Lieutenant April Betts is deployed as Staff Officer to the Commander, Task Group Afghanistan based at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
Sandwiched in the middle of her four sisters from the tiny New South Wales community of Tooraweenah, Lieutenant April Betts likes to joke about having middle-child syndrome.
Able Seaman Marine Logistics- Personnel Rhiannon McWilliam communicates with the damage control centre during an emergency exercise on HMAS Melbourne. which is patrolling in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou.
Life as a sailor may not be as glamorous as it is sometimes depicted in the movies, but on the other hand it sure isn’t mundane.
Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan McDonald (right) leads fitness training aboard HMAS Melbourne in the Arabian Sea. HMAS Melbourne is patrolling in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU.
Its a flurry of action for a fitness fanatic on a warship patrolling the Arabian Gulf.
Lieutenant Commander Alicia Harrison, Commanding Officer HMAS Broome (centre) with Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Jake Mewett (left) and Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Greig Murray, in Cairns to conduct maintenance on the ship.
Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS
Broome has assisted in a search and rescue of 12 people stuck in unfavourable sea conditions during a patrol in the Torres Strait recently.
October 24, 2015 by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer), ABCIS Bree-ann Garner (photographer)
HMAS Launceston enters HMAS Coonawarra basin after a successful interception of a Foreign Fishing Vessel in Australian waters.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Royal Australian Navy recently conducted a joint operation - Operation GRAB III - to target foreign fishing in Australian waters.
Published on October 09, 2015 by CAPT Fiona Bickerstaff (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), POET Olivia Usback (photographer)
Members of HMAS Newcastle's ship's company line the upper decks to show off their quilts that had been hand crafted by volunteers from Aussie Hero Quilts as a way of thanking the men and women of HMAS Newcastle for the service to their country.
Every deployment has its certainties - the absence from family and friends and long hours seven days a week are guaranteed. Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers there is now another certainty for Australian Defence Force personnel on deployment - a quilt or laundry bag from Aussie Hero Quilts.
Seized illegal narcotics are seen on HMAS Melbourne's flight deck prior to disposal. About 427 kilograms of heroin was confiscated from a dhow smuggling the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.
Melbourne ’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.
October 03, 2015 by LEUT Jessica O'Brien (author and photographer), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)
HMAS Huon's crew pass lines as she comes alongside HMAS Waterhen after a three month Operation RESOLUTE rotation.
After deploying in July to conduct border protection operations in Australia’s northern waters, HMAS
Huon returned home to HMAS Waterhen on 2 October.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell onboard HMAS Melbourne currently on patrol in the Middle East Region on Operation MANITOU.
Able Seaman Marine Technician Franceen Ketchell has achieved some significant milestones in her relatively short Navy career.
Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Warwick Douglas stands with his fiancée and children after proposing to his partner on the wharf of Fleet Base East upon his return home from Operation MANITOU aboard HMAS Newcastle.
After 180 days deployed, HMAS
Newcastle returned triumphantly from the Middle East region to Garden Island, Sydney today.