Topic: HMAS Tobruk (II)
Home to many thousands of Australian Defence Force members over the past three and a half decades, the former HMAS Tobruk will now be home to sealife and recreational divers.
A number of local residents recently received medical and dental care from Australian Defence Force personnel at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013.
Hobart native Ashton Brooks has loved how far her Army career taken her although she never expected it would take across the Coral Sea in a Navy ship on a humanitarian mission.
Phoebe Evans may be far from her home on Norfolk Island but life in the Royal Australian Navy could not be much better.
Former school friends, Australian Army Sapper Wael Abou Hamad and Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Daniel Khayat have met up again on HMAS Tobruk, 10 years after their first meeting and half a world away.
For Terrigal native Ben Read, the past five years in the Royal Australian Navy have provided training, travel and direction.
Australian Defence Force personnel are playing a vital role as key contributors to PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013, a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission to help improve the lives of people in the Pacific Region.
HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Wewak in the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea. Over 100 embarked personnel travelling with HMAS Tobruk are bringing medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to the township.
The veterinary team deployed for PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013 has treated a most unusual patient.
Far from the farm stock and pets they were expecting, the team were presented with a native cus cus, a striking orange bush possum.
Named Mangitungs, the cus cus was brought in to a full day community health fair in Wewak, Papua New Guinea, by his owner Erica.
Commander Leif Maxfield has assumed command of HMAS Tobruk, relieving Commander Tim Watson while the ship stopped over in Townsville on 7 June 2013.