Published on by USN and CPOCD Michael Barnes LTJG John Burkhart (author), CMDR Doug Griffiths (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers from Team Four were recently put through their paces during a complex Mission Readiness Evaluation (MRE), to prepare them for operational deployment.
HMAS Melbourne has apprehended nine suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia during a maritime security patrol in the region.
Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
In September, just in time to participate in the International Fleet Review, HMAS Huon returned from four months on deployment, including a 12-week stint on Operation RESOLUTE.
Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 is on track to begin next month. The mission is a standing Australian Defence Force operation to help remove the explosive remnants of war from the South Pacific.
Despite the national excitement surrounding the Fleet Entry and the International Fleet Review, it was a case of duty first for HMAS Melbourne and her dedicated ship’s company.
HMAS Choules’ crew recently assisted the Lombrum Community by repainting the Chapel at HMPNGS Tarangau.
HMAS Melbourne is well prepared for the job ahead after practising a fast rope insertion into the ship from an aircraft.
The prospect of handing over and heading home after a long deployment is reason enough to smile, but for three members of HMAS Newcastle there was an added incentive.
The officers and sailors of the Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Melbourne, are embracing Ocsober, the annual fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October.
HMAS Melbourne conducted her first Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria, taking on 300,000 litres of fuel in less than 60 minutes.