Ship’s company in HMAS Moreton have hosted Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead for an eventful visit to the Brisbane base recently.
Rear Admiral Mead joined Moreton personnel for a volleyball match, morning tea and tree-planting event at the base’s memorial garden.
Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Mark McConnell said the visit was a great opportunity.
“We were honoured to host Rear Admiral Mead and feel privileged that he took time out of his busy schedule to visit.
“We’re all looking forward to his next visit and perhaps a rematch of that game of volleyball,” Commander McConnell said.
Rear Admiral Mead also attended a function to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Formation of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet. The event was hosted by the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk at Brisbane Town Hall and was attended by several other dignitaries including the US Consul General to Australia, the former Queensland Premier Mr Campbell Newman and the current Commander of the US Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Phillip G. Sawyer.
Moreton was represented at the event by Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Marsh Quintieri.
“It’s important that we celebrate significant milestones and continue to strengthen our close relationship with the US Navy,” Lieutenant Commander Quintieri said.
HMAS Moreton is located in Bulimba, Queensland and facilitates coordination and administration of all RAN activity in the area as well as providing logistic and port facilities for visiting warships.