Topic: HMAS Toowoomba (F156)

The show must go on – drill training at sea

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

HMAS Toowoomba ship's company conduct guard training at sea enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia for an upcoming ceremonial sunset as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17

Traditions of pomp and ceremony still have their place in a modern military – with the self-discipline required being reflected across all parts of Navy life.

‘Eyes and ears’ determined and ready to shine

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Adeel Patel at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

The lure of an adventurous and an unrivalled career was enough motivation for a recruit to ‘pull out all the stops’ before heading to HMAS Cerberus for the 11 weeks of Recruit School.

 

Task group marks dual birthday celebrations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason Parsons (author), LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), SMNEW Harrison Looney (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander Simon Howard and HMAS Parramatta's youngest crew member Midshipman Tiffany McCormack cut a large birthday cake celebrating HMAS Parramatta's 14th Birthday since commissioning in 2003.

The ship’s companies of HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba recently celebrated their vessels’ birthdays in perfect mariner fashion – at sea as part of a joint task group deployment in the Indo-Pacific region.

Toowoomba concludes MASTEX 17

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017. (photo: Department of Defence)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017.

HMAS Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut.

Collaboration makes a seaworthy solution

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNEW Brendon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.  (photo: SMNEW Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

‘Navy, the Team Works’ is a very familiar theme used in Navy recruiting ads, but it’s a truism every day at sea where the crew need to rely on each other to keep the ship working to optimum performance.

Sea service for Romeo

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSATV Stephen Norwood (photographer)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.  (photo: LSATV Stephen Norwood)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked Seahawk MH-60R helicopter, more colloquially known as a ‘Romeo’, recently completed a deep-level service at sea during her deployment as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group.

Reflections on Timor Leste

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Adelaide recently joined HMAS Darwin off the Timor Leste capital of Dili on the 18th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Task Force arrival for Operation INTERFET in 1999.

Improving mind, body and spirit

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), POET Scott O'Donohue (photographer)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.  (photo: POET Scott O'Donohue)

ABML-P Mazziota instructs a yoga class on the flight deck while HMAS Toowoomba conducts her transit home to Fleet Base West after her IPE 17 deployment.

Seagoing deployments have not stopped one proactive and enthusiastic sailor from bringing her passion for fitness with her – and she is converting a ship’s company in the process.

Toowoomba rugby takes on the Orcas

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CMDR Stuart Watters (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: CMDR Stuart Watters)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia.

In a sultry twilight rugby match held on Lumut Naval Base in Malaysia, HMAS Toowoomba’s rugby team took on the might of the Royal Malaysian Navy team, the ‘Orcas’.

Damage control a joint responsibility

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNET Brandon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: SMNET Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter points out affected compartments on the Damage Control board on HMAS Toowoomba, part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Emergencies can and will happen at sea with no warning so that is why it is important for onboard damage control training to be efficient as possible – a task every Australian Navy warship practices daily.