Topic: Exercise TALISMAN SABRE

Human resources at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Melanie Ryan and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Rachel Gorbert in the ships office onboard HMAS Canberra.

A small Navy team recently took on the complex role of personnel coordination during the major military exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Allies and blood ties

Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

L-R: Chief Petty Officer Aviation Support Stephen Firkin, Lieutenant Commander Shane Firkin, Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Elizabeth Monk and Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Rebecca Monk onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 off the coast of Bowen, Queensland.

The ship’s company of HMAS Adelaide saw double when two sets of siblings posted into the ship recently for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. 

Double promotion highlight on Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, and Maritime Logistics Officer, Lieutenant Danica Thompson present Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Grace Morgan, centre, with Able Seaman rank slides, during a promotion ceremony onboard HMAS Canberra during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Inside HMAS Canberra’s wardroom, there was a pause in the ship’s busy routine during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to acknowledge the promotion of two junior sailors.

Training on the high seas

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Leo Baumgartner (author and photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

HMAS Canberra's Deputy Aviation Engineering Officer Lieutenant Nachiket Raje keeps watch during close quarters maneuvering during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

It’s not every day that trainee aerospace engineering officers get to conduct on-the-job training onboard a Royal Australian Navy ship during a busy major exercise like TALISMAN SABRE.

Pacific neighbours impressed by show of force

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), SGT Jake Sims (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: Sergeant Jake Sims)

HMAS Adelaide conducts amphibious operations off the coast of Bowen, Queensland, during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Senior officers from Australia’s Pacific neighbours were among representatives from 15 nations who had a closer look at HMAS Adelaide during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Every step you take

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Even on a slow day during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019, the average sailor or soldier making their way around HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide climbed the equivalent of 40 flights of steps and walked six kilometres.

As Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 drew to a close, some of the crew and embarked forces on HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra tallied up the kilometres they travelled over the course of the exercise without ever leaving the ships.

Maritime Task Group building relationships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABAVN Susan Mossop (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Commander Air Terrence Garside monitors close quarter ship movements from the Flight Control of HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABAVN Susan Mossop)

Commander Air Terrence Garside monitors close quarter ship movements from the Flight Control of HMAS Canberra.

One of the successful outcomes from Plan Pelorus has been the Royal Australian Navy routinely raising and deploying Maritime Task Groups.

Royal Marine Commandos vital to TS19 success

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Nicole Strachan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

A landing craft moves away from the ship’s well dock to perform a beach landing at Bowen Island off the Queensland coast during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

A landing craft moves away from the ship’s well dock to perform a beach landing at Bowen Island off the Queensland coast during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

British Royal Marine Commandos played a key role in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE’s amphibious assault alongside soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR).

Delivering high-end healthcare through cooperation

Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

International observers from the United States Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force conduct a tour of HMAS Adelaide's medical centre during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.  (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

International observers from the United States Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force conduct a tour of HMAS Adelaide's medical centre during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Seven international medical observers onboard HMAS Adelaide have shared skills and ideas during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 to deliver high-end healthcare capability.

Canberra's new Captain sinks teeth into the role

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, participates in a controlled demonstration of an apprehension serial with Military Police Dog Macca and his handler Corporal Scott Parsons (right) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. (photo: ABIS Shane Cameron)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN, participates in a controlled demonstration of an apprehension serial with Military Police Dog Macca and his handler Corporal Scott Parsons (right) during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019.

Joining a warship for the first time in the middle of a busy exercise period can be a daunting task for many. So imagine the challenges presented to HMAS Canberra’s new Commanding Officer, Captain Terry Morrison when he joined the ship recently.