Section: Operations

Four successful drug interdictions by HMAS Ballarat

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Justin Springer, left, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Daniel Colliver remove sacks containing suspected narcotics during a search of a suspicious dhow by HMAS Ballarat's boarding party.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized another four illicit drug shipments in three days while deployed to the Middle East region.

Navy trainers support Philippines in maritime patrol mission

Published on by PO Peter Coates (author), LSBM Leigh Newlan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training May 2019. (photo: LSBM Leigh Newlan)

Royal Australian Navy Sea Trainers and Philippine Navy and Marine Participants in the Maritime Interoperability Training May 2019.

Members of the Defence Cooperation Program Sea Training Group have recently completed their sixth rotation conducting Maritime Interoperability Training at Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Zamboanga, Philippines.

ADF celebrates 40 years of peace between Egypt and Israel

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Carla Armenti (author and photographer)

Following a parade held to mark the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, members of the Egyptian and Israeli delegation planted an olive tree as a symbol of peace at the commemoration site of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) Headquarters at South Camp in Sharm El Sheikh. (photo: CPL Carla Armenti)

Following a parade held to mark the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, members of the Egyptian and Israeli delegation planted an olive tree as a symbol of peace at the commemoration site of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) Headquarters at South Camp in Sharm El Sheikh.

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have marked the 40th anniversary of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt on the Sinai Peninsula.

From his young family to the frontline

Published on by FLTLT Dion Isaacson (author), CPL Chris Beerens (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Steve Line is deployed to Task Group Afghanistan as the second in charge of the Hamid Karzai International Airport military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Chris Beerens)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Steve Line is deployed to Task Group Afghanistan as the second in charge of the Hamid Karzai International Airport military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Steven Line had only just started his deployment to Afghanistan when his team responded to a mass casualty event.

HMAS Ballarat continues illicit drug seizures in the MER

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party closes on a suspicious dhow for a boarding which resulted in the seizure of approximately two and a half tonnes of illicit drugs. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's boarding party closes on a suspicious dhow for a boarding which resulted in the seizure of approximately two and a half tonnes of illicit drugs.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has intercepted another 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs while conducting a patrol in international waters in the Arabian Sea.

Tail swaps for Romeo

Published on by CPL Dan Pinhorn (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jim Allen works on an MH60R Sea Hawk during a 'tail swap' prior to it flying out to HMAS Ballarat in the Middle East region. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jim Allen works on an MH60R Sea Hawk during a 'tail swap' prior to it flying out to HMAS Ballarat in the Middle East region.

A ‘tail swap’ of HMAS Ballarat’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopter was conducted at the main operating base in the Middle East region (MER) recently as part of the scheduled ship’s maintenance period.

More illegal drugs seized by HMAS Ballarat

Published on by By Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a dhow suspected of smuggling illegal narcotics in the Arabian Sea.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat's Boarding Party conducts a flag verification boarding on a dhow suspected of smuggling illegal narcotics in the Arabian Sea.

Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized two tonnes of hashish worth approximately $100 million in street value during a boarding operation in the Middle East Region.


Underwater Medicine specialists adapt for desert role

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (right) and Leading Seaman Peter Gough conduct training at the Role 2 Enhanced NATO Medical Treatment Facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (right) and Leading Seaman Peter Gough conduct training at the Role 2 Enhanced NATO Medical Treatment Facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.

As part of the ADF’s ongoing commitment to the war in Afghanistan, RAN underwater medicine clinicians and doctors are deployed to this arid and rugged landscape, far away from the oceans where they usually ply their trade.

US award for Navy medic

Published on by CPL Carla Armenti (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White receives the American Joint Service Achievement Medal. The medal was awarded to her by the Command Surgeon, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Devin McFadden, at a ceremony in the Role 2 Hospital in Kabul, while she was deployed on Operation HIGHROAD. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White receives the American Joint Service Achievement Medal. The medal was awarded to her by the Command Surgeon, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Devin McFadden, at a ceremony in the Role 2 Hospital in Kabul, while she was deployed on Operation HIGHROAD.

It has been a relentless six months in Afghanistan for Leading Seaman Medic Tahnee White, but her efforts while deployed have earned her the admiration of her Coalition peers and an American Joint Service Achievement Medal from US Special Forces.

RAN seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Aaron Wheeler pulls out a sack containing suspected illegal narcotics from the hold in a suspicious dhow.

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding operations in the Arabian Sea.