Topic: Operations

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Resolution key to violence reduction

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(From left) Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, talks with the Deputy Commander of JTF633, Air Commodore Guy Wilson about the work the ADF is doing to reduce sexual and gender-based violence.  (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

(From left) Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, talks with the Deputy Commander of JTF633, Air Commodore Guy Wilson about the work the ADF is doing to reduce sexual and gender-based violence.

As part of the Australian Defence Force’s commitment to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women Peace and Security – personnel on operations in the Middle East have marked the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

UN anti-drug day marked on ops

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HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017.

Coalition forces and government agencies know terrorist organisations use illegal narcotics as one of their primary sources of income to fund criminal activities, so the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is important to mark.

Newcastle ready to launch

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH-60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.

Arunta proves her worth in Middle East

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HMAS Arunta personnel prepare to destroy illegal narcotics seized on 8 June 2017 while the ship was on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta personnel prepare to destroy illegal narcotics seized on 8 June 2017 while the ship was on patrol in the Middle East region.

HMAS Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260 kilograms of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.