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Dechaineux returns

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

Torres Strait reunion for HMAS Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands come to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Family members from nearby Torres Strait Islands come to visit Seaman Boatswain Mate Edmund Tomsana during HMAS Darwin's passage to Darwin.

Family members of three HMAS Darwin personnel who grew up in the Torres Strait were welcomed aboard the frigate when she transited the jade blue waters of the Prince of Wales Channel recently.

Operation Gingerbread in Diamantina

Published on by ABML-SO Iain Berry (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge. (photo: ABML-SO Iain Berry)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Diamantina are a creative bunch and in their off watch time while undertaking border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE, they undertook a fresh challenge in the form of gingerbread house building competition.

Million miles for Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.

HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.

Darwin exercises with Chinese Navy off Queensland

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and  PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.

HMAS Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.

Handing over the weight in Huon

Published on by LEUT Laura Watman (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Richard Caton, RAN, passes command of HMAS Huon to Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, RAN, in front of Huon's ship's company at Garden Island, Sydney.

Minehunter, HMAS Huon is under new management after welcoming the new Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen, during a handover ceremony which took place outside the Navy Heritage Centre at Garden Island, Sydney in early December.

Wari Island welcomes HMAS Leeuwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Allister Moffatt (author)

Wari Islanders greet members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company. (photo: Unknown)

Wari Islanders greet members of HMAS Leeuwin's ship's company.

Royal Australian Navy hydrographic ship, HMAS Leeuwin, has recently been deployed to Papua New Guinea to survey the underwater area to improve the safety of navigation, safety of the environment and to assist with the growth of trade and tourism in the area.

Passing of the gauntlet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

Australian command handover in the Middle East

Published on by By Dept of Defence MR (author), Major Cameron Jamieson (photographer)

The departing Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones (left), shares a lighter moment during a Transition of Authority ceremony at Camp Baird in the Middle East with Warrant Officer Gary Wight (centre), the Task Force's Command Warrant Officer, and incoming commander Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes. The parade marked the handover of command of Australian Forces in the Middle East region.  (photo: Major Cameron Jamieson)

The departing Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones (left), shares a lighter moment during a Transition of Authority ceremony at Camp Baird in the Middle East with Warrant Officer Gary Wight (centre), the Task Force's Command Warrant Officer, and incoming commander Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes. The parade marked the handover of command of Australian Forces in the Middle East region.

The Royal Australian Navy's Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East to Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes last week.

From Tasmania to the Middle East

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Communications Information Systems Kelsie Wright, from Tasmania, is a member of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) based at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. AB Wright is a computer network manager. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman (AB) Communications Information Systems Kelsie Wright, from Tasmania, is a member of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) based at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. AB Wright is a computer network manager.

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Kelsie Wright, is a member of Combined Task Force 150 based at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. The 22-year-old Launceston woman is contributing to Australia's commitment to combat terrorists in the Middle East.