Section: Operations

Medical mission in Kabul

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT (Army) Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ricky Fuller (photographer)

Senior nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (front) with the deployed Task Group Afghanistan medical team in Kabul, Afghanistan. (photo: SGT Ricky Fuller)

Senior nursing officer Lieutenant Commander Gavin Milkins (front) with the deployed Task Group Afghanistan medical team in Kabul, Afghanistan.

There is no such thing as a typical day for the 14 Australian Defence Force medical personnel working at the Hamid Karzai International Airport coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

UN anti-drug day marked on ops

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

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.

Resolution key to violence reduction

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

(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.

Newcastle ready to launch

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle, an unmmanned aerial vehicle launches from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during operational evaluation trials.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle, an unmmanned aerial vehicle launches from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during operational evaluation trials.

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 MH60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.

Arunta proves her worth in Middle East

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

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.

Australia and Indonesia unite to patrol fisheries

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

Indonesian Security Task Force Eastern Fleet, Commodore Nyoman Sudihartawan, presents Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver, RAN, with a gift during the AUSINDO CORPAT 2017 closing ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Indonesian Security Task Force Eastern Fleet, Commodore Nyoman Sudihartawan, presents Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver, RAN, with a gift during the AUSINDO CORPAT 2017 closing ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing and improve regional security has concluded in Darwin.

Combined Task Force end of rotation

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(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017. (photo: Supplied)

(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017.

Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.

AK-47s seized by HMAS Darwin presented to Memorial

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

Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial. (photo: Fiona Silsby)

Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, Commanding Officer of HMAS Darwin and LEUT James Hodgkinson (left), Boarding Officer HMAS Darwain hand over weapons seized by HMAS Darwin on Op MANITOU to Nick Fletcher at the Australian War Memorial.

Two AK-47s seized by the Royal Australian Navy during Operation MANITOU were presented to the Australian War Memorial to maintain the historic record of Defence’s contributions in the Middle East.

HMAS Arunta small weapons go technical

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author)

Lance Corporal Andrew Smith (from left), Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Brian Wilson and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Patrick Birch conduct weapon maintenance and technical inspection onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Lance Corporal Andrew Smith (from left), Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Brian Wilson and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Patrick Birch conduct weapon maintenance and technical inspection onboard HMAS Arunta.

Navy’s deployed ship in the Middle East, HMAS Arunta, has had its small arms weapons inspected, serviced and certified during a recent port visit.

Heavy lift for HMAS Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon in Central Queensland. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon in Central Queensland.

The Australian Defence Force's amphibious capability was on point in the recent response to Cyclone Debbie, with HMAS Choules delivering one of her largest loads of supplies to affected communities last week.