Published on by Lieutenant Pat Velu (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
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.
Published on by LEUT Natasha Callan (author and photographer)
A group of Navy personnel have acclimatised after completing their staff integration and mission validation in Halifax for the forthcoming rotation with the Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East.
Published on by New Zealand Department of Defence (author), CPL Amanda McErlich (photographer), LAC Chad Sharman (photographer)
In an exceptionally Kiwi way, the New Zealand Defence Force thanked a multinational crew of Australian, Canadian and US military personnel for supporting its disaster relief operation during a traditional powhiri at Kaikoura’s local marae.
Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
A medic is an essential sailor on a Navy ship heading out on an operational deployment. There is no floating hospital in the middle of an ocean to assist sailors, nor is there an ambulance. There is only a helicopter to take people back to land.
Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)
There was a sombre tone at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, as the 191 men and women serving in HMAS Arunta said goodbye to loved ones and joined the frigate to depart for close to nine months in the Middle East.
Published on by LEUT Andrew Petrie (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Creating one of the most unusual sights of her deployment, HMAS Perth's 5-inch gun, harpoon anti-ship missile launchers and forecastle were all draped in hand-made quilts while alongside in Muscat, Oman recently.