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Medicos train for CASEVAC in Sea Series

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Jessica Aldred (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

The ship's medical emergency team together with medics and staff from the Maritime Operational Health Unit move a casualty into a bed in the medical centre onboard HMAS Canberra during an aero-medical evacuation exercise as part of Sea Series 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The ship's medical emergency team together with medics and staff from the Maritime Operational Health Unit move a casualty into a bed in the medical centre onboard HMAS Canberra during an aero-medical evacuation exercise as part of Sea Series 2015.

Medical care is critical when the Australian Defence Force goes on operations so it is vital to ensure personnel are ready and able to act as needed. 

Exercise JOINT STRIKE brings services closer

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL David Cotton (photographer)

HMAS Stuart fires the Mark 45 Mod II five-inch gun towards a target at Beecroft Weapons Range, New South Wales, during Exercise JOINT STRIKE. (photo: CPL David Cotton)

HMAS Stuart fires the Mark 45 Mod II five-inch gun towards a target at Beecroft Weapons Range, New South Wales, during Exercise JOINT STRIKE.

All three branches of the Australian Defence Force showed each other what they were made of during Exercise JOINT STRIKE held at Beecroft Weapons Range, Jervis Bay from 31 August to 4 September.

Policing foreign fishing in Australian waters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer), ABCIS Bree-ann Garner (photographer)

HMAS Launceston enters HMAS Coonawarra basin after a successful interception of a Foreign Fishing Vessel in Australian waters. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Launceston enters HMAS Coonawarra basin after a successful interception of a Foreign Fishing Vessel in Australian waters.

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Royal Australian Navy recently conducted a joint operation - Operation GRAB III - to target foreign fishing in Australian waters.

Warm hugs on operations

Published on by CAPT Fiona Bickerstaff (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), POET Olivia Usback (photographer)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company line the upper decks to show off their quilts that had been hand crafted by volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts as a way of thanking the men and women of HMAS Newcastle for the service to their country.
 (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company line the upper decks to show off their quilts that had been hand crafted by volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts as a way of thanking the men and women of HMAS Newcastle for the service to their country.

Every deployment has its certainties - the absence from family and friends and long hours seven days a week are guaranteed. Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers there is now another certainty for Australian Defence Force personnel on deployment - a quilt or laundry bag from Aussie Hero Quilts.

HMAS Melbourne intercepts 427kg heroin haul

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean. 

 (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Melbourne’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.

Huon returns from deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author and photographer), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

HMAS Huon's crew pass lines as she comes alongside HMAS Waterhen after a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

HMAS Huon's crew pass lines as she comes alongside HMAS Waterhen after a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation.

After deploying in July to conduct border protection operations in Australia’s northern waters, HMAS Huon returned home to HMAS Waterhen on 2 October.

Former Indonesian Navy Chief receives Australian honour

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

Left to right - Head of Australia's Defence Staff-Jakarta BRIG John Gould, Australia's Ambassador Paul Grigson, Dr Admiral Marsetio, S.SOS., M.M (retired), ADM Marsetio's wife Mrs Penny Iriana and TNI-AL Deputy Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Widodo. (photo: Unknown)

Left to right - Head of Australia's Defence Staff-Jakarta BRIG John Gould, Australia's Ambassador Paul Grigson, Dr Admiral Marsetio, S.SOS., M.M (retired), ADM Marsetio's wife Mrs Penny Iriana and TNI-AL Deputy Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Widodo.

One of Indonesia's most senior naval leaders has been presented with an Australian honour at a ceremony in Jakarta.

Pledges for better mental health

Published on by Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was among many Defence personnel to mark Defence Mental Health Month by leading by example and making a public personal mental health promise. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was among many Defence personnel to mark Defence Mental Health Month by leading by example and making a public personal mental health promise.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was among many Defence personnel to mark Defence Mental Health Month by leading by example and making a public personal mental health promise.

Feeding the masses on deployment

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Walter Miller hard at work in HMAS Arunta’s main galley. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Walter Miller hard at work in HMAS Arunta’s main galley.

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Walter Miller is responsible for preparing meals for up to 192 crew on board Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Arunta, currently on a North East Asian deployment.

Future leader receives ADF Long Tan award

Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Unknown (photographer)

Presenting the award to student Paul Trinh, LEUT Willee spoke of the importance of celebrating leadership qualities. (photo: Unknown)

Presenting the award to student Paul Trinh, LEUT Willee spoke of the importance of celebrating leadership qualities.

Camberwell High in Melbourne welcomed a naval officer to their annual awards evening recently, to help recognise the efforts of one of their students.