Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Small preparing to conduct Boarding Party training prior to commencing operations in the Middle East region.
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Small is a long way from the small banana farm he grew up on in Wamuran, Queensland.
Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Sean Perrett coordinates ship movements via morse code on the bridge wing of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.
Part of Australia's team in the Middle East region, contributing to counter terrorism, counter piracy and narcotics interdiction operations, is a sailor more familiar with patrol boats than frigates.
HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region.
Deployed to the Middle East region, HMAS
Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, in company with United States Naval Ship Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer.
January 09, 2017 by Lieutenant Owen Grylls (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.
Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after commencing operations in the Middle East honing their skills for future patrols.
January 06, 2017 by LCDR Steven Christensen (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman.
Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS
Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.
Lietenant Steven Witzand on the Chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.
Lieutenant Steve Witzand is embarked in HMAS
Arunta on his first operational deployment as the Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer.
Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta.
For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, deploying on a warship to the Middle East region to conduct maritime security operations is the stuff dreams are made of.
Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.
Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS
Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.
February 28, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.
After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Melbourne was welcomed back to her homeport of Sydney today.
Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.
HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.