Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler is reunited with his family at HMAS Melbourne's welcome home ceremony.
Seven long months away from home ended with an ecstatic family reunion for HMAS
Melbourne sailor Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Craig Fowler, after returning from Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.
February 28, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
HMAS Melbourne draws alongside the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney after spending 203 days deployed to the Middle East Region.
After five successful narcotic seizures in the Middle East and 203 days away from home, Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Melbourne was welcomed back to her homeport of Sydney today.
Royal Australian Navy officer Commodore Jaimie Hatcher, Commander Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), congratulates Pakistan Navy officer Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas on a job well done during the CTF 150 Change of Command ceremony at the Naval Support Activity in Bahrain.
Australia has assumed command of Command Task Force 150 as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East.
HMAS Melbourne personnel dispose of 65kg of illegal narcotics (heroin) seized from a dhow in the northern Indian Ocean.
The crew of HMAS
Melbourne have completed a fifth successful drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.
Published on February 10, 2016 by LEUT Andrew John McDonald (author), CPOCIS Simon Bagnall (photographer)
While deployed at sea in support of Operation Resolute, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules was challenged to a sporting competition by the community of Cocos (Keeling) Island, one of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories.
The world game suddenly became much closer to home for the crew of HMAS
Choules, who staged a friendly sports competition in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands last week.
Thai Navy Captain Captain Chaloemporn (left)welcomed Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, to the port of Sattahip, Thailand.
Darwin berthed at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand recently, to a friendly and musical welcome from her Thai Navy counterparts.
Leading Seaman Communications Information Systems, Carl Buhmann, and Able Seaman Communications Information Systems, Courtney Long, pose with their Gingerbread Christmas Lodge.
The ship’s company of minehunter HMAS
Diamantina are a creative bunch and in their off watch time while undertaking border protection duties as part of Operation RESOLUTE, they undertook a fresh challenge in the form of gingerbread house building competition.
Youngest member of HMAS Darin's ship's company, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef John King, and Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, celebrated HMAS Darwin's one million miles steamed by cutting a cake in the Port of Darwin.
HMAS Darwin celebrated a significant milestone this week, notching up her one millionth nautical mile the same day as she sailed into her namesake city.
January 02, 2016 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
(Front) HMAS Darwin, PLA-N Yiyang and PLA-N Jinan transit through waters off the Brisbane coast.
Darwin has conducted a passage exercise with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Escort Task Group 152 off the coast of Queensland.
Published on January 28, 2016 by By Dept of Defence MR (author), Major Cameron Jamieson (photographer)
The departing Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Rear Admiral Trevor Jones (left), shares a lighter moment during a Transition of Authority ceremony at Camp Baird in the Middle East with Warrant Officer Gary Wight (centre), the Task Force's Command Warrant Officer, and incoming commander Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes. The parade marked the handover of command of Australian Forces in the Middle East region.
The Royal Australian Navy's Rear Admiral Trevor Jones handed over command of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East to Air Vice Marshal Tim Innes last week.