Grafton man, Able Seaman Lloyd McKean, will deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. He's tasked with feeding his 240 hungry shipmates three meals a day, seven days a week for more than six months.
Able Seaman Chris Fairley will spend the next six month a long way from his hometown of Melbourne - conducting maritime security patrols in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.
Able Seaman Naomi Thornthwaite is packing her bags and preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations in HMAS Melbourne on Sunday.
Victorian-born sailor, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Peteris Kains, is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday, in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne.
Atherton Tablelands girl, Leading Seaman Nicole Taylor, is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday, onboard the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne.
The partners and children of sailors from patrol boat crew Assail Six have been presented the Navy Commemorative Pin and Australian Military Family Medallion in a special ceremony in Darwin.
Seaman (SMN) Aaron Clancy started his working life as a trolley collector at a Maryborough shopping centre. Now he’s helping HMAS Newcastle fight the threat of piracy on the high seas.
Leo Vredenbregt is an essential link in the chain that keeps Australian troops deployed in the Middle East connected with their families back home.
Jerrad Coomber couldn’t be further from the snow that covers his hometown of Jindabyne in winter. In fact, the 27 year old Able Seaman is braving soaring temperatures and oppressive humidity in the Middle East where he is deployed on the Royal Australian Navy Ship HMAS Newcastle.
Saluluelanei ‘Lulu’ Gray from Broadmeadows is performing a vital role for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO), keeping track of all the weapons used by Australian troops involved in Operation SLIPPER.