HMAS Warramunga shipmates, Lieutenant Thomas Liley (left) and Chaplain Stephen Hutchinson proudly hold their quilts, made by Aussie Hero Quilts, during the ship’s deployment to Operation MANITOU.
There are a just a few things that help make a deployment away from family and friends bearable - emails and phone calls home, letters and care packages and quilts and laundry bags made by Aussie Hero Quilts.
(L-R) Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore (CDRE) Mal Wise hands over the Baton of Command to Royal Navy officer, CDRE Steve Moorhouse, during the Combined Task Force 150 transfer of authority ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Nineteen boardings, 3.1 tonnes of heroin and 36 tonnes of hashish seized and destroyed, and over $2.7 billion AUD removed from terrorist networks.
Published on May 25, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), LSA Rhys Withers (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.
Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.
HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.
The crew of HMAS
Warramunga has had another successful week in the Middle East Region, seizing and disposing of 295 kilograms of heroin, valued at about $88.5 million, while patrolling waters in the Arabian Sea.
May 15, 2018 by LEUT Kath Griffin (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)
HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region.
Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.
HMAS Anzac's crew prepare the ship for departure from Subic Bay in the Philippines during their South East Asia Deployment.
A Philippine Navy band unit assembled on the wharf in Subic Bay as HMAS
Anzac departed for its next destination of the South East Asia Deployment.
HMAS Toowoomba's crew are greeted by performing artists in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, during their South East Asia Deployment.
Toowoomba received an enthusiastic welcome to the Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu during a port visit recently.
Personnel from HMA Ships Anzac and Success join members of the Philippine Navy for a goodwill sports day as part of their South East Asia Deployment.
More than 50 people from HMA Ships
Success and Anzac have joined members of the Philippine Navy Education and Training Command for a Goodwill Sports Day.
Chief Petty Officer Benjamin Lyons, Sub Lieutenant Quaelan Brooks and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Elijah Leabres help children from the Khlong Toey slum raise communication flags onboard HMAS Anzac during a port visit to Bangkok as part of the South East Asia Deployment.
An event onboard Navy frigate HMAS
Anzac has put smiles on the faces of underprivileged children in Bangkok, Thailand.
(L-R) Warrant Officer Class 2 Mathew Dabinet, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Cheryl Sutherland, Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw, Defence Attaché Colonel Nerolie McDonald, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Stephanie Hourigan, Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Linda Hannah from HMAS Success, at the Thi Nghe Shelter for Orphans and Children with a Disability in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as part of the ship's South East Asia Deployment.
A team of volunteers from HMAS
Success have visited an orphanage during a port visit to Ho Chi Minh City.