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Toowoomba concludes MASTEX 17

Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017. (photo: Department of Defence)

KD Lekir, from the Royal Malaysian Navy, displays the flags after the completion of the sea phase with HMAS Toowoomba of MASTEX 2017.

HMAS Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut.

Brunei visit reinforces relationship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), LS Anthony Bergman (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne hosts dignitaries
during an Official Reception in Brunei
Darussalam. (photo: LS Anthony Bergman)

HMAS Melbourne hosts dignitaries during an Official Reception in Brunei Darussalam.

One of Australia’s long-standing regional relationships, spanning more than seven decades, was celebrated during HMAS Melbourne’s recent visit to Brunei Darussalam.

Capability milestone for replenishment ship

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Theresa Swift (author), ABET Luke van Beekhuizen (photographer)

HMAS Sirius Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Oborn in action during the commencement of HMAS Adelaide's first replenishment at sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABET Luke van Beekhuizen)

HMAS Sirius Commanding Officer, Commander Michael Oborn in action during the commencement of HMAS Adelaide's first replenishment at sea with HMAS Sirius.

HMAS Sirius recently completed a major aviation capability milestone with her first helicopter passenger transfer.

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.

Navy provides assistance in Vanuatu

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jake Badior (author)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Deputy High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Mrs Susan Ryle speaks with Matthew Clark from the Crisis Response Team of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the wharf at Luganville in Vanuatu as HMAS Huon prepares to dock in support of Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017.

The Australian Defence Force deployed humanitarian supplies in September to provide relief to communities displaced from Vanuatu’s Ambae Island with the island’s Manaro Volcano threatening to erupt.

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.

Warramunga deploys for nine month Middle East mission

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Members of HMAS Warramunga's ship’s company wave goodbye to family and friends as the ship sails from her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney for Operation Manitou.  (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Members of HMAS Warramunga's ship’s company wave goodbye to family and friends as the ship sails from her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney for Operation Manitou.

HMAS Warramunga and her ship’s company of 190 has departed Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney for maritime security operations in the Middle East.

New approach to combat systems

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP gives a speech at the opening of the Pacific 2017 exhibition breakfast at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The Australian Navy will anticipate delivery of the world’s best technology as part of a multi-billion dollar investment unveiled by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, in Sydney on 3 October.

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.

Man on a mission of excellence

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Hobart, Captain John Stavridis, RAN, salutes the officer of the day Lieutenant James Chinner, after being the last man to board the Guided Missile Destroyer at the ship's commissioning ceremony at Garden Island Sydney.

The man given the responsibility of commanding Navy’s new destroyer says it is an honour to be in command of a ship that shares her name with a rich history of operational service and excellence.