Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.
Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Steve Witzand is embarked in HMAS Arunta on his first operational deployment as the Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer.
HMAS Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit.
For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, deploying on a warship to the Middle East region to conduct maritime security operations is the stuff dreams are made of.
Not many young Australians can say they’ve busted drug and weapon smugglers, supported earthquake recovery efforts and visited nine countries on three continents.
Able Seaman Medic Bradley Scotton says he is living proof of Navy’s “what will you bring” recruitment campaign as he carves a second service career as a paramedic sailor.
Excited friends and family of the 191 men and women onboard HMAS Perth waved from the wharf as the frigate pulled alongside after six months away from home undertaking patrols of thr Middle East as part of Operation MANITOU.
A group of Navy personnel have acclimatised after completing their staff integration and mission validation in Halifax for the forthcoming rotation with the Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East.
HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand.