Published on September 20, 2017 by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author), MAJ Chris Linden (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Chief Petty Officer Paul O'Keefe celebrates his 40th year in the Royal Australian Navy in the Junior Sailors Cafe aboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.
Forty years of dedicated service by Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Paul ‘Jock’ O’Keefe was recently celebrated by the crew of HMAS
Newcastle, deployed to the Middle East region.
Published on September 16, 2017 by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos stands on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.
Father of four, Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos, had to settle for a long-distance Father’s Day this year, as he’s on operational service in the Middle East, serving in HMAS
Royal Australian Navy Commander Communication Information Systems Ted Cummins at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.
Thousands of defence personnel from across the world are working to stop piracy and illegal drug trafficking in the Middle East region – among those is Commander Ted Cummins.
Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Terrence Garside at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.
Forty years ago, a seaman was pushing aircraft around a flight deck as a 17-year-old, and the idea of one day becoming a Commander within Aviation seemed like an impossible dream.
Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Communications and Information Sailor Timothy Hall at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.
While the bulk of the Australian Navy presence in the Middle East region is patrolling the region’s waters in the frigate, HMAS
Newcastle, one Petty Officer’s job is to keep the communications links on point from ashore in United States Navy headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.
September 03, 2017 by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Anthony Adams holds a picture of his new born son Cameron onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East Region.
More than 1,700 Australian Defence Force personnel are deployed in the Middle East on operations this Father’s Day – and amongst those who are fathers and grandfathers, 10 have just become new dads.
MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle.
One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.
August 14, 2017 by SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), LS Ben Webb (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle (front) and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Kanawha in the Middle East region.
Newcastle has marked her second Operation MANITOU patrol with a dual replenishment at sea in the Gulf of Aden with USNS Kanawha and Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir.
August 03, 2017 by LEUT Kyle Livingstone (author), SBLT Iain McMillan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Brunsden prepares to make a door entry during a training exercise held at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.
Newcastle’s boarding party has trained with the United States Coast Guard during the ship’s first port visit while deployed in the Middle East.
Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Warren Bowring from Task Group Afghanistan at Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Thirty-nine Australian Defence Force embeds are based at the RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission headquarters in Kabul, providing strategic guidance at both the institutional and ministerial levels on policy, governance and procedures as part of the NATO team in Afghanistan.