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Celebrating the present and future

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Douglas Phillips (author), LSML-S Marc James (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle’s wardroom members are served the main course during the ships formal mess dinner. (photo: LSML-S Marc James)

HMAS Newcastle’s wardroom members are served the main course during the ships formal mess dinner.

Celebrating a naval career and looking to the future were on the menu on 29 January as HMAS Newcastle hosted a mess dinner alongside Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Round table updates progress

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), SBLT Tom Matthews (author)

United States Ship Dewey (right) lends support to HMAS Success while conducting a boarding in the Middle East Region. (photo: SBLT Tom Matthews)

United States Ship Dewey (right) lends support to HMAS Success while conducting a boarding in the Middle East Region.

In a briefing to media in Canberra recently, Chief of Joint Operations Command Vice Admiral David Johnston said HMAS Success was living up to its name in the Middle East region.

Top sailor visits Middle East

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

From left, Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Warrant Officer Mark Pentreath, CSM, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, Regimental Sergent Major of the Army, Warrant Officer Dave Ashley, AM and Warrant Officer Joint Operations, Warrant Officer Dave Devlin. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

From left, Warrant Officer of the Air Force, Warrant Officer Mark Pentreath, CSM, Warrant Officer of the Navy, Warrant Officer Martin Holzberger, CSC, Regimental Sergent Major of the Army, Warrant Officer Dave Ashley, AM and Warrant Officer Joint Operations, Warrant Officer Dave Devlin.

Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger joined his service warrant officer counterparts for a visit to the Middle East Region from 2-6 February.

Battle Tanker - A multi-role capability

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

Federation German Ship Luebeck alongside HMAS Success during a Replenishment at Sea while deployed in the Middle East Region on Operation Manitou. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Federation German Ship Luebeck alongside HMAS Success during a Replenishment at Sea while deployed in the Middle East Region on Operation Manitou.

HMAS Success is showing her versatility in a multi-role capacity while deployed to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. 

Field cooking up a storm

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (author)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Cook Daniel Hancock provides culinary support to a detachment of 13th Brigade soldiers as part of the Australian Defence Forces logistics effort assisting fire fighters combating the bushfires burning in the Northcliffe and Pemberton areas in Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Cook Daniel Hancock provides culinary support to a detachment of 13th Brigade soldiers as part of the Australian Defence Forces logistics effort assisting fire fighters combating the bushfires burning in the Northcliffe and Pemberton areas in Western Australia.

The Australian Government recently responded to a request from the Western Australian government for the provision of Defence support to bushfire fighting efforts in the south west of the state. 

Success and Innovation - Problem solving sailor praised on Operation MANITOU

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Innovative Sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Nimrod Arevalo, shows off his machined screw cap belonging to a diesel governor onboard HMAS Success. Without the part, the whole governor would have to be replaced. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Innovative Sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Nimrod Arevalo, shows off his machined screw cap belonging to a diesel governor onboard HMAS Success. Without the part, the whole governor would have to be replaced.

A Marine Technician on board HMAS Success has been praised for initiating a series of innovative projects to improve his ship’s capability and the safety of those on board.

Back to back boardings a Success

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

A cargo dhow passes by as the HMAS Success boarding party boards a vessel in the Gulf of Aden for Operation MANITOU. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

A cargo dhow passes by as the HMAS Success boarding party boards a vessel in the Gulf of Aden for Operation MANITOU.

It’s all in a day’s work for HMAS Success, as she has completed two maritime engagement operations with local fisherman off the Arabian Sea in the space of an afternoon.

Success fuels to Op KLONDIKE

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

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway (right) watches on as HMAS Success Seahawk

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway (right) watches on as HMAS Success Seahawk "ODIN" is secured after flight in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success has played a key role targeting illicit cargo smuggling routes during the recent Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 focused Operation KLONDIKE in Middle Eastern waters.

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.