Topic: Operations

Operational ‘old hand’ keeps comms on point

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Christopher Soles on the starboard waist of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Christopher Soles on the starboard waist of HMAS Newcastle.

Life as a communication sailor in the Navy brings a world of possibilities, as Leading Seaman Chris Soles has discovered.

Operational overwatch complete for Aircrewman

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrew Karl Beyer is seen in HMAS Arunta's Helecopter (Predator) while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Aircrew Karl Beyer is seen in HMAS Arunta's Helecopter (Predator) while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

Navy’s S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopters have had a long history of supporting naval operations, and ‘Predator’ and its crew have not let that heritage down.

Small arms maintenance monitored

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle.

Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.

Ross’ achievements recognised

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate.

The past 18 months have been a busy period for the crew of HMAS Huon with the coastal minehunter involved in a number of significant evolutions, a including work-up, maritime exercises and Operation RENDER SAFE.

Service knows no bounds for sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Zoraya Tibos sits at her desk in the Theatre Personnel Support Centre at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East region. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Zoraya Tibos sits at her desk in the Theatre Personnel Support Centre at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East region.

While her work-mates used their mid-deployment leave to go sightseeing in Europe, Navy’s Able Seaman Maritime Logistics – Personnel Zoraya Tibos spent two weeks helping people in need in Cambodia.

Crew cuts for cancer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle's engineering department shave their heads to raise funds as part of the World's Greatest Shave.

It wasn’t your regular barber salon onboard HMAS Newcastle when Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician McCann piped the call to the ship’s company to get their hair cut.

End of Assistance Mission marked in Honiara

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LS Mark Eaton (photographer)

A bird's eye view of Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Diamantina in the Solomon Islands. (photo: Unknown)

A bird's eye view of Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Diamantina in the Solomon Islands.

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands came to a close on 30 June after nearly 14 years of assistance provided to the Solomon Islands Government.

Middle East mission for HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.

People’s Liberation Army – Navy visits Sydney

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

Chief Of Staff-Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles Jones, welcomes Rear Admiral Zhao Jicheng (Task Group Command) to Sydney at Fleet Headquarters. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Chief Of Staff-Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles Jones, welcomes Rear Admiral Zhao Jicheng (Task Group Command) to Sydney at Fleet Headquarters.

The 25th Task Group of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy conducted a port visit to Sydney between 8-11 June.

Last Nulka decoy delivered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne.

The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.