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Channel 7 gets a close look at Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock ship

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author)

Commanding Officer of NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir is interviewed by Channel 7 journalist Nick Etchells on the bridge of the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Canberra berthed at BAE Systems – Maritime Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria.  (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer of NUSHIP Canberra, Captain Jonathan Sadleir is interviewed by Channel 7 journalist Nick Etchells on the bridge of the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Canberra berthed at BAE Systems – Maritime Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria.

The Australian public will get a look inside Navy’s newest ship when Channel 7 airs a news story on their one-hour national news bulletin between 6pm and 7pm tonight (4 February 2014).

HMAS Darwin visits Muscat

Published on by ABIS Sarah Williams (author and photographer)

Special Sea Dutymen fall in on the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship prepares to berth in Muscat, Oman. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Special Sea Dutymen fall in on the forecastle of HMAS Darwin as the ship prepares to berth in Muscat, Oman.

HMAS Darwin made the first port call of her Operation SLIPPER deployment at Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman, earlier this week.

Melbourne masters Damage Control in the Middle East Area of Operations

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A crew member in intermediate fire fighting rig prosecutes an incident, with a portable appliance, during a Combat Survivability exercise on board HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

A crew member in intermediate fire fighting rig prosecutes an incident, with a portable appliance, during a Combat Survivability exercise on board HMAS Melbourne.

"Missile closing starboard side, time on top one minute, disperse to port!" blares over the main broadcast speaker system. Fortunately for the Captain and ship's company of HMAS Melbourne, this is just a combat survivability training incident.

HMAS Melbourne turns toward home after successful middle east deployment

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), WO2 Rob Nyffenegger (photographer)

"Piped-on!" Commander, Joint Task Force 633, Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, pays his respects while boarding HMAS Melbourne in Port Sultan Qaboos, Oman.

On the eve of her departure from the Middle East Area of Operations, the sailors and officers of HMAS Melbourne have been congratulated for their efforts while deployed as part of Operation SLIPPER.

Australian and Pakistani warships work together to seize large quantity of cannabis resin

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HMAS Melbourne's boarding party gather around nearly two tonnes of hashish that lays piled on the ship's flight deck following a successful narcotics inderdiction operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.  (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne's boarding party gather around nearly two tonnes of hashish that lays piled on the ship's flight deck following a successful narcotics inderdiction operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Melbourne and Pakistani Naval Ship (PNS) Alamgir have worked together to seize and destroy almost 2-tonnes of suspected cannabis resin with an estimated Australian street value of approximately $AUD 113 million.

Nursing Officer brings home lessons from Kandahar Airfield

Published on by CAPT Chris Rickey (author), LEUT Kate Mathias (author), CPL Chris Moore (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Kylie Storen is a member of the Australian Specialist Health Group based at the NATO Role 3 facility at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (photo: CPL Chris Moore)

Lieutenant Commander Kylie Storen is a member of the Australian Specialist Health Group based at the NATO Role 3 facility at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Kandahar Air Field (KAF) is, for all intents and purposes, a sprawling city, home to thousands of coalition troops, civilian contractors and locally engaged employees. Tucked alongside one of the main runways (one of the largest and busiest airstrips in the world), you will find a NATO Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) that is every bit a modern, first-world hospital and given its location inside a war zone, it should come as no surprise that it is fully equipped to deal with the very worst kinds of wounds and serious injuries.

HMAS Melbourne seizes estimated $AUS706 million of drugs in Middle East

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AUD$706 million dollars of drugs seized by the crew of HMAS Melbourne prior to being destroyed. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

AUD$706 million dollars of drugs seized by the crew of HMAS Melbourne prior to being destroyed.

HMAS Melbourne has seized and destroyed hundreds of kilograms of what is believed to be heroin with an estimated street value of $706 million Australian dollars.

Assail Two celebrates Australia Day

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSMT Alan Rickard (photographer)

Sunrise on Australia Day 2014 as seen from the bridge of Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, north of the Tiwi Islands.
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Sunrise on Australia Day 2014 as seen from the bridge of Armidale Class Patrol Boat, HMAS Broome, north of the Tiwi Islands.

Far away from backyard barbies, beach cricket and fireworks, up to 800 Defence Force personnel, on land, at sea, and in the air, kept a diligent watch over northern waters during the Australia Day long weekend, 2014.

Three decades and still going strong

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Scott Revell with the 10 inch signal lamp on HMAS Tobruk. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Scott Revell with the 10 inch signal lamp on HMAS Tobruk.

Burnie boy, Scott Revell, has travelled the world with the Royal Australian Navy but the Chief Petty Officer always enjoys returning home to Tasmania.

Career with a difference

Published on by LEUT Harrison Ingham (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Adam Hoskinson on HMAS Tobruk's Flight Deck. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Adam Hoskinson on HMAS Tobruk's Flight Deck.

Petty Officer Adam Hoskinson is an Information Technology manager with a difference. You won't find him working in a standard office with a city outlook; instead Adam enjoys an ever-changing ocean view.