Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)
Afghanistan is a long way from the ocean – especially for someone who’s used to serving at sea. Nursing Officer Lieutenant Lauren Keany, currently deployed on Operation HIGHROAD, is based at the NATO hospital in Kabul.
Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
For a maritime task group to deploy across the Indo-Pacific region it takes considerable contingency planning across all aspects of modern martime operations. Included in the deployed complement are a range of specialists to provide advice to the task group command.
Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author and photographer), MIDN Skye Yeaman (photographer)
Specialist communications skills are essential on a Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate, and keeping HMAS Darwin connected to her task group is Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Melissa Van Der Ley.
Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)
Despite being keen to commence her Middle East mission, as HMAS Warramunga departed for her deployment recently the crew took a special moment on the flight deck to commit the ashes of Able Seaman Douglas Reginald Phillips to the sea.