Published on September 21, 2013 by LEUT Peter Croce (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), CPL Chris Moore (photographer)
Commanding Officer Forces Entertainment LTCOL Ian Robinson with Navy personnel (L-R) LS Robert Flynn, AB Dayne Grindley, PO Raymond Dowler, AB Greg Turner, LEUT Brian O'Kane, LEUT Ben Vandermeer and LEUT Peter Croce.
Five Navy musicians are back in Australia after providing the back bone of support to the Forces Entertainment Tour of Afghanistan.
HMAS Newcastle's new crew member Seaman Hoot.
Personnel onboard HMAS
Newcastle were surprised to find an unexpected sea rider onboard after their recent port visit to Aqaba, Jordan.
Published on September 18, 2013 by LEUT David Osborne and SBLT Matthew Stobo (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (author)
Dive team members from HMAS Newcastle and the Royal Jordanian Naval Force pose under water after defeating a simulated mine threat as part of combined Explosive Ordnance Disposal training in Aqaba, Jordan.
The ship's company of HMAS
Newcastle has conducted training exercises with the Royal Jordanian Naval Force in Aqaba, Jordan.
Published on September 11, 2013 by LCDR Luke Miller (author), POEW Ben White (photographer), HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Party (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle's Boarding Officer, LEUT Dave Osbourne interacts with Yemeni fisherman while conducting an Approach and Assist Visit during Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK.
During recent operations with Commander Task Force 151, HMAS
Newcastle planned and conducted Focused Operation SOUTHERN LOOK, an international maritime engagement operation in the Gulf of Aden.
HMAS Newcastle and RFA Fort Victoria conducting a Replenishment at Sea evolution in the Middle East.
On 13 August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS
Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.
POEW sailor Shannon Evans closed up as upper deck sentry on the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne, with an F88 Steyr rifle, loaded with blank ammunition during a force protection assessment.
With a pipe from the Executive Officer it was all over. The ship and its company had passed the final assessment that began with a Mariner Skills Evaluation back in March and culminated in September with a final Force Protection assessment alongside Diamantina Pier, HMAS
LEUT Alisha Withers prepares a postal vote while HMAS Newcastle is berthed at Aqaba, Jordan during the 2013 elections.
Fifteen thousand kilometres away from the polling booths at Australian primary schools and the smell of the fundraising sausage sizzles, members of HMAS
Newcastle’s ship’s company had their say in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.
HMS Kent's Merlin helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during a ship transfer activity in the Middle East Area of Operations.
A Royal Navy Officer recently ‘hitched a ride’ across the Red Sea onboard HMAS
Newcastle, while trying to make his way home to England.
LSBM Christian Duncan receives an award for the Sea Training Unit-Minor War Vessel Instructor of the Year by Commodore Warfare, CDRE Peter Leavy and Commanding Officer ATTACK ONE LEUT Justine Archer during Attack One's Mission Readiness Evaluation.
A very busy period for the Sea Training Unit - Minor War Vessels in Darwin concluded this month with the presentation of an award to one of their own, who was named Instructor of the Year.
Published on September 22, 2013 by LCDR David Bettell (author), LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
HMAS Warramunga's Ridged Hull Inflatable Boat coxswained by Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Kerry Douven, is lowered into the water in a man overboard exercise conducted for Warramunga's Family Day.
Approximately 250 family and friends of HMAS
Warramunga's crew recently joined them onboard for a half day ‘at sea experience’ in Cockburn Sound, WA.