Topic: Operations

Wollongong's on Resolute mission for Anzac Day

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

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.

Melbourne returns from Middle East operations

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

HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.

After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Melbourne was welcomed back to her homeport of Sydney today.

Change of command at Command Task Force 150

Published on by Defence (author), Corporal Mark Doran (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), congratulates Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas on a job well done during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain. (photo: Corporal Mark Doran)

Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), congratulates Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas on a job well done during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.

Australia has assumed command of  Command Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.

HMAS Melbourne makes fifth drug seizure before returning home

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

HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.  (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.

The crew of HMAS Melbourne have completed a fifth successful drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.

HMAS Choules stages an island friendly

Published on by LEUT Andrew John McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories. 
 (photo: CPOCIS Simon Bagnall )

While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.

The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.

HMAS Darwin arrives in Thailand

Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), AB Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn (left)welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn (left)welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand.

HMAS Darwin berthed at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand recently, to a friendly and musical welcome from her Thai Navy counterparts.

Operation Gingerbread in Diamantina

Published on by ABML-SO Iain Berry (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge. (photo: ABML-SO Iain Berry)

Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge.

The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS Diamantina are a creative bunch and in their off watch time while undertaking border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE, they undertook a fresh challenge in the form of gingerbread house building competition.

Million miles for Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.

HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.