Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

A Sirius milestone for replenishment ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Lucy Sara (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.

Auxiliary Oiler HMAS Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.

Pacific protection paramount in counter proliferation

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HMAS Toowoomba departs Sydney Harbour in June 2017 (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

HMAS Toowoomba departs Sydney Harbour in June 2017

The Australian Government is joining forces with countries from around the world to conduct Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR, as part of an ongoing major international commitment to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems and related materials.

Regional military cooperation strengthened

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).  (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).

A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Lifelong friendships sustained in Timor Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shaw from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius from HMAS Adelaide is presented a shaw from Noi, who he has known since he served in Dili, Timor during the INTERFET campaign in 1999. Lieutenant Vergelius had the opportunity to catch up for the first time in 18 years while conducting Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17.

For Lieutenant Andrew Vergelius, the recent delivery into Dili Harbour of a deployable hospital and medical supplies provided the opportunity to renew a friendship which began during the turmoil of Timor Leste’s independence struggle in 1999.

Leadership lessons life-long for Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Warrant Officer Combat Systems Manager Artie Lavender in the classroom with his Combat Systems Operator trainees at the School of Maritime Warfare, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

‘You’ll be wet, homesick and frightened but the pride of the fleet will be you’ – was a recruitment advertisement at the local cinema which lured a 17-year-old Townsville school boy to join the Navy.

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.