Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

HMA Ships CanberraChoulesAnzacToowoombaBallaratDarwinMelbourneSuccessDiamantinaHuonGascoyne and Melville will all take part.

Navy Chief unveils south Brisbane memorial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Phil Fairs (author), CAPT Letitia Van Stralen (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: CAPT Letitia Van Stralen)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with veterans in front of the new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

On 27 May the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, unveiled a new memorial in Brisbane dedicated to the Royal Australian Navy.

Logistics support strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba sails through Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

HMAS Toowoomba sails through Sydney Harbour.

It takes an extraordinary logistical effort to fit out a long–range Anzac class frigate to ensure it has the highest level of materiel support capable of high-end warfighting.

Rivalry builds relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Milestone Anzac frigate crew

Published on by SBLT Stacey Butters (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Toowoomba, currently undergoing an Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia

A significant milestone has been achieved this month with the formation of a seventh Anzac class frigate crew - the first time since 2010.

Thunder welcomed to Australia by Toowoomba

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship. (photo: Unknown)

The crew of HMAS Toowoomba welcome crew members from NNS Thunder onboard the Australian Warship.

In September, HMAS Toowoomba hosted members of the ship's company of the Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder, which was visiting the Port of Fremantle enroute to the International Fleet Review (IFR).

Investing in Foodbank

Published on by SBLT Ben Cleary (author)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the HMAS Toowoomba Maritime Logistics Department with Mr David Warren of Foodbank Western Australia. (L-R) ABML-C Nicholas Rickards, ABML-C Jason Tapley, SBLT Ben Cleary (AMLO), Mr David Warren, LSML-C Paul Cahill and ABML-C Trent Duncan.

On Thursday 26 September 2013, Royal Australian Navy members from HMAS Toowoomba’s Maritime Logistics Department provided support to Foodbank, Western Australia.

Toowoomba to be welcomed home

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba transits international waters. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

HMAS Toowoomba transits international waters.

HMAS Toowoomba will receive a warm welcome home when she sails into Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling tomorrow, Friday 14 June 2013 following her six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Toowoomba (II) returning home from Middle East

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HMAS Toowoomba (II) and HMAS Newcastle conduct their Operation SLIPPER handover and officer of the watch manoeuvres in the northern Indian Ocean. (photo: )

HMAS Toowoomba (II) and HMAS Newcastle conduct their Operation SLIPPER handover and officer of the watch manoeuvres in the northern Indian Ocean.

HMAS Toowoomba (II) is making her way home to Australia after handing over maritime security and interception operations for Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations to HMAS Newcastle.