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Close operations in Arunta

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Ashland, and HMAS Choules sail in formation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Ashland, and HMAS Choules sail in formation during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

HMAS Arunta brought together the operations of the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Navy recently in a demonstration of just how closely the two nations can work together.

Pacific Partnership medical teams provide critical care

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), SrA Peter Reft (photographer)

Bougainville locals wait in the rain for medical screening and treatment at a community health engagement as part of Pacific Partnership 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Bougainville locals wait in the rain for medical screening and treatment at a community health engagement as part of Pacific Partnership 2015.

Despite challenging weather conditions and burgeoning crowds, hundreds of people from Arawa, Bougainville, have received medical care from doctors and specialists attached to PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015.

MRH90 proving indispensable

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH90 helicopter winches personnel off the flight deck of HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH90 helicopter winches personnel off the flight deck of HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Personnel from HMAS Albatross' 808 Squadron have ably supported Navy's role in the recent Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, embarked in HMAS Choules.

Anzac’s successful visit to Cape Town

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

HMAS Anzac makes an early morning arrival into Cape Town, South Africa. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac makes an early morning arrival into Cape Town, South Africa.

It is not often that an Australian warship visits South Africa, so the recent visit by HMAS Anzac provided a great opportunity for her crew to celebrate the growing relationship between the two countries with a series of engagements with the South African Navy and the Cape Town community. 

Combined training effort confirms teamwork

Published on by LCDR Darren Mallett (author), TSGT Araceli Alarcon (photographer)

Australian Defence Force personnel gather onboard USNS Mercy to start the humanitarian civic assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific region.  (photo: Tech. Sgt. Araceli Alarcon)

Australian Defence Force personnel gather onboard USNS Mercy to start the humanitarian civic assistance mission in the Asia-Pacific region.

Australian and United States personnel involved in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015 onboard hospital ship USNS Mercy have exercised their cooperative response to a notional disaster as part of their training for the real thing.

Medical teams on task during exercise

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy members of the Maritime Operational Heath Unit conduct a medevac simulation aboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy members of the Maritime Operational Heath Unit conduct a medevac simulation aboard HMAS Choules during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

Medical personnel on the Royal Australian Navy’s landing ship dock HMAS Choules undertook a period of intensive training as Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 moved into full swing off the coast of the Northern Territory recently.

Sea lane safety a key element of exercise

Published on by FLTLT Patritia Evans (author)

Pictured at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin Northern Territory, where they worked on Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 are (left to right) LCDR Troy Gosswiller, USNCAG (United States Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping; LEUT Robert Webber, MTO (Maritime Trade Operations); LEUT Darren Cooper, MTO; and  Chief Jason Butterfield (USNCAG).  (photo: SGT Christopher Dickson)

Pictured at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin Northern Territory, where they worked on Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 are (left to right) LCDR Troy Gosswiller, USNCAG (United States Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping; LEUT Robert Webber, MTO (Maritime Trade Operations); LEUT Darren Cooper, MTO; and Chief Jason Butterfield (USNCAG).

Lieutenant Robert Webber loves his job as a Reserve Officer in the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Trade Operations unit as it enables him to mix reality with fantasy.

Fleet Battle Staff put to the test

Published on by LCDR Julie Fowler (author), US Military Photographer (photographer)

United States Navy Commander, US Third Fleet, Vice Admiral Kenneth Floyd, has welcomed a group of visitors from Down-under as part of the Combined Forces Maritime Command (CFMCC) for Ex Talisman Sabre 2015. (photo: US Military)

United States Navy Commander, US Third Fleet, Vice Admiral Kenneth Floyd, has welcomed a group of visitors from Down-under as part of the Combined Forces Maritime Command (CFMCC) for Ex Talisman Sabre 2015.

As Australian and US Navy warships participating in TALISMAN SABRE 2015 continue high-end maritime operations off the northern and eastern Australian coasts, a team of Australian warfare specialists are also being put through their paces on the other side of the world.

Sailor on a mission in Pacific

Published on by ABIS Chantell Brown (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Able Seaman Medic Mele Buadromo records blood pressure stats on a Bougainville patient while in the adult ward onboard hospital ship USNS Mercy as part of Pacific Partnership 2015. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Able Seaman Medic Mele Buadromo records blood pressure stats on a Bougainville patient while in the adult ward onboard hospital ship USNS Mercy as part of Pacific Partnership 2015.

Darwin's Mele 'Bee' Buadromo, 27, a Fijian-born Royal Australian Navy medic is enjoying giving back to communities in the Pacific on a mission spanning from Fiji to Vietnam.

Australian frigate visits Mauritius

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

HMAS Anzac arrives in Port Louis, Mauritius, the final international port of Northern Trident 2015. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Anzac arrives in Port Louis, Mauritius, the final international port of Northern Trident 2015.

HMAS Anzac has arrived in Port Louis, the last foreign port of her NORTHERN TRIDENT deployment.