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Policy advice essential in Indo-Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Policy Adviser for International Policy Division, Lisa Chadderton, is presented with a commemorative coin by Deputy Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, Commodore Hanafiah bin Hassan, during an office call by Commander Task Group 661.1 to the office of the Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, while in Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Policy Adviser for International Policy Division, Lisa Chadderton, is presented with a commemorative coin by Deputy Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, Commodore Hanafiah bin Hassan, during an office call by Commander Task Group 661.1 to the office of the Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, while in Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Two Defence International Policy Division advisors have been embarked in HMAS Adelaide as part of her recent deployment throughout the Asian region.

 

Australian warships exercise with Republic Of Korea

Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.

Across late October and early November, Royal Australian Navy frigates HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta visited the Republic of Korea for the biennial maritime anti-submarine warfare exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY.  

Command team in longest goodbye

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (author)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)  (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)

As HMAS Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.

Australian Navy in exercise off Republic of Korea

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.

Royal Australian Navy frigates, HMA Ships Parramatta and Melbourne, have joined Republic of Korea destroyer, ROKS Sejeong The Great, and US destroyer, USS Chafee to participate in a multilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Jeju.

Well deserved break for Waller

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Ship's company of HMAS Waller on the casing for a group photograph.  (photo: Unknown)

Ship's company of HMAS Waller on the casing for a group photograph.

Spending 106 days away from home, with 75 days underway and many of those underwater, is something Australian Navy submariners take in their stride, but keeping a boat at sea takes some special skills.

PNG Prime Minister visits HMAS Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill (far right) disembarks HMAS Adelaide's MRH-90 during a visit to the ship in Port Morseby, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.  (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill (far right) disembarks HMAS Adelaide's MRH-90 during a visit to the ship in Port Morseby, as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

HMAS Adelaide’s departure from Port Moresby has completed a successful regional engagement with Papua New Guinea’s political and defence leaders.

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author)

L-R: Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

Darwin farewells namesake city

Published on by Department of Defence (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.  (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

A tugboat sends off HMAS Darwin from Darwin Harbour for the final time with a water cannon salute.

HMAS Darwin has completed her final port visit to Darwin, farewelling the city by exercising the right to Freedom of Entry and showcasing her capability to thousands of locals.

Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Melbourne (05) sails in company with HMAS Parramatta (154).  (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Melbourne (05) sails in company with HMAS Parramatta (154).

Australia and the Republic of Korea participated in Exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY, a bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise, from November 1-3.

Traditional welcome for Australian ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy personnel break open the ceremonial sake at the Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2017 Opening Ceremony held on JMSDF Yamagiri in Yokosuka, Japan.

Two ships from the Royal Australian Navy were recently welcomed to Japan with a sake ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.