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HMAS Newcastle commences Middle East patrols

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle prior to arriving at Fleet Base West to take on stores, provisions and fuel, before leaving her last Australian port during her transit to the Middle East region to participate in Operation MANITOU. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle prior to arriving at Fleet Base West to take on stores, provisions and fuel, before leaving her last Australian port during her transit to the Middle East region to participate in Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Newcastle has arrived in the Middle East and has commenced her first patrol as part of Operation MANITOU after officially joining the operation on 1 May.

Operational Mother’s Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Rachelle Henderson with photos of her two children, Meadow, 8 and Jack, 7, during her six-month deployed on HMAS Success for Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Rachelle Henderson with photos of her two children, Meadow, 8 and Jack, 7, during her six-month deployed on HMAS Success for Operation MANITOU.

For most mothers with young children, Mother’s Day is spent with breakfast in bed and home-made gifts or cards or flowers picked from the garden.

NATO operation supported by 'Odin'

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Navy Seahawk

Navy Seahawk "Odin" onboard HMAS Success prepares to conduct night flying operations while in the Middle East Region working under NATO Operation Ocean Shield.

Scouring the high seas from the air for signs of pirate activity would seem like a dream to most adventurers.

Standing united 11 years on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Commanding Officer USS Firebolt Lieutenant-Commander Mitch McGuffie (left) briefs Royal Australian Navy personnel on his ship’s capabilities. Petty Officer Jimmy Galletly; Commander Marcus Buttler; Leading Seaman Andy Saccoia; Lieutenant-Commander Peter Barnes; and Petty officer Steven Schonrock.

During their Operation MANITOU deployment, personnel from Maritime Operations Support Group and Combined Task Force 150 visited the US Navy Patrol Craft USS Firebolt for a tour. 

Navy Nurse in Kabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer, Lieutenant Megan Hoare assists US Army anaesthetist Major Mike Patzkowiski during the treatment of a role-playing casualty at Nato’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul Airport.      (photo: Corporal Max Bree)

Royal Australian Navy nursing officer, Lieutenant Megan Hoare assists US Army anaesthetist Major Mike Patzkowiski during the treatment of a role-playing casualty at Nato’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul Airport.

Lieutenant Hoare, an emergency trauma nurse, was part of the first Australian Defence Force medical team to work in NATO’s Role 2 hospital at Kabul International Airport.

Buffer pays off after 40 years

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author)

Left to right: Robyn Baker (sister), Lindsay McDonald (father), CPO Phil McDonald, Daniel McDonald (son) and Sarah Emerson (daughter), all former Navy members at different times. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Left to right: Robyn Baker (sister), Lindsay McDonald (father), CPO Phil McDonald, Daniel McDonald (son) and Sarah Emerson (daughter), all former Navy members at different times.

A sailor who followed his father into the Navy has called it a day after just over 40 years of service.

Aviation support gets a boost

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Graduates of the Aviation Support course on completion of their graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm museum, Nowra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Graduates of the Aviation Support course on completion of their graduation ceremony held at the Fleet Air Arm museum, Nowra.

Commander Tim Standen Director Training Authority Aviation welcomed eleven new graduates to the Aviation Support category at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum recently.

Navy service and parenting - a successful balancing act

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Leading Seaman Jaye Anderson (left) and Able Seaman Will Anderson with daughters Teagan and Jennifer at the Navy Personnel Support Unit information session and barbeque.

It's the age-old conundrum, how to combine work and family - but add the dimensions of sea time and posting upheaval and sometimes it can seem a little challenging.

Book pays tribute to Wollondilly’s Anzacs

Published on by LEUT Debra Holland (author)

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia.  But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of World War One, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.  (photo: Unknown)

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia. But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of World War One, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.

Settled just a decade after the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, Picton in New South Wales has gained fame as the most haunted town in Australia.  But it is the stories and ghosts of another era, the Anzacs of the First World War, which has captured the imagination of local resident, Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Andrew Richardson.

Choules emergency-ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lana Emery (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips conducts maintenance on the Integrated Platform Management System onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips conducts maintenance on the Integrated Platform Management System onboard HMAS Choules.

Before embarking on his career in the Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Stephen Phillips was just a boy at Harristown State High School in Toowoomba, Queensland.