Topic: Operations

Operational experience for Navy newbies

Published on by MIDN Lachlan Smith (author)

Six trainee Maritime Warfare Officers have taken part in a critical Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief mission in Vanuatu aboard HMAS Choules. (photo: Unknown)

Six trainee Maritime Warfare Officers have taken part in a critical Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief mission in Vanuatu aboard HMAS Choules.

Within one year of joining the Royal Australian Navy, six officers have taken part in a critical humanitarian aid and disaster relief mission in Vanuatu.

Island call for operational ship

Published on by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

From left, Lieutenant Simon Jeffery, Australia's High Commissioner to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee, Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN and Madagascar's civilian media on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle during a media tour whilst alongside in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

HMAS Newcastle recently conducted a three-day port visit to Antsiranana, also known as Diego-Suarez, in Madagascar, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU.

Choules on task in New Zealand

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

An Australian Army Bushmaster is unloaded from HMAS Choules onto Port Marlborough in Picton, New Zealand, during Exercise Southern Katipo 2017.  (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

An Australian Army Bushmaster is unloaded from HMAS Choules onto Port Marlborough in Picton, New Zealand, during Exercise Southern Katipo 2017.

HMAS Choules has delivered a combined force of 150 soldiers and marines from Australia and Tonga to New Zealand as part of Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO.

Navy provides assistance in Vanuatu

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jake Badior (author)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

The Australian Defence Force deployed humanitarian supplies in September to provide relief to communities displaced from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island with the island’s Manaro Volcano threatening to erupt.

Warramunga deploys for nine month Middle East mission

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of HMAS Warramunga's ship’s company wave goodbye to family and friends as the ship sails from her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney for Operation Manitou.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Warramunga's ship’s company wave goodbye to family and friends as the ship sails from her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney for Operation Manitou.

HMAS Warramunga and her ship’s company of 190 has departed Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney for maritime security operations in the Middle East.

ScanEagle completes operational evaluation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Jeffery (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted the Royal Australian Navy’s first simultaneous operations of manned and unmanned aircraft during its current deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.

Choules proves assistance prowess again

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu during Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Choules is seen alongside in Port Vila, Vanuatu during Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

Preparing for an exercise scenario in New Zealand quickly became a real life disaster relief effort for the ship’s company of HMAS Choules as a result of an active volcano.

Importance of teamwork in hostile environment

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.

The recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.

Gympie man's sea change in the Middle East

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew Shultz onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

After growing up in land-locked Gympie, Navy’s Leading Seaman Matthew Schultz made a sea change that pays.

Soaring with Eagles

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle Mission Commander Lieutenant Simon Jeffery assists Able Seaman Brad Elliot (right) with assembling ScanEagle on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle Mission Commander Lieutenant Simon Jeffery assists Able Seaman Brad Elliot (right) with assembling ScanEagle on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

Launching a complex unmanned aerial system from stable ground is one thing, but Navy’s Lieutenant Simon Jeffery has made it his mission to launch them from a ship – a moving roller coaster at times.