Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae has been away from home for a long time. Recently, he experienced somewhat of a homecoming when he visited HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East Area of Operations.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has completed a week-long maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf.
HMAS Newcastle has conducted mission-focused Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training with the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Australian warship HMAS Newcastle has transited through the Strait of Hormuz near the end of her second month-long maritime security patrol since arriving in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in May.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has recently completed two successful weeks of counter terrorism operations in the Red Sea with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150.
HMAS Newcastle has made a rendezvous with the United States Navy’s Mine Counter Measure Ship USS Devastator in the Southern Arabian Gulf.
Two Marine Technicians onboard HMAS Newcastle have repaired a mission-critical piece of equipment to allow the Australian warship to continue her operational tasking in the Middle East Area of Operations.
Lauren Briggs had mixed feelings when she proudly bade her partner, Able Seaman Medic Frank Ojeda, farewell when he left the wharf at Fleet Base East (FBE) last week, as he and his shipmates began their journey to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in HMAS Melbourne.
The ship’s company of the Australian warship HMAS Newcastle have recorded a series of video messages to say Happy Fathers Day!
Able Seaman Marine Technician Sean Byrne is preparing to deploy to the Middle East Area of Operations tomorrow, in the Australian warship HMAS Melbourne. But not before ‘dropping in’ to see his Mum and Dad in Western Australia.