Topic: Operations

Warramunga returns from record breaking Middle East mission

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month deployment.

Novocastrians welcomed home in HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author and photographer)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city. (photo: LCDR Fiona Southwood)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city.

The boom of a seven-gun salute was a welcoming sound for the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle as she returned to her namesake city for a port visit.

 

Middle East deployment for Navy doctor

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Commander Neil Smith, of Navy Health Services, monitors a mass casualty exercise at the Camp Baird Role 1 Medical Facility while deployed on Operation ACCORDION as the Senior Medical Officer for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East region. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

Commander Neil Smith, of Navy Health Services, monitors a mass casualty exercise at the Camp Baird Role 1 Medical Facility while deployed on Operation ACCORDION as the Senior Medical Officer for the Australian Defence Force in the Middle East region.

A Navy Medical Officer has been deployed on his first land-based operation as the Senior ADF Medical Officer in the Middle East Region (MER).

 

Sailor still calls Kalgoorlie home

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman conducts her role as an upper deck lookout aboard HMAS Warramunga as the ship sails back to Australia after completing her deployment to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region.

After nine months away from Australian shores, Kalgoorlie sailor Kaylin Coleman enjoyed an emotional family reunion when her ship pulled into Fremantle recently.

Busy posting for junior CIS

Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jake Collett monitors communication systems on the bridge of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jake Collett monitors communication systems on the bridge of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

Navy’s most recent operational deployment to the Middle East Region was a rewarding experience for a junior sailor onboard HMAS Warramunga.

 

Quilts appreciated by team on operations

Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

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.

 

Australia passes CTF150 command to Brits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), SGT Mark Doran (photographer)

(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. (photo: SGT Mark Doran)

(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.

 

Corporate high flyer enjoys career sea change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), Ms Shona Ford (photographer)

Lieutenant Ric Mingramm in front of the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium, during the NT Government Anzac Spirit Study Tour. (photo: Ms Shona Ford)

Lieutenant Ric Mingramm in front of the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium, during the NT Government Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

Lieutenant Ric Mingramm's ship came in the day he left the corporate world to pursue a career with the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.

 

Australia and Indonesia unite to improve maritime security

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian and Indonesian patrol boats HMAS Broome, KRI Kakap, KRI Layang and HMAS Maitland practice close in-company manoeuvres off the north Australian coast during Exercise CASSOWARY, a seven day training activity conducted in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2018. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Australian and Indonesian patrol boats HMAS Broome, KRI Kakap, KRI Layang and HMAS Maitland practice close in-company manoeuvres off the north Australian coast during Exercise CASSOWARY, a seven day training activity conducted in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2018.

A coordinated patrol between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) to improve security along the shared maritime border has concluded recently in Bali, Indonesia.