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Taskforce keeps up the pace

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author)

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Military Forces staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 gather for a photo at CTF headquarters in Bahrain. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Military Forces staff of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 gather for a photo at CTF headquarters in Bahrain.

With Christmas and the New Year behind them, Royal Australian Navy personnel deployed as part of Combined Task Force 150 have been straight into a year of deterring and disrupting terrorism related activity on the high seas in the Middle East Region.

A force of Marine Systems Managers

Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) presents Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gregory Williams with his Marine Systems Manager Certificate in a small ceremony on the Flight Deck of HMAS Success during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) presents Leading Seaman Marine Technician Gregory Williams with his Marine Systems Manager Certificate in a small ceremony on the Flight Deck of HMAS Success during Operation MANITOU.

On 24 December 2014, in the middle of operations in the Middle East four HMAS Success sailors achieved a significant milestone.

Working together for maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthea Baczkowski (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

A HMAS Success Boarding Party returns to the ship after conducting a search on a Dhow in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

A HMAS Success Boarding Party returns to the ship after conducting a search on a Dhow in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has displayed the ongoing co-operation necessary amongst the nations of the Combined Maritime Forces, conducting a boarding operation in the Middle East Region with the help Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Dewey.

HMAS Success delivers more than fuel

Published on by LEUT Michelle Rayner (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), SBLT Tom Matthews (photographer)

Two HMAS Success Boarding Party crews return to their ship after conducting a boarding on a Dhow in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Two HMAS Success Boarding Party crews return to their ship after conducting a boarding on a Dhow in the Middle East Region during Operation MANITOU.

The Royal Australian Navy’s multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success has been very busy lately, not only delivering vital fuel and other goods to warships operating in the Middle East, but also delivering key operational effects under the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150.

36 year wait to join the Navy

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Kenneth Salter checks the oil level on the diesel generator onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Kenneth Salter checks the oil level on the diesel generator onboard HMAS Sydney.

Originally applying as a fifteen-year-old for the Navy as an apprentice in 1975, Ken Salter was told to come back when he was older and more mature.

Travel the allure for Robina local

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Scott Dimmock mans a console in the operations room onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Scott Dimmock mans a console in the operations room onboard HMAS Canberra.

When boredom had set in at his nine to five IT job, Scott Dimmock felt it was time for a change. 

From small town to big ship

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Juner working in the operations room of HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Nicholas Juner working in the operations room of HMAS Sydney.

From the small town of Fentonbury in Tasmania, which consists of around 12 houses, 23 year-old Leading Seaman Nick Juner now sails the seas on one of Navy’s guided missile frigates.

Strong relationships lead to success

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel selected for the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 on the steps of the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Fleet Base East, before departing for the Middle East.

(From left) Lieutenant John Hooper, RAN, Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, RAN, Lieutenant James Kerin, RAN, Captain Nick Stoker, CSM, RAN, Petty Officer Steven Schonrock, Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, RAN and Leading Seaman Glen Morris. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy personnel selected for the Combined Maritime Force’s Canadian led Combined Task Force 150 on the steps of the Heritage Centre at Garden Island Fleet Base East, before departing for the Middle East. (From left) Lieutenant John Hooper, RAN, Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, RAN, Lieutenant James Kerin, RAN, Captain Nick Stoker, CSM, RAN, Petty Officer Steven Schonrock, Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, RAN and Leading Seaman Glen Morris.

Lieutenant John Hooper is one of three Battle Watch Captains who maintains a 24 hour over-watch on the area of responsibility for Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East region.

Leading the charge in the Middle East

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), PO1 Todd Stevenson Royal Canadian Navy (photographer), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Glen Morris (right) practicing his batting technique during a warm up for Combined Task Force 150's Boxing Day match against United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) in Bahrain. (photo: PO1 Todd Stevenson, RCN)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Glen Morris (right) practicing his batting technique during a warm up for Combined Task Force 150's Boxing Day match against United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) in Bahrain.

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Glen Morris is one of the three Battle Watch assistants working for the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain, focused on counterterrorism and maritime security operations within the Middle East Region.

Homecoming for Tassie local

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Harry Verrios conducts routine maintenance on the 76mm gun onboard HMAS Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Harry Verrios conducts routine maintenance on the 76mm gun onboard HMAS Sydney.

Leading Seaman Harry Verrios has returned to his hometown this week as the Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Sydney, visited Hobart for Navy Week and the Hobart Regatta.