Topic: Operations

Keeping calm under fire saves lives

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.  (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Chief Petty Officer Paul Mayer is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Medal which was presented to him on Australia Day 2017.

Chief Petty Officer Medic Paul Mayer has been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal in this year's Australia Day Honours for his remarkable efforts in savings lives during a complex attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Weapons Engineer kicks career goals on deployment

Published on by LEUT Shannelle McKellar (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (author)

Lietenant Steven Witzand on the Chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Lietenant Steven Witzand on the Chaff deck of HMAS Arunta while on patrol in the Middle East region.

Lieutenant Steve Witzand is embarked in HMAS Arunta on his first operational deployment as the Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer.

Friendship from tragedy – solemn ceremony in Nias

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

The Australian Embassy’s Brad Armstrong pays his respects at the memorial to the Shark 02 Sea King Helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias. (photo: Unknown)

The Australian Embassy’s Brad Armstrong pays his respects at the memorial to the Shark 02 Sea King Helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias.

Australian Defence Force members recently returned to the scene of one of the military's worst disasters to pay tribute to victims and for a heartfelt reunion with locals.

Indian visit a Goa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Greg Payne (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India.

HMAS Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit. 

Arunta posting brings adventure

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, wearing his Boarding Party gear onboard HMAS Arunta.

For Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Matthew Parry, deploying on a warship to the Middle East region to conduct maritime security operations is the stuff dreams are made of.