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Perth welcomes Operation Slipper veterans

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy veterans from the Operation SLIPPER campaign march down Barrack Street in the City of Perth during the parade to recognise the service of all personnel who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East between 2001 and 2014.
 (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Royal Australian Navy veterans from the Operation SLIPPER campaign march down Barrack Street in the City of Perth during the parade to recognise the service of all personnel who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East between 2001 and 2014.

Current and former Australian Defence Force veterans along with Australian Public Servants, the Australian Federal Police and other Government agency personnel who served on Operation SLIPPER had their achievements honoured in a commemorative parade on 21 March.

Fight for flight

Published on by ABCSO Clint Brady (author), LEUT Keith Whitehead (photographer)

Executive Officer, Lieutenant Georgina Rae (Right), Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Clint Brady (Middle), and the Operations Officer, Lieutenant Beau Mulraney (Left), pose with the official ‘Fight for Flight’ Fundraiser Challenge Poster. (photo: LEUT Keith Whitehead)

Executive Officer, Lieutenant Georgina Rae (Right), Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare Clint Brady (Middle), and the Operations Officer, Lieutenant Beau Mulraney (Left), pose with the official ‘Fight for Flight’ Fundraiser Challenge Poster.

The ship’s company of HMAS Diamantina, which is currently deployed in support of Operation RESOLUTE, is undertaking a challenge to raise funds and increase public awareness for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland.

Medical team prepares to support Vanuatu disaster relief

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

Lieutenant Commander Mark Stone discusses with the members of  the Maritime Operational Health Unit the contents of the Australian Aid  hygiene kit, pallets of which  the crew of HMAS Tobruk will deliver to the people of Vanuatu as part of Operation Pacific Assist. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Stone discusses with the members of the Maritime Operational Health Unit the contents of the Australian Aid hygiene kit, pallets of which the crew of HMAS Tobruk will deliver to the people of Vanuatu as part of Operation Pacific Assist.

As HMAS Tobruk arrives in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu, the ship’s medical team is preparing to do its part, ensuring the health and well-being of ship’s company and embarked forces.  

Success completes rare refuel

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

Warrant Officer Boatswain Stewart Ripper supervises an astern set-up replenishment at sea evolution onboard HMAS Success with United States Coast Guard Ship Aquidneck while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Warrant Officer Boatswain Stewart Ripper supervises an astern set-up replenishment at sea evolution onboard HMAS Success with United States Coast Guard Ship Aquidneck while deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation Manitou.

HMAS Success continues to display her adaptability and capability with the completion of a unique astern replenishment evolution while deployed in the Middle East region. 

Laughing through the Middle East

Published on by FLTLT Daniel Phillips (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Comedians Anthony

Comedians Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann (right) and Mick Molloy perform for personnel serving with Australia's Air Task Group deployed to the Middle East Region. The tour also featured Melbourne band 28 Days.

Comedians Mick Molloy and Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann brought the laughs, while rock band 28 Days belted out the tunes, during a Forces Entertainment tour across the Middle East recently.

Ready, willing and able

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

Soldiers from HMAS Tobruk load a front end loader onto their ship as part of the supplies the ship will carry to Vanuatu to help support Operation PACIFIC ASSIST.

 (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Soldiers from HMAS Tobruk load a front end loader onto their ship as part of the supplies the ship will carry to Vanuatu to help support Operation PACIFIC ASSIST.

As HMAS Tobruk steams towards the cyclone ravaged islands of Vanuatu, ship's company and embarked forces are working hard to make sure they are ready to deliver assistance.

Success's contribution to Op MANITOU throughout February

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

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhamad (left) and Petty Officer Boatswain Mathew Goward raise the Torres Straight Island and Aboriginal flags (respectively) onboard HMAS Success to recognise the Anniversary of the Apology to Members of the Stolen Generations whilst deployed in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has had a busy month deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region.

Cooking for a family of 200

Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Georgia Le Prou in the Galley onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Georgia Le Prou in the Galley onboard HMAS Success while deployed on Operation MANITOU.

Leaving home to join the Navy at just 18 years of age, Georgia Le Prou is now an Able Seaman serving in HMAS Success, which is currently deployed in the Middle East Region for six months as part of Operation MANITOU.

Old allies say g’day in the Middle East

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, RAN (right) with Commanding Officer HMS Kent, Commander Andrew Block, RN during a replenishment at sea evolution while in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

A replenishment at sea between Royal Navy ship, HMS Kent, and HMAS Success in the North Arabian Sea on 2 March provided an opportunity for each ship’s Executive Officer to work closely with a ship from their previous navies.

Maritime security mentoring in Mauritius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Bruno Tremblay RCN (author), CPO2 Clark RCN (photographer)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard. (photo: CPO2 Clark, RCN)

CTF-150 Liaison Officers Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, Royal Australian Navy (back second from left) and Chief Petty Officer Steve Clark, Royal Canadian Navy (front third from left), with members of the Mauritius Coast Guard.

Lieutenant Commander Kellie Bolt, who is deployed with the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU, recently mentored members of the Mauritius Coast Guard during the annual multinational Exercise CUTLASS EXPRESS.