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South West Pacific deployment reaffirms regional ties

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

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area.

HMAS Wollongong has embarked on a voyage to the South West Pacific as part of the Australian Defence Force’s enduring commitment to assist with building security capacity in the region.

HMAS Ballarat visit to Zhanjiang

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Danica Thompson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu.

A musical welcome greeted HMAS Ballarat as she drew alongside Zhanjiang, China, the home of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy South Sea Fleet for a port visit.

Combined Task Force end of rotation

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author)

(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. (photo: Supplied)

(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.

Former Clearance Diver commended for bravery

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA.

A former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver has been posthumously commended for his bravery, for making safe a box of volatile leaking explosives in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia in 1975.

Darwin doctor makes Vietnam theatre debut

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Surgeons in the operating theatre of Khanh Hoa General Hospital immediately after jointly conducting reconstructive surgery to restore shoulder mobility to a patient's arm which was limited due to scarring caused by serious electrical burns. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Surgeons in the operating theatre of Khanh Hoa General Hospital immediately after jointly conducting reconstructive surgery to restore shoulder mobility to a patient's arm which was limited due to scarring caused by serious electrical burns.

An Australian Defence Force surgeon from Darwin has helped a Vietnamese man with severe electrical burn scars to regain full use of his right arm.

Partnering for regional response readiness

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (left) and Lieutenant Angela French (right), with Vietnamese Student Doctors in front of the Emergency Reception of Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko (left) and Lieutenant Angela French (right), with Vietnamese Student Doctors in front of the Emergency Reception of Da Nang General Hospital during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

Exhausted, dirty and dripping with sweat, two Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officers piled into a small van and weaved through a sea of mopeds and motorbikes towards their accommodation.

Supporting Reserve members to serve

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer)

L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra. (photo: CPL Dan Pinhorn)

L-R Mr Philip Moss, Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mark Irwin and Lieutenant Commander Mark Shannon during the Reserve and Youth Division Serco Australia Memorandum of Understanding signing in Canberra.

Serco Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Defence Force in support of Defence Reservists across all of its Australian operations in a move to better support employment of personnel who are members of both organisations.

First and foremost a sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Sharon Palmer (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Warrant Officer of The Navy, Warrant Officer Gary Wight salutes members of General Entry 341 Shipp Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

When the most senior sailor in the Australian Navy, Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight joined, he wasn’t in it for the long haul. 

Five nations face ‘disaster’ on the Han

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Vietnam Border Guard vessels use smoke to simulate fire during an emergency response exercise in Da Nang, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.

A cruise ship and a tanker collide and burst into flames, diesel fuel and oil are rapidly spilling into the Han River, five people are thrown into the water, one of the vessels starts to sink and first responders from five nations rush to the scene, in the scenario of a major regional emergency response exercise.

Gap Years get amongst it

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

ADF Gap Year Students in front of the Helicopter Crash-on-Deck Simulator at School of Survivability and Ships Safety - West on HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

ADF Gap Year Students in front of the Helicopter Crash-on-Deck Simulator at School of Survivability and Ships Safety - West on HMAS Stirling.

Australian Defence Force Gap Year sailors gained vital experience while onboard Western Australian base, HMAS Stirling as part of the 12 month 'try before you buy' program.