Topic: Operation MANITOU

All at sea for fifth Middle East deployment

Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos stands on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos stands on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle whilst on Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.

Father of four, Petty Officer Boatswain Stephen Kypreos, had to settle for a long-distance Father’s Day this year, as he’s on operational service in the Middle East, serving in HMAS Newcastle.
 

Communicator coordinates in the Middle East

Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Communication Information Systems Ted Cummins at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Commander Communication Information Systems Ted Cummins at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.

Thousands of defence personnel from across the world are working to stop piracy and illegal drug trafficking in the Middle East region – among those is Commander Ted Cummins.

Combined experience supports operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Terrence Garside at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy officer Commander Terrence Garside at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.

Forty years ago, a seaman was pushing aircraft around a flight deck as a 17-year-old, and the idea of one day becoming a Commander within Aviation seemed like an impossible dream.

Systems sailor navigates I-sea-T

Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Communications and Information Sailor Timothy Hall at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.  (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Communications and Information Sailor Timothy Hall at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain.

While the bulk of the Australian Navy presence in the Middle East region is patrolling the region’s waters in the frigate, HMAS Newcastle, one Petty Officer’s job is to keep the communications links on point from ashore in United States Navy headquarters in Manama, Bahrain.

Newcastle’s operationally deployed dads

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Megan McDermott (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Anthony Adams holds a picture of his new born son Cameron onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East Region.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Anthony Adams holds a picture of his new born son Cameron onboard HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East Region.

More than 1,700 Australian Defence Force personnel are deployed in the Middle East on operations this Father’s Day – and amongst those who are fathers and grandfathers, 10 have just become new dads.

Most proficient embarked flight takes trophy

Published on by POA Eamonn O'Brien (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle.

One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.

HMAS Newcastle joins cousin for replenishment

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), SBLT Eren Ulusoy (author), LS Ben Webb (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle (front) and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Kanawha in the Middle East region.  (photo: Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb)

HMAS Newcastle (front) and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Kanawha in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle has marked her second Operation MANITOU patrol with a dual replenishment at sea in the Gulf of Aden with USNS Kanawha and Pakistan Navy Ship Alamgir.

Teaming for operational training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kyle Livingstone (author), SBLT Iain McMillan (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Brunsden prepares to make a door entry during a training exercise held at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Brunsden prepares to make a door entry during a training exercise held at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.

HMAS Newcastle’s boarding party has trained with the United States Coast Guard during the ship’s first port visit while deployed in the Middle East.

Family’s sacrifice in service to nation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Thorpe (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Genene Sanders in the Wardroom on HMAS Arunta.

Many Australian Defence Force members are continuing a tradition of military service, but for one sailor in HMAS Arunta, recently returned from the Middle East, she is just one member of a family putting service before self.

Navy Frigate returns after nine months at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.