Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Peter Barnes at the Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra.
The recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.
Chief marine Technician Mathew Philp and Leading Seaman Michael Wilson check the oil in the engine room on HMAS Brunei during operations in the Solomon Islands in support of Operation ANODE - the Australian Defence Force (ADF) contribution to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
Since the formation of the United Nations in the closing stages of the Second World War, much effort has been expended to limit the form and extent of conflict through international treaties and conventions, and Australia has been a leading player.
Published on September 21, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston (photographer)
USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, French Navy FS Jean Bart and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle conduct a formation group sail demonstrating combined interoperability and multinational partnership in support of Commander, Task Force 50 operations in the Arabian Gulf.
Newcastle has completed an attachment with the US Navy’s 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf while deployed on maritime security operations in the Middle East region.
August 14, 2017 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.
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.
August 03, 2017 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.
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.
Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Warren Bowring from Task Group Afghanistan at Headquarters Resolute Support in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Thirty-nine Australian Defence Force embeds are based at the RESOLUTE SUPPORT mission headquarters in Kabul, providing strategic guidance at both the institutional and ministerial levels on policy, governance and procedures as part of the NATO team in Afghanistan.
Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nathan Kallin conducts maintenance on a search and track illumination radar on HMAS Newcastle.
Conducting maritime security operations on a warship in the Middle East was a career milestone that one particular Royal Australian Navy sailor was very keen to achieve.
Published on July 16, 2017 by LEUT Will Ross (author), LEUT Dee Garbutt (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
HMAS Arunta's Boatswains Mates train Tanzanian Transnational Organised Crime Unit personnel in small boat approaches in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tanzanian counter-narcotics professionals have sharpened their crime-fighting sea skills thanks to a visit by the crew from Australian frigate, HMAS
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.
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.