Topic: Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Philippines visit for Australian ships

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The Philippine Navy Band, play during a welcoming ceremony for HMAS Adelaide and Darwin in Manilla, Philippines (photo: Philippines Navy)

The Philippine Navy Band, play during a welcoming ceremony for HMAS Adelaide and Darwin in Manilla, Philippines

HMA Ships Adelaide and Darwin have arrived in the Philippines, with the larger ship welcoming a senior government and military delegation including Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the Secretary for National Defense Delfin Lorenzana.

Collaboration makes a seaworthy solution

Published on by WO Christopher Garner (author), SMNEW Brendon Gilroy (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.  (photo: SMNEW Brandon Gilroy)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Carter and Lieutenant Commander Ray Pozzebom with the electrical hose repair kit on the forecastle deck of HMAS Toowoomba.

‘Navy, the Team Works’ is a very familiar theme used in Navy recruiting ads, but it’s a truism every day at sea where the crew need to rely on each other to keep the ship working to optimum performance.

Sea service for Romeo

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSATV Stephen Norwood (photographer)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.  (photo: LSATV Stephen Norwood)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked Seahawk MH-60R helicopter, more colloquially known as a ‘Romeo’, recently completed a deep-level service at sea during her deployment as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group.

Keeping the task group connected

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley is serving onboard HMAS Darwin for Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, in South East Asia.

Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.

 

Fighting fit technician in Darwin

Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author and photographer)

 Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines from Two Wells, South Australia is a Weapons Systems Maintainer onboard HMAS Darwin on deployment to SE Asia as part of Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour. (photo: LCDR Jason O'Gorman)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Daniel Hines from Two Wells, South Australia is a Weapons Systems Maintainer onboard HMAS Darwin on deployment to SE Asia as part of Operation Indo-Pacific Endeavour.

A sailor originally from Two Wells in South Australia is a vital cog in the wheel that keeps HMAS Darwin in fighting shape.

Resilience and reassurance – chaplaincy at sea

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

The Chaplain of HMAS Adelaide, Lieutenant Commander Richard Quadrio is seen in before a MRH90 helicopter during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

The Chaplain of HMAS Adelaide, Lieutenant Commander Richard Quadrio is seen in before a MRH90 helicopter during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

There is something reassuring about a smiling face or someone who asks how you are going when you feel a little overwhelmed, and in HMAS Adelaide there is one man who makes reassurance his business.

Philippines homecoming for Australian Navy officer

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Lucito Irlandez is seen aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Lieutenant Commander Lucito Irlandez is seen aboard HMAS Adelaide during Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

One crew member onboard HMAS Adelaide was keener than most to get ashore when the ship recently visited Manila, Philippines, because it was the first chance to see his mother and brother in more than five years.

Reflections on Timor-Leste

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Sub Lieutenant Bruce Mills, Able Seaman Darren Young, Petty Officer Mark Skinner and Lieutenant Commander Hamish Frazer onboard HMAS Toowoomba off the Timor-Leste capital city Dili.

HMA Ships Toowoomba and Adelaide recently joined HMAS Darwin off the Timor-Leste capital of Dili on the 18th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy Task Force arrival for Operation INTERFET in 1999.

Training next-gen warfighters

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea. (photo: LSEW NATHAN STREETER)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea.

As HMAS Darwin participates in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, she carries with her a group of the Navy’s future leaders.

Inspiring for all - Adelaide in the Philippines

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Ashlie Pedere, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Danica Taylor, Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Jhana Smith and Wenilie Pedere during a visit by the crew of HMAS Adelaide to the Amazing Grace Refuge Home in Dinalupihan, Philippines. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Ashlie Pedere, Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Danica Taylor, Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Jhana Smith and Wenilie Pedere during a visit by the crew of HMAS Adelaide to the Amazing Grace Refuge Home in Dinalupihan, Philippines.

For one group of Filipino orphans, a visit by Australian Defence Force members and a tour of HMAS Adelaide brought a time of high excitement into their challenging lives.