AB Frank Ojeda with fiance Lauren Briggs and son Nicholas, spending their last moments together prior to HMAS Melbourne's departure from FBE, Sydney, for a seven month deployment to the MEAO in support of Operation SLIPPER.
Lauren Briggs had mixed feelings when she proudly bade her partner, Able Seaman Medic Frank Ojeda, farewell when he left the wharf at Fleet Base East (FBE) last week, as he and his shipmates began their journey to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in HMAS
Published on August 29, 2013 by HMAS Newcastle Ship's Company (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle conducts a maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf while assigned to the counter terrorism task force Combined Task Force 152.
The ship’s company of the Australian warship HMAS
Newcastle have recorded a series of video messages to say Happy Fathers Day!
Able Seaman Sean Byrne performs valve clearance checks on the number four ship's service diesel generator in Auxiliary Machinery Room number three on board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Sean Byrne is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations tomorrow, in the Australian warship HMAS
Melbourne. But not before ‘dropping in’ to see his Mum and Dad in Western Australia.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Lloyd McKean is about to remove a tray from the galley oven on board HMAS Melbourne at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.
Grafton man, Able Seaman Lloyd McKean, will deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday in the Australian warship HMAS
Melbourne. He's tasked with feeding his 240 hungry shipmates three meals a day, seven days a week for more than six months.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Chris Fairley checks the oil level in Number Four Ship's Service Diesel Generator in HMAS Melbourne's Auxiliary Machine Space 3, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.
Able Seaman Chris Fairley will spend the next six month a long way from his hometown of Melbourne - conducting maritime security patrols in the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Operation SLIPPER.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Naomi Thornthwaite retrieves an item from the stores bin to fill an internal order onboard HMAS Melbourne, while the Australian warship is alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW
Able Seaman Naomi Thornthwaite is packing her bags and preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations in HMAS
Melbourne on Sunday.
Able Seaman Electronics Technician Peteris Kains, conducts daily system operational checks on his Weapons Control Console, part of the Fire Control System, in the Operations Room of HMAS Melbourne at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
Victorian-born sailor, Able Seaman Electronics Technician Peteris Kains, is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday, in the Australian warship HMAS
Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicole Taylor closed up on the Track Supervisor Console in the Operations Room on Board HMAS Melbourne, alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.
Atherton Tablelands girl, Leading Seaman Nicole Taylor, is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations on Sunday, onboard the Australian warship HMAS
LS Brent Katsoolis, wife Karen and daughter Cristalynn have their picture taken with AIRCDRE Ken Watson, Commander Northern Command (left) after receiving the Operational Service Medal (OSM-Border Protection), Navy Commemorative Pin.
The partners and children of sailors from patrol boat crew Assail Six have been presented the Navy Commemorative Pin and Australian Military Family Medallion in a special ceremony in Darwin.
Seaman Aaron Clancy onboard HMAS Newcastle deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).
Seaman (SMN) Aaron Clancy started his working life as a trolley collector at a Maryborough shopping centre. Now he’s helping HMAS
Newcastle fight the threat of piracy on the high seas.