Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

 (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Nikolai Gunn-Brockhoff enjoys a cuddle with 11 month old son Leon after HMAS Toowoomba returned home to Fleet Base West after a long and busy seven month deployment.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to its homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months.

HMAS Toowoomba brings local home

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer has just returned from a seven-month deployment onboard the Anzac class frigate named after her city of birth.

Toowoomba techos put training into practice

Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), SBLT Patrick Czakilew (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able  Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: Sub Lieutenant Patrick Czakilew)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Marine technicians and support staff posted to HMAS Toowoomba have rallied together to conduct a complex repair while the ship was overseas on deployment.

IPE completes its final port visits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Volunteers from HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Toowoomba assist Royal Solomon Islands Police Force personnel with the maintenance of the Seif Ples shelter for abused families during the port visit to Honiara in the Solomon Islands as a part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

The Australian Defence Force has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security.

IPE18 resumes following RIMPAC success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC.

Following the successful conclusion of Exercise Rim of the Pacific, the Australian Defence Force has resumed its major maritime activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

HMAS Toowoomba assists stricken yacht during RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Fireman Jonathan Crawford (US Coast Guard) (photographer), Fireman Tristan Otto (US Coast Guard) (photographer), LSEW Matthew Jeffery (photographer)

Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) crew from HMAS Toowoomba and US Coast Guard Station Honolulu Response Boat-Medium crew respond to stricken yacht Gypsy, in distress off Hawaii. The vessel was towed back to port by the RB-M. (photo: Fireman Jonathan Crawford (US Coast Guard))

Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) crew from HMAS Toowoomba and US Coast Guard Station Honolulu Response Boat-Medium crew respond to stricken yacht Gypsy, in distress off Hawaii. The vessel was towed back to port by the RB-M.

HMAS Toowoomba was temporarily diverted from large-scale war games last weekend to assist in a real emergency off the coast of Hawaii.

US Army up close with Melbourne

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

International engagement during Exercise RIMPAC started early for HMAS Melbourne as the ship welcomed aboard 20 soldiers from the US Army in Hawaii.

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018.

HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.

 

Pacific mates take to the pitch for friendlies in Vanuatu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, presents Commanding Officer RVS Tukuro Kalsaf Graham Alick, with a gift following a friendly soccer match between Vanuatu's Maritime Law Enforcement and HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success during a regional engagement visit to Vanuatu for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Shortly after arriving in Vanuatu recently the ship’s companies of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success joined the Vanuatu Police Force for an activity cherished by both nations - sport.

 

Vanuatu visit for ships on Pacific deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

French Ambassador to Vanuatu, Gilles Favret, Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jenny Da Rin, Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Commander Grant Zilko, RAN, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Commanding Officer HMAS Toowoomba, Commander Stuart Watters, RAN, and New Zealand High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Jonathan Schwass, at an official reception onboard HMAS Success during a visit to Vanuatu during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success have visited Port Vila, Vanuatu to conduct regional engagement activities as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018.