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HMAS Newcastle providing support in the Arabian Gulf

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dylan Pearse (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle approaches to visit to a fishing dhow. These visits involve Newcastle's crew members travelling in the ship's boat to assist vessel crews who are in need of assistance for a variety of reasons, such as first aid for an injured crew member or a resupply of safe drinking water. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle approaches to visit to a fishing dhow. These visits involve Newcastle's crew members travelling in the ship's boat to assist vessel crews who are in need of assistance for a variety of reasons, such as first aid for an injured crew member or a resupply of safe drinking water.

HMAS Newcastle has started her fourth and final patrol as part of Operation MANITOU with a new focus to provide theatre security cooperation support in the Arabian Gulf.

Joining forces to preserve migratory fish

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HMAS Leeuwin's boarding team arrives to board a civilian fishing vessel for a tri-national fisheries operation in the Western Pacific code name Operation NASSE.

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HMAS Leeuwin's boarding team arrives to board a civilian fishing vessel for a tri-national fisheries operation in the Western Pacific code name Operation NASSE.

Australian Navy Hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin has completed a successful tri-nation fisheries operation in the Western Pacific. 

Senior first for senior sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Royal Australian Air Force airman Warrant Officer Scott Brown (right) passes the position of Command Warrant Officer JTF633 to Royal Australian Navy sailor Warrant Officer Gary Wight at Australia's main logistics and command base in the Middle East region. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Royal Australian Air Force airman Warrant Officer Scott Brown (right) passes the position of Command Warrant Officer JTF633 to Royal Australian Navy sailor Warrant Officer Gary Wight at Australia's main logistics and command base in the Middle East region.

Navy has achieved a significant first in the Middle East region following the appointment of a senior sailor to the post of Command Warrant Officer for Joint Task Force 633.

HMAS Melbourne departs for Middle East operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Adam Henry kisses his son Conner goodbye prior to departing Fleet Base East, Sydney, onboard HMAS Melbourne. Melbourne is deploying to the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Adam Henry kisses his son Conner goodbye prior to departing Fleet Base East, Sydney, onboard HMAS Melbourne. Melbourne is deploying to the Middle East region as part of Operation MANITOU.

It will be the eighth time on station in the Middle East for HMAS Melbourne when she relieves HMAS Newcastle - she left Sydney today, sailing for operations for six months.

Parliamentarians sample Middle East activities

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Oliver Carter (photographer)

Senators for Queensland, James McGrath (right) and Barry O'Sullivan, (centre) take part in a medical training exercise on board HMAS Newcastle as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program for Operation MANITOU. (photo: CPL Oliver Carter)

Senators for Queensland, James McGrath (right) and Barry O'Sullivan, (centre) take part in a medical training exercise on board HMAS Newcastle as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program for Operation MANITOU.

Three federal politicians experienced the Middle Eastern heat, desert sands and a taste of life at sea during a recent visit to the region.

Life in Newcastle on patrol in Middle East

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Peter Craig prepares to draw a 9mm pistol he will need as part of the boarding party aboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy Able Seaman Peter Craig prepares to draw a 9mm pistol he will need as part of the boarding party aboard HMAS Newcastle.

During May and June HMAS Newcastle was patrolling with the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region.

Engagement important to maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dylan Pearse (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle personnel on the parade ground for Seychelles National Day at the Roche Caiman Sports Complex.  (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle personnel on the parade ground for Seychelles National Day at the Roche Caiman Sports Complex.

HMAS Newcastle took a short hiatus from its successful, high-tempo success mission recently and conducted several international engagement activities during a recent port visit to Port Victoria in the Republic of Seychelles.

Navy careers for Indigenous personnel

Published on by CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (author), CPOML-SC Tony Thomas (photographer)

Army Defence Indigenous Development Program members have been offered Navy employment positions. Left to Right. Private Edith Wasiu, Private Morrison Pearson and Private Isabel Mosby. (photo: CPOML-SC Tony Thomas)

Army Defence Indigenous Development Program members have been offered Navy employment positions. Left to Right. Private Edith Wasiu, Private Morrison Pearson and Private Isabel Mosby.

Three trainees from the recent Army variant of the Defence Indigenous Development Program have 'jumped ship' and been offered employment with the Navy. The trainees have been under training since April and are due to graduate at the end of this month.

One-stop Navy application now available

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

The Navy People App in use at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The Navy People App in use at Fleet Base West.

The centuries old naval personnel management, or Divisional, system is getting a fresh new look with the creation of a mobile application to augment the information flow to Navy personnel.

Support to former Navy members continues

Published on by Mr Michael Hughes (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Captain Neville Teague takes part in a practice Restorative Engagement session at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Captain Neville Teague takes part in a practice Restorative Engagement session at Fleet Headquarters, Sydney.

As a result of recommendations from the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, members who have been found to have suffered abuse during their service are being given the opportunity to share their stories to senior Defence personnel.