Personnel from HMAS Newcastle took time off to explore the ruins of Petra during a recent visit to Jordan.
At the end of their third Middle Eastern patrol, the crew of HMAS
Newcastle visited the Jordanian port of Aqaba for a five-day respite visit.
Commander Joint Task Force 633 Major General Craig Orme talks to the crew of HMAS Newcastle during a recent port visit to Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
Newcastle conducted her last port visit in the Middle East Area of Operations when she pulled into Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates on 17 September.
HMAS Melbourne departs Fremantle port mid-morning on Sunday 15 September, bound for the Middle East Area of Operations.
Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER.
September 22, 2013 by LEUT Thomas Craig (author), POEW Ben White (photographer), LSA Richard Close (photographer), LSA Corey Wright (photographer), ABCD Michael McGuinness (photographer)
A member of Newcastle's clearance diving team is winched back onboard Newcastle's S70B-2 Seahawk helicopter.
Newcastle has conducted an Airborne Mine Disposal training exercise while patrolling in the Gulf of Aden in support of Operation SLIPPER.
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