Topic: Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

Five nations face ‘disaster’ on the Han

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A cruise ship and a tanker collide and burst into flames, diesel fuel and oil are rapidly spilling into the Han River, five people are thrown into the water, one of the vessels starts to sink and first responders from five nations rush to the scene, in the scenario of a major regional emergency response exercise.

Healthy Partnership between nations

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

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) and Lieutenant Angela French, in front of the Vietnam People's Navy hospital ship Khanh Hoa (HQ561) at Da Nang Port, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A team of Australian Defence Force medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2017 - the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Navy Mums unwrap smiles for Mother's Day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (right) gives a Koala teddy to a Vietnamese child at the Emergency Reception (Emergency Department) of the Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers deployed to Vietnam for Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017 have marked Mother's Day in a particularly meaningful way this year - spending time with children with disabilities at an Agent Orange Rehabilitation Centre in Da Nang.

Galley duty: From hospital to hospitality

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

Corporal Mark Lamb is seen  'working the line' in the ships galley aboard USNS Mercy during 'Volunteer' night while underway across the Pacific Ocean.  (photo: SGT Pete Gammie)

Corporal Mark Lamb is seen 'working the line' in the ships galley aboard USNS Mercy during 'Volunteer' night while underway across the Pacific Ocean.

The call to duty on Exercise PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP took a slightly different path when members of the Australian contingent volunteered to work in the ship’s galley, mess and scullery as part of the volunteer program aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy.

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP a perfect birthday gift

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Seaman Medic Renee Simmons in Casualty Receiving onboard United States Naval Ship Mercy as part of PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

The opportunity to give to others was the perfect birthday present for Seaman Medic Renee Simmons, who was selected to participate in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

Promoting cultural exchange, West African style

Published on by LEUT Tim Martin (author and photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Captain Clement E Atebi, CO NNS Thunder, greets Lieutenant Shane Cook. (photo: LEUT Tim Martin)

Captain Clement E Atebi, CO NNS Thunder, greets Lieutenant Shane Cook.

Lieutenant Shane ‘Cooky’ Cook is a real ambassador for promoting cultural exchange.

Tobruk in Vanimo during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013

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A crowd of local people wait to be seen at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

A crowd of local people wait to be seen at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital.

A number of local residents recently received medical and dental care from Australian Defence Force personnel at the Medical Community Aid Post set up outside the Vanimo Hospital during PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013.

Smooth sailing for Hobart's Ashton

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Corporal Ashton Brooks of HMAS Tobruk's Army detachment brings a little bit of the Army world to the Navy. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Corporal Ashton Brooks of HMAS Tobruk's Army detachment brings a little bit of the Army world to the Navy.

Hobart native Ashton Brooks has loved how far her Army career taken her although she never expected it would take across the Coral Sea in a Navy ship on a humanitarian mission.

Navy life grand for Norfolk's Phoebe

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LAC David Cotton (photographer)

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Phoebe Evans at her damage control station in HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Seaman Maritime Logistics Steward Phoebe Evans at her damage control station in HMAS Tobruk.

Phoebe Evans may be far from her home on Norfolk Island but life in the Royal Australian Navy could not be much better.

Small world on deployment

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Sapper Wael Abou Hamad with Lieutenant Daniel Khayat on the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk. (photo: LAC David Cotton)

Sapper Wael Abou Hamad with Lieutenant Daniel Khayat on the forecastle of HMAS Tobruk.

Former school friends, Australian Army Sapper Wael Abou Hamad and Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Daniel Khayat have met up again on HMAS Tobruk, 10 years after their first meeting and half a world away.