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Transit Security Element 77 completes its mission

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Transit Security Element 77 stand at attention during a medal presentation ceremony held at Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Transit Security Element 77 stand at attention during a medal presentation ceremony held at Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin.

Defence personnel of Transit Security Element 77 assigned to Operation RESOLUTE have been recognised at Darwin’s Larrakeyah Barracks.

HMAS Melbourne commences operational assignment

Published on by LCDR Julian Brett (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Bill Waters CSC, RAN welcomes aboard Combined Commander Task Force 150  Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Melbourne Commander Bill Waters CSC, RAN welcomes aboard Combined Commander Task Force 150 Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas SI(M) of the Pakistan Navy.

HMAS Melbourne is hard at work on her first Operation MANITOU patrol of her current deployment with the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean.

HMAS Melbourne aids critically-ill merchant mariner

Published on by MAJ Cameron Jamieson (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Tenille Chapman waits in the seaboat while the Boarding Team embarks. They are heading to provide aid to a critically ill mariner on board the merchant vessel City of Beijing. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Tenille Chapman waits in the seaboat while the Boarding Team embarks. They are heading to provide aid to a critically ill mariner on board the merchant vessel City of Beijing.

HMAS Melbourne, deployed to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region, has come to the aid of a critically-ill merchant seaman in the southern Arabian Sea.

Parliamentartian visits HMAS Newcastle on deployment

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, presents a ship's cap to The Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew conduct a port visit to Muscat, Oman, during Operation MANITOU. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Dominic MacNamara, presents a ship's cap to The Honourable Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, onboard HMAS Newcastle as the ship and crew conduct a port visit to Muscat, Oman, during Operation MANITOU.

A port visit in Oman in early September has proved the perfect conclusion HMAS Newcastle’s fifth and final patrol for Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. 

Building fitness with a Danish tradition

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Flight Lieutenant Karl Woodward, Lieutenant Tyson Nicolas and Flight Lieutenant Nelson Liston near the end of a heavy session as part of the DANCON challenge.
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Flight Lieutenant Karl Woodward, Lieutenant Tyson Nicolas and Flight Lieutenant Nelson Liston near the end of a heavy session as part of the DANCON challenge.

Ever wondered how Defence personnel keep fit once deployed? Well militaries have been coming up with challenging and interesting ways to keep mind and body ready for combat, for centuries.

HMAS Newcastle heads home after Middle East success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle carries out a break-away from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, after conducting RASAPS (Replenishment at Sea Approach's) in which to hone their joint mariner skills as both ships carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean. (photo: Leading Seaman Imagery Specialist Brenton Freind)

HMAS Newcastle carries out a break-away from the French Replenishment Ship, FS Var, after conducting RASAPS (Replenishment at Sea Approach's) in which to hone their joint mariner skills as both ships carry out maritime security patrols in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Newcastle is heading home to Sydney after a highly successful deployment to the Middle East Region, where she seized the second-biggest illegal drug haul in Combined Maritime Forces history.

Cousins reconnect on Sea Series

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ben Stewart shows his cousin, Private Nick Schoeffel-Weber of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment, around the bridge of HMAS Canberra as they find themselves deployed on the same ship during Sea Series 2015. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Officer of the watch, Lieutenant Ben Stewart shows his cousin, Private Nick Schoeffel-Weber of the 2nd Royal Australian Regiment, around the bridge of HMAS Canberra as they find themselves deployed on the same ship during Sea Series 2015.

When cousins Ben Stewart and Nik Schoeffel-Weber joined the Navy and Army respectively, they never thought they might one day turn up on the same ship together, but Exercise SEA SERIES has them both onboard HMAS Canberra.

Inching closer to identification

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy and Mr James Glossop discuss the medals awarded to Mr Glossop's father Vice Admiral John Glossop, who was in command of HMAS Sydney I when she sunk SMS Emden in WWI. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy and Mr James Glossop discuss the medals awarded to Mr Glossop's father Vice Admiral John Glossop, who was in command of HMAS Sydney I when she sunk SMS Emden in WWI.

HMAS Sydney (IV)’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Murphy, recently made a visit to Mr James Glossop, son of Vice Admiral John Glossop, CB, RN, who gained fame as the first Commanding Officer of Sydney (I). 

Navy engineer wins aerospace prize

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Christine Clarke RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, presents Lieutenant Nishchol Sethi RAN, with a Certificate of Promotion in the Junior Sailors Cafe at HMAS Kuttabul.  (photo: ABCSO Sarah Ebsworth)

Commander Christine Clarke RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Kuttabul, presents Lieutenant Nishchol Sethi RAN, with a Certificate of Promotion in the Junior Sailors Cafe at HMAS Kuttabul.

Ground-breaking work in aircraft design has won Lieutenant Nishchol Sethi, of the Directorate General Technical Airworthiness of Austalian Defence Force, the Ken Griffin Memorial Prize from Cranfield University for his 2013/2014 academic year.

Indian manoeuvres for Sirius officer

Published on by Ms Claudia Harrison (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato is an Officer of the Watch aboard fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato is an Officer of the Watch aboard fleet replenishment ship HMAS Sirius.

Sub Lieutenant James Bagnato, is a Maritime Warfare Officer onboard HMAS Sirius which recently participated in the bilateral maritime exercise between Australia and India, AUSINDEX15.