Topic: Operations

From the Straits - Straight Into Action

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Esha Nona checks the Open Circuit Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (OCCABA) in HMAS Perth's Forward Repair Base, to ensure it is ready in case of emergency.

A childhood spent surrounded by water has led to a life on the water for one exceptional Torres Strait islander.

Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.

Fisheries patrols build relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Executive Officer HMAS Wollongong, Lieutenant Mark Doggett is greeted by traditional Balinese dancers on the wharf after the ship entered Benoa Harbour.

Ships and aircraft from the Australian Defence Force and the Indonesian Armed Forces engaged recently for the fifth Australian-Indonesian Coordinated Patrol of fisheries on the respective sides of the boundary of the two nations’ Exclusive Economic Zones

Australia and Indonesia combine to detect, deter and prosecute illegal fishing

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Wollongong send their boarding party team to investigate a vessel for possible breaches of Australian laws.

Defence units from Australia and Indonesia recently united to patrol fisheries located between the two nations to ensure that lawful practices were being used in the nation's respective exclusive economic zones.

Australian-led Maritime Counter-Terrorism Task Force home from successful deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by MAJ B Maddock (author), MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon (photographer)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher. (photo: MC2 Ryan D. McLearnon)

Commander CMF, Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, US Navy (centre) witnesses Royal Navy Commodore Robinson (right) assume command of CTF 150 from Royal Australian Navy Commodore Jaimie Hatcher.

An Australian-led Maritime Command team has been hailed for their success against the illegal trade of drugs and weapons in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean as part of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces.

The many hats of a patrol boat Coxswain

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Michelle Cannon holds officer of the watch responsibilities onboard HMAS Wollongong at sea.

As the Navy Police Coxswain in the Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong, Petty Officer Coxswain Michelle Cannon undertakes a wide range of duties essential to the daily life on board a Navy Ship.

Medical team hone skills during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Medics and Nurses from the Maritime Operational Health Unit and HMAS Canberra run a casualty drill onboard the ship during Operation Fiji Assist. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Royal Australian Navy Medics and Nurses from the Maritime Operational Health Unit and HMAS Canberra run a casualty drill onboard the ship during Operation Fiji Assist.

The Royal Australian Navy's Maritime Operational Health Unit has continued to fine-tune their emergency medical skills, conducting aero-medical evacuation training onboard HMAS Canberra during Operation FIJI ASSIST 2016.

Wollongong's on Resolute mission for Anzac Day

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Sub Lieutenant Rhys Worboys on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Sub Lieutenant Rhys Worboys on the bridge wing of HMAS Wollongong as they sail across the Arafeura Sea.

On Anzac Day current serving members on operations can reflect on their part in the ongoing story of the Australian nation; such as the ship's company of HMAS Wollongong, who are among more than 2,240 Australian Defence Force members currently deployed.

Focus on cooperation and planning

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

 Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.  (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.

For the first time since its inception in 2010, all four regional partners from across the Asia–Pacific rim gathered recently for Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2015.

Long wait over for friends and family of Melbourne

Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.

Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.