June 14, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
HMAS Arunta personnel prepare to destroy illegal narcotics seized on 8 June 2017 while the ship was on patrol in the Middle East region.
Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260 kilograms of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
June 10, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)
Indonesian Security Task Force Eastern Fleet, Commodore Nyoman Sudihartawan, presents Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver, RAN, with a gift during the AUSINDO CORPAT 2017 closing ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.
A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing and improve regional security has concluded in Darwin.
(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017.
Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.
Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial.
Two AK-47s seized by the Royal Australian Navy during Operation MANITOU were presented to the Australian War Memorial to maintain the historic record of Defence’s contributions in the Middle East.
Lance Corporal Andrew Smith (from left), Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Brian Wilson and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Patrick Birch conduct weapon maintenance and technical inspection onboard HMAS Arunta.
Navy’s deployed ship in the Middle East, HMAS
Arunta, has had its small arms weapons inspected, serviced and certified during a recent port visit.
An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon in Central Queensland.
The Australian Defence Force's amphibious capability was on point in the recent response to Cyclone Debbie, with HMAS
Choules delivering one of her largest loads of supplies to affected communities last week.
Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East.
Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach.
For Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Simon Smith, the welcome Australian Defence personnel received from communities in the wake of Cyclone Debbie was what made the job worthwhile.
(Front row from left) Able Seaman Marine Technician Raymond Pezzutti, Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare David Newton, Able Seaman Renee Kennedy, Maritime Operational Support Group, Bahrain, and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Carr.
Arunta sailors deployed as part of Operation MANITOU have represented Australia at the second Enlisted Leadership Development Program at Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Phoebe Evans keeps a look out on the bridge of amphibious support ship HMAS Choules during the ship's transit to cyclone ravaged North Queensland.
Choules has lived up to her motto, 'facing difficulty with zeal', loading more than 100 troops, 50 vehicles and 46 pallets of humanitarian and disaster relief stores before getting underway for cyclone ravaged North Queensland.